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Match Report: Cardiff seal Round of 16 berth with Newcastle drubbing

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Cardiff Rugby booked their spot in the EPCR Challenge Cup Round of 16 thanks to a dominant 42-10 home win over Newcastle Falcons at Cardiff Arms Park on Sunday.   Two tries from Owen Lane...

Match Report: Wootton hat-trick as Connacht bag Round of 16 spot

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Alex Wootton scored a hat-trick of tries as Connacht Rugby sealed their place in the EPCR Challenge Cup knockout stage with a 61-5 thrashing of CA Brive at The Sportsground on Saturday.   The...

Tough task for Newcastle at Pool A leaders Cardiff

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Top meets bottom in Pool A as high-flying Cardiff Rugby prepare to host struggling Newcastle Falcons in Round 3 of the EPCR Challenge Cup on Sunday.   Cardiff have taken maximum points from...

Sale Sharks travel to Kingston Park for a Newcastle challenge

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Sale Sharks will travel to Kingston Park for Friday evening’s clash with Newcastle Falcons.   In Round 12, Sale enjoyed a bye while the Falcons were knocked over by London Irish on the latter’s...

Newcastle Falcons team to face Sale Sharks

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Gary Graham makes his first appearance of the season for Newcastle Falcons on Friday night when they host northern rivals Sale Sharks.   The Gallagher Premiership clash is a 7.45pm kick-off at Kingston...

Dai Young ‘thrilled’ by Cardiff performances

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Cardiff Rugby director of rugby Dai Young admitted he has been “thrilled” by his side’s performances in the first two rounds of this season’s EPCR Challenge Cup.   The...

Dave Walder: We’ll be better in long run

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Newcastle Falcons head coach Dave Walder admitted his squad are “hurting” after losing both their opening games in the EPCR Challenge Cup – but vowed they would be “better in...

Dave Walder: ‘Plenty riding’ on Newcastle’s Cardiff test

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Newcastle Falcons head coach Dave Walder acknowledged there is now little room for manoeuvre for the Gallagher Premiership club as they prepare to welcome Cardiff Rugby in Round 2 of the EPCR Challenge...

Challenge Cup back with a bang

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

The EPCR Challenge Cup returned this weekend and Emirates Lions’ pulsating 31-31 draw with Dragons RFC was one of a series of enthralling Round 1 clashes.   There were four tries apiece...