ChampionsCup

Champions Cup Round of 16 places secured as pool stage heats up

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Round 3 of the Heineken Champions Cup produced some exhilarating encounters last weekend as eight teams secured their places in the knockout stage with a game to spare.   Leinster Rugby, Cell...

Match Report: Coombes brace seals thrilling win for 14-man Munster

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Munster Rugby held off a second-half surge by Northampton Saints to complete a thrilling Heineken Champions Cup Pool B double over the Gallagher Premiership side by a 27-23 margin at Thomond Park on...

Lawes, Smith, Ribbans and Hutchinson return for Saints’ trip to Munster

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Director of Rugby Phil Dowson has made four changes to his Northampton Saints side ahead of the men in Black, Green and Gold’s trip to Munster on Saturday afternoon. Courtney Lawes, Fin Smith, David...

Match Preview: Northampton need response at Munster

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Northampton Saints are in desperate need of a victory at Munster Rugby in Round 3 of the Heineken Champions Cup in order to boost their qualification hopes.   A committed defensive display...

Alex Coles undaunted by Munster trip

4 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Northampton Saints lock Alex Coles is refusing to be overly concerned by the Gallagher Premiership club’s trip to Ireland on Saturday to take on Munster Rugby in the Heineken Champions Cup –...

Saints make three changes for blockbuster New Years Day clash

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Director of Rugby Phil Dowson has made three changes to his Northampton Saints side to take on Harlequins this weekend – with Fraser Dingwall, Paul Hill and Alex Moon all returning to the starting...

Incredible 10 minute defensive display from 14-man Munster in FULL | Champions Cup 2022/23

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Having been down to 13 at one point, Munster held firm in an amazing defensive effort to crucially earn their first win of the Champions Cup season against Northampton Saints. Watch the last 10 minutes...

Squad Update | Munster Begin Preparations For Leinster Clash

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Munster squad started their preparations at the HPC today (Tuesday) ahead of the Interpro derby against Leinster on St Stephen’s Day at a sold-out Thomond Park (7.35pm).   The majority...

Ludlam highlights improved defence despite Munster loss

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Northampton Saints captain Lewis Ludlam praised his side’s defensive improvement in Round 2 of the Heineken Champions Cup but noted that they lacked the clinical edge required to beat Munster Rugby.   Northampton...