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Italy name training squad ahead of 2023 Six Nations

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Italy head coach Kieran Crowley has named a 34-man training squad ahead of the 2023 Guinness Six Nations.        The squad are set to meet for a camp in Verona between...

Mike Blair: Edinburgh have ‘traits’ to win at Castres

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Edinburgh Rugby head coach Mike Blair believes his side have the credentials to win at Castres Olympique in Round 3 of the Heineken Champions Cup on Sunday.   The Scottish region head into...

Mark McCall hopeful of much-improved performance

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

With the more than noteworthy challenge of Lyon on their doorstep, Saracens boss Mark McCall is hopeful that his charges can deliver a much-improved performance from last week’s somewhat narrow,...

South African clubs help Champions Cup kick off in style

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

The 2022/23 Champions Cup began in superb fashion this weekend as the three debuting South African clubs immediately made their mark in Round 1.   Vodacom Bulls and Lyon produced arguably...

Match Report: Saracens battle to defeat Edinburgh

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Saracens marked their return to the Heineken Champions Cup with a bonus-point win as they defeated Edinburgh Rugby 30-26 in a thrilling encounter at StoneX Stadium on Sunday.   First-half...

Match Preview: Champions Cup returnees face off as Saracens host Edinburgh

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Two sides returning to the Heineken Champions Cup this season go head-to-head at StoneX Stadium on Sunday as Saracens welcome Edinburgh Rugby in Pool A.   Saracens, who are three-time winners...

Sam Skinner: Expectation high at Edinburgh

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Edinburgh Rugby lock Sam Skinner has revealed that there is “more of an expectation” on the Scottish side to do well in this season’s Heineken Champions Cup than usual.   Edinburgh...

Nick Isiekwe issues Saracens warning

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Saracens forward Nick Isiekwe has warned that the Gallagher Premiership club will use their failure to win last season’s EPCR Challenge Cup as motivation for their 2022-23 Heineken Champions Cup...

Townsend makes two changes to his starting lineup, Dempsey earns first start against Argentina

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Jack Dempsey earns his first test start for Scotland against Argentina on Saturday.   The former Australian international comes into the starting XV after two appearances from the bench. He comes...