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Dowson hails squad depth as Saints sign off with Falcons win

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Phil Dowson praised the strength of his squad as a much-changed Northampton Saints signed off ahead of the Six Nations break with a 38-13 victory over Newcastle Falcons. Entering their...

Fan-Powered URC Sets Yet Another Single-Round Attendance Record

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Over 146,000 fans have helped the United Rugby Championship to break its all-time single round attendance record for the second time in three weeks. Saturday’s fantastic crowd of 26,632 at Loftus...

Champions Cup & EPCR Challenge Cup – Round of 16 Dates, Venues, Kick-off times & TV Coverage

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Following a tension-packed conclusion to last weekend’s pool stage when there was something at stake in all 12 matches, EPCR can now announce the dates, venues, kick-off times and TV coverage...

Six Premiership sides through to Champions Cup knockout stages

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The knockout ties have been finalised and eight Gallagher Premiership Rugby sides are still in the hunt for European glory. Northampton Saints finished as the only English side to go through the Investec...

European review: Five URC teams into Champions Cup last 16

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Leinster made it four wins from four in the Investec Champions Cup after toppling Leicester 27-10 at Mattioli Woods Welford Road and are one of five BKT United Rugby Championship teams to advance...

Vodacom URC returns with crucial Gauteng derby

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Vodacom United Rugby Championship will spring back into action this weekend after two weeks of European rugby with a massive local derby between the Vodacom Bulls and Emirates Lions in Pretoria, where...

All five SA teams qualify for European playoffs

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

It was a rewarding weekend for the South African teams as all five sides qualified for the Round of 16 in the Investec Champions Cup and EPCR Challenge Cup, with the Vodacom Bulls, DHL Stormers and Hollywoodbets...

Libbok reaches DHL Stormers 50 in Paris

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Manie Libbok will play his 50th DHL Stormers game in the Investec Champions Cup clash with Stade Francais in Paris on Saturday. The Round Four encounter kicks off at 19h30 (SAST) at the Stade Jean Bouin,...

SA sides have all to play for in final pool rounds in Europe

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The South African sides will have everything to play for this weekend as they embark on the final round of matches in the Investec Champions Cup and EPCR Challenge Cup, where four of the five teams will...

Stormers prop relishing scrum challenge vs Stade Francais

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Stormers loosehead prop Ali Vermaak is looking forward to the challenge at scrum-time in Paris this weekend. The Stormers face a powerful Stade Francais side in their Round Four Champions Cup encounter...