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2021/22 Champions Cup Pools Confirmed

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Champions Cup pools for the 2021/22 season have been confirmed.    The 24 have been placed into one of four tiers based on their ranking, with the draw placing clubs into two...

Champions Cup pool draw update

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

The pool draw for the 2021/22 Heineken Champions Cup will be staged in Lausanne, Switzerland next Wednesday (July 21) at noon (UK time).     The draw will be live-streamed on HeinekenChampionsCup.com...

Jamie George leads The British and Irish Lions for Sharks clash at Loftus Versfeld

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

The British & Irish Lions Head Coach, Warren Gatland, has named his team to play Sharks for this Saturday’s match at Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria (kick off 5pm BST). Jamie George (Saracens,...

Donnacha Ryan set to team up with O'Gara

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

After five years at Racing 92, indications are that Ireland international second-row Donnacha Ryan will not be returning to the French Top 14 club, however, the 37 year-old seems set to join...

Inexperienced France Team Named To Face The Wallabies

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

France head coach Fabien Galthié has named an inexperienced side to face Australia in their opening test match on Wednesday 7 June at Suncorp Stadium (kick-off at 11am BST).   Toulouse-bound...

Lions collide: Lions v British and Irish Lions Preview

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

The British and Irish Lions are targeting a strong start to their tour of South Africa, taking on their Johannesburg namesakes on Saturday.     Chris Harris says the British and Irish Lions...

Stuart Hogg to skipper B&I Lions in Tour opener

4 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Stuart Hogg (Exeter Chiefs, Scotland) will captain The British & Irish Lions in the opening match of the 2021 Castle Lager Lions Series when the tourists take on The Lions this Saturday (kick-off...

"I'll have to adapt to whatever Warren wants" - Finn Russell

4 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

British and Irish Lions flyhalf Finn Russell insists that he can be trusted to execute the Lions' gameplan.   The Racing 92 and Scotland pivot believes he can adapt to whatever gameplan Warren Gatland...

Champions Cup format and qualifiers confirmed

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Following the conclusion of the domestic seasons in England and France, EPCR is pleased to confirm the format and qualifiers for the 2021/22 Champions Cup as Europe’s elite club tournament is set...

Toulouse and La Rochelle at it again - Top 14 Final

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

The climax of the 2020-21 French Top 14 is fast approaching and, somewhat unsurprisingly, will be contested by Toulouse and La Rochelle.    La Rochelle will take to the pitch with the notion...