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Pat Lam on Bristol Bears - Season Preview

8 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Two seasons on from finishing first, Bristol Bears finished ninth in the Gallagher Premiership Rugby table last time out. Pat Lam’s side will be hoping to challenge back towards the top end this...

Italy: Rugby World Cup 2023 review

8 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

With 24 of their 33-man squad competing at their first Rugby World Cup and an overall average age of 26 it was always likely to be a tough task for Italy to progress to the knockout stages for the first...

History repeating itself for Sale Sharks class of 06

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

Mark Cueto spent his entire career with Sharks and scored the opening try when they won their first, and to date only, Premiership title 17 years ago. The England and Lions winger was part of an exceptional...

Match Preview: Challenge Cup final to see new winner crowned

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

Friday night’s EPCR Challenge Cup final will see one club lift the trophy for the first time as Glasgow Warriors clash with RC Toulon at the Aviva Stadium.   17 clubs have won the EPCR...

Where are they now? The Leinster team that won the Province's first Champions Cup Title

2 years ago by Ultimate Rugby

Leinster face off against La Rochelle this weekend, with the Irish Province searching for a record-equalling fifth Champions Cup title.   With Leo Cullen's men looking to add a fifth...

This week's rumours, signings and re-signings

2 years ago by Ultimate Rugby

We round up the week's latest rumours, signings, and re-signings.       PREMIERSHIP RUGBY   Bath Bath Rugby have confirmed the departure of a club legend with Semesa...

Nadolo set for move back to Super Rugby

2 years ago by Ultimate Rugby

Barnstorming Leicester winger Nemani Nadolo has signed a new deal which will see him turn out in Super Rugby in the colours of his old team, the Waratahs.    Nadolo was born in Fiji and raised...

Champions Cup Team of the Week

2 years ago by Ultimate Rugby

Another thrilling weekend of Champions Cup Rugby has come and gone with several teams booking their place in the round of 16.   Harlequins were the first to book their place in the playoffs beating...

Re-live the utter madness that unfolded late in the 2009 Challenge Cup final

3 years ago by Rugby Dump

During the 2009 European Challenge Cup final between Northampton Saints and Bourgoin fans witnessed one of the biggest head losses in professional rugby.

Challenge Cup Final: Teams and Preview

3 years ago by Ultimate Rugby

With Bristol Bears and RC Toulon reaching the final, a new name will go on the trophy following Friday evening’s decider in Aix-en-Provence. Bristol, in their first final, and Toulon in their third...