Challenge Cup

2021 - 2022

Lyon win first major trophy since 1933

13 hours ago by Ultimate Rugby

Lyon were crowned Challenge Cup champions with a 30-12 win over Toulon in the Final. Lyon struck first with a try after just eight minutes, but Toulon hit back with a score to level matters at seven apiece...

Leinster unchanged from semi-final win over Toulouse

20 hours ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Leinster Rugby team, as sponsored by Bank of Ireland, has been named to face La Rochelle in the Heineken Champions Cup final in Marseille tomorrow (KO 5.45 local/4.45pm Irish – LIVE on Virgin...

Challenge Cup decider: Toulon and Lyon ready to lock horns

21 hours ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Challenge Cup is set to culminate in an all-French affair as Lyon host Toulon at Stade Velodrome on Friday evening.    It will be Lyon’s first involvement in a European final in the...

Leinster and La Rochelle prepare for furious battle for Champions Cup title

22 hours ago by Ultimate Rugby

The 2021-22 Champions Cup final is imminent and a fiery clash is on the cards, worthy of the occasion.     Leinster and La Rochelle will contest the cup at the Stade Velodrome in Marseille and,...

Champions Cup Final Teams: Double Injury Boost For La Rochelle, Three Leinster Milestones

23 hours ago by Ultimate Rugby

  The teams for Saturday's Champions Cup final at the Stade Velodrome in Marseille have been named.   Leinster unchanged from semi-final Will Skelton and Brice Dulin fit for La Rochelle Garry Ringrose...

The latest rumours, player movements and re-signings

1 day ago by Ultimate Rugby

We round up the week's latest rumours, signings, and re-signings.     Richie Mo'unga re-signs with New Zealand Rugby until at least 2023 Richie Mo'unga has signed...

Mignoni believes Challenge Cup win is key to Lyon’s growth

1 day ago by Ultimate Rugby

Director of rugby Pierre Mignoni believes that securing the EPCR Challenge Cup title would be a huge boost to Lyon’s development as a team.   Lyon face RC Toulon in Marseille tomorrow...

Podcasts: Have a listen to your favourite rugby podcasts or try a new one!

1 day ago by Ultimate Rugby

Have a listen to your favourite Rugby Podcasts or even true a new one!   Below are some of our top picks.      The Good, The Bad & The Rugby | Wasps’...

Dylan Cretin wants Lyon to enjoy final

1 day ago by Ultimate Rugby

Lyon flanker Dylan Cretin has urged his team to enjoy their EPCR Challenge Cup final clash with RC Toulon in Marseille tomorrow.   The French international has been a key figure for Lyon in...

Challenge Cup Final Teams: Cheslin Kolbe returns

1 day ago by Ultimate Rugby

Lyon and RC Toulon have named their teams ahead of Friday evening's EPCR Challenge Cup final in Marseille.       Jordan Taufua will captain Lyon who have named an entirely...