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Challenge Cup

2022 - 2023

2022/23 Champions & Challenge Cup pool stage fixture dates, kick-off times announced

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Heineken Champions Cup holders, Stade Rochelais, will begin the defence of their title against Northampton Saints at Stade Marcel Deflandre on Saturday, 10 December with blanket TV coverage of the Round...

Sean O'Brien set for rugby return in the AIL

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Former Ireland and Lions flanker Sean O'Brien is set to make his return to rugby with AIL club Naas Rugby.   O'Brien tried to play his home town club, Tullow RFC in his native County...

Champions Cup and Challenge Cup TV deals confirmed in UK and Ireland

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Champions Cup and Challenge Cup are set for a major viewership boost with the announcement that BT Sport, as well as ITV, RTÉ and S4C, have all agreed multi-year partnerships for the new broadcast...

Max Malins set for Saracens exit - report

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Max Malins could leave Saracens at the end of the season as he eyes more game time at fullback, according to reports.   The Daily Telegraph reports that the 25-year-old has held talks...

England test trio agree new deals with Leicester Tigers

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Leicester Tigers have agreed new deals with George Martin, Jack van Poortvliet and Freddie Steward beyond the 2022/23 season.   Speaking about the trio, Leicester Tigers Head Coach Steve Borthwick...

World-Class Argentine Coach Mario Ledesma Joins Dallas Jackals Coaching Staff

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Dallas Jackals Rugby has announced Mario Ledesma has joined the Coaching Staff as Assistant Coach and Consultant. Ledesma joins the staff with over three decades of coaching and playing internationally...

Jonathan Thomas Joins Ealing Trailfinders Coaching Team

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Ealing Trailfinders have announced that Jonathan Thomas will assist the coaching team as a Forwards Consultant.   Thomas (JT) joins Ealing Trailfinders with a wealth of experience...

Victor Sekekete named Cheetahs new captain

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Victor Sekekete has been named the Cheetahs captain for the Challenge and EPCR Challenge Cup. Sekekete takes the reigns from Ruan Pienaar, who led the team in 35 games.       "I'm nearing...

South Africa welcome Ireland, USA and Italy for tournament

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

An exhilarating rugby bonanza awaits when the Toyota Cheetahs will square up against three international teams and the Windhoek Draught Griquas from 30 September to 21 October in the second Toyota Challenge,...

All Blacks vs Japan added to the 2022 Northern tour schedule

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The All Blacks will play Japan at the National Stadium in Tokyo on Saturday 29 October for the newly created Lipovitan-D Challenge Cup 2022.     Announced by the Japan Rugby Football Union...