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Challenge Cup

2022 - 2023

Sloppy Bulls bettered by Lyon

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

At a snowy Matmut Stadium de Gerland on Friday, Lyon produced a sensational performance to defeat a tired-looking Vodacom Bulls 31-7 and put themselves in contention to qualify from the Heineken Champions...

Gonzalo Bertranou ruled out for the rest of the season

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Argentina international scrum half Gonzalo Bertranou will miss the rest of the season following surgery, Dragons Defence Coach Simon Cross has confirmed.     Bertranou had an operation this...

Glasgow Warriors: 10 changes ahead of Bath clash

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

A Glasgow Warriors team showing 10 changes will run out under the Friday night lights against Bath tomorrow, as Franco Smith’s squad goes in search of a home knockout tie in the EPCR Challenge...

Coaches Reveal Key To URC Success In Europe

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

So, what’s the secret behind the success of the United Rugby Championship sides in Europe this season? Well, there seems to be a growing consensus that the addition of the South African sides to...

Bristol Bears Docked Five Points

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Bristol Bears have been deducted five match points and handed a suspended fine of €10,000 following an independent Disciplinary Hearing arising from the club’s EPCR Challenge Cup, Round 1...

González extends time with London Irish

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

London Irish back-row forward and Argentina international Juan Martín González has signed a contract extension with the Exiles, the Club can confirm.   The 22-year-old joined the set-up...

Scotland name 2023 Six Nations training squad

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Bath Rugby wing Ruaridh McConnochie, Glasgow Warriors centre Stafford McDowall and stand-off Ben Healy, who recently agreed a move to Edinburgh Rugby from Munster, are all named in head coach Gregor Townsend’s...

Pool stage ramps up with knockout stage spots secured

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Seven teams bagged their places in the EPCR Challenge Cup knockout stage amid an enthralling Round 3 last weekend.   Cardiff Rugby, RC Toulon, Connacht Rugby, Bristol Bears, Glasgow Warriors,...

Dragons’ ‘composure’ pleases Flanagan

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Dragons head coach Dai Flanagan was impressed with the composure of his young side as they closed in on the knockout stage of the EPCR Challenge Cup with a 21-15 win at Section Paloise in Round 3 on...

Friend lauds ‘powerful’ Wootton after hat-trick

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Connacht Rugby director of rugby Andy Friend hailed Alex Wootton as “a hell of an athlete” after the wing went over for a hat-trick of tries against CA Brive in the EPCR Challenge Cup on...