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Champions Cup Pool Draw for 2020/21 season to take place on 28 October

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Pool Draw for the Heineken Champions Cup will be staged in Lausanne for the third successive year on Wednesday 28 October when Europe’s elite clubs will find out who their opponents will be for...

Joe Schmidt takes up a role with World Rugby

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

World Rugby has announced the appointment of Joe Schmidt as the organisation’s Director of Rugby and High Performance.   Schmidt will head up a new department in the international federation...

French ace Damian Penaud sidelined

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

France's Six Nations and Autumn Nations Cup hopes have been dealt a heavy blow with livewire winger Damian Penaud ruled out through injury, Clermont Auvergne have confirmed.   The...

EPCR European Player of the Year shortlist

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Exeter Chiefs, Racing 92, Bordeaux-Bègles and Bristol Bears are all represented on the prestigious shortlist for the 2020 EPCR European Player of the Year award after...

Champions Cup | Clermont vs Racing 92 line ups and preview

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Saturday’s second quarter-final clash takes on a distinctly French air as the famous Stade Marcel Michelin plays host to what will surely be a monstrous battle in the shape of Clermont vs Racing...

Challenge & Champions Cup Quarter Final Referees

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The referee appointments for the Challenge and Champions Cup have been confirmed after eight long months without top-class European action.     Champions Cup   France’s...

EPCR reveal new 24-team Champions Cup

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The EPCR Board has revealed that after a unanimously vote, the new Heineken Champions Cup and Challenge Cup tournament formats will be introduced for the 2020/21 season.   The decision to alter...

Biggest moves and transfer rumours of the week

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

We recap some of the top stories, rumours and confirmed transfers of the week.     Vern Cotter brings in reinforcements Vern Cotter has started to piece his backroom staff at Fiji together...

Champions and Challenge Cup quarter-finals kick-off times altered

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

EPCR has announced that two kick-off times for the Champions Cup and European Rugby Challenge Cup quarter-finals have been slightly altered.    🚨#HeinekenChampionsCup quarter-finals...

Three Things You Probably Didn't Know About: Kini Murimurivalu

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Leicester Tigers' signing spree has brought in the confirmation that Fijian fullback Kini Murimurivalu will officially become a cub, joining the club ahead of the scheduled resumption of...