Heineken Cup

2013 - 2014

New winners to be crowned in Europe this weekend

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

There will be new ribbons on both the Heineken Champions Cup and European Rugby Challenge Cup trophies this weekend as the 2019/20 season comes to a thrilling finale some 337 days after it had started. First-time...

Gordon D’Arcy Inducted Into Rugby Players Ireland Hall Of Fame

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Rugby Players Ireland has today announced that Gordon D’Arcy will join a host of iconic Irish rugby heroes in the Rugby Players Ireland Hall of Fame.   D’Arcy joins former teammates...

Rob Howley lands his first coaching job since gambling ban

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Former Wales and British and Irish Lions coach Rob Howley has landed his first coaching job since his 18-month suspension, of which nine months of it was suspended, after admitting to breaching...

Rob Kearney calls time on brilliant career

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Leinster’s sombre exit from the Champions Cup yesterday heralded the conclusion of a noteworthy rugby career, that of Rob Kearney’s.   Kearney attended Clongowes Wood College and was...

PRO14’s Ultimate XV

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Over the past few weeks, the Pro14 has been compiling a list of their Ultimate XV from the last 13 seasons as voted for by the fans, with two players going head-to-head and a winner being announced each...

Steenson agrees contract extension

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Long-serving Exeter Chiefs fly-half Gareth Steenson has today agreed a contract extension that will see him through to the end of the current 2019/20 season.   The cast list of Exeter’s promotion-winning...

The coaching staff the new Billionaire investors at Béziers could turn to

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Billionaire investors from the United Arab Emirates are set to takeover PROD2 side Beziers and along with a star-studded list of players linked with the club, the side are set to be boosted by a world...

Gloucester confirm two re-signings and eight departures

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Gloucester have today confirmed the eight players that will leave the club with two players committing their future to the club.   Gloucester has confirmed that three players...

Harlequins hooker Max Crumpton forced to retire through injury

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Following an eight-year professional career the Quins hooker will retire with immediate effect after sustaining a career-ending hamstring injury during Harlequins’ Heineken Cup fixture away to Bath...

QUIZ: Can you name the victorious Munster Heineken Cup Side In 2006?

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

On May 20 2006, Munster beat Biarritz 23-19 in front of 74,534 - most of them Irish - at Cardiff's Millennium Stadium to win their first Heineken Cup title.   This came after losing out to Northampton...