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Jono Gibbes takes Clermont job, O'Gara promoted at La Rochelle

1 day ago by Ultimate Rugby

Clermont have announced that Jono Gibbes will replace Franck Azema as the new head coach.   Gibbes returns to Clermont having worked with the club as the forward's coach when they won the TOP14...

Barnes and Carley to take charge of Champions Cup semi-finals

3 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

The match official appointments for the Heineken Champions Cup and Challenge Cup semi-finals have been announced today (Tuesday, 20 April) following a meeting of EPCR’s selection committee.       The...

Stade Francais stalwart to join La Rochelle - report

6 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Stade Francais centre Jonathan Danty is set to join Gael Fickou in leaving the Parisian club with the centre set to sign with La Rochelle.   Danty has spent his entire professional career at...

All four du Preezs start for Sale Sharks

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Sale Sharks have named their side as they return to Premiership action at the AJ Bell Stadium.   Director of Rugby Alex Sanderson makes six changes to his starting line-up ahead of the Sharks’...

European Player Of The Year Award Nominees Confirmed

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Representatives of the elite clubs which have qualified for this season’s Champions Cup semi-finals not surprisingly dominate the list of 15 nominees for the prestigious EPCR European Player of the...

La Rochelle sign Springbok tighthead on a short-term deal

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Bulls have confirmed that experienced tighthead prop Marcel van der Merwe will be joining French side La Rochelle on a short-term loan as injury cover.   Van der Merwe has plenty of experience...

Ulster and Leinster away for European semi-finals as French clubs host the Champions Cup

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Following the draws for the semi-final matches in the 2020/21 Champions Cup and Challenge Cup which were held today (Sunday 11 April) at BT Sport’s studios in London, EPCR has confirmed the...

Champions Cup Quarter-Finals Team Of The Week

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Leinster, Toulouse, La Rochelle and Bordeaux are through to the Champions Cup semi-finals following their respective victories this weekend.      In the semi-finals, La Rochelle will...