London Irish sign Samoan international hooker

3 years ago by Ultimate Rugby

Samoan international hooker Motu Matu’u has joined London Irish from Gloucester Rugby in the build-up to the 2018/19 season.    Matu’u, the Exiles’ sixth summer signing, makes...

Challenge Cup Final Highlights: Cardiff Blues v Gloucester Rugby

3 years ago by Ultimate Rugby

Cardiff committed a massive smash-and-grab robbery tonight to come away with another Challenge Cup title. A last minute, Gareth Anscombe penalty was enough to get the victory, after...

Second half fight back sees Cardiff Blues lift European Challenge Cup

3 years ago by Breaking : Rugby

Cardiff Blues have won the European Challenge Cup after beating Gloucester 31-30 in the final in Bilbao.

European Challenge Cup: Anscombe boots Cardiff Blues to last-gasp victory

3 years ago by The Guardian

• Cardiff Blues 31-30 GloucesterIf Gloucester could play at their thrilling best for an entire game, they would collect trophies by the shed load. There were times when they looked set to win a highly...

John Afoa aims for glorious Gloucester sign-off in Challenge Cup final

3 years ago by The Guardian

• Prop calls on team-mates to alter approach for Cardiff Blues game• ‘It would be great to leave with a win,’ he says before Bristol moveGloucester have prioritised performance over results since...

Cardiff Blues v Gloucester Challenge Cup final preview

3 years ago by Rugby World

All you need to know ahead of the Challenge Cup final between Cardiff Blues and Gloucester in BilbaoSame again? Taufa'ao Filise played in the Blues' 2010 Challenge Cup final win (Huw Evans Agency)All you...

Cardiff v Gloucester final throws up memories of mud and punches | The Breakdown

3 years ago by The Guardian

Friday’s European Challenge Cup final in Bilbao is a revival of a fixture that changed the game in the 1880s and quickened fans’ pulses in the 1970sRetro is in for football’s World Cup this summer....

Wales name 31-man summer tour squad

3 years ago by Ultimate Rugby

Wales have named a 31-man squad for their forthcoming three-test summer tour. Cory Hill and Ellis Jenkins have been named co-captains with Cardiff Blues scrum-half Tomos Williams the sole uncapped player. George...

Bilbao 2018 - Champions/Challenge Cup Match Officials

3 years ago by Ultimate Rugby

Wayne Barnes will take charge of the 2018 Champions Cup Final between three-times victors Leinster Rugby and Top 14 giants Racing 92 at the San Mamés Stadium, Bilbao on May 12. It will be his 70th...

Rugby union: talking points from the weekend's action

3 years ago by The Guardian

England rivals may enliven play-offs, Bath keep up bizarre trend and a thrilling final raises exciting questions for women’s gameSale will qualify for the European Champions Cup if they defeat Leicester...