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Ruthless Clermont win record-equalling third Challenge Cup

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Clermont Auvergne outscored La Rochelle by three tries to one to win their first European trophy for 12 years.     Greig Laidlaw came off the bench to produce a kicking masterclass as...

David Strettle to retire at the end of the season

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Saracens and England winger David Strettle has announced that he will retire at the end of the season following an illustrious 17-year career.   The 35-year-old first picked up a ball aged...

Clermont hold off Harlequins to reach Challenge Cup final

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Clermont Auvergne held off a Harlequins fightback to triumph 32-27 and set up an all-French final against La Rochelle in the European Challenge Cup. The Top 14 side led 32-8 after 55 minutes of the...

Match Highlights: Clermont vs Harlequins

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

A sensational game of rugby with Clermont looking as if they would run away with it before Harlequins fought back. Camille Lopez opened the scoring with a drop goal before Marcus Smith responded with a...

Azema signs new Clermont contract

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Franck Azema will become the longest-serving coach in Clermont Auvergne's history if he sees out a new deal until 2023.     Franck Azema has signed a new contract to remain as Clermont Auvergne's...

Challenge Cup semi-final fixtures confirmed

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Challenge Cup semi-final fixtures have been today confirmed with the dates, venues, kick-off times and TV coverage details.     (Kick-offs local time) Saturday, 20 AprilLA ROCHELLE v...

La Rochelle and Clermont storm into last four

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Top 14 sides Clermont Auvergne and La Rochelle got the better of Premiership rivals Bristol Bears and Northampton Saints to move into the last four of the European Challenge Cup on Sunday. English clubs...