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Champions Cup and Challenge Cup knockout stage draws to take place on Tuesday

22 hours ago by Ultimate Rugby

The draws for the knockout stages of the 2020/21 Heineken Champions Cup and Challenge Cup tournaments will take place in Lausanne, Switzerland next Tuesday (9 March).   The key event which starts...

Billy Holland To Retire At The End Of This Season

4 days ago by Irish Rugby News

Munster and Ireland star Billy Holland has announced today that he will retire from professional rugby at the end of the season. The 35-year-old will call it a day on a marvellous career spanning 14 seasons...

Dowling Gets First Start As Connacht Target Third Straight Win

1 week ago by Irish Rugby News

Bundee Aki has been released from the Ireland camp to start for Connacht in Friday’s Guinness PRO14 match away to Benetton Rugby (kick-off 6.30pm local time/5.30pm Irish time). Aki started last week’s...

Carbery Makes Munster Bench For Cardiff Trip

1 week ago by Irish Rugby News

The Munster team has been named for Friday’s Guinness PRO14 tussle with Cardiff Blues at Cardiff Arms Park (kick-off 8pm). There are six changes to the side that defeated Edinburgh last week, while...

Aki returns and Dowling handed first start as Connacht look to make it three straight wins in Benetton trip

1 week ago by Connaght Domestic Rugby

Bundee Aki has been released from Ireland duty to start for Connacht in Friday evening’s Guinness PRO14 clash away to Benetton Rugby (k/o 5.30pm Irish time).   Aki started in last week’s bonus...

How the revised formats for the Champions and Challenge Cup will work

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

The EPCR has confirmed the revised tournament formats for the 2020/21 season.    In a statement confirming the news, the organising body of the Champions Cup and Challenge Cup said that the...

PREVIEW: Benetton Rugby V Connacht

1 week ago by Connaght Domestic Rugby

By John O’Sullivan    Defence coach Pete Wilkins insists Connacht will need to be defensively robust in order to win Friday’s 5:30 PM Guinness PRO14 game away to Benetton Rugby.    The...

Wootton’s Brilliant Brace Inspires Connacht Victory

1 week ago by Irish Rugby News

Connacht ended a run of three successive Guinness PRO14 home defeats with a 32-17 bonus point win over Cardiff Blues at the Sportsground. Rhys Carré’s first ever try for Cardiff looked an important...

Connacht Make It Consecutive PRO14 Wins With Cardiff Victory

1 week ago by Connaght Domestic Rugby

Connacht 32-17 Cardiff Blues   By John O’Sullivan   Connacht made it consecutive Guinness PRO14 wins with a 32-17 victory over The Cardiff Blues tonight.    A brace of tries from...