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London Irish recall Blair Cowan

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

Scotland international Blair Cowan has returned to London Irish, after the club recalled him from Saracens.   The 32-year-old joined Saracens on loan from the Exiles as back row cover in February...

EPCR announce five-man shortlist for European Player of the Year

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

Champions Cup tournament organisers EPCR have named a five-man short-list for 2018 European Player of the Year ahead of the final in Bilbao on May 12. Three-time winners Leinster Rugby have three nominees...

Leinster ready to take their seat at the head of European rugby’s top table

1 year ago by The Guardian

It will take a monumental effort in the final from Racing 92 to deny Leinster victory in a Champions Cup that feels seminal, if certainly not vintageIt has not been a vintage Champions Cup by any stretch...

Expected Leinster XV to face Scarlets

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

Leinster are expected to make two changes to their Champions Cup XV to face Scarlets from the line-up that ran out victorious in the quarter-final against Saracens. One injury enforced change sees Jamison...

Henshaw to return for Leinster against Scarlets

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

Leinster centre Robbie Henshaw is set to return for the province in their Champions Cup semi-final with Scarlets on Saturday. Senior coach Stuart Lancaster provided an update on injuries when he spoke...

Monday Evening Round Up

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

Leinster injury update ahead of Scarlets Luke McGrath remains a doubt for the fixture: “Seanie will push hard, similarly Luke McGrath, but we’ll make those decisions in the next 24 hours,''...

Top 3 Performers of the Day

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

Owen Farrell - Saracens Farrell was everywhere for Saracens this afternoon and marshalled his side to an impressive 63-13 victory over Northampton. The out-half was potent in attack and solely responsible...

What England can learn from the Celtic renaissance | The Breakdown

1 year ago by The Guardian

Two sides from Ireland and one from Wales have made the semi-finals of the Champions Cup – Premiership teams are now playing catch-upA Celtic one, two, three in the Six Nations for the first time was...

Clinical Leinster power to semi-finals after beating Saracens

1 year ago by Rugby Dump

Leinster out-muscled defending champions Saracens 30-19 in an enduring clash at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin at the weekend to move into the European Champions Cup semi-finals. It was a game worthy of...

Nigel Wray to take full control of Saracens after South African investors pull out

1 year ago by Breaking : Rugby

Saracens chairman Nigel Wray is to take full control of the Aviva Premiership club after its South African investors opted to pull out.