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London Irish recall Blair Cowan

10 months 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

10 months 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

11 months 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

11 months 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

11 months 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

11 months 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

11 months 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

11 months 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

11 months 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

11 months 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.