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How the Irish provinces can progress in the champions cup

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Pool 1 Next match – Lyon v Connacht, Matmut Stadium de Gerland, Saturday 1pm There is a sorry look to the table from a Connacht point of view with just one try bonus point from two games...

Match Preview: Munster v Leinster

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Munster’s new Kiwi centre Alex Nankivell is anticipating a very special atmosphere as he looks ahead to his first derby against Leinster. The 27-year-old has made a big impact since coming...

Champions Cup preview: battle for survival in the pool of death

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

It’s not just the DHL Stormers who are under pressure as they go out this weekend to get themselves on track in their quest for a Champions Cup Round of 16 spot. The Cape Town side is in what...

Munster Side To Face Exeter Chiefs

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Munster team has been named for Sunday’s Investec Champions Cup clash against Exeter Chiefs at Sandy Park (1pm, live on TNT Sports & ITV). There are six personnel changes and three positional...

European Rugby: A look at how the Premiership sides fair going into the weekend

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

A weekend of tantalizing European action is in store as all ten Gallagher Premiership Rugby sides continue their Investec Champions Cup and Challenge Cup campaigns. A drama-filled opening round set the...

Tuipulotu captains Warriors for Bayonne clash

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Sione Tuipulotu will lead Glasgow Warriors in their first-ever meeting with Aviron Bayonnais this weekend, after being named as captain for tomorrow night’s Investec Champions Cup clash at...

"Munster have 'no choice' but to win in Exeter"- Tadhg Bernie

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

TADHG BEIRNE SAYS Munster have “no choice” but to win away at Exeter this weekend after kicking-off their Champions Cup campaign with a disappointing 17-17 draw against Bayonne. Graham...

Champions Cup Stat Leaders

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Most Points:   20: Handre Pollard - Leicester Tigers 18: Nolann le Garrec - Racing 92 16: Jurie Matthee - Stormers 16: Marcus Smith - Harlequins     Try Assists:   2: Gabriel...

Munster Side To Face Bayonne

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Munster team has been named for Saturday’s Investec Champions Cup opener against Bayonne at Thomond Park (5.30pm).   Tadhg Beirne captains the side with six changes to the starting XV...