Champions Cup

Class of 2022: Retiring Players XV

2 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

The 2021/22 season is drawing to a close which means several players will be bringing their careers to an end.   We take a look at these players in the form of XV.   1. Rhys...

EPCR European Player of the Year shortlist: James Lowe

2 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

James Lowe’s try-scoring prowess and all-round attacking threat made him an obvious pick for the EPCR European Player of the Year shortlist.   The Leinster Rugby wing is the Heineken...

EPCR European Player of the Year shortlist: Caelan Doris

5 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Leinster Rugby back-row forward Caelan Doris has been named on the final EPCR European Player of the Year shortlist after a series of excellent performances in the Heineken Champions Cup.     The...

Blood & Mud Rugby Podcast: The Lord Haw Haw of Dubai

6 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Blood and mud chat the European weekend, the incoming playoffs and a certain player of semi-decent stature's latest antics  

Kerr-Barlow setback for Stade Rochelais

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Stade Rochelais scrum-half Tawera Kerr-Barlow has announced that he is out of the Heineken Champions Cup final against Leinster Rugby on May 28 due to a hand injury.     The 31-year-old...

Star-studded line-up for EPCR European Player of the Year shortlist

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

As the countdown begins in earnest to the showpiece Heineken Champions Cup final in Marseille, in-form candidates from Leinster Rugby and Stade Rochelais are not surprisingly dominating the prestigious...

Stade Rochelais’ resilience pleases O’Gara

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Ronan O’Gara hailed Stade Rochelais’ mental strength as they reached a second successive Heineken Champions Cup final with victory over Racing 92.   La Rochelle saw off Racing...

Finn Russell bemoans missed opportunities

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Finn Russell has spoken of his disappointment after La Rochelle knocked Racing 92 out of the Champions Cup in the semi-final on Sunday.   La Rochelle will face Leinster in the European Champions...

Racing 92 13-20 La Rochelle: Last year's runners-up to face Leinster in Champions Cup final

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

It is La Rochelle who will fly the flag for France in the European Champions Cup final after beating their Top 14 rivals in Lens.   La Rochelle will face Leinster in the European Champions Cup final...