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Champions Cup Round 5 Tips & Preview

9 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The January games in the Champions Cup are definitely my favourite, simply because everyone has something to play for. Every team is desperate for victory - The pool leaders are seeking vital for bonus...

Champions Cup Team of the Week - Round 5

9 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Some cracking rugby this weekend which blew the race for a quarter final spot wide open. From Scarlets cracking win away at Bath to Racing's nail biting win at Munster, we have the tough task of picking...

The Best All Black XV Playing In Europe

9 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

1. Ben Franks (London Irish, 47 Caps) - The 2015 World Cup final was the last of his 47 caps for the two-time World Cup winner. Ben joined London Irish from the Hurricanes after the RWC 2015. With...

Crunch Champions Cup Clashes

9 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Champions Cup Rugby makes its debut in 2018 this weekend with only two rounds left in the pool stages of the competition.   We take a look at what we think is the biggest match from each pool.    Pool...

Hughes, Daly to miss start of Six Nations

9 months ago by TheRoar.com.au

Nathan Hughes and Elliot Daly will miss at least the first half of England’s Six Nations title defence through injury. The Wasps pair limped off in Sunday’s Champions Cup rout of La Rochelle...

Elliot Daly and Nathan Hughes injury blows for Six Nations campaign

9 months ago by The Guardian

• Injured Wasps pair both ruled out for at least half of the tournament• Daly and Hughes limped off with injuries against La Rochelle on SundayThe England and Lions’ three-quarter Elliot Daly will...

Injury crises every weekend suggest rugby has reached breaking point | Paul Rees

9 months ago by The Guardian

Turning union into a 13-a-side game or reducing the number of substitutes among proposals to counteract the brutal intensity and cluttered modern gameProfessional rugby is reaching breaking point. And...

Rugby union: talking points from the weekend’s European action

10 months ago by The Guardian

Of the five Champions Cup groups, Pool 5 looks like going down to the final weekend – with one point separating the top three: Bath, Toulon and ScarletsTake nothing away from Wasps’ hugely impressive...

Champions Cup Round 4 Tips

10 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

A 3-1 record for my first week on the job was promising and I am hopeful for more success this week. It’s worth noting that all the Irish provinces were victorious while all seven English teams...

Team of the Weekend - Champions Cup

10 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

1. Beno Obano - Bath   The Bath loosehead played a crucial role in his side's narrow margin defeat of Toulon this weekend. He was rock solid in defence, making 13 tackles some of which coming at...