Rory Thornton rugby player
Rory Thornton rugby player

Rory Thornton

16th Mar 1995 2.00m/119kg No 4 Lock

URC Round 16 Squad Announcements

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

The teams for this weekend's Round 16 fixtures of the United Rugby Championship have been named with all details of match officials and broadcast information below.   TEAM NEWS HEADLINES   #DRAvSTO Chris...

United Rugby Championship Round 14 Preview

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Ulster Rugby v Cardiff Rugby, Friday 7.35pm Cardiff boss Matt Sherratt has faced a welcome selection dilemma ahead of his team’s trip to Belfast. He’s had more numbers to choose from than...

Match Preview: Ulster Rugby Vs Cardiff Rugby

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

A changed front row from last week’s EPCR Challenge Cup game in Clermont sees Eric O’Sullivan, Tom Stewart and Scott Wilson get the nodand Taulupe Faletau returns from injury to be named...

Young returns for Harlequins clash

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Thomas Young returns to the Cardiff starting XV to take on Harlequins in the Investec Champions Cup on Saturday (20:00). The open-side flanker has been sidelined since picking up a calf injury in November...

Cardiff change five for New Year's Day

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Cardiff have made five changes for their New Year’s Day derby against the Ospreys. The Blue and Blacks signed off 2023, with an emphatic 55-21 victory over the Dragons, and now turn attention to...

Botham back for Boxing Day derby

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

James Botham has handed Cardiff a Boxing Day boost as the Blue and Blacks make two changes to face the Dragons.  The Wales international has been out of action since suffering a hamstring injury...

First run out for Faiva and a return for Roux

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

After a formidable second half performance against Ulster in the opening round of the Investec Champions Cup, Johann van Graan has made four changes to his starting XV in this weekend’s trip to Cardiff. Coming...

Cardiff change five for Bath showdown

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Cardiff Rugby have made five changes for Saturday’s Investec Champions Cup clash against Bath (20:00). The Blue and Blacks welcome the West Country outfit to the Arms Park in Round Two of the European...

Match Preview: Cardiff Rugby v DHL Stormers

6 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Cardiff’s South African fly-half Tinus de Beer is well aware of the threat posed by the DHL Stormers and sums it up in one word - chaos. “I played with a few of them, like Warrick Gelant,...

Jenkins to make 100th URC appearance

6 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Ellis Jenkins will make his 100th BKT United Rugby Championship appearance when Cardiff take on DHL Stormers at the Arms Park on Friday night (7:35pm). The open-side flanker made his league debut during...