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European Player of the Year award 2020 – nominees announced

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

15 nominees for the prestigious EPCR European Player of the Year 2020 award have today been announced.   Leinster Rugby, the No 1-ranked club going into the Champions Cup quarter-finals have three...

Top 14: Leaders Lyon bounce back from European disappointment

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Lyon quickly put their European Champions Cup disappointment behind them to return to the Top 14 summit with a comfortable home victory over Toulon on Saturday.     The domestic league leaders...

Leaders Lyon bounce back from European disappointment

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Top 14 front-runners Lyon won again, while La Rochelle's Arthur Retiere grabbed a hat-trick and Brive left it late.     Lyon quickly put their European Champions Cup disappointment behind...

Weekend Round Up

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Sunwolves have announced they have signed Tautalatasi Tasi for the 2020 Super Rugby season     Tasi joined the Rebels in 2019 with Quade Cooper as an extended pre-season squad member, making...

Repeat of 2019 final as Leinster host Saracens in quarter-final

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Leinster Rugby and Saracens will do battle once again in a rematch of the 2019 Heineken Champions Cup final when they meet in this season’s quarter-finals.    No.1 seed Leinster...

Champions Cup Round 5 Match Reports

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Three late tries send Racing 92 into quarter-finals     Three tries in the final nine minutes helped Racing 92 secure a 39-22 win over Munster Rugby on Sunday afternoon in Paris, securing...

Exeter carry the English standard but French clubs look a real force | Robert Kitson

1 month ago by The Guardian

Racing 92 and Toulouse are a threat in the European Champions Cup while Leinster are a dominant force this seasonAt first glance this year’s European Champions Cup is not noticeably awash with suspense,...

Champions Cup Team of Round Five

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Champions Cup rugby returned with a bang this weekend as we edge ever closer to the quarter-finals of the competition.       This weekend saw a number of sides battle it out for a place...

Champions Cup Preview: Clermont Auvergne Vs Ulster Rugby

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Although Ulster have wrapped up 17 points and are currently sitting in the top spot in Pool 3 there place isn't exactly guaranteed with Clermont one point behind them. The two face each other on Saturday...

What Premiership Clubs Must Do To Progress To The Champions Cup Playoffs

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Premiership has seven teams in the competition but at the moment only two looks as if they are going to make it to the knockout phase of the competition. The likes of Sale, Bath and Harlequins are...