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Morgan Parra and Paul Gustard are off to Paris next season

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Stade Francais finished the 2021/22 Top 14 season in eleventh place and have begun preparation for next season.   Head coach Gonzalo Quesada has added to his coaching staff with former England...

Top 14 Wrap: Castres top the standings, Toulouse crush Biarritz

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Castres finish the Top 14 regular season at the top of the table after beating Pau 16-26, securing a semi-final spot in doing so.   The seedings for the Top 14 playoffs were decided...

Challenge Cup decider: Toulon and Lyon ready to lock horns

4 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Challenge Cup is set to culminate in an all-French affair as Lyon host Toulon at Stade Velodrome on Friday evening.    It will be Lyon’s first involvement in a European final in the...

Stats & Facts: Lyon v RC Toulon - Challenge Cup Final

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Ahead of Friday evening's EPCR Challenge Cup final between Lyon and RC Toulon, here are some stats and facts ahead of the final.     MATCH DETAILS   LYON v RC TOULON - Friday,...

Tough assignment for Lyon in first European final

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Lyon will need to overcome RC Toulon for the first time in the EPCR Challenge Cup if they are to triumph in Friday’s final at Stade Vélodrome.   Lyon, who have reached a European...

Class of 2022: Retiring Players XV

1 month 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...

This week's rumours, signings and re-signings

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

We round up the week's latest rumours, signings, and re-signings.       PREMIERSHIP RUGBY   Bath Bath Rugby have confirmed the departure of a club legend with Semesa...

French clubs battling on two fronts as Top 14 race heats up

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Six French clubs are in action across the Champions Cup and Challenge Cup quarter-finals this weekend but none have secured a playoff spot in the Top 14.   In the most competitive season since...

Biarritz relegated, Toulouse claim narrow win over La Rochelle

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Saturday's Top 14 action saw Biarritz's relegation sealed after 48-13 loss to Castres.   Having secured promotion to the TOP14 through the promotion-relegation playoff last season, Biarritz...