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'I don't want to say I'm retired' - Ben Smith

3 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Former All Blacks and Highlanders outside back Ben Smith isn't retired, yet.   After 153 Highlanders appearances, 84 test caps as well as winning a Rugby World Cup and Super Rugby title, Ben...

French Barbarians squad named to face USA in Houston

6 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Big names have been included on the French Barbarians roster. The team will face the Men’s Eagles at AVEVA Stadium in Houston on July 1. The non-test match will serve as a warm-up for the World Cup...

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

3 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...

Alessandro Garbisi named in 33 player Azzurri squad, Tommy Allan recalled

4 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Italy coach Kieran Crowley has named his squad for the upcoming internationals against Portugal, Romania and Georgia with Paolo Garbisi's younger brother, Alessandro called into the squad.   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,...

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...