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Reports suggest that French clubs have agreed to reduce salary caps

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

A vote on Wednesday will confirm the new salary caps for the TOP14 and PROD2, the top two club competitions in France, according to a report by RugbyRama.   The organising body of French professional...

Taulupe Faletau linked with uber rich French club

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Beziers, having recently been acquired by a Middle-Eastern billionaire, are in the midst of a shopping spree that looks set to revamp the Pro D2 club with an injection of new and significant talent.   Beziers’...

TOP14 To Adopt Marquee System And Adjust Salary Cap

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

English clubs have recently agreed to drop their current salary cap from the 2021/22 season from £6.4 million to £5 million down with France likely to follow suit.   However,...

French Top 14 Scrapped Without A Winner

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

French Top 14 Organisers have taken the decision to draw a line under the current season and surrender it without a winner named.   The National Rugby League released the following statement:   “The...

Bouthier signs Montpellier contract extension

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

France full-back Anthony Bouthier has signed a two-year contract extension with Montpellier.       Bouthier joined Montpellier from Pro D2 outfit Vannes last year and continued his rapid...

Carl Fearns signs for Rouen

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Hot on the heels of his departure from Lyon in the Top 14, English back-rower Carl Fearns has signed a deal with Pro D2 side Rouen on a two-season contract.     ✍️ Recrutement...

Official: France's Top Leagues To Be Abandoned

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The governing body of the Top 14 and PROD2 seasons is to be abandoned amid the COVID-19 crisis after the league's organisers (LNR) and the club presidents reached an agreement to call off the campaign,...

French Prime Minister Dashes Hopes Of Pro14 & ProD2 in August

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

French Prime Minister Edouard Phillippe has announced that the Top 14 and Pro D2 will be unable to play their final rounds in August.   The news comes as a great disappointment to clubs and fans...

How rugby has been impacted by the outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19)

6 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

A number of games across multiple leagues have been impacted by the outbreak of the coronavirus.   The sporting calendar over the next few weeks looks extremely bare as events continue to...

Pro D2 Round 23 Preview Package

6 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Today sees the commencement of Round 23 of the Pro D2 with Oyonnax squaring up to Grenoble.     Rouen Normandie, Valence Romans and Montois will be looking to bounce back from their heavy...