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Hefty ban handed to Josaia Raisuqe for Lion King lift celebration

1 day ago by Ultimate Rugby

Fijian winger Josaia Raisuqe, who lifted the referee to celebrate the final whistle in a French second division game, has been banned for five weeks, the National Rugby League (LNR) announced on Wednesday.   14-men...

Eben Etzebeth praised for standout performance on his return for Toulon

4 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Springbok lock Eben Etzebeth earned praise from Toulon head coach Patrice Collazo for his role in their side’s 29-23 victory over Racing 92 in Paris on Sunday.   Etzebeth was sidelined through...

WATCH: Antoine Dupont's incredible form continues as he leads Toulouse to convincing win

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Sunday's TOP14 action saw a top-four clash tap place with then second-placed Toulouse hosting fourth-placed Stade Francais.    Having rested a number of their stars last time out against Montpellier,...

WATCH: Rugby player sent off for lifting referee like the Lion King

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

USON Nevers’ Josaia Raisuqe lifted up referee Laurent Millotte like he was the Lion King and it was not well received.   Nevers claimed a 25-30 victory over Beziers in Friday's PROD2...

Ireland Legend Paul O’Connell Joins Test Coaching Staff

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Paul O'Connell will join the Ireland coaching team with immediate effect ahead of the 2021 Six Nations.   Former Ireland captain Paul O’Connell has joined the Ireland national coaching group...

WATCH: Finn Russell and Simon Zebo combine to beat Clermont at the death

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Racing 92 claimed their fourth TOP14 victory in a row with a win at the Stade Marcel Michelin in round 13 of the TOP14.   The Parisian club needed a late Simon Zebo try to sink Clermont with...

Weekend Welsh derbies: Dragons vs Cardiff / Ospreys vs Scarlets

4 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

It’s a derby weekend in the Pro14 as we move towards Christmas. Firstly, in Wales, Dragons will tackle Cardiff at Rodney Parade before Ospreys take on Scarlets at Parc Y Scarlets.   Dragons...

Cardiff Blues handed 28 points after Stade Francais withdraw

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Cardiff Blues have been handed 28 points for their fixture against Stade Francais which was scheduled to play out today after the latter decided not to participate in light of a presence of Covid-19 amongst...

Josh Adams returns for Stade visit

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

View in browser Josh Adams returns to the Cardiff Blues starting line-up for Sunday’s crucial European Challenge Cup clash against Stade Francais (KO 5.30pm).   John Mulvihill has made six...