Top 14

Top 14: Round 5's results & stand-out players

9 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

There were some big results and battered bodies at the end of Round 5 in the Top 14 as the French rugby scene showed off its best.   La Rochelle opened proceedings with a 62-3 thrashing of rivals...

Cheslin Kolbe takes one in the ribs as Brive winger attempts to prevent try

9 months ago by Rugby Dump

Toulouse maintained its place at the head of the Top 14 last weekend after a 36-16 victory away to Brive, with star winger Cheslin Kolbe again making an impact.

French international scrum-half produces EPIC reverse pass in Top 14

9 months ago by Rugby Dump

Toulon scrum half Baptiste Serin produced an incredible reverse pass to his fly half partner in last weekend’s Top 14 game against Montpellier.

New winners to be crowned in Europe this weekend

9 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

There will be new ribbons on both the Heineken Champions Cup and European Rugby Challenge Cup trophies this weekend as the 2019/20 season comes to a thrilling finale some 337 days after it had started. First-time...

Alivereti Raka banned for 5 weeks

9 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Clermont winger Alivereti Raka has been banned for 5 weeks following his dangerous tackle on scrum-half Paul Abadie in the Top 14 Round 3 victory against Agen.     Raka...

Takulua Hopes Final Will Be A Launchpad For Future Honours

9 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Tongan and Toulon scrumhalf Tane Takulua hopes that Friday night’s European Rugby Challenge Cup final will be a launchpad for bigger honours next season.   Toulon have won the Champions Cup...

Wales could face a severely understrength French side

9 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Wales and France are set to face off in less than two weeks in what has been dubbed as a warm up test match ahead of the resumption of the Six Nations and the Autumn Nations Cup.   However,...

Champions Cup Pool Draw for 2020/21 season to take place on 28 October

9 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Pool Draw for the Heineken Champions Cup will be staged in Lausanne for the third successive year on Wednesday 28 October when Europe’s elite clubs will find out who their opponents will be for...

Top 14 Preview - Racing 92 vs Toulouse

9 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

This evening, French Top 14 fans are treated to a mouth-watering clash as Toulouse travel to Paris La Defense Arena to square up to Racing 92.   Racing enjoyed a bye in Round 3 while Toulouse busied...

Joe Schmidt takes up a role with World Rugby

9 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

World Rugby has announced the appointment of Joe Schmidt as the organisation’s Director of Rugby and High Performance.   Schmidt will head up a new department in the international federation...