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

1 week 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...

Top 14 Round 5 Highlights: Brive Vs Toulouse

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Play got started at the Stade Amedee-Domenech Stadium, where Brive takes on Toulouse. Kolbe opened the scoring of the game with a 7th minute try. Laranjeira brought Brive onto the board in the 14th minute....

Clermont v Stade Francais headlines an exciting weekend of action in France

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

While all eyes will be on the Champions and Challenge Cup Finals this weekend, there is still plenty of action in France with six fixtures taking place in round five of the competition.   Toulouse...

Stats and Facts: Exeter Chiefs v Racing 92

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Saturday sees the Champions Cup final between Exeter Chiefs and Racing 92 in Bristol as the sides will battle it out to become the 12th club to win the title.     Here are 13 stats and facts...

No Parisse as Franco Smith names Italy training squad

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Italy head coach Franco Smith has named a 33-man training squad ahead of their Six Nations return later this month.   The Azzurri kick-start the resumption of this year’s Six Nations...

TOP 14 HIGHLIGHTS: Brive Vs Pau

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Pau miss a chance to move top of the table and lose their unbeaten run in the competition after failing to overcome 13 man Brive in a game which saw 3 red cards. Pau made a few errors but Brive were in...

Rob Kearney linked with a surprising move to Australia

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Leinster and Ireland fullback Rob Kearney is close to agreeing a deal to finish career in Australia according to reports.   The 34-year-old outside back departs Leinster as Ireland's most-decorated...

Top 14 Preview

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

France is abuzz with excitement as the start of the 2020-21 Top 14 competition is imminent.   Montpellier vs Pau: Kicking proceedings off on Friday night will be Montpellier up against Pau at the...

EPCR reveal new 24-team Champions Cup

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

The EPCR Board has revealed that after a unanimously vote, the new Heineken Champions Cup and Challenge Cup tournament formats will be introduced for the 2020/21 season.   The decision to alter...

Stade Francais walk a tightrope as 25 members of camp test positive for Covid-19

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Top French club Stade Francais are being forced to deal with a far-from-ideal situation as 25 members of the club have tested positive for Covid-19, sending their entire camp into isolation and their preparations...