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Elstadt aiming to make impact off the bench after World Cup disappointment

5 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Springbok utility forward Rynhardt Elstadt is happy to be back in the test fold after missing out on the Rugby World Cup squad.    The Toulouse forward could win just his third test cap...

"I think it will be difficult for this group of players to excel on Saturday" - O'Gara

5 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Former British and Irish Lions flyhalf Ronan O'Gara has expressed his concerns over Warren Gatland's combinations ahead of the first test against the Springboks on Saturday.   Speaking on Off The...

Top 14 & Pro D2 fixtures for 2021-22 season

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Top 14 has released the calendar for the 2021-22 season. And it is set to open with a cracker as La Rochelle take on Toulouse in a replication of the 2020-21 final.    The tournament kicks...

Donnacha Ryan set to team up with O'Gara

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

After five years at Racing 92, indications are that Ireland international second-row Donnacha Ryan will not be returning to the French Top 14 club, however, the 37 year-old seems set to join...

Premiership Ins and Outs: A full list of the 2021/22 Transfers

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

      Premiership   Bath Players In: Johannes Jonker (Ealing Trailfinders), D'Arcy Rae (Glasgow Warriors), Will Butt (promoted from Academy), Arthur...

Springbok international Marcel van der Merwe joins Irish

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Marcel van der Merwe has signed on the dotted line with London Irish!   The experienced prop has put pen to paper on a deal with Declan Kidney’s side and will join up with his new team-mates...

TOP 14 HIGHLIGHTS: Toulouse Vs La Rochelle

4 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Toulouse win back to back Top 14 titles as they beat La Rochelle. Poor conditions for the final meant it was settled by the boot and Ramos stepped up to the challenge with a great display as well as a...

Toulouse and La Rochelle at it again - Top 14 Final

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

The climax of the 2020-21 French Top 14 is fast approaching and, somewhat unsurprisingly, will be contested by Toulouse and La Rochelle.    La Rochelle will take to the pitch with the notion...

La Rochelle hang onto talented trio

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

The South African duo of Raymond Rhule and Dillyn Leyds, as well as big Australian second-row Will Skelton have all signed contract extensions with French Top 14 side La Rochelle.      Rhule...

Thomas Ramos happy to fill in for Romain Ntamack if needed

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

The final of the 2020/21 Top 14 season will see a repeat of the Champions Cup final after Toulouse La Rochelle won their respective semi-finals.   However, the victory over Bordeaux may...