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How the revised formats for the Champions and Challenge Cup will work

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

The EPCR has confirmed the revised tournament formats for the 2020/21 season.    In a statement confirming the news, the organising body of the Champions Cup and Challenge Cup said that the...

The weekend's French domestic action: Round 22

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

As Round 22 of the Top 14 approaches, spots 1 to 4 of the overall stands are occupied by Toulouse, La Rochelle, Racing 92 and Clermont respectively.   This weekend, Toulouse will host Pau at Stade...

How France Could Line Up In Their Six Nations' Opener

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Fabien Galthie's men kick their Six Nations campaign off against Italy on 6 February at the Stade Olimpico.   France captured the attention of all following the competition last year, as Galthie...

Racing 92's Francois Trinh-Duc empathises with Montpellier

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Racing 92 fly-half Francois Trinh-Duc experienced a bitter-sweet moment on Friday evening as his current side put his former side, Montpellier, to the sword, 24-22, thus materialising the latter’s...

Report: Lyon target Hanrahan after failed Marcus Smith bid

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Top 14 club Lyon have turned their attentions to the PRO14 as they continue their search for a flyhalf ahead of next season following a failed bid to lure Marcus Smith to the club.   Lyon currently...

Six Nations: France Release Eight Players To Their Clubs

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

France head coach Fabien Galthie has trimmed his squad ahead of the weekend's Top 14 action.   As part of the performance partnership between the FFR and the LNR, the national team's boss is required...

Five Frenchman who made a claim for a test start this weekend

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

The TOP 14 took centre stage in France this weekend after the Champions and Challenge Cup matches were postponed.    This meant that four re-arranged fixtures took place with Bordeaux and Clermont...

Two Englishman ranked among the worst Top 14 signings this season

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

The 2020/21 TOP 14 season has reached the midway point in the competition and as they do every season, Rugby Rama has allowed fans to vote for the best and worst signings of the season with the popular...

Champions Cup and Challenge Cup Rounds 3 and 4 Referee Appointments

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Nika Amashukeli of Georgia will make his debut as a Champions Cup referee when he takes charge of the Round 3 fixture between Pool B joint-leaders, Racing 92, and Harlequins at Paris La Défense...

The Scramble for Goosen

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The seemingly imminent return to South Africa of Springbok fly-half Johan Goosen has raised questions about where exactly he will settle and which jersey he will don.   Goosen, 28, currently plies...