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Champions Cup and Challenge Cup knockout stage draws to take place on Tuesday

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

The draws for the knockout stages of the 2020/21 Heineken Champions Cup and Challenge Cup tournaments will take place in Lausanne, Switzerland next Tuesday (9 March).   The key event which starts...

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

1 month 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

2 months 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

2 months 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

2 months 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

2 months 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

2 months 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...

Two Englishman ranked among the worst Top 14 signings this season

2 months 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...

Report: Challenge and Champions Cup competitions to abandon group stages

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The makeup of the Challenge and Champions Cup is set for a radical shake-up with the group stages poised to be abandoned, according to a report by The Guardian.   According to The Guardian,...