Nations Championship proposals face World Rugby deadline of Friday

2 years ago by The Guardian

• Governing body needs unanimous support of 10 major unions• France omit Bastareaud from World Cup preparationsLeading rugby nations face a deadline of Friday to back or reject World Rugby’s Nations...

Monday Morning Round Up

2 years ago by Ultimate Rugby

Matt Proctor's Super Rugby season is over while Fifita is cited   Following the Hurricanes 30-17 win over the Sharks in Durban, The Hurricanes will be without the services of centre Matt Proctor.   The...

Wisniewski's kicking on point as Lyon book semi-final berth

2 years ago by Ultimate Rugby

Lyon booked a Top 14 semi-final against Clermont after a hard-fought 21-16 victory over Montpellier on Saturday.     Jonathan Wisniewski shone as Lyon set up a Top 14 semi-final clash with...

Highlights: R92 vs La Rochelle

2 years ago by Ultimate Rugby

On Friday, La Rochelle booked a place in the Top 14 semi-final after holding off a late fightback to win 19-13 at Racing 92. La Rochelle will now face Toulouse in the in the next stage of the competition....

Awkward-looking cross field kick sets up epic try in Top 14 play offs

2 years ago by Rugby Dump

La Rochelle scored one of the French Top 14 tries of the season to help them knock Racing 92 out of the quarter-final play offs at Stade Yves Du Manoir on Friday night.

La Rochelle change tactics to stun Racing 92

2 years ago by Ultimate Rugby

La Rochelle stunned Racing 92 13-19 in the Top 14 barrage to book their place in the Top 14 semi-finals against Toulouse.   La Rochelle snuck into the Top 14 barrage along with Montpellier in the...

Toulon end Castres' reign, La Rochelle and Montpellier seal play-off spots

2 years ago by Ultimate Rugby

There will be a new Top 14 champion after Castres missed out on a top-six finish with a final-day defeat to Toulon.     Castres' reign as Top 14 champions is over after they were beaten...

Top 5 signings of the Top 14 season

2 years ago by Ultimate Rugby

With the Top 14 heading into the final round of the Top 14 season Toulouse and Clermont have claimed automatic semi-final spots while Lyon, Racing 92, Castres and La Rochelle are all in with a chance of...

Dupichot and Zebo grab hat-tricks as Racing 92 rout Perpignan

2 years ago by Ultimate Rugby

Perpignan suffered a 23rd loss in 25 Top 14 games as Louis Dupichot and Simon Zebo scored hat-tricks in Racing 92's 52-14 victory.     Racing 92 boosted their hopes of qualifying for the...

Ronan O’Gara weighing up his options with multiple offers on the table

2 years ago by Ultimate Rugby

Former Ireland standoff Ronan O’Gara has denied reports that he has already signed a contract with Top 14 side La Rochelle and has stated that there are several offers on the table.   Reports...