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Champions Cup Quarter-Final Draw

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Champions Cup draw has been announced with five sides confirming home matches after two wins - unaffected by COVID-19 - in the pool stages. They are Racing 92, Bordeaux-Bègles, Leinster, Munster...

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...

Review: Cheslin Kolbe's Game At Flyhalf For Toulouse

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

Toulouse were forced to select Springbok outside back Cheslin Kolbe at flyhalf in their crunch clash against Racing 92 this weekend with the likes of Romain Ntamack, Antoine Dupont, Thomas Ramos and...

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...

HIGHLIGHTS: Racing 92 v Lyon

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Hearty performance by Racing 92 this evening. The home side were the side to go over the fastest through Maxime Machenaud's boot in the fourth minute. By the 20th minute they were already 17 points head....

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...

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...

Racing 92 in the hunt for Bordeaux scalp

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Third-placed Racing 92 will view Round 19 as an opportunity to climb the ladder towards the coveted number 1 spot as they await Bordeaux’s arrival at Paris La Defense Arena.   Racing boast...