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Champions and Challenge Cup Round 1 &2 Referee Appointments

6 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

France’s Mathieu Raynal will be in charge when Exeter Chiefs begin their Heineken Champions Cup defence against Glasgow Warriors at Sandy Park next month. Raynal’s selection for the Pool B...

The New Look France: The new faces in the squad

6 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The new year saw change in France as Fabien Galthie took over the head coaching role and brought in the likes of Shaun Edwards in to assist him and bring new life to Les Bleus after a disappointing...

Fabien Galthie makes 13 changes for Les Bleus' Italian Test

6 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Flyhalf Matthieu Jalibert and Teddy Thomas are the only the only starters from France's win over Scotland who will start again this weekend against Italy.   The reasoning for this is a...

Champions and Challenge Cup Fixtures Confirmed

7 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Exeter Chiefs, who secured a first top-flight European title in such magnificent style last month, will begin their defence of the Heineken Champions Cup with an opening round clash against Glasgow Warriors...

Toulouse look to bounce from Stade Francais humbling

7 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Toulouse will be licking their wounds after taking an unexpected hiding from Stade Francais in the final game of Round 7.   It was all Stade Francais from start to finish as the determination of...

Is the return of Parra and Lopez on the cards? Who France could turn to for the Autumn Nations Cup

7 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Fabien Galthie will be forced to test France's depth over the Autumn Nations Cup this year after an agreement between the French national team and the TOP14 clubs that players could only play two...

Sunday's Paris Thriller

7 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Two of the losing sides from Round 6 cross swords this week when Toulouse travel to Stade Jean-Bouin and attempt to make amends against Stade Francais.   Toulouse were the victims of a major upset...

The best of the weekend's TOP14 action: A Paris derby and two teams licking their wounds

7 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

With the action continuing in France this weekend with round 6 of the TOP14, we have picked out two of the best clashes to keep an eye on this weekend.   Toulon v Castres:   Round 6 opens...

Top 14: Round 5's results & stand-out players

8 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

There were some big results and battered bodies at the end of Round 5 in the Top 14 as the French rugby scene showed off its best.   La Rochelle opened proceedings with a 62-3 thrashing of rivals...

Clermont v Stade Francais headlines an exciting weekend of action in France

8 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

While all eyes will be on the Champions and Challenge Cup Finals this weekend, there is still plenty of action in France with six fixtures taking place in round five of the competition.   Toulouse...