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Bastareaud left out of France's World Cup squad with three uncapped players included

2 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

France head coach Jacques Brunel has unveiled the list of the 37 players that will prepare for the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan.   31 players have been listed as "starters" for Japan...

Former Springbok scrumhalf Ruan Pienaar in talks with two teams - reports

4 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Former Springbok scrumhalf Ruan Pienaar has been linked with a return to the Republic with either the Cheetahs or Sharks according to Afrikaans publication The Rapport.   Pienaar played for...

One last hurrah for Sofiane Guitoune to prove his worth

6 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Toulouse and Clermont face off in the final of the TOP 14 final at the Stade France on Saturday after the two sides finished the regular season in first and second during the regular season.   The...

Springbok centre extends Montepellier stay

6 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Springbok centre Jan Serfontein has extended his stay at TOP14 side Montpellier having arrived at the club in October 2017 from Pretoria-based Super Rugby side the Bulls.   The former World Rugby...

The Kings sign flyhalf Catrakilis

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Harlequins fly-half Demetri Catrakilis will leave the Club to return to South Africa to join Pro 14 side the Southern Kings.   Nicknamed “The Greek God”, Demetri Catrakilis, returns...

O'Gara's next coaching venture confirmed

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Former Irish out-half Ronan O'Gara has confirmed his next coaching venture as he has signed with La Rochelle as the side's new head coach.   The TOP14 club confirmed the news on Wednesday with the...

Samoan scrumhalf Fotuali'i set for Top 14 switch

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Montpellier head coach Vern Cotter has moved closer to completing his squad for next season with the signing of Bath and Samoan scrumhalf Kahn Fotuali'i, according to L'Equipe.   Fotuali'i...

Charlie Ngatai turns from villain to hero in Top 14 Playoff

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Former Chiefs and All Blacks' centre Charlie Ngatai led Lyon to the Top 14 semi-finals with a match-winning try against Montpellier on Saturday.   However, Ngatai was part of the reason that Lyon...

Monday Morning Round Up

2 weeks 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...

Top 14 Highlights: Lyon v Montpellier

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

It was a close game with both teams being one score from each other for most of the match until the end. Montpellier lost it right at the end. Lyon will face Clermont next weekend in the second phase...