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French Top 14 Scrapped Without A Winner

1 day ago by Ultimate Rugby

French Top 14 Organisers have taken the decision to draw a line under the current season and surrender it without a winner named.   The National Rugby League released the following statement:   “The...

Bouthier signs Montpellier contract extension

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

France full-back Anthony Bouthier has signed a two-year contract extension with Montpellier.       Bouthier joined Montpellier from Pro D2 outfit Vannes last year and continued his rapid...

Carl Fearns signs for Rouen

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Hot on the heels of his departure from Lyon in the Top 14, English back-rower Carl Fearns has signed a deal with Pro D2 side Rouen on a two-season contract.     ✍️ Recrutement...

Official: France's Top Leagues To Be Abandoned

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

The governing body of the Top 14 and PROD2 seasons is to be abandoned amid the COVID-19 crisis after the league's organisers (LNR) and the club presidents reached an agreement to call off the campaign,...

French Prime Minister Dashes Hopes Of Pro14 & ProD2 in August

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

French Prime Minister Edouard Phillippe has announced that the Top 14 and Pro D2 will be unable to play their final rounds in August.   The news comes as a great disappointment to clubs and fans...

How rugby has been impacted by the outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19)

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

A number of games across multiple leagues have been impacted by the outbreak of the coronavirus.   The sporting calendar over the next few weeks looks extremely bare as events continue to...

Pro D2 Round 23 Preview Package

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Today sees the commencement of Round 23 of the Pro D2 with Oyonnax squaring up to Grenoble.     Rouen Normandie, Valence Romans and Montois will be looking to bounce back from their heavy...

Pro D2 Week 22 Round-up and Stats Leaders

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Here follow the results of Week 22 of the Pro D2.   Perpignan, Vannes, Beziers and Provence who managed big wins over Rouen, Valence Romans, Mont de Marsan and Aurillac respectively while the rest...

Greig Laidlaw could spend a season in France's second division with his next club - reports

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Former Scotland captain and scrumhalf Greig Laidlaw will leave Clermont at the end of the season and could end up in the PROD2 according to reports in France.   The 34-year-old's contract with...

Pro D2 Highlights: Angoulême vs Perpignan

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

A great game in the second half seeing Angouleme fighting for their bonus point after being 10 points behind at half time, due to a controversal try scored by the Perpignan Captain. Perpignan beats Soyaux-Angoulême...