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Toulouse fullback to call time on career

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Toulouse fullback Yoann Huget has announced that he will retire from rugby at the conclusion of the 2020-21 season.     Huget steps away with 250 French Top 14 caps under his belt, 141 of...

Another South African to beef up Exeter pack

4 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

As a crisis at tighthead prop looms for Exeter, Rob Baxter set about finding a solution which has, according to The Rugby Paper, materialised in the form of Maks van Dyk, currently of Harlequins.   Van...

Farai Mudariki leaves Worcester Warriors

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Zimbabwe international prop Farai Mudariki has left Warriors at the end of his contract.     The 25-year-old tighthead arrived at Sixways in the summer of 2018 from French club Tarbes on the...

Pools confirmed for the 2020/21 Champions Cup Season

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Champions Cup holders, Exeter Chiefs, will play against Toulouse and Glasgow Warriors in the pool stage of the 2020/21 Heineken Champions Cup following the tournament Pool Draw which was held today (Wednesday...

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

1 month 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

1 month 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...

New winners to be crowned in Europe this weekend

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

There will be new ribbons on both the Heineken Champions Cup and European Rugby Challenge Cup trophies this weekend as the 2019/20 season comes to a thrilling finale some 337 days after it had started. First-time...

Alivereti Raka banned for 5 weeks

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Clermont winger Alivereti Raka has been banned for 5 weeks following his dangerous tackle on scrum-half Paul Abadie in the Top 14 Round 3 victory against Agen.     Raka...

Takulua Hopes Final Will Be A Launchpad For Future Honours

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Tongan and Toulon scrumhalf Tane Takulua hopes that Friday night’s European Rugby Challenge Cup final will be a launchpad for bigger honours next season.   Toulon have won the Champions Cup...

Wales could face a severely understrength French side

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Wales and France are set to face off in less than two weeks in what has been dubbed as a warm up test match ahead of the resumption of the Six Nations and the Autumn Nations Cup.   However,...