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

3 days 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

6 days 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 week 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...

Ma'a Nonu's return to Toulon has hit a few snags

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Toulon confirmed the return of former All Black centre Ma'a Nonu over two weeks but the centre is still yet to arrive at the club.    Initial reports suggested that the test centurian would...

Takulua Hopes Final Will Be A Launchpad For Future Honours

1 week 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 week 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,...

Champions Cup Pool Draw for 2020/21 season to take place on 28 October

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Pool Draw for the Heineken Champions Cup will be staged in Lausanne for the third successive year on Wednesday 28 October when Europe’s elite clubs will find out who their opponents will be for...

Top 14 Preview - Racing 92 vs Toulouse

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

This evening, French Top 14 fans are treated to a mouth-watering clash as Toulouse travel to Paris La Defense Arena to square up to Racing 92.   Racing enjoyed a bye in Round 3 while Toulouse busied...

Joe Schmidt takes up a role with World Rugby

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

World Rugby has announced the appointment of Joe Schmidt as the organisation’s Director of Rugby and High Performance.   Schmidt will head up a new department in the international federation...

Chris Robshaw To Face England With The Barbarians

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Barbarians have confirmed that Chris Robshaw will play one last time in England before he jets off to the United States where he join The San Diego Legion.    He will turn out for...