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The Hurricanes sign former Blues' pivot Simon Hickey

3 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Hurricanes backline is set to be bolstered with the signing of first-five Simon Hickey. Originally from Auckland, the 26-year-old made a name for himself as the Captain of the Kings College 1st...

Plans for Global Season "Dead in the Water" After French Opposition

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

According to a report from thetimes.co.uk, the notion of world rugby possibly adopting a global season format has been dashed as a result of stiff opposition from French clubs.   The Ligue National...

Biggest moves and transfer rumours of the week

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

A busy week on the player market this week saw the likes of Gloucester, Leinster and Harlequins all release squad updates while there were a number of confirmed signings across Europe.   We...

Gabriel Ibitoye set for shock move to France - reports

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

TOP 14 strugglers Agen have been linked with the major cope of Harlequins' winger Gabriel Ibitoye according to a report by French newspaper Midi Olympique.   Agen have finished the...

Bulls sign Jan Uys from Top 14 club Brive

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Blue Bulls have confirmed the signing of 26-year-old lock forward Jan Uys from French Top 14 club CA Brive who will join the Bulls as of 1 July.   Uys spent the last few seasons with CA Brive...

TOP14 To Adopt Marquee System And Adjust Salary Cap

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

English clubs have recently agreed to drop their current salary cap from the 2021/22 season from £6.4 million to £5 million down with France likely to follow suit.   However,...

Montpellier could face punishment having reportedly disguised the salaries of Johan Goosen and other star players

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Montpellier have long been in the sights of the TOP14 salary cap manager but recent developments could see the club face punishment.     Last week French newspaper Midi Olympique...

Lyon Confirm Six New Signings With Two Players Returning To The Club

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Lyon have confirmed the signing of six players ahead of the 2020/21 season with two of the six players returning to the club.   The two returning players include former France International,...

Where are they now? The 2016 Super Rugby winning Hurricanes Team

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Following the Rugby World Cup in England in 2015, The Hurricanes won their first championship after repeating their efforts of 2015 by finishing first in the regular season and hosting the...

Pau sack Former All Blacks fly-half Tom Taylor

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Top-14 club Pau have sacked former All Blacks fly-half Tom Taylor.   Taylor left France to return home to New Zealand without the permission of the club during the coronavirus pandemic after...