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Top 14 - France's finest ready themselves for battle in Round 11

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Round 11 of the French Top 14 kicks off this evening with a cracker as Clermont host Montpellier at Stade Marcel Michelin. Clermont enjoyed a good win in Round 10, thumping Castres 40-14, while Montpellier...

The New Look France: The new faces in the squad

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

The new year saw change in France as Fabien Galthie took over the head coaching role and brought in the likes of Shaun Edwards in to assist him and bring new life to Les Bleus after a disappointing...

Fabien Galthie makes 13 changes for Les Bleus' Italian Test

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Flyhalf Matthieu Jalibert and Teddy Thomas are the only the only starters from France's win over Scotland who will start again this weekend against Italy.   The reasoning for this is a...

TOP 14 HIGHLIGHTS: Pau Vs Toulouse

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Toulouse had to dig deep to come from behind and earn a good win away at Pau. Zak Holmes was the difference as his boot gave Toulouse the win. Pau were impressive and will be largely disappointed as to...

Preview: La Rochelle v Clermont

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Round 8 saves its best for last, concluding with a mouth-watering, top of the table clash as Clermont travel to Stade Marcel-Deflandre where La Rochelle lie in wait.   The hosts, occupying second...

Is the return of Parra and Lopez on the cards? Who France could turn to for the Autumn Nations Cup

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Fabien Galthie will be forced to test France's depth over the Autumn Nations Cup this year after an agreement between the French national team and the TOP14 clubs that players could only play two...

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

2 months 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...

Clermont v Stade Francais headlines an exciting weekend of action in France

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

While all eyes will be on the Champions and Challenge Cup Finals this weekend, there is still plenty of action in France with six fixtures taking place in round five of the competition.   Toulouse...