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France release 14 players ahead of Irish test

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

France head coach Fabien Galthie has rejoined the squad ahead of the round two Six Nations clash against Ireland this weekend.   Ahead of the test at the Stade de France, Galthie has released 14...

Virimi Vakatawa one of 14 players recalled ahead of Ireland test

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Racing 92 centre Virimi Vakatawa is one of 14 players who have been called into the France Six Nations squad to prepare for the test against Ireland on Saturday.   Vakatawa starred for Racing 92...

Blast from the Past: Escande kicks Toulon to victory over Stade Francais (2016)

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Eric Escande kicked 18 points as Toulon overcame Stade Francais 23-16 in a hard-fought Top 14 encounter at Stade Mayol.   Toulon climbed to third in the Top 14 as Eric Escande kicked them to a 23-16...

Fabien Galthie provides an update on star halfback duo

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Fabien Galthie says Antoine Dupont and Romain Ntamack are "doing well" after testing positive for COVID-19 ahead of the Six Nations.   Fabien Galthie provided an encouraging update on Antoine...

The 31 players who could make their test debut during the Six Nations

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The 2022 Six Nations kicks off next weekend, with the new year bringing new players who will look to make their mark on the test arena.   Defending Champions Wales have included three uncapped...

Champions Cup Round 4: The English Fixtures

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The English contingent face some stiff opposition this weekend after a reasonably successful Round 3. Harlequins, Wasps, Leicester, Exeter and Bristol Bears came away with wins while the unfortunate trio...

State of Play Champions Cup: The seven clubs who have secured a place in the knockouts

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Seven teams have booked their place in the round of 16 of the Champions Cup, with one round of the pool stages remaining.   Irish Provinces Ulster and Munster have secured their place in the knockouts...

Champions Cup Team of the Week

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Another thrilling weekend of Champions Cup Rugby has come and gone with several teams booking their place in the round of 16.   Harlequins were the first to book their place in the playoffs beating...

Champions Cup: The English Fixtures

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

As far as the English contingent is concerned, Quins find themselves in pole position in Pool B, followed in third by Leicester. In Pool A, they are represented at the top by Sale in third spot. In Round...