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The New Look France: The new faces in the squad and how Les Bleus could line up against Italy

1 day 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...

TOP 14 HIGHLIGHTS: Pau Vs Toulouse

1 week 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...

TOP 14 RD 8 HIGHLIGHTS: Racing 92 Vs Pau

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

A 76th minute conversion by Trinh-Duc gave the home side a nailbiting win against Pau when the game looked set to go the way of the visitors. Beale was causing troubles for Racing 92 with some great...

WATCH: Sergio Parisse's brilliant cross kick

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Toulon ran out 35-19 victors over Brive in their TOP14 clash on Friday evening.   The bonus point victory was Toulon's fourth win of the new season with Gervais Cordin, Erwan Dridi (2) and Thomas...

Preview: La Rochelle v Clermont

2 weeks 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

3 weeks 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 RD 7 HIGHLIGHTS: Pau Vs La Rochelle

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

La Rochelle survived a second half come back from Pau to take the points at the Stade du Hameau. A blistering first half looked to have wrapped up the game for La Rochelle. However Pau came out...

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...

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

1 month 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...

Challenge Cup Final: Teams and Preview

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

With Bristol Bears and RC Toulon reaching the final, a new name will go on the trophy following Friday evening’s decider in Aix-en-Provence. Bristol, in their first final, and Toulon in their third...