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Conrad Smith leaves France for New Zealand

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Two-time World Cup winner Conrad Smith has left his role as head of player development with French Top 14 side Pau having returned home to New Zealand, the club has confirmed.     "Forced...

HIGHLIGHTS: Toulouse v Pau

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Toulouse punish Pau to extend their winning run to eight games in the Top 14 and eleven games in all competitions. Toulouse turned on the style in the first half...

Top 14 weekend round up

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Top 14 didn't spring any major surprises so far.    With still two matches to go, here is a wrap up of some results.    Friday Night Top of the table Toulouse hosted Pau.  Toulouse...

The weekend's French domestic action: Round 22

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

As Round 22 of the Top 14 approaches, spots 1 to 4 of the overall stands are occupied by Toulouse, La Rochelle, Racing 92 and Clermont respectively.   This weekend, Toulouse will host Pau at Stade...

TOP 14 HIGHLIGHTS: Lyon Vs Pau

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Pau come from behind to secure a desperately needed win at Lyon. After a very tight first half, Lyon lead by just the one point. Pau were never out the game, but had to dig deep after Lyon went ahead...

CJ Stander targeted by French Top 14 club

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Speculation is mounting around the future of a number of Ireland stars with CJ Stander the latest to be linked with a move abroad as the IRFU come to the end of their negotiating period.   The former...

Six Nations: France Release Eight Players To Their Clubs

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

France head coach Fabien Galthie has trimmed his squad ahead of the weekend's Top 14 action.   As part of the performance partnership between the FFR and the LNR, the national team's boss is required...

Clermont eye 4th spot with win over Castres

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Stade Marcel Michelin will be the venue for Clermont’s much anticipated clash with Castres.   Clermont are knocking on the door of the top four, currently just four points behind Toulon, with...

Number 1 vs number 14: Toulouse vs Agen

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Agen face a tough task this weekend as Toulouse make the journey to take them on at Stade Armandie.   Toulouse have enjoyed a fantastic run of form of late which has catapulted them to the apex...