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This week's rumours, signings and re-signings

8 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

We round up the week's latest rumours, signings, and re-signings.       PREMIERSHIP RUGBY   Bath Bath Rugby have confirmed the departure of a club legend with Semesa...

Toulouse confirm yet another new signing, reuniting brothers

8 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Toulouse are making moves to finalise their squad for next season with several players committing their futures to the Club as well as new players signing with the current Top 14 champions.   Their...

'Even my wife wouldn't dare do that to me!' - Mourad Boudjellal recounts a Bakkies Botha story

8 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Challenge Cup quarter-final between Toulon and London Irish has led to former Toulon president to reminisce on an incident between Bakkies Botha and Sylvain Marconnet.   In his latest column...

Mathieu Bastareaud to leave Lyon and return to Toulon

8 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Former France international Mathieu Bastareaud could return to Toulon next season.   However, his return to the club where he won a Top 14 title and three Champions Cup trophies could be in a coaching...

Jérémy Sinzelle to return to Toulon next season

8 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Trained in Toulon, Jérémy Sinzelle will return to the Rugby Club Toulonnais next season until 2025.     The 31-year-old left the RCT in 2012 to join the Stade Français-Paris,...

The Star-Studded XV of Top 14 players whose contracts are expiring

8 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The 2021/22 season is drawing to a close and several Top 14 players have their contracts expiring.   French website All Rugby has released a the list of players whose contracts are expiring...

French clubs battling on two fronts as Top 14 race heats up

8 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Six French clubs are in action across the Champions Cup and Challenge Cup quarter-finals this weekend but none have secured a playoff spot in the Top 14.   In the most competitive season since...

Rassie Erasmus' three ideas that 'could help the game kick on'

8 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Springbok Director of Rugby Rassie Erasmus has three ideas that 'could help the game kick on'.   In his latest column for the Daily Mail, Erasmus wrote that 'it’s impossible to expect...