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Lalakai Foketi re-signs with NSW Waratahs

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

The NSW Waratahs have continued to shape their roster ahead of the 2022 season, locking in the services of Lalakai Foketi for a further season.     The talented Waratahs centre, currently...

A history of penalty shootouts in rugby

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Saturday's Top 14 Access Match produced a rare occurrence in rugby as the game had to be decided on a shootout.    While knock out games in football will often go to penalty shootouts, the...

Watch: Steffon Armitage slots the match winning kick for Biarritz in a penalty shootout

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Not since the 2009 Champions Cup semi-final between Leicester Tigers and Cardiff has a top-flight European match or any top-flight match gone to a penalty shootout.   However, on Saturday that all...

The sorry stats behind Agen's 0-26 Top 14 season

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Agen will be playing their rugby in France's second division next season after a truly horrendous 2020/21 season.   The PRO D2 bound side made waves ahead of the season, snapping up the signings...

Wallaby lock saves Pau from Top 14 relegation in dramatic fashion

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Wallaby lock Matt Philip, who will return to Australia, scored twice in Pau's final Top 14 game of the season on Saturday to help his side to 41-25 win over Montpellier.   Capped nine times...

Why Nico Janse van Rensburg is one of the best selection calls from the Springboks

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Jacques Nienebar and Rassie Erasmus sprang a few surprises when naming the first Springbok since the Rugby World Cup in Japan.   The Springbok management team picked the entire Rugby World Cup-winning...

Toulouse and La Rochelle top the log after a thrilling final day in the Top 14

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Toulouse and La Rochelle finish the TOP14 regular season in first and second place respectively.   Emmanuel Meafou and Lucas Tauzin scored before the end of either half to secure a 10-21 win over...

What each teams needs in the final round of the TOP14

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The TOP14 enters the final round of the 2020/21 season this weekend and there is still plenty to play for.   Just four of the 14 teams head into the final round of the season with nothing on the...