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Charles Ollivon to captain France against Japan, Ntamack and Dupont rested

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Charles Ollivon will take over the captain's armband for France's two-test series against Japan in July.   France head coach Fabien Galthie has named a 42-man squad to travel to Japan...

Top 14 Wrap: Castres top the standings, Toulouse crush Biarritz

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Castres finish the Top 14 regular season at the top of the table after beating Pau 16-26, securing a semi-final spot in doing so.   The seedings for the Top 14 playoffs were decided...

The Fijians and Samoans who could follow the likes of Piutau in trading test teams

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

On Friday, Tonga's head coach named his squad for the Pacific Nations Cup & World Cup Qualifier 2022 this July.     Included in his squad were the likes of Israel Folau, Charles...

This week's rumours, signings and re-signings

1 month 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...

The latest player movement and rumours

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

We recap some of the top stories, rumours and recently confirmed moves.         Gatland on the shortlist for USA job According to a report by the Daily...

Playoff spots on the line in the final round of the PRO D2

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

There is still plenty to play for the final round of the PROD2 on Thursday evening.   League leaders Mont-de-Marsan cemented the top spot on the table and head to Provence in final round action....

A history of penalty shootouts in rugby

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Saturday's Champions Cup quarter-final between Munster and Toulouse produced a rare occurrence in rugby as the game had to be decided on a shootout.    While knock out games in football...