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Seventh heaven for Lyon, Toulouse defeat Castres

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Lyon racked up an impressive seventh win from as many Top 14 matches this season and champions Toulouse earned a timely win against Castres.     Jean-Marc Doussain impressed with the boot,...

Lyon beat Bordeaux to extend lead, Stade stay bottom

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Lyon moved five points clear at the summit of the Top 14 table with a thrilling 25-23 win over second-placed Bordeaux-Begles, while Castres thumped bottom side Stade Francais on Saturday.   The...

Lyon concede first tries of season in fifth straight win

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Lyon remain unbeaten in the Top 14 after swatting aside struggling Racing 92, though they did concede their first tries of the season.   Noa Nakaitaci, Hamza Kaabeche and Thibaut Regard all crossed...

Top 14 Highlights: Lyon vs Brive

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Lyon maintained their unbeaten start to the season with a 59-3 home hammering of Brive in round 4 of the French Top14. Lyon went over for an early try, with Brive pulling three points back with a...

Lyon & Bordeaux win in routs as Toulouse suffer another defeat

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The top two in the Top 14 claimed huge victories to stay unbeaten as both the defending champions and last year's runners-up were beaten.       Lyon and Bordeaux Begles continued...

Top 14 Highlights: Montpellier v La Rochelle

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Hard fought win for the home side tonight. Came into this game needing a victory and they did well to earn it. 30 - 16 was the final score after Montpellier found themselves trailing 13 - 6 at half time....

Brive stun Top 14 runners-up Clermont in milestone derby as Toulouse get off the mark

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Brive claimed their first victory of the Top 14 campaign as they shocked last season's runners-up and local rivals Clermont Auvergne 28-21 on Sunday.     Promoted Brive hit the front early...

France Name Rugby World Cup Squad

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Jacques Brunel has confirmed France's 31-man Rugby World Cup squad.   Back rower Louis Picamoles will participate in his third World Cup having featured in 2011, 2015 and will retire from...

Top 14 Highlights: Agen v Brive

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

No tries were scored in the first half of the match but 3 penalties made it over the poles, two 3 pointers for Agen and one 3 pointer for Brive. The first try was scored by Agen in the early minutes of...

Bayonne brought back down to earth by Clermont

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Bayonne could not follow up their opening-day win over Racing 92 with another Top 14 victory despite an outstanding first half at home to Clermont Auvergne on Saturday.   The newly promoted side...