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Mathieu Bastareaud calls time on his test career

14 hours ago by Ultimate Rugby

France International Mathieu Bastareaud has called time on his International career, a day after he missed out on France's squad to prepare for the Rugby World Cup in Japan.   Bastareaud was vice-captain...

Jacques Brunel comments on Mathieu Bastareaud's omission

1 day ago by Ultimate Rugby

France will head to the 2019 Rugby World Cup without Mathieu Bastareaud after their Six Nations vice-captain was left out of a 31-man squad.     Mathieu Bastareaud has been left out of France's...

Bastareaud left out of France's World Cup squad with three uncapped players included

1 day ago by Ultimate Rugby

France head coach Jacques Brunel has unveiled the list of the 37 players that will prepare for the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan.   31 players have been listed as "starters" for Japan...

Black Ferns touring squad for San Diego named

1 day ago by Ultimate Rugby

North Harbour prop Olivia Ward-Duin has been called in as injury cover for the Black Ferns squad for the 2019 Women’s Rugby Super Series, named today.   Head Coach Glenn Moore has selected...

Roux disappointed as Junior Boks go down in U20 Champsionship semi-final

1 day ago by Ultimate Rugby

Junior Springbok coach Chean Roux was bitterly disappointed on Monday as his team went down 20-7 against France in the World Rugby U20 Championship semi-final at the Racecourse Stadium in Rosario, which...

Elijah Niko signs for Ealing Trailfinders

2 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Ealing Trailfinders have announced the signing of Elijah Niko for the 2019/20 season.     The giant winger joins from Yorkshire Carnegie where he has impressed in the Championship after a...

Hurricanes welcome Tyrel Lomax on four-year deal

2 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Young All Blacks prop Tyrel Lomax has signed a four-year deal with the Hurricanes through until at least 2023.   Lomax will join the Hurricanes ahead of the 2020 Super Rugby competition.   The...

Toulouse's 'incredible generation' delights Mola

4 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

After Toulouse beat Clermont Auvergne to win the Top 14 title for the 20th time, Ugo Mola paid tribute to his players.     Toulouse coach Ugo Mola lauded the club's "incredible generation"...

Huget double leads Toulouse to Top 14 glory

4 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Toulouse won the Top 14 final for the first time in seven years thanks to Yoann Huget's double against Clermont Auvergne.     Yoann Huget scored a double as Toulouse overcame Clermont Auvergne...

Game breakers: Five battles that will decide the 'Dream' Top 14 Final

4 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Eleven years on and Toulouse and Clermont will clash in the TOP14 Final for the first time since 2008.    The re-run of the 2008 final promises to be an enthralling encounter with Clermont...