Ten years on, where are the 2009 Emerging Springboks now?

3 years ago by Ultimate Rugby

On the 23rd of June 2009, the Emerging Springboks piled the pressure on the British and Irish Lions, after the tourist lost the opening test to the Springboks, as they picked up 13 all draw.     We...

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

3 years 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...

Charlie Ngatai turns from villain to hero in Top 14 Playoff

3 years ago by Ultimate Rugby

Former Chiefs and All Blacks' centre Charlie Ngatai led Lyon to the Top 14 semi-finals with a match-winning try against Montpellier on Saturday.   However, Ngatai was part of the reason that Lyon...

Monday Morning Round Up

3 years ago by Ultimate Rugby

Matt Proctor's Super Rugby season is over while Fifita is cited   Following the Hurricanes 30-17 win over the Sharks in Durban, The Hurricanes will be without the services of centre Matt Proctor.   The...

Top 14 Highlights: Lyon v Montpellier

3 years ago by Ultimate Rugby

It was a close game with both teams being one score from each other for most of the match until the end. Montpellier lost it right at the end. Lyon will face Clermont next weekend in the second phase...

Top 14 winger takes dramatic fall after breakdown contact

3 years ago by Rugby Dump

Montpellier winger Timoci Nagusa appeared to simulate an injury in the build up to Lyon’s first try in Saturday’s Top 14 play-off quarter-finals.

Wisniewski's kicking on point as Lyon book semi-final berth

3 years ago by Ultimate Rugby

Lyon booked a Top 14 semi-final against Clermont after a hard-fought 21-16 victory over Montpellier on Saturday.     Jonathan Wisniewski shone as Lyon set up a Top 14 semi-final clash with...

La Rochelle change tactics to stun Racing 92

3 years ago by Ultimate Rugby

La Rochelle stunned Racing 92 13-19 in the Top 14 barrage to book their place in the Top 14 semi-finals against Toulouse.   La Rochelle snuck into the Top 14 barrage along with Montpellier in the...

Toulon end Castres' reign, La Rochelle and Montpellier seal play-off spots

3 years ago by Ultimate Rugby

There will be a new Top 14 champion after Castres missed out on a top-six finish with a final-day defeat to Toulon.     Castres' reign as Top 14 champions is over after they were beaten...

Top 5 signings of the Top 14 season

3 years ago by Ultimate Rugby

With the Top 14 heading into the final round of the Top 14 season Toulouse and Clermont have claimed automatic semi-final spots while Lyon, Racing 92, Castres and La Rochelle are all in with a chance of...