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

3 months 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 months 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...

Watch: Aaron Cruden almost ended Montpellier's playoffs hopes before a tighthead prop saved the day

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Montpellier kept their hopes of making the TOP14 playoffs alive on Sunday as claimed a bonus point victory over Stade Francais.    La Rochelle's loss to Lyon on Saturday meant that Montpellier...

Bordeaux collapse to costly defeat, Stade hopes dashed by Montpellier

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Bordeaux Begles' hopes of securing a Champions Cup place and a spot in the Top 14 play-offs evaporated in dramatic fashion as they threw away a 29-point lead to lose 43-36 to Toulouse, who are now...

Top 14 Highlights: Racing 92 vs Stade Francais

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Stade Francais outplayed the home team Racing 92 but only just. It was a nail biting result and Stade were the underdogs. Both teams can m,ake the pklayoffsstill and Stade Francais have done themselves...

Galthie to take over as France head coach

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Fabien Galthie will replace Jacques Brunel as France head coach after the Rugby World Cup. French Rugby Federation president Bernard Laporte on Sunday announced that the former Les Bleus scrum-half...

Raphael Ibanez set to manage France post Rugby World Cup

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Former hooker and captain Raphael Ibanez will take over as manager of France following the 2019 World Cup, he told AFP on Friday.   The 46-year-old said he had been offered the...