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Report: Challenge and Champions Cup competitions to abandon group stages

2 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

The makeup of the Challenge and Champions Cup is set for a radical shake-up with the group stages poised to be abandoned, according to a report by The Guardian.   According to The Guardian,...

Galthie names 37-man squad for 2021 Six Nations

4 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

France has named a 37-man squad which sees Racing 92 winger Taofifenua being rewarded for his eight tries in 11 matches this season while centre Delbouis, 21, has also been selected ahead of Les Bleus’...

Mouth-watering Top 14 battle as La Rochelle take on Racing 92

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

A cracking encounter awaits fans of the French Top 14 in the opening game of the 14th round as Racing 92 play host to La Rochelle.   The visitors are enjoying the summit of the overall standings...

Champions Cup and Challenge Cup Rounds 3 and 4 Referee Appointments

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Nika Amashukeli of Georgia will make his debut as a Champions Cup referee when he takes charge of the Round 3 fixture between Pool B joint-leaders, Racing 92, and Harlequins at Paris La Défense...

‘World Class' Hamish Watson Signs Edinburgh Extension

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Edinburgh Head Coach Richard Cockerill today hailed the re-signing of ‘world class’ Edinburgh and Scotland back-row forward Hamish Watson, who has committed to a new long-term contract...

The Scramble for Goosen

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

The seemingly imminent return to South Africa of Springbok fly-half Johan Goosen has raised questions about where exactly he will settle and which jersey he will don.   Goosen, 28, currently plies...

WATCH: Finn Russell and Simon Zebo combine to beat Clermont at the death

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Racing 92 claimed their fourth TOP14 victory in a row with a win at the Stade Marcel Michelin in round 13 of the TOP14.   The Parisian club needed a late Simon Zebo try to sink Clermont with...

A big battle set for Twickenham Stoop as Quins prepare to poke the Bears

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Harlequins and Bristol Bears will kick off proceedings in Round 4 of the Premiership when they do battle at the Twickenham Stoop.   The first two rounds of the European contest was not kind to Quins,...

Weekend of Irish derbies: Munster vs Leinster / Connacht vs Ulster

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Irish fans can settle in for a festive weekend bringing them two great derbies as Munster host Leinster and Ulster take on Connacht.   Munster vs Leinster:   One of the game’s favourite...