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Weekend Round Up

11 minutes ago by Ultimate Rugby

Sharks book last Currie Cup semi-final berth   The Sharks booked the last semi-final berth in the Currie Cup with a bonus-point 48-40 victory against a gutsy Blue Bulls outfit at Loftus Versfeld...

Bayonne stun Racing 92 on opening day, Toulouse beaten

1 day ago by Ultimate Rugby

There were shock wins for Bayonne and Bordeaux-Begles as the Top 14 returned for the 2019-20 season on Saturday.       Newly promoted Bayonne celebrated an opening-day upset as the...

Saracens begin their Champions Cup defence in Paris

2 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Defending Champions Cup champions Saracens will begin their defence against Racing 92 at Paris La Défense Arena on Sunday, 17 November.   The Pool 4 confrontation is only one of a host of...

Scotland make 14 changes to France at Murrayfield

4 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Scotland Head Coach, Gregor Townsend has shuffled his team to face France this weekend with full-back Stuart Hogg is the only player to be reselected in the starting Scotland side that lost 32-3 last...

Scotland release 4 players from Rugby World Cup squad

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Head Coach Gregor Townsend today released four players from Scotland’s Rugby World Cup training squad, reducing it to a 40-man group.     Glasgow Warriors pair Nick...

The Bulls recruit another former player for the 2020 Super Rugby season

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Bulls have continued their recruitment for next season with another former player returning to the franchise from France.   Former Springbok and Super Rugby winning lock Juandre Kruger...

2019/20 TOP 14 Fixtures Confirmed

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Toulouse will kick off their TOP14 defence with a visit to Bordeaux in the opening round of the 2019/20 season on 24 August 2019.   The opening round also sees Agen host Toulon, Montpellier travel...

Nasi Manu named in Tonga's 31-man Pacific Nations Cup squad

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Returning cancer survivor and Benetton Treviso forward Nasi Manu headlines Tonga’s 31-man squad for the upcoming Pacific Nations Cup.   The 31-year-old loose forward missed Benetton Treviso’s...

Scottish scrumhalf joins Finn Russell in Paris

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Scarlets scrumhalf Sam Hidalgo-Clyne has landed a new contract with French Top 14 giants Racing 92 following his loan at the Harlequins.   The Scottish scrum-half announced that he was leaving...

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

2 months 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...