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Lions Legends - Martin Johnson

5 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

The year was 2001, the place; Parc des Princes in Paris. Stade Francais had formed an attacking maul approaching Leicester’s 22m line in the Heineken Cup final. Stade Francais’s number 8, Christophe...

The Incredible List Of Talented Players Whose Top 14 Contracts Are Expiring At The End Of The Season

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Top 14 is currently on pause and as it stands a number of players will not be afforded the time to prove they deserve a contract extension by the end of the season.   Bi-weekly rugby newspaper,...

Cheika still choked by Australia's failure to land trophy targets in his reign

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Michael Cheika admitted he vacated the Australia hotseat with deep regret at failing to achieve his personal targets.     The Wallabies were Rugby World Cup finalists under Cheika's leadership...

The Top 10 Highest Earners in Rugby Union

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

When Rugby Union turned professional on 26 August 1995, it is doubtful that those involved in the game, either directly or at a distance, could have conceived of the salaries which some players are taking...

French Top14 - Round 17 Results and Stats Leaders

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

As is characteristic in the French Top 14, viewers were treated to some thrilling displays of rugby.   The most noteworthy results saw Racing 92 enjoy a crushing victory over La Rochelle while Toulon...

Saints announce quartet of contract renewals

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Northampton Saints can today confirm that Harry Mallinder, Tom Collins, Paul Hill and Ahsee Tuala have all signed new deals to remain at Franklin’s Gardens.   The quartet boast just under...

French Top 14- Week 16 Round Up

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Not allowing the Six Nations to put a dampener on the competition, the French clubs put on a fine show of skill and excitement in a hard-fought Round 16.       Pau’s Lucas Rey...

Bordeaux beat Clermont to extend lead, La Rochelle topple Toulon

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Bordeaux Begles gave another demonstration of their Top 14 title credentials with a bonus-point win over Clermont Auvergne.     Geoffrey Cros grabbed a double as Top 14 leaders Bordeaux...

Weekend Round Up

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Big wins for Munster, Connacht and Leinster while Ulster fall to Ospreys   Munster demolished the Southern Kings last night 68-3 in an embarrassingly one-sided game at Irish Independent Park, amassing...

Bordeaux-Begles back on top after victory over Lyon, La Rochelle stunned

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Lyon surrendered first place in Top 14 as they lost away to Bordeaux-Begles, who won a contest that was closer than the scoreline suggests.       Bordeaux-Begles scored two tries in...