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Hendré Stassen facing four-year ban

17 hours ago by Ultimate Rugby

Stade Français lock Hendre Stassen is facing a ban between two to four years after testing positive for a banned substance during a random screening.     According to Stade...

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

2 weeks 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...

RC Toulon sign Italy captain Sergio Parisse following his departure from Stade Francais

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Toulon have continued to finalise their squad for next season and have been boosted by the signature of the most capped Italian international, Sergio Parisse.   Stade Francais confirmed, on Friday,...

Sergio Parisse to cut ties with Stade Francais

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Stade Francais has confirmed that Italy captain Sergio Parisse will leave the club following 15 years at Stade Jean-Bouin.     📃Communiqué officiel - Vendredi 28 juin 2019#SFParis —...

Edinburgh sign South African scrumhalf Nic Groom

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Edinburgh have continued to strengthen their squad ahead of next season with the signing of South African scrum-half, Nic Groom.   Groom, 29, joins from Super Rugby side Lions and brings a wealth...

James Haskell looks back on his illustrious career

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

World Rugby has put together a tribute to the former England back-rower James Haskell following his decision to retire from professional rugby.   A charismatic and entertaining personality, Haskell will...

Former France Captain Retires

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Former France captain and hooker Dimitri Szarzewski has announced his retirement from all rugby due to the effects of an accumulation of injuries.   "All these years, I haven't been saved from injuries,...

Stade Francais Legend Signs Off In Style

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Ahead of their final match of the season, Stade Francais confirmed that club stalwart Julien Arias had not re-signed for the club for the 2019/20 season.   A veteran of 15 seasons at Paris club,...

Argentina name Rugby Championship squad

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Argentina head coach Mario Ledesma has named a 46-man squad for the Rugby Championship and World Cup that includes five European-based players.       Ledesma has decided...

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

1 month 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...