Top 14

Pools confirmed for the 2020/21 Champions Cup Season

2 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Champions Cup holders, Exeter Chiefs, will play against Toulouse and Glasgow Warriors in the pool stage of the 2020/21 Heineken Champions Cup following the tournament Pool Draw which was held today (Wednesday...

The best of the weekend's TOP14 action: A Paris derby and two teams licking their wounds

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

With the action continuing in France this weekend with round 6 of the TOP14, we have picked out two of the best clashes to keep an eye on this weekend.   Toulon v Castres:   Round 6 opens...

Top 14: Round 5's results & stand-out players

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

There were some big results and battered bodies at the end of Round 5 in the Top 14 as the French rugby scene showed off its best.   La Rochelle opened proceedings with a 62-3 thrashing of rivals...

New winners to be crowned in Europe this weekend

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

There will be new ribbons on both the Heineken Champions Cup and European Rugby Challenge Cup trophies this weekend as the 2019/20 season comes to a thrilling finale some 337 days after it had started. First-time...

Alivereti Raka banned for 5 weeks

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Clermont winger Alivereti Raka has been banned for 5 weeks following his dangerous tackle on scrum-half Paul Abadie in the Top 14 Round 3 victory against Agen.     Raka...

Takulua Hopes Final Will Be A Launchpad For Future Honours

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Tongan and Toulon scrumhalf Tane Takulua hopes that Friday night’s European Rugby Challenge Cup final will be a launchpad for bigger honours next season.   Toulon have won the Champions Cup...

Wales could face a severely understrength French side

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Wales and France are set to face off in less than two weeks in what has been dubbed as a warm up test match ahead of the resumption of the Six Nations and the Autumn Nations Cup.   However,...

Champions Cup Pool Draw for 2020/21 season to take place on 28 October

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Pool Draw for the Heineken Champions Cup will be staged in Lausanne for the third successive year on Wednesday 28 October when Europe’s elite clubs will find out who their opponents will be for...

Top 14 Preview - Racing 92 vs Toulouse

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

This evening, French Top 14 fans are treated to a mouth-watering clash as Toulouse travel to Paris La Defense Arena to square up to Racing 92.   Racing enjoyed a bye in Round 3 while Toulouse busied...

Joe Schmidt takes up a role with World Rugby

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

World Rugby has announced the appointment of Joe Schmidt as the organisation’s Director of Rugby and High Performance.   Schmidt will head up a new department in the international federation...