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Japan's new domestic league is set to receive support from the Top 14

18 hours ago by Ultimate Rugby

Toulon and Lyon are two of the Top 14 clubs poised to collaborate with Japanese franchises in a new partnership as Japanese rugby looks to capitalise on their successful Rugby World Cup.     The...

Michael Cheika linked with Top 14 giants

19 hours ago by Ultimate Rugby

Now former Wallabies head coach Michael Cheika is being tipped to take over as Montpellier's director of rugby from Kiwi coach Vern Cotter.     Cheika quit after five years as Wallabies head...

Top 14 Highlights: Brive v Bordeaux-Bègles

2 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Brive earn a vital win against 2nd place Bordeaux. The win moves Brive into the top half of the table and they can get a grip on their season now. Bordeaux were always going to struggle after they went...

Top 14 Highlights: Clermont v Lyon

2 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

It is the first loss out of the 8 games so far for Lyon. There was not a single try scored but it was a kick at goal match from the beginning as if both teams knew that there would be little opportunity...

Top 14 Highlights: Pau v Castres

2 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Two converted tries and 2 penalty kicks to Pau in the first half versus the one converted try and one penalty goal to CO. On the second half their were another 2 tries and a 3 pointer for Pau and two tries...

Top 14 Highlights: Montpellier v Toulouse

2 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Montpellier fail to get the try bonus point in their win over the defending champions but they put in another fine display as their wingers grabbed a number of tries on the day. Ngandebe with a brace and...

Top 14 Highlights: Toulon v Bayonne

2 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Bayonne suffered just their third defeat of their season as they failed to pick up a victory over Toulon. The home side raced into 13-3 point lead after 20 minutes before Fajardo cut the lead to 13-6 just...

Lyon's unbeaten start halted at Clermont

2 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Lyon's unbeaten start to the Top 14 season came to a halt as Jake McIntyre's boot helped Clermont Auvergne to a 24-15 victory on Sunday.     The visitors, who played over half an hour with...

Diaby red proves costly as Bordeaux beaten by Brive

3 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Bordeaux-Begles could lose ground on Top 14 leaders Lyon after slipping to their second defeat in three matches at Brive.   Mahamadou Diaby's ninth-minute dismissal proved decisive as Christophe...