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Weekly Round Up

3 hours ago by Ultimate Rugby

Blues star Sotutu ends speculation with a new deal:     Blues' star looseforward Hoskins Sotutu will remain at the Blues until at least 2022. The 21-year-old has added a further two...

Reports suggest that French clubs have agreed to reduce salary caps

2 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

A vote on Wednesday will confirm the new salary caps for the TOP14 and PROD2, the top two club competitions in France, according to a report by RugbyRama.   The organising body of French professional...

Former Scotland captain Greig Laidlaw joins Japanese club

4 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Former Scotland captain, Greig Laidlaw has signed a deal to join Japanese Top League side NTT Shining Arcs along with Australians' Anaru Rangi and Liam Gill.   In January, it was confirmed...

The Hurricanes sign former Blues' pivot Simon Hickey

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Hurricanes backline is set to be bolstered with the signing of first-five Simon Hickey. Originally from Auckland, the 26-year-old made a name for himself as the Captain of the Kings College 1st...

Plans for Global Season "Dead in the Water" After French Opposition

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

According to a report from thetimes.co.uk, the notion of world rugby possibly adopting a global season format has been dashed as a result of stiff opposition from French clubs.   The Ligue National...

Biggest moves and transfer rumours of the week

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

A busy week on the player market this week saw the likes of Gloucester, Leinster and Harlequins all release squad updates while there were a number of confirmed signings across Europe.   We...

Gabriel Ibitoye set for shock move to France - reports

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

TOP 14 strugglers Agen have been linked with the major cope of Harlequins' winger Gabriel Ibitoye according to a report by French newspaper Midi Olympique.   Agen have finished the...

Bulls sign Jan Uys from Top 14 club Brive

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Blue Bulls have confirmed the signing of 26-year-old lock forward Jan Uys from French Top 14 club CA Brive who will join the Bulls as of 1 July.   Uys spent the last few seasons with CA Brive...

TOP14 To Adopt Marquee System And Adjust Salary Cap

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

English clubs have recently agreed to drop their current salary cap from the 2021/22 season from £6.4 million to £5 million down with France likely to follow suit.   However,...

Montpellier could face punishment having reportedly disguised the salaries of Johan Goosen and other star players

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Montpellier have long been in the sights of the TOP14 salary cap manager but recent developments could see the club face punishment.     Last week French newspaper Midi Olympique...