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O'Connell seals Toulon deal

Ireland captain Paul O'Connell has finalised his two-year deal to join triple European champions Toulon after the autumn's World Cup.
16 June 2015

Sekou Macalou and the prototypical player

“What rugby clubs are looking for these days, is a team full of Gavin Hastings clones. It’s not the game I played.”
12 June 2015

Toulouse tempting in abandoned Tuilagi

England bosses are "all in agreement" on refusing to select overseas-based stars despite Toulouse trying to prise Manu Tuilagi away from Leicester, according to RFU chief executive Ian Ritchie.
10 June 2015

Murray departs Glasgow for Top 14

Euan Murray has left Glasgow Warriors and will join newly-promoted French Top 14 side Pau next season on a two-year deal.
3 June 2015

Last-gasp defeat for Gloucester

Gloucester saw their hopes of European Champions Cup qualification ended in dramatic fashion at Sixways as they suffered a crushing last-gasp defeat.
1 June 2015

Clermont move for Strettle

Saracens have confirmed that David Strettle will join Clermont next season after the England wing agreed a three-year contract with the Top 14 club.
1 June 2015

Injured Davies to miss World Cup

Wales have suffered a major injury blow with the loss of centre Jonathan Davies from their 2015 World Cup campaign.
27 May 2015

Overseas stars set to miss out

Steffon Armitage and Nick Abendanon will miss out on England's World Cup training squad as Stuart Lancaster holds firm on his overseas-player selection policy.
20 May 2015

Saint-Andre omits Lopez and Thomas

France head coach Philippe Saint-Andre has omitted Clermont Auvergne fly-half Camille Lopez and Racing Metro wing Teddy Thomas from a 36-man World Cup training squad announced on Tuesday.
19 May 2015

Can ex-pat pair expect call?

Steffon Armitage and Nick Abendanon will soon discover if they have a potential role to play at the World Cup after England confirmed they will announce their initial training squad on May 20.
11 May 2015

European trophy treble for Toulon

Toulon made rugby union history at Twickenham as they clinched a hat-trick of European titles by defeating fellow French heavyweights Clermont Auvergne 24-18 in the Champions Cup final.
3 May 2015

Mitchell champions O'Connell move

Ireland captain Paul O'Connell would be "an invaluable addition" to Toulon, according to Australia wing Drew Mitchell.
29 April 2015

ERCC Challengers in 2015/16

When RC Toulon and Clermont Auvergne meet at Twickenham this weekend, it will mark the second time in three years that Europe’s premiere rugby tournament has been contested by two French sides, as well as the third year running that Europe’s flagship side will hail from the Top 14.
28 April 2015

Dallaglio: French rugby in crisis

Lawrence Dallaglio views the poor performance of English clubs in Europe as a "crisis" for French rugby rather than evidence of a gulf in class between the Aviva Premiership and Top 14.
7 April 2015

Tait set for Bayonne summer switch

French club Bayonne have announced the signings of England-capped back Mathew Tait on a two-year contract and All Black Tom Taylor, who has agreed a three-year deal.
2 March 2015

Armitage in police custody

Steffon Armitage is being held in custody at a French police station, his club Toulon have confirmed.
29 January 2015

Nakaitaci receives France call

Uncapped Clermont Auvergne winger Noa Nakaitaci has been included by France coach Philippe Saint-Andre in a preliminary 31-man RBS 6 Nations squad.
15 January 2015

Verdict delayed on Armitage appeal

Toulon full-back Delon Armitage must wait until Friday to discover the outcome of his appeal against the 12-week ban issued for using abusive language after his hearing was adjourned.
9 January 2015

TRU's Transfer Round Up

With 2015 now well under the way, transfers across the rugby world will start being announced thick and fast, as players plan their post-Rugby World Cup futures.
6 January 2015

Bordeaux recruit Ashley-Cooper

French club Bordeaux-Begles have announced the signing of Australia star Adam Ashley-Cooper.
17 December 2014