Top 14

Sexton may Miss the Autumn

Fly-half Jonny Sexton faces a race against time to be fit for Ireland’s autumn international Test series after breaking his jaw in action with his French club Racing Metro.
2 September 2014

Sexton Eyes Leinester Return

Johnny Sexton is expected to complete a four-year deal to return from France to former club Leinster at the end of the coming season.
26 August 2014

Saracens open against Clermont

Saracens will open their European Rugby Champions Cup campaign by renewing hostilities with Clermont Auvergne, the French side they trounced to reach last term's Heineken Cup final.
15 August 2014

Balshaw Hangs up Boots

Iain Balshaw has announced his retirement from professional rugby.
14 July 2014

European Champions Cup Draw Made

English champions Northampton and Heineken Cup runners-up Saracens have been handed tough European draws next season.
10 June 2014

Gatland Issues Exiles Selection Warning

Wales Head Coach Warren Gatland has said that he may consider not selecting players based in England in the future.
14 May 2014

Hewitt agrees new Cardiff deal

Cardiff Blues centre Dafydd Hewitt will bring up a decade of service next season after completing a new contract with the Arms Park outfit.
30 April 2014

Habana: Stander's Irish Switch is a loss to Boks

World Cup Winner Bryan Habana has admitted that the change of nationality for Munster’s South African-born flanker CJ Stander is a real “loss” for the Boks, after the news broke that the forward has now qualified to play for Ireland through residency.
22 April 2014

New European deal 'win-win' - Griffiths

Saracens chief executive Ed Griffiths says the creation of the European Rugby Champions Cup is a 'win-win' situation for Northern Hemisphere rugby.
11 April 2014

Agreement reached on future of European rugby

The two-year deadlock on the future of top-flight European rugby is over and Bill Beaumont has hailed Ian Ritchie as a vital peace broker between the parties involved.
10 April 2014

Wilkinson Thinks Coaching will Help Extend Career

Jonny Wilkinson believes that his role as an unofficial coach at Toulon could help extend his career.
12 February 2014

Halfpenny Set for Toulon Move

Wales and British Lions full-back Leigh Halfpenny as of today looks set to sign for Toulon in the French Top 14.
23 January 2014

Pape: Imports Damaging France Team

Big-money imports to the Top 14 are damaging France's national team development, according to captain Pascal Pape.
22 January 2014

O'Connell Commits to Munster for Two Years

Ireland and Lions second-row Paul O’Connell has signed a new two-year deal with the IRFU to stay in Munster until at least June 2016; rejecting the lure of a move to France.
20 January 2014

Flood Tells His Side of the Story

For the first time Toby Flood has spoken-out about his decision to move from Leicester at the end of the season to France.
20 January 2014

O'Brien to Stay with Leinster

After much contention, Ireland flanker Sean O’Brien has agreed to stay on with three-times Heineken Cup winners Leinster.
16 January 2014

Armitage Pens New Toulon Deal

Full-back Delon Armitage has signed a two-year contract extension with French side Toulon, which lessens the likelihood of him playing for England in the 2015 World Cup.
18 December 2013

RFU Bust a Gut to Resolve Europe Crisis

The Rugby Football Union is confident European competition can be salvaged for next season with chief executive Ian Ritchie warning the alternative would be vastly inferior.
11 December 2013

Some Good News for Wales - Roberts Ready for Return

Welsh and British Lions star centre Jamie Roberts, who is currently applying his trade in France, looks set to make his first appearance in over three months when Racing Metro play Harlequins at the Twickenham Stoop on Sunday afternoon.
11 December 2013

The Differences Between English & French Rugby

England and France, neighbours, historical enemies and now united in the Rugby Champions Cup. The clubs on both sides of the channel are clear that they do not want to remain part of the Heineken Cup, at least in its current format.
6 October 2013