Posts Tagged "Toulon"

Australian Rugby Union boss Bill Pulver says he’s confident Matt Giteau will be able to play in next month’s Rugby Championship despite a tense stand-off with French club Toulon over his availability.

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The NSW Waratahs might have decided against offering a contract to Jarryd Hayne, but the code-hopping superstar could still be set to try his hand at rugby union.

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Racing Metro, reduced to 14 men after the early sending-off of France scrumhalf Maxime Machenaud, produced a remarkable performance to beat Toulon 29-21 and win the French Top 14 final for the first time in 26 years on Friday.

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Japan fullback Ayumu Goromaru, who suffered a season-ending shoulder injury this month, has reached an agreement on a switch to French club Toulon from the Queensland Reds, Japanese media reported on Sunday.

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French rugby union club Toulon says Australia back Drew Mitchell needs an operation for a groin injury and will miss the rest of the season.

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Steffon Armitage’s prospects of making an England rugby comeback have receded after coach Eddie Jones denied speaking with the Toulon flanker and mocked the French club’s comic book owner Mourad Boudjellal.

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French club Toulon is again making life tricky for Australia’s rugby sevens squad as they wait to learn whether Quade Cooper is available for their final two world series tournaments.

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Sonny Bill Williams is reportedly close to returning to French rugby club Toulon for part of the 2016-17 season.

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Former Wallabies back James O’Connor has denied French media reports he suffered a heart attack on the Toulon team bus last weekend.

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Toulon’s Australian wing James O’Connor will be sidelined for at least three weeks after feeling unwell and undergoing hospital checks. “James O’Connor felt unwell in the bus taking the team back from the Oyonnax game (last Sunday),” Toulon coach Bernard Laporte told RMC radio on Friday. “The medical staff decided to take him to hospital […]

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Former Wallaby George Smith’s Wasps have booked their place in the European Champions Cup quarter-finals with a crushing 51-10 home victory over Leinster on Saturday.

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Toulon president Mourad Boudjellal has launched an audacious bid to see his three-time European champions join the English Premiership.

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Former Wallaby Drew Mitchell’s stoppage-time try denied Wasps an historic win over European champions Toulon on Sunday afternoon.

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Former Wallaby James O’Connor has helped Toulon secure a 21-17 win over Pau in the Top 14, scoring two tries.

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After impressing in his Top 14 debut against Montpelier a fortnight ago, Quade Cooper had a forgettable night at the RICOH Arena as Toulon were thumped 32-6 by Wasps in Pool 5 of the Champions Cup.

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The news that James O’Connor had been released by the Reds and was heading back to Europe brought back a taste of the venom that has tainted Australian rugby for a decade.

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I was not a Matt Giteau fan. Let me put that out there.

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Quade Cooper, Ma’a Nonu, Salesi Ma’afu, Charles Ollivon, Samu Manoa, Jonathan Pelissie, Paul O’Connell and now Israel Folau? Just when you thought the European champions couldn’t get any better, Top 14 champions Toulon are about to get stronger.

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Toulon are set to face Clermont in the final of the inaugural European Rugby Champions Cup. The ERCC is the revamped Heineken Cup.

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Quade Cooper is “deciphering” the new Wallabies eligibility rules and will make a decision on his future in the next fortnight, his manager Khoder Nasser says.

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