Posts Tagged "Toulon"

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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The news of Israel Folau’s possible move to France after the 2015 Rugby World Cup has been on my mind for a few days now.

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Jonny Wilkinson’s final rugby match in Britain ended in joy for the England great as reigning champions Toulon beat Saracens 23-6 in the European Cup final at Cardiff’s Millennium Stadium on Saturday.

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Jonny Wilkinson said playing alongside “inspirational” former Australian centre Matt Giteau had convinced him now was the right time to retire.

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Reigning champions Toulon beat Saracens 23-6 to win the 2014 European Cup rugby final at Cardiff’s Millennium Stadium on Saturday.

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Defending champions Castres will play European champions Toulon in a repeat of the 2013 French championship final after they edged Montpellier 22-19 in an engrossing extra-time encounter in Lille on Saturday.

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Holders Toulon reached the European Cup final with a 24-16 defeat of two-time winners Munster in a pulsating encounter in Marseille on Sunday.

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This weekend sees two titanic clashes as the last ever Heineken Cup gets down to the final four.

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Exiled Wallaby James O’Connor looks set to join European champions Toulon next season, putting his 2015 Rugby World Cup in doubt.

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England rugby legend Jonny Wilkinson rounded off the perfect weekend after being named European player of the year on Sunday, a day after captaining Toulon to European Cup victory.

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World Cup winning fly-half Jonny Wilkinson has signed a one-year contract extension with Toulon, the French Top 14 club says on their internet site.

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Jonny Wilkinson starred for Toulon as they kept their European Cup hopes alive after disposing of Leicester 21-15 on Sunday, while twice winners Munster also progressed to the semi-finals after an 18-12 win at Harlequins.

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Jonny Wilkinson kicked 17 points for Toulon as the Top 14 leaders ended a four-match losing streak away from home on Saturday with a 43-11 rout of Stade Francais.

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Former Australia captain Rocky Elsom signed for French Top 14 leaders Toulon on Friday as a replacement for Stephane Munoz, who has been ruled out of the rest of the season after fracturing an eye socket.

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Last night I caught the second half of the French Top 14 Final. Toulose beat Toulon 18-12 in a gripping match. It was 12 all with about 15 minutes to go.

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