Ma’a Nonu of the All Blacks will join Toulon next season.  Photograph:  Stu Forster/Getty Images

Former Italy and Stade Francais outhalf Diego Dominguez will succeed Bernard Laporte as Toulon coach for the 2016-17 season and New Zealand centre Ma(...)

Matt Giteau was voted best player in France last season as Toulon won the Top 14 and Heineken Cup double. Photograph: Remy Gabalda/ AFP/Getty Images

As the cards fell badly this week for Paddy Jackson and his international career, the arrival of Toulon and Matt Giteau to Belfast seems freighted wit(...)

 Steffon Armitage could be set for a return to England to try and revive his international career. Photograph:  Nick Laham/Getty Images

Steffon Armitage is on the verge of an unforeseen return home to the English Premiership from Toulon. The flanker is rapidly running out of time if he(...)

For Munster to keep the ball on or beyond the gain line against Toulon in Marseille. James Downey (with ball, above), in particular, must get flat, quick ball ad nauseam. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

I’ve a different view on Leinster’s performance against Toulon. It was said by themselves and others they didn’t land a punch; but in not conce(...)

Munster head coach  Rob Penney: “The one thing that I’d like to think the Munster boys have now is a belief in themselves.” Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

After beating Toulouse, Rob Penney revealed they had seen consistent pictures of where they could attack the four-time champions. Exhausting them t(...)

Toulon outhalf Jonny Wilkinson: doubt against Munster with hamstring injury. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Toulon warmed up for their meeting with Munster on Sunday by pushing Perpignan on towards the verge of relega(...)

 Leinster’s Jimmy Gopperth kicks clear during their Heineken Cup quarter-final at the  Stade FŽlix Mayol, Toulon.  “They put a lot of pressure on our set-piece. We didn’t really get front-foot ball. Photograph: Inpho

In stark contrast to his valedictory farewell to international rugby, this was not how Brian O’Driscoll would have envisaged ending his associa(...)

Bakkies Botha of Toulon will miss the Leinster game, as will Ali Williams. Photograph:  John Berry/Getty Images

Toulon will be without Ali Williams and Bakkies Botha for Sunday’s Heineken Cup quarter-final against Leinster at the Stade Felix Mayol (4.30pm(...)

Matt O’Connor was yesterday adamant that Saturday’s match-winner, Brian O’Driscoll, didn’t suffer concussion. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho 2:58

Leinster and Munster emerged grateful for seemingly emerging relatively unscathed from their annual warm-up for the Heineken Cup knock-out stag(...)

 France’s Nicolas Mas. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Nicolas Mas stormed out of a press conference today as French unrest boiled over ahead of Saturday’s RBS 6 Nations title decider with Ireland (...)