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(...)

Brian O’Driscoll walks off with his teammates after beating Toulouse away from home in the 2006 Heineken Cup quarter-final. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

With Toulon currently the Everest of European rugby, Leinster’s evolution in France sees them attempt to scale the highest peak tomorrow. It’s also(...)

It is understood that Jamie Heaslip, who became the highest paid rugby player in Ireland after signing a three-year deal in 2011, does not want to leave Dublin. Photograph: INPHO/Morgan Treacy

Jamie Heaslip has opened talks with the richest club in world rugby, Toulon, after negotiations with the IRFU stalled, The Irish Times has learned.Hea(...)

The win that turned the tide as Munster players including Marcus Horan, David Wallace, Jason Holland and Peter Stringer  celebrate the semi-final success over Toulouse in 2000. Photograph: Bob Edme/AP Photo

There is an element of French rugby that seems to run in Munster’s veins. Since they lost 19-12 away to Castres at Stade Antoine Beguere in the first (...)

Leinster’s Zane Kirchner skips away from a tackle by Northampton Saints’ Ken Pisi during the Heineken Cup win last Saturday. Photograph: Tony marshall/PA Wire

“Kirchner has divided opinion. Does he have the creative qualities to lead a Springbok counter-attack against the Wallabies? Or does his selection at (...)

The  Exeter players show their disappointment at the final whistle after the 14-9 defeat at Sandy Park. Photograph:  Michael Steele/Getty Images

Outhalf Johnny Wilkinson, who had already missed 11 points, landed a 30-metre drop goal five minutes from time as holders Toulon moved to the top of H(...)

Ospreys lock Ian Evans will join Toulon on a three-year deal. Photograph: Warren Little/Getty Images

Heineken Cup holders Toulon have announced the signing of Wales international lock Ian Evans. Toulon confirmed Evans’s capture in an announcement on t(...)

Philippe Saint-Andre:  “They are lusty fellows, they are up for a fight, very strong in the one-to-one situations so we tried to mix pace and power.”

France manager Philippe Saint-Andre resisted any temptation to make wholesale changes to the side who lost to New Zealand when he named his team to fa(...)

 South Africa fullback Willie Le Roux  dives over for a try during the international against Scotland  at Murrayfield. Photograph:  David Rogers/Getty Images

Scotland 0 South Africa 28: Scotland suffered a painful shut-out defeat to South Africa as they were utterly outclassed at Murrayfield.The home side l(...)

Brian O’Driscoll attempts to evade  Adi Jacob. Photograph: Inpho/Billy Stickland

South Africa 28 Lions 25June 27th, 2009, Pretoria A seventh successive test match defeat for the Lions, but there was no shame in this one. They put t(...)

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