Castres interntaional outhalf and captain Rémi Talès who at the end of this season will join the exodus of key players from the club. Photograph: Remy Gabalda/AFP/Getty Images

Jack Kerouac once observed “great things are not accomplished by those who yield to trends, fads and popular opinion”. The players and management of C(...)

New Zealand outhalf Dan Carter is being lined up as a possible replacement for Johnny Sexton at Racing Metro. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

According to media reports in New Zealand and sources in Paris, Racing Metro 92 are expected to announce this week that Dan Carter will join them afte(...)

Jonathan Sexton in action at an Ireland training session. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho. I

Keith Earls has been ruled out of Ireland’s opening November Test match against Samoa with patellar tendonitis of the knee, but outhalf Jonathan Sexto(...)

Racing Metro’s Jonathan Sexton is starting to feel the effects of a heavy workload.

After limited holidays, an off-season scarcely worth the name and a very heavy workload in the first two months of the season, Jonathan Sexton has und(...)

Rory Kockott

A week ago last season’s beaten Heineken Cup finalists rested most of their key men with one eye on a return to European fare. Content enough to emerg(...)

Racing Metro’s Jonathan Sexton during the Top 14 match against Brive on Saturday at the Marcel Deflandre stadium, La Rochelle, western France. Photograph: Xavier Leoty/AFP/Getty Images

The sun blazed, the band played and in the breezy coastal port town of La Rochelle a rusty Johnny Sexton and an even rustier Racing Metro kicked off t(...)