Anthony Allen of Leicester is tackled by Mathieu Bastareaud during Toulon’s 23-8 victory over  Leicester Tigers at Felix Mayol Stadium

POOL 1 Saracens made it back-to-back wins over Sale to move top of Pool One in the European Champions Cup, but missed out on a bonus point as t(...)

Wales fullback Leigh Halfpenny is tackled by South Africa’s Cornal Hendricks during the  match at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff.  Photograph:   David Davies/PA

Wales 12 South Africa 6 Wales finally cracked the code of success against major southern hemisphere opposition as fullback Leigh Halfpenny’s relentles(...)

The All Blacks perform the haka before the Intenational match against Wales on Saturday. Photograph: Phil Walter/Getty Images

Wales star Alun-Wyn Jones believes New Zealand are “probably 20 minutes ahead of everybody else” after signing off in Europe before next year’s wor(...)

Jerome Kaino’s try proved to be the game changer sparking a late Welsh capitulation

Wales 16 New Zealand 34World champions New Zealand staged a storming second-half display to dash Wales’ hopes of claiming a famous victory at the Mill(...)

 Australia fullback Israel Folau  escapes the challenge of Wales’ Alex Cuthbert to score the first of his two tries in the autumn international at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff. Photograph:   Michael Steele/Getty Images

Wales 28 Australia 33Wales’ excruciating agony against the southern hemisphere heavyweights continued in Cardiff as they suffered a 10th successive lo(...)

George North takes part in a Wales training session at the Millennium stadium. Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images

George North will start his second match in the centre for Wales on Saturday when their World Cup group rivals Australia visit the Millennium Stadium (...)

Ulster’s Paddy Jackson and Craig Gilroy tackle Mathieu Bastareaud of Toulon during the European Rugby Champions Cup clash  at Kingspan Stadium. Photograph:  Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Ulster 13 Toulon 23Ulster were unlocked by European champions Toulon at Kingspan Stadium to lose only the second of their last 18 home Pool stage matc(...)

Toulon beat both Munster and Leinster on the way to defending their European crown last season. Photograph:   Billy Stickland/Inpho 4:58

No less than having the offices in Dublin, there’s little doubt that five Irish Heineken Cup wins in a seven-year period (2006 to 2012) did not go (...)

Toulon president Mourad Boudjellal claims that he has not ruled out terminating Wales star Leigh Halfpenny’s contract due to ongoing injury problems.  Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire.

Toulon president Mourad Boudjellal claims that he has not ruled out terminating Wales star Leigh Halfpenny’s contract due to ongoing injury problems.(...)

Wales captain Sam Warburton  receives treatment during the  Six Nations match against Scotland at the Millennium Stadium. Photograph: Stu Forster/Getty Images

Wales skipper Sam Warburton is likely to miss “several months” of action after dislocating his shoulder against Scotland, his club side Cardiff(...)