Toulon’s Delon Armitage was hit with a 12-match ban after using offensive language in a row with Leicester fans following a Champion Cup game at Welford Road. Photograph:  Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

Toulon president Mourad Boudjellal claims the club could take legal action against the Leicester supporters whose testimony led to Delon Armitage bein(...)

 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(...)

 Dan Carter: the New Zealand outhalf has just returned from a knee injury. Photograph:  Cameron Spencer/Getty Images

The three major southern hemisphere nations are set to lose a number of their leading players to French clubs after next year’s World Cup. The Racing (...)

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.(...)

England outhalves past and present will meet in form of Saracens’ Owen Farrell, left, and Jonny Wilkinson of Toulon when the two clubs meet in this afternoon’s Heineken cup final in Cardiff. 
Photographs: David Rogers/Getty Images

So this is it then. The last Heineken Cup final does not so much look like a fitting summation of the last 19 years as a foretaste of the new order. T(...)

 Mourad Boudjellal, the owner of Toulon: players like Jonny Wilkinson, Juan Smith and Carl Hayman have been key to their success.  Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images)

So, the Heineken Cup odyssey that Irish provinces began way back in 1995 ended Sunday in Marseille. Munster were the last men standing but that’s as m(...)

Seán Dougall (left) and his Munster team-mates after their defeat to Toulon on Sunday.

With some degree of difficulty, one would imagine, Munster have to quickly turn their attention toward the Ra(...)

Toulon Rugby owner Mourad Boudjellal   celebrates  his team’s Heineken Cup quarter-final victory over Leinster at the Felix Mayol Stadium in Toulon. Photo:  David Rogers/Getty Images)

The essence is in part aspirational, a glossy, Panini sticker-album feel, to the playing roster at Toulon. Club president and multi-millionaire(...)

Thomond Park in Limerick: the spiritual home of Munster rugby. Photo: Barry Cronin /AFP/Getty

Munster are looking to sell the naming rights to Thomond Park in an effort to keep pace with the big-spending Fre(...)

Mourad Boudjellal: “I did not agree with all his decisions [in the quarter-final against Leinster] and felt he was a bit biased.”

Referee Wayne Barnes will take charge of the Heineken Cup semi-final between Toulon and Munster in Marseille on Sunday week, less than a month(...)