Brian O’Driscoll: former Ireland captain   would be a compromise candidate to fill new position of president in the newly-formed EPCR (European Professional Club rugby). Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Such are the heightened tensions between the warring factions in European club rugby including now, it seems, the one-time Anglo-French axis, that lea(...)

 Toulon’s Jonny Wilkinson lifts the 2013 Heineken Cup trophy at the Aviva Stadium. The competition is now set to be replaced by a new European Cup.

The onset of a new European Cup, run by a combination of Premiership Rugby, the ligue nationale de rugby and the (...)

International Rugby Board will not support any cross-border competition not approved by the respective Unions.

Confirmation, not that it was truly needed, that the latest proposal emanating from Premiership Rugby, a British and Irish Cup, is a non-runner came w(...)

New Zealand’s All Blacks flanker and captain Richie McCaw shakes hands with French rugby federation (FFR) president Pierre Camou.

In the latest development in the ongoing impasse over the future of European club rugby, the President of the French Federation (FFR), Pierre Camou, i(...)

It seems nigh-on impossible that the FFR (Federation Francaise de Rugby) president, Pierre Camou, would have relented in his unwavering declarations that his federation would not sanction a European Cup organised by anyone other than the ERC.

Reports in today’s English media that agreement has been reached between the six main European unions and federations, and the Anglo-French clubs, reg(...)

Marion Bartoli reacts after winning the women’s singles final at Wimbledon on Saturday. Photograph:  Dennis Grombkowski/Getty Images.

The noggin. There is no accounting for it. How many Wimbledon titles have been lost and won on the power of the mind? So often, women’s Centre Court f(...)