Israel Folau is set to be sacked by Rugby Australia. Photograph: Jan Touzeau/EPA

Israel Folau had a meeting with Rugby Australia and the New South Wales Rugby Union to discuss his social media posts on Friday but the governing bodi(...)

Lima Sopoaga during Wasps’ Champions Cup defeat to Leinster last October. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

When Daniel Carter joined Racing 92 after the 2015 World Cup, he was treated like rugby royalty. He arrived in Paris to a fanfare, introduced on a pri(...)

At the Heineken Champions Cup launch in Dublin;  Jarrad Butler (Connacht), Jordi Murphy (Ulster), Callum Gibbins (Glasgow Warriors), Ken Owens (Scarlets), Luke Hamilton (Edinburgh), Peter O’Mahony (Munster), Jonathan Sexton (Leinster) and Ellis Jenkins (Cardiff Blues). Photograph: Inpho/Billy Stickland

Pool One      Leinster Coach: Leo Cullen. Last season: Champions. How they qualified: EC champions and Pro14 champion(...)

Andrew Conway takes advantage of Toulon’s lack of defensive discipline to cut through for the crucial try at Thomond Park. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Bank balances become irrelevant across the full 80 minutes of knockout rugby in Thomond Park. It used to always be this way and looks like a similar (...)

Toulon head coach Fabien Galthie will arrive in Munster under no illusions. Photograph:  Geoff Caddick/AFP/Getty Images

Several years ago when Toulon travelled to Limerick, I met the then Toulon coach, Philippe Saint-André. A highly intelligent man, Philippe understood (...)

Toulon’s president Mourad Boudjellal: “I’m not homophobic either, but I have called someone a faggot.” Photograph:  Getty Images

Toulon’s controversial owner Mourad Boudjellal could face disciplinary action from the European Professional Club Rugby (EPCR) after a number of off-c(...)

 Bernard Laporte: “I think the fact we got 2024 shows clearly that there are security assurances that have been given.” Photograph:  Franck Fife/AFP/Getty Images

The translator arrives on time but Bernard Laporte and The Irish Times are early. The Irish Times (in well-practiced French): “Désolé je ne parle pas(...)

Former Wallaby James O’Connor is unlikely to have his Toulon contract extended. Photograph: Thierry Zoccolan/Afp

Former Wallaby James O’Connor will be suspended by Toulon and may not have his contract extended following his detention by Paris police for an alleg(...)

Richard Cockerill has joined the coaching staff at Toulon days after being sacked by Leicester Tigers. Photograph:  PA/David Davies

Richard Cockerill has joined three-time European Cup winners Toulon’s coaching staff, just four days after being sacked by Leicester Tigers. The form(...)

The  Ireland squad  during a training session at Westerford High School below the Table Mountain  in Cape Town, South Africa. Photograph: Nic Bothma/EPA

It’s winter in Cape Town but these things are relative. A fully fit Irish squad conducted their first training session in the sumptuous surrounds of W(...)

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