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Join the Saints on a December trip to Dublin

It may be too late to join the team and supporters in France, but there is still time to book your place on December’s trip to Dublin. The Saints will be taking on Leinster at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday, December 17th for what will be a crucial Champions Cup clash for both sides. The last trip to Dublin, back in December 2013, proved to be a memorable classic, with the Saints overcoming a home

Wilson: “It’s always a great atmosphere in France”

Making his first start of the season last weekend, after coming back from injury, James Wilson is excited to get on the road with Saints again and head to Castres for the second round of the pool stages of the European Champion Cup against Castres Olympique. Wilson was overwhelmed by the support he received last Saturday as he took to the pitch at the Gardens for the first time in this year’s camp

Falcons out to continue Grenoble winning streak

The Falcons were 19-12 winners in their last meeting back in October 2002, Jonny Wilkinson kicking four penalties and a conversion of Marius Hurter’s try in a hard-fought encounter in the Rhône-Alpes region of South East France. Grenoble by that stage were already 33-17 down in the aggregate tie, Michael Stephenson’s hat-trick plus 18 points from the boot of Wilkinson building enough of a buffer. The links between the two clubs go a little further, too, with centre Mark Mayerhofler having played for Grenoble before joining the Falcons, while current Newcastle director of rugby Dean Richards was in charge of the French club during the 2004-5 campaign

Toulouse lose Guitoune

NEWS: Toulouse coach Ugo Mola has confirmed that France wing Sofiane Guitoune will be sidelined for at least six weeks after he suffered a groin injury.

Saints trio named in Samoa squad for Autumn tests

While five uncapped players enter the Samoan 33-man squad for their November tests, Saints trio Ace Tuala and Ken and George Pisi retain their spots. With 33 Samoan caps between them, the trio join former teammate Kahn Fotualii for the Autumn international period, facing France, Georgia and Canada with their National side. Having missed out on the 2015 Rugby World Cup, Tuala comes back into the sq

Ex-coach De Villiers: ‘Bring back Frans Steyn’

Former Bok coach Peter de Villiers believes Frans Steyn should be immediately recalled to the national side. Steyn is now plying his trade for Montpellier in France, with the former Sharks utility back having last played for the Boks in 2012.

I do love Lyon says Carl Fearns, but I still fancy tilt at England

In-demand No.8 Carl Fearns admits he will be torn between staying in France or returning to the Premiership when his contract with Lyon expires next summer. Former Sale and Bath back rower Fearns, 27, harbours strong England ambitions and is being courted by Premiership clubs, including ten-times champions Leicester. However, the Liverpool-born enforcer has settled […]

Olympian Impey signs new team contract

South Africa’s two-time Olympian Daryl Impey has signed up with Australia based outfit ORICA-BikeExchange for the next three seasons. Thirty-one-year-old Impey, originally from Johannesburg, is a core team member, and the first South African to wear the yellow jersey at the Tour de France. Impey, who has been a regular feature in many of the Australian outfit’s biggest victories across one-day…

Engelbrecht drops Kings to play in France

Port Elizabeth based Super Rugby franchise the Southern Kings will contest the 2017 Super Rugby season without Jacques ‘Vleis’ Engelbrecht. Engelbrecht has signed a contract to play in France for French Pro D2 club US Montauban. The ProD2 is the league below the Top14 which is the highest domestic league in France.

Lacey And Clancy To Referee November Tests

IRFU international referees John Lacey and George Clancy will referee Test matches in Scotland and Italy next month, while France’s Mathieu Raynal and Jerome Garces and South Africa’s Marius van der Westhuizen and Jaco Peyper will have the whistle for Ireland’s four November games.

Two-for-one on Grenoble hospitality

This deal applies to all hospitality packages for the 3pm kick-off as the French side visit Kingston Park Stadium in the second of six scheduled group matches. Grenoble were 44-16 winners over Bayonne in the French Top 14 last weekend and were European Challenge Cup quarter-finalists last season – their squad including former Australia forward Peter Kimlin and ex-France centre Fabrice Estebanez. Seasonal hospitality members can also buy additional places for this game at half price, so whether it’s your first visit to the Falcons or a chance to upgrade from standard match tickets, there is no better time to sample our award-winning hospitality.

New week, new competition, new opposition

It has been nearly eight years since Montpellier last visited Franklin’s Gardens at the start of the Saints’ Challenge Cup-winning campaign in 2008/09. Renowned over the past few years as one of France’s pre-eminent production lines of young talent, Montpellier has brought through internationals such as Francois Trinh-Duc, Julien Tomas, Fulgence Ouedraogo and Louis Picamoles, who of course is now

Pogba’s unstoppable strike

Paul Pogba stepped up for France against the Netherlands on Monday evening as his powerful shot from distance earned a crucial win in World Cup qualifying. Receiving the ball in some space in midfield, the 23-year-old duly rifled home his shot which was simply too powerful for the Dutch goalkeeper to contain.

Griezmann hails Pogba heroics

Paul Pogba was the hero for France on Monday evening as his goal earned Les Blues a hard-fought win over the Netherlands, earning the star praise from Antoine Griezmann. Pogba, who has received criticism for his lacklustre displays in a Manchester United shirt of late, struck the only goal of the game as he hammered home from 30 yards to earn France… Read more → The post Griezmann hails Pogba heroics appeared first on SportsClub.

‘Things will go well’ for Pogba – Lloris

France captain Hugo Lloris believes Manchester United are yet to see the best of world record signing Paul Pogba’s abilities because of the star’s fatigue.  Pogba was an integral part of the France squad that went all the way to the final of the recent European Championships, where they progressed all the way to the final before succumbing to a…

Top 14 Preview: Round 8

The rugby world’s attention may be looking elsewhere in France following L’Equipe’s report on Racing 92 but the Top 14 is back for Round Eight. The post Top 14 Preview: Round 8 appeared first on

Samoa name 45-man squad

Samoa have announced a 45-man wider squad in preparation for their Northern Hemisphere tour, which kicks off against France on November 12. The post Samoa name 45-man squad appeared first on

Plisson repentant after ban

Stade Francais fly-half Jules Plisson says his three-match ban for violent behaviour has given him time to refocus ahead of his comeback in Saturday’s Paris derby against Racing 92.