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Toulouse book Top 14 play off spot

Toulouse booked their place in the end-of-season play-offs with a 22-11 win over French Top 14 leaders Clermont on Sunday. Wins for Castres and Bordeaux-Begles on Saturday had put the pressure on Toulouse, the most successful club in France, but French internationals Louis Picamoles and Gael Fickou scored first-half tries while four separate players notched […] The post Toulouse book Top 14 play off spot appeared first on Rugby Week | Rugby News, Rugby Video & Fixtures.

Your Guide To The Aussie Women’s Sevens (Before Bruce McAvaney Jumps On The Bandwagon)

The Aussie women’s sevens team – The Pearls – are in red-hot contention to make history and win their first world series this weekend, as they head to France for the final leg needing at least a 6th place finish to win the damn thing. The post Your Guide To The Aussie Women’s Sevens (Before Bruce McAvaney Jumps On The Bandwagon) appeared first on Green and Gold Rugby.

Lost in France

If the news that Steffon Armitage is about to join Pau from French rivals Toulon is confirmed, it will at least save us from further press speculation about his non-existent England career. “Armitage for England” calls from the English rugby media have been something of a regular thing during Armitage’s successful 5 year stint at Toulon, despite the RFU’s clear stipulation throughout that players must play their club rugby in England to be eligible for international selection.

Top 14 Preview: Round 25

While England and Scotland host finals, its the penultimate week of the regular season in France and there is plenty going on. The post Top 14 Preview: Round 25 appeared first on Planetrugby.com.

Clerc signs for Toulon

Toulon have announced that former France international wing Vincent Clerc has put pen to paper on a one-year deal. The post Clerc signs for Toulon appeared first on Planetrugby.com.

Burrell ready to be centre of attention for England

Saints centre Luther Burrell says that he is relishing being back with England under new head coach Eddie Jones. The last time Burrell played for England was when his side were beaten 25-20 by France in their Rugby World Cup warm-up fixture in Paris, and Burrell is delighted to be back involved with a rejuvenated England. “I am really excited about being part of this group again,” said Burrell, sp

39 Man Wallaby Squad Announced for England Series

The initial 39 man Wallabies squad for the England series has been announced and there’s a few eye-brow raisers in it. Cheika has called on four internationally-based players for the initial camp, including former Qantas Wallabies skipper James Horwill (Harlequins, UK), Queensland Reds signee Leroy Houston (Bath, UK), France-based prop Sekope Kepu (Bordeaux) and newly re-signed NSW Waratahs flyer Taqele Naiyaravoro (Glasgow).

WSWS: Is hosting an advantage?

Canada and USA – contrasting experiences when playing at home France this weekend become the seventh country to act as hosts (discounting Dubai, who do not play). They start the weekend just six points behind Canada.

‘Tour of Hell’ lies ahead for France

France coach Guy Noves has to take on Argentina with a weakened squadAbsent: France captain Guilhem Guirado is likely to miss the tour due to club commitments. Photo: Getty ImagesFrance coach Guy Noves has to take on Argentina with a weakened squad

Portugal: ready to break hearts

Portugal are never a team to take for granted. They have a deserved reputation for upsetting higher ranked teams and they have already started the sevens season in great form, looking the strongest side at last week’s Centrale Sevens in France before narrowly missing out in the semi-finals to eventual winners, Tribe.Read more about Portugal: ready to break hearts

Kings Captain and Prop to leave after Super Rugby

Port Elizabeth Super Rugby franchise the Southern Kings have confirmed that captain Steven Sykes and tighthead prop, Jacobie Adriaanse will be moving on after the Super Rugby season completes. Southern Kings Chief Operating Officer, Charl Crous confirmed that Sykes will be moving to Oyonnax, in France, while Adriaanse will join the Blue Bulls at the […] The post Kings Captain and Prop to leave after Super Rugby appeared first on Super Rugby | Super 18 Rugby and Rugby Championship News,Results and Fixtures from Super XV Rugby.

Wales part company with Edwards

There has not been an offiical announcement from the WRU but the union responded to our query with the following statement.  “Rhys Edwards has left his role as Head Coach for the Women’s National Squad by mutual consent. The WRU thanks Rhys for his commitment to the role and wishes him the best for the future.” Edwards had been head coach since 2011, leading Wales to eighth place at the 2010 World Cup in France.Read more about Wales part company with Edwards

Triumphant Montpellier struggle to win popularity contest

Montpellier’s multinational team may have lifted the European Champions Cup but they’re struggling to win over the hearts of the FrenchWe are the champions! Montpellier lift the 2016 European Challenge Cup. Photo: Getty ImagesMontpellier’s multinational team may have lifted the European Champions Cup but they’re struggling to win over the hearts of the French

France’s Fijian sensation Virimi Vakatawa rips up the Paris Sevens

Virimi Vakatawa has had a stunning World Sevens Series so far and it continued in front of a home crowd at the Paris Sevens this past weekend, as the French flyer picked up a spot in the Dream Team, as well as claiming the DHL Impact Player award. Vakatawa was at the fore as France won the third-place playoff against Argentina, scoring six tries during the tournament as well as making 28 carries and producing 10 offloads. The Fijian-born flyer now has 58 tries in just 77 matches and is playing so well that the French national team actually picked him for the Six Nations, despite not having played a game of 15s in over two years.

Armitage wants to return to England

Former England flanker Steffon Armitage is targeting a return to England after telling Toulon that he wants to leave the French club. Thirty-year-old flanker won five caps for England before he left for France where he took his game to new heights and has been on of the triple European cup winners star players. In […] The post Armitage wants to return to England appeared first on Rugby Week | Rugby News, Rugby Video & Fixtures.

80m try helps Vannes secure ProD2 promotion

Vannes became the first team from Brittany to secure a place in France’s second division ProD2 after they beat RC Massy 57-44 in the Fédérale 1 play-off on Saturday. They will play fellow promotees Soyaux Angoulême XV in the final in June. In such a high scoring match, it was difficult to select the best of the tries, but one that stood out in particular was an 80m effort finished off by full back Anthony Bouthier