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Racing 92 Have Finally Responded To The Allegations Against Ali Williams

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Plainclothes police officers arrested Top 14 star James O’Connor and former All Black Ali Williams in the early hours of Saturday morning for allegedly possessing cocaine. Williams, 35, currently plies his trade in suburban Paris as a media advisor for Racing 92 and this evening the club have released a statement on the incident. In the short piece, they confirm they …

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Toulon Owner’s Outburst May Dissuade High Profile Players From Signing

PARIS, FRANCE - APRIL 10: Mourad Boudjellal, Owner of RC Toulon looks on prior to the European Rugby Champions Cup Quarter Final between Racing 92 and RC Toulon at Stade Yves Du Manoir on April 10, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

Toulon president Mourad Boudjellal has slashed his players’ holidays in the wake of their disappointing loss against La Rochelle on Saturday. The three-time European champions were felled 23-20 by league leaders La Rochelle, but the fact the defeat came at Toulon’s home stadium, Stade Mayol, is a sleight too far for Boudjellal. As reported by Sport24, the comic book mogul initially banned his …

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Richard Cockerill Poached By Toulon Just Days After Leicester Sacking

Just four days after his sacking by Leicester Tigers, Richard Cockerill has been drafted into the coaching staff at Toulon by head coach Mike Ford.  The announcement from the three time European champions reveals that Cockerill will join the coaching staff in a consultancy role until the end of the season where he will be working alongside Marc del Maso …

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Toulon Have Sacked Diego Dominguez And Replaced Him With An Englishman

Toulon have parted company with manager Diego Dominguez and promoted recently hired backs coach Mike Ford to the top role in the club. The Argentine-born ex-Italian international has been under pressure to produce results in recent weeks following a sluggish start to the Top 14 season, and with additional reports of unrest in the camp, owner Mourad Boudjellal has now dispensed with his head …

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Aviva Premiership Side Wasps Have Signed An Armitage Brother

READING, ENGLAND - APRIL 20: Guy Armitage of London Irish during the Aviva Premiership match between London Irish and London Welsh at the Madejski Stadium on April 20, 2013 in Reading, England. (Photo by Christopher Lee/Getty Images)

England now have an eligible Armitage brother to add to their already impressive squad. The younger brother of Delon and Steffon, Guy Armitage has been signed by Aviva Premiership side Wasps from Championship club London Welsh, according to Wasps’ official website today. The younger of the Armitage brothers has been making a name for himself lately for London Welsh, scoring twelve tries …

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Video: Mathieu Bastareaud’s Thumping Hit Leaves Opponent Out Cold

Toulon's Mathieu Bastareaud (C) passes the ball during the French Top 14 rugby union match between La Rochelle and Stade Toulon on March 6, 2016 at the Marcel Deflandre stadium in La Rochelle, southwestern France. AFP PHOTO / XAVIER LEOTY / AFP / XAVIER LEOTY (Photo credit should read XAVIER LEOTY/AFP/Getty Images)

Mathieu Bastareaud destroyed an opponent at the weekend before then coming to his aid. There has been a huge discussion in rugby around concussion and tackling of late. This past weekend will certainly not help matters. Last week, during a French Pro D2 game between Dax and Albi, while chasing down a high ball, Albi winger Timilai Rokoduru collided with Dax …

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One Of The Fastest Players In 15s Rugby Added To Blitzboks Squad

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 30: Bryan Habana of South Africa charges forward during the 2015 Rugby World Cup Bronze Final match between South Africa and Argentina at the Olympic Stadium on October 30, 2015 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)

News broke earlier today that another world-class 15s player has been given a chance to represent his country at the Rio Olympics. One of the fastest men in 15s rugby will join the Blitzbokke – Bryan Habana. He has been selected by the Blitzbokke for the Las Vegas and Vancouver legs of the World Series and it has been confirmed …

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There’s Been A Twist In The Goromaru To Toulon Story

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 12: Ayumu Goromaru of the Reds warms up ahead of the Super Rugby Pre-Season match between the Reds and the Brumbies at Ballymore Stadium on February 12, 2016 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

Previously, Pundit Arena reported that Toulon were to sign Ayumu Goromaru, the Japanese full back who had impressed during the World Cup. This was after Toulon reported on their latest star signing. However, on Monday Goromaru’s new side, the Queensland Reds, said something different. According to them, Goromaru has signed on until the end of the Super Rugby season, which will start …

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The Terrible Injury News Nobody Wanted To Hear About Paul O’Connell

We all knew from the grimace painted on Paul O’Connell’s face after going down with a hamstring injury against France during the World Cup that this was something serious, however the full extent of that injury could now bear a heavier toll than expected.  The Ireland and Munster legend has revealed that he could potentially miss the rest of his new side Toulon’s …

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GIF: Samu Manoa’s Smashing Hit On Kosei Ono Is Cringe Worthy

It literally looks like he could have broken him… This one goes back a couple of weeks but it has only just taken off on Reddit this afternoon. Samu Manoa is currently viewed as one of  the most explosive players in world rugby. The Toulon bound number 8 is famed for his hard hitting tackles and ferocious attacking drives. Coming …

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WATCH: Zinedine Zidane’s Superb Solo Try In Hybrid Rugby/Football Game Against Toulon

French football legend Zinedine Zidane scored a try against Toulon last night Although the great Zinedine Zidane is better known as one of the greatest footballers of all time, it turns out he is not that bad at rugby. In a charity game between France’s World Cup 98 squad and the current European Rugby Champions Cup holders, Toulon, the French legend displayed a wicked step and …

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Ranking The World’s Top Ten Number 8s

Yes, it’s that time of week again. This time, we’re ranking the top number 8s in world rugby. In case you missed them, here are our full-back and out-half rankings. As ever, let us know your thoughts in the comment section below or on our Facebook page. _____ 10 Johnnie Beattie Beattie, currently at Castres, is one of the best …

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Suicide, Depression & Alcoholism: Stories From Mathieu Bastareaud’s Phenomenal Autobiography

French rugby star Mathieu Bastareaud has written a tell all autobiography titled ‘Head High: Confessions Of A Terrible Child Of Rugby’. In it, he has gone into great detail regarding his battle with depression and alcoholism.  In 2009, during the French tour of New Zealand, Mathieu Bastareaud claimed he was attacked by five men in central Wellington. The attack, according to …

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