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Sergio Parisse Joins Toulon Following Stade Francais Exit

Sergio Parisse

Italian captain Sergio Parisse has signed a one-year contract with Toulon following his exit from Stade Francais, the Top 14 side confirmed on Monday. Parisse called time on his Stade Francais career on Friday after almost 15 years at the club after a reported falling out with South African coach Heyneke Meyer. The 35-year-old has made 258 appearances for the …

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Neurologist: Clermont “Responsible” For Cudmore Concussion Issues

Jamie Cudmore

French club Clermont were “responsible” for the harm former player Jamie Cudmore suffered after sustaining a concussion, a neurologist has told a court. Cudmore, 40, left the pitch during the 2015 Champions Cup final but returned after an assessment by Clermont’s doctor. “The damage suffered by the claimant who sustained a head injury in the 56th minute of the game …

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Watch: Mata Produces Magical Offload In Try Of The Tournament

Bill Mata offload

Edinburgh became only the third team to beat Toulon at Stade Felix Mayol in the Heineken Champions Cup yesterday and they did so with the help of a ridiculous piece of skill from Bill Mata. Richard Cockerill’s side got off to the worst possible start by conceding a try after just two minutes when a miss-kick gifted Toulon an opportunity which French …

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France Captain Guilhem Guirado Toulon Departure Confirmed

Guilhem Guirado Montpellier Toulon France

France captain Guilhem Guirado will be moving to Montpellier at the end of the season, the Top 14 club announced on Thursday. “It was a very important decision which needed a lot of thought. Now it is official I am very happy to be joining Montpellier,” Guirado told the club website. Guirado’s current side Toulon said last month that the …

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Toulon’s Crisis Deepens With Yet Another Loss

Toulon

Toulon’s dreadful start to the season continued with a 13-9 loss at home to La Rochelle on Sunday which left them second-bottom in the Top 14, while Bordeaux brushed aside Lyon. Patrice Collazo’s three-time European champions have now lost five matches in a row after also suffering back-to-back Champions Cup defeats against Edinburgh and Newcastle. Toulon, who have not missed …

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France Captain Guilhem Guirado Will Leave Toulon Next Season

Guilhem Guirado

Top 14 outfit Toulon will be parting ways with France captain Guilhem Guirado at the end of the season, the club’s president Mourad Boudjellal said on Friday. While Stade Français have been chasing the 32-year-old hooker it appears his next stop may be Top 14 rivals Montpellier. Boudjellal said Guirado “needs a change of scenery and wanted to get closer …

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Toulon Problems Pile Up As Bastareaud Gets Five-Week Ban

Toulon captain and French international battering-ram Mathieu Bastareaud was banned for five weeks on Wednesday for throwing a punch at an opponent in a Top 14 game. The centre was sanctioned for his attack on Castres forward Christophe Samson at the end of Toulon’s 28-27 win over the champions 10 days ago. Bastareaud dived into a ruck as Castres turned …

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Ma’a Nonu Returns To New Zealand For 2019 Super Rugby Campaign

Ma’a Nonu will return to New Zealand ahead of the 2019 Super Rugby campaign after spending three seasons with French heavyweights, Toulon.  The 103 times capped All Black will go full circle with his career as he returns to New Zealand on a one-year deal with the Auckland Blues. This will be the third time Nonu will have played with …

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Watch: Bastareaud Sees Red For Vicious Forearm During Top 14 Clash

Toulon captain Mathieu Bastareaud will be lucky to escape a lengthy suspension following a red card for a dangerous and deliberate forearm to a Castres player during the Top 14 clash between the two French sides. Bastareaud clearly struck Castres’ Christophe Samson with a dangerous forearm in what was a moment of madness from the captain. The French international was …

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Mourad Boudjellal Receives Hefty Fine For “Discriminating” And “Insulting” Comments

Mourad Boudjellal has been fined by an independent Disciplinary Committee for comments which he made back in January and February of this year.  It was alleged that Boudjellal made comments that (among other things) allegedly condoned homophobic conduct, discriminated against and insulted various groups, and brought the game of rugby into disrepute by attacking, disparaging and criticising EPCR. The committee upheld these …

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Ma’a Nonu To Put Career On Hold For “Family Reasons”

Ma’a Nonu will not be extending his contract for Toulon due to family reasons, a brief statement from the club confirmed today.  The former Hurricanes centre is one of Toulon’s most high-profile players and he made 77 appearances for the French club since he made his debut in 2015, scoring 14 tries. The statement also notes that the 36-year-old’s rugby career …

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