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All Black bad-boy to turn the page

Zac Guildford is looking to put his past alcohol-fuelled misdemeanours behind him and launch a new chapter in his impressive career with Clermont.

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White's advice prompted Mowen

Ben Mowen, after just three months in the post gave up his shot at captaining the Wallabies in the World Cup on the back of some Jake White advice.

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Tuatara-Morrison to Castres' rescue

French Top 14 side Castres have parachuted in Western Force's Chris Tuatara-Morrison on a three month deal as cover for the injured Sitiveni Sivivatu.

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Ireland

Additional advantage for England

BREAKING NEWS: Tournament hosts England will have an additional advantage, as they bid to win the 2015 World Cup.

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Nine-try Toulon rout La Rochelle

French and European champions Toulon went on a nine-try rampage at the weekend in a 60-19 mauling of promoted La Rochelle.

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France

Toulouse rout Castres

Toulouse clinched a four-try, bonus-point 35-6 win over Castres to make it two wins in two outings of the new French Top 14 season.

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Ireland

Sexton Racing to new deal

Irish international flyhalf Jonathan Sexton is closing in on a new four-year contract with French Top 14 side Racing Metro.

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France

Toulouse call in Tongan reinforcement

With the absence of South African prop Schalk Ferreira Toulouse have called o the services of Tongan international Kisi Pulu.

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Lyon Bok under the knife

Lyon's South African prop Wian Du Preez and French flank Pierrick Gunther were both due to undergo operations on Monday.

Oyonnax swamped by Flood

England flyhalf Toby Flood made a memorable Top 14 debut for Toulouse, scoring all their points in a 20-19 victory over Oyonnax.

Toulon off to winning start

Defending champions Toulon began life after Jonny Wilkinson with a battling 29-15 victory at Bayonne on the opening day of the new Top 14 season.

Guirado gets French call

Toulon hooker Guilhem Guirado has been drafted into the France elite squad of 30 for the upcoming season, in preparation for the 2015 World Cup.

Top 14: South Africans on the move

The French Top 14 competition gets underway this coming weekend and, as usual, there has been plenty of player movement in the off-season.

Castres suffer Sivivatu blow

All Black Sitiveni Sivivatu is to miss three-and-a-half-months of the forthcoming season after undergoing a shoulder operation.

Toulon to suffer Wilko hangover?

Toulon open the defence of their Top 14 crown against Bayonne, with a sprinkling of foreign talent making up for the absence of Jonny Wilkinson and Joe van Niekerk.

Ferreira adds to Toulouse injury woes

South African Schalk Ferreira has been ruled out for at least five months after rupturing a bicep tendon in Toulouse's friendly victory over Biarritz on Saturday.
 

Top 14 toughens up over concussion

The French Rugby Federation (FFR) said it will toughen its stance with Top 14 clubs over their assessing of whether players are concussed during a match.

CJ can't cut it in France

Former Springbok prop CJ van der Linde has not been signed by Toulon where he has been on trial as a potential replacement for Martin Castrogiovanni.