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Lucas is Montpellier's medical joker

Montpellier announced the signing of Australian Ben Lucas Sunday as medical cover for injured France international flyhalf Francois Trinh-Duc.
 

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Van der Merwe staying at Racing

South African lock Francois van der Merwe has signed a three-year contract extension with Racing-Metro.

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Toulon boss takes IRB to court?

Toulon chief Morad Boudjellal is looking set to act on his threats to change the IRB rules in a court battle over payments to players on test duty.
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Laporte rules out Armitage move

Toulon head coach Bernard Laporte has ruled out a move by England flank Steffon Armitage to English Premiership side Bath.

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Racing open to Welsh departure

Racing-Metro have opened the door for a potential departure of Wales flank Dan Lydiate, although the club has as yet received no proposals from other clubs.
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Tales loses Castres captaincy

France international flyhalf Remi Tales has been stripped of the captaincy at 2013 Top 14 champions Castres, who have endured a disastrous start to the current campaign.

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England

Wilko: Enough is enough

Jonny Wilkinson has revealed that he retired at the end of last season because he'd simply had enough of the training needed to be a top level star in the game.

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Wales

Welsh stars keen to return home

Some of the Welsh stars who flocked to France for far bigger pay packets are keen to return home, claimed Wales coach Warren Gatland.

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Bath stall Armitage move

Bath head coach Mike Ford says Steffon Armitage is not likely to join the club with negotiations between the two parties stalling.

Armitage in Eng World Cup frame?

Steffon Armitage has been linked with a shock move back to England in order to play in next year's World Cup after looking like he may play for France.

Further blow for France

Morgan Parra will be out of action for up to six weeks after the Clermont star suffered a fractured bone in his shoulder against La Rochelle,

Trinh-Duc's surgery a success

Top 14: France flyhalf François Trinh-Duc underwent a successful operation on his broken leg

SA ref in French spotlight

Stade Francais won bragging rights in the Parisian derby battle with Racing-Metro, running out 23-19 victors in a tight, niggly Top 14 match on Saturday.

Top 14: Bordeaux humiliate Castres

Two tries from Australian wing Blair Connor helped Bordeaux-Begles to a stunning 59-7 thrashing of Castres on Saturday.

Top 14: Brive suffer away heartache

Gaetan Germain's missed conversion with a minute left cost Brive their first French Top 14 away win since February 2012 as Grenoble limped over the line 26-25.

Top14: Parisian pride at stake in derby

Top 14: Capital pride will be at stake when Stade Francais take on cross-Paris rivals Racing-Metro, while table-toppers Toulon host struggling Toulouse.

Halfpenny relishing Toulon debut

Wales fullback Leigh Halfpenny said he was excited to be finally able to make his Toulon debut, following his switch from Cardiff Blues in the off-season.

Whitelock heads for France

Canterbury and Crusaders midfield back Adam Whitelock will switch to Top 14 side Bayonne from Canterbury at the end of October.