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Jake invited to stay in France

Jake White has revealed that he has been asked by Montpellier president Mohed Altrad to remain on as coach of the French Top 14 side.
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Third SA lock joins Bordeaux

South African lock Ben Venter revealed that he is set to join Top 14 side Bordeaux-Begles.

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Injury setback for Picamoles

Toulouse No.8 Louis Picamoles won't take part in France's training camp ahead of the Six Nations tournament after picking up a thigh injury.

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No early release for Catrakilis

REACTION: There is no chance of an early release for Stormers flyhalf Demetri Catrakilis, who is being courted by French club Montpellier.

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White pledges allegiance to France

The 2015 Super Rugby season will be Nic White’s last with the Brumbies after he announced he would move to France in 2016. 
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Kepu also on French conveyor belt

Australian international prop Sekope Kepu has become the latest addition to the conveyor belt moving players from the Southern Hemisphere to France.

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Jake to lure Stormers flyhalf to France?

Stormers flyhalf Demetri Catrakilis is the latest player linked to a move abroad, with French club Montpellier reportedly his destination.

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Jerry Collins back in France

Former All Blacks captain and loose forward Jerry Collins has joined second-flight French club Narbonne as a stop-gap for the injured Rocky Elsom.

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No French deal for Dup brothers

NEWS: The French transfer merry-go-round is beginning to spin out of control, spewing out a couple of Springbok brothers in the process.

Lauret fills in for France

Wenceslas Lauret has been called up in the France squad to replace the injured Charles Ollivon ahead of next month's Six Nations opener against Scotland.
 

All Black walks off into retirement

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: All Black legend Ali Williams vowed to spend his time fishing and hunting after announcing his retirement from the game.

Duane: Toulon rumours dismissed

ON THE COUNTER: There is no truth in reports that Toulon have won the race for services of in-demand Springbok star Duane Vermeulen.

Kockott and Spedding in for France

South African-born trio Rory Kockott, Scott Spedding and Bernard le Roux all maintained their places in France's initial 31-man squad.

Bok flyhalf cleared to play

NEWS: Springbok flyhalf Morne Steyn is free to play for his French club, Stade Francais, in their European Challenge Cup game this weekend.

Spedding heading to Clermont

South African born French international Scott Spedding will leave Bayonne at the end of the Top 14 season to join Clermont Auvergne.

Dusautoir decides to stay put

French national captain Thierry Dusautoir has extended his contract with Top 14 club Toulouse for a further two seasons.

Jake given a mouthful

REACTION: Outspoken World Cup winner Jake White was given a taste of his own medicine at the weekend.

Giteau inspires Toulon victory

A sparkling performance by Matt Giteau on his return inspired champions Toulon to a 32-23 victory over Racing-Metro on Saturday