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Kayser blow for France

France hooker Benjamin Kayser has been ruled out of the remainder of the Six Nations, after suffering a serious knee injury.

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End of the road for Sheridan?

England prop Andrew Sheridan may be forced to call time on his career because of a neck injury he sustained against Perpignan last month.

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O'Connor in talks with Toulon?

James O'Connor was reportedly seen meeting with Toulon owner Mourad Boudjellal 24 hours after making his London Irish debut.

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Picamoles blow for France

France and Toulouse No.8 Louis Picamoles has been ruled out of a French training camp due to heavy bruising.

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Phillips takes legal action

Wales scrumhalf Mike Phillips said he would be taking legal action against Bayonne after confirming he'd been sacked by the French Top 14 club.

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Wilko in 'secret' wedding

England flyhalf Jonny Wilkinson has married his long-term live-in girlfriend Shelley Jenkins in a private ceremony.

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Toulouse back on top

Toulouse reclaimed top spot in France after maintaining their unbeaten home record at the weekend by beating European champions Toulon 13-12.

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Boozy Phillips gets the boot

Welsh international scrumhalf Mike Phillips has been sacked by French club Bayonne after being accused of turning up drunk at a training session.

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Bayonne deny firing drunken Phillips

Bayonne have denied reports that they have terminated Welsh scrumhalf Mike Phillips' contract after he attended a training session drunk.

Bayonne mum on drunken trio

Bayonne have opted not to release the outcome of their disciplinary action against Wales scrumhalf Mike Phillips, Stephen Brett and Dwayne Haare.

Kockott is top of the Top 14

South African scrumhalf Rory Kockott was voted Top 14 player of last season by his fellow professionals at an awards ceremony in Paris on Monday.

Drunk Phillips to face the music

Wales and British and Irish Lions scrumhalf Mike Phillips faces a heavy punishment from his Top 14 side Bayonne after turning up at training drunk.

Parra to appeal punching ban

Clermont scrumhalf Morgan Parra is to appeal the four-week ban he received for violent play.

Banned Parra to miss All Black Test

France scrumhalf Morgan Parra has been suspended for four weeks for punching.

Kockott up for Top 14 award

South African-born Castres scrumhalf Rory Kockott is one of three players shortlisted for the 2012-13 Top 14 Player of the Year award.

No Toulon deal for Kockott

South African scrumhalf Rory Kockott has not signed a deal to join European champions Toulon next year.

Reborn Stade back on top

Stade Francais took top spot in France on Friday with an 18-11 win over Montpellier as the Paris giants confirmed their status as a rejuvenated force this season.

O’Brien considers French move

Ireland flank Sean O’Brien admits that he will consider continuing his career in France when his Leinster deal expires at the end of the season.