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Ashton suspension fears after red card

England and Sale Sharks wing Chris Ashton could face further disciplinary action after he was sent off in a pre-season friendly in France.

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Ashton learnt of England recall via WhatsApp

Chris Ashton has revealed that he only found out about his call-up to Eddie Jones' latest England training squad after being added to the team's WhatsApp group.

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Ashton returns to Twickenham with point to prove

Chris Ashton pauses when asked how he might be received by the Twickenham crowd on Sunday. "I might have been forgotten," he says with a smile, "hopefully!"

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Weekend review: Player of the weekend, flop & more

Plenty was sorted out over an enthralling few days but who shone, who had a weekend to forget and what will fans be talking about ahead of a busy period of domestic action?

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Weekend predictions: Prem, PRO14, Top 14

Following eight months of intense competition four teams are left battling for silverware in the Aviva Premiership and PRO14, while Castres, Lyon, Toulon and Toulouse target a place in the Top 14 semifinals.

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Weekend review: Player of the weekend, flop & more

The PRO14 playoffs are now confirmed and with the Aviva Premiership and French Top 14 facing a dramatic finish next weekend, there is still much to play for with playoff places up for grabs and team eager to book a place in next season's Champions Cup.

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Retiring Clerc: I lived a dream

Veteran Toulon wing Vincent Clerc has confirmed that this season will be his last in professional rugby.

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Weekend review: Player of the weekend, flop & more

It is all about the playoffs as the Aviva Premiership, PRO14 and Top 14 edged even closer to the finish flag. The Champions Cup and Challenge Cup may take centre stage this week but there is still plenty at stake after the latest round of games.

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Weekend review: Player of the weekend, flop & more

It is now or never for many teams across European rugby's domestic competitions as teams battle it out for relegation and playoff positions in the Aviva Premiership, PRO14 and the French Top 14.

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Conway magic sees Munster past Toulon

Two remarkable, contrasting tries from Conor Murray and Andrew Conway ensured Munster edged to a 20-19 victory against Toulon and into the Champions Cup semifinals.

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Weekend predictions: Champions, Challenge Cups

ESPN's experts predict which teams are set for a big weekend, which players will shine and where your attention should be trained across all of the quarterfinals.

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Boudjellal charged with misconduct by EPCR

Toulon president Mourad Boudjellal has been hit with a misconduct complaint from the organisers of the Champions Cup over comments he made to French media last month.

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European review: Player of the week, flop & more

After a weekend of rugby that required all your fingers, toes and a calculator, the quarterfinal line-ups in both the Champions Cup and the Challenge Cup have been finalised.

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Haskell, Bastareaud receive Six Nations bans

James Haskell and Mathieu Bastareaud will miss games in the 2018 Six Nations Championship after both players were handed bans following incidents from last weekend's European club action.

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EPCR aware of alleged Bastareaud slur

Mathieu Bastareaud could face a lengthy ban after the Champions Cup's organisers confirmed they were aware of an alleged homophobic slur from the Toulon centre.

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Toulon's Boudjellal given eight-week ban

Toulon president Mourad Boudjellal has been handed an eight-week touchline ban for comments made about officiating in the Top 14.

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Watson double helps Bath to hard-fought win

Anthony Watson scored two sparkling tries in front of England boss Eddie Jones as Bath produced some champagne rugby to down French heavyweights Toulon.

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Belleau brilliance spares Ashton's blushes

Chris Ashton had his blushes saved by a moment of individual brilliance from Toulon's new France international Anthony Belleau after his howler almost gifted Bath a notable away win in the Champions Cup.

2019 RankingsEuropean Rugby Champions Cup

  • TOUL6th
    TRIES SCORED 1st Leinster : 13 Tries Scored
  • TOUL14th
    POINTS DIFFERENCE 1st Leinster : 55 Points Difference