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Bastareaud left out of France World Cup squad

Toulon centre Mathieu Bastareaud, who was France's vice-captain during the 2019 Six Nations, has been surprisingly left out of the country's squad for the World Cup in Japan.

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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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343dESPN Staff

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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419dMartyn Thomas

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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425dESPN Staff

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.

455dESPN Staff

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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474dESPN Staff

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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512dESPN Staff

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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545dESPN Staff

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.

548dMartyn Thomas

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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557dESPN Staff

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.

586dESPN Staff

Weekend predictions: Champions, Challenge Cups

European club rugby is back with another stacked fixture list. ESPN's experts predict which teams are set for a big weekend, which players will shine and where your attention should be trained across the two competitions.

603dTom May

Top 14: Five players who caught the eye

Tom May does not believe that any of league leading Montpellier's players caught the eye in rounds nine and 10 of the Top 14, but who did impress the former Toulon centre?

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637dJohn Taylor

Common sense needed to solve Webb dilemma

In adopting Australia's 60-cap rule the Welsh Rugby Union has used a blunt instrument to solve a problem that required a more subtle approach, writes John Taylor.

2019 RankingsEuropean Rugby Champions Cup

  • TOUL10th
    TRIES SCORED 1st Leinster : 27 Tries Scored
  • TOUL16th
    POINTS DIFFERENCE 1st Leinster : 116 Points Difference