FOR ALL the talk in recent weeks about Jonny Wilkinson, and will-he-or-won’t-he sign on for another stint at Toulon, there’s another Englishman in the south of France in a similar situation. In fact the similarities don’t stop there. Iain Balshaw and Jonny Wilkinson first played in the same team in 1997, the all-conquering England schoolboys’ side that also featured Mike Tindall.
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A RATHER drab and uninspiring final with Biarritz able to ensure their Heineken Cup qualification thanks to the boot of Dimitri Yachvili in wet conditions at the Stoop. They were fortunate, however, that Toulon couldn’t get the ball to Jonny Wilkinson in the final minutes or he could have slotted another of
Posted 462 days ago
IMANOL HARINORDOQUY is one of rugby’s tougher characters, but the France No 8′s reputation may have been damaged when his father stepped in to help out during one game last November. A scuffle erupted in the Top 14 derby between Biarritz and Bayonne, and while Harinordoquy junior was getting stuck in, dad Lucien decided to head onto the pitch and…
Posted 592 days ago
Saracens will break new ground by playing their Heineken Cup Round 5 match against Biarritz Olympique in Cape Town on Saturday, January 14th, 2012.
ERC, organisers of the Heineken Cup, and the IRB have both approved an application by the English champions to play the match in South Africa, further growing the club’s brand, sponsor network and supporter base.
The decision means…
Posted 854 days ago
Another cracking 24 hours in the Heineken Cup leaves Northampton and Leinster as the only two sides definitely through to the quarter-finals, although yesterday and today’s matches certainly tipped the balance in a number of the pools. Rugby World now makes the remaining pool favourites – Pool 3: Munster, Pool 4: Biarritz, Pool 5: Leicester, Pool 6: London Wasps. But…
Posted 856 days ago
The Ulster team and replacements to face Biarritz tomorrow in the crucial Round 5 Heineken Cup pool game at Ravenhill (ko 3.30pm) has been named.
There are just two changes to the starting line-up from that which defeated Treviso at Ravenhil last Friday.
Dan Tuohy starts in the second row with Tim Barker moving to the bench while Stephen Ferris, who made…
Posted 859 days ago
The race for the prestigious eight Heineken Cup quarter-final places is entering the final straight – but 11 of the 24 teams in the 2010 / 2011 tournament will still be in elite European club rugby action come April.
While the six Pool winners and two best Pool runners-up will prolong their Heineken Cup adventure into the knock-out stages, the next…
Posted 951 days ago
Biarritz Olympique and Ulster Rugby will bring the curtain down on the opening two weekends of the 16th season of Heineken Cup when they clash at Parc des Sports Aguilera in a contest that could have a major bearing on the final outcome of Pool 4.
Ulster Rugby made sure of banking maximum points on the opening night of the tournament…
Posted 958 days ago
Luke Watson will lead Bath Rugby out to face Biarritz Olympique at The Recreation Ground on Sunday as something of a Heineken Cup novice – but singing the praises of the six-nations club tournament that the West Country giants won back in 1998.
The South African international No 8 arrived at Bath during last season, playing in their final four Heineken…