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Top 14: High Noon

IT'S A funny old game, rugby, as Jamie Noon will testify. Son of Yorkshire, servant of Newcastle and now stalwart of Brive, the former England centre brings down the curtain…

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Win a trip to the Top 14 final!

THIS IS your chance to see who will be next to lift the Bouclier de Brennus at Stade de France on Saturday 1 June. TV5MONDE – the international French-language channel…

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Heineken Cup: Clermont ready for the Red Army

MUNSTER SHOULD be afraid. Very afraid. On Saturday evening in the semi-final of the Heineken Cup they will encounter a Clermont side at the top of their game. So what…

Eying promotion: Dean Richards is expected to drag Falcons up

RFU Championship: The battle for promotion

THE RHETORIC of battles is always used in professional rugby, as if the weeks of weights and hours of Xbox were shared experiences with servicemen and women garrisoned around the…

Keep on running: Johnnie Beattie

Lions 2013: The French foreign legion

CAUGHT BETWEEN the Devil and a deep red rage, Nathan Hines angered the people of Perpignan in 2009 by skipping the Top 14 final in order to travel to South…

Deep pockets: Racing owner Jacky Lorenzetti has funded Jonny's sojourn to France

Sexton set to replace Wilko as top France earner

SO NOW we all know. You, me and every rugby player in France. As Midi Olympique revealed in Monday’s edition Jonathan Sexton will be pocketing €55,000 [£47,000] a month next…