Top 14

Looking good in yellow and blue: Nathan Hines

French focus: Top 14

They began camping out the day before tickets went on sale at Clermont’s ground for Sunday’s Heineken Cup clash with Leinster, writes Gavin Mortimer. Such is the fervour for all…

Freshwater: An end of a Perpignan era

French focus: Top 14

An end of an era is approaching in Perpignan and the fans are getting teary at the prospect. After nine seasons loosehead prop Perry Freshwater is retiring at the end…

Shane Geraghty

French focus: Top 14

NO DOUBT about it, Shane Geraghty’s stint in Brive has been eventful, writes Gavin Mortimer. The 25-year-old was to the fore again on Sunday, steering the unfashionable French club into…

Tolofua has no problem with bulldozing the opposition

French focus: Top 14

Toulouse backs coach Jean-Baptiste Elissalde couldn’t help crowing after his side’s impressive defeat of Stade Francais last Saturday, writes Gavin Mortimer. In front of 80,000 fans at the Stade de…

Back in the day: Wasps v Gloucester, 17 September 2000

Journey through rugby – Simon Shaw

A three-time Lions tourist, Simon Shaw spent 14 years at Wasps and has represented England in 71 Tests and at three World Cups. Here are a few things you might…

Fixtures for September 2011

Fixtures for September 2011

For all the Rugby World Cup fixtures including UK kick off times click here. All games live ITV and Talksport Sunday 4 September Aviva Premiership N’hampton v Gloucester (3.30) Live…

Dan Caprice celebrates scoring a try for England Sevens

England Sevens star Caprice signs for Biarritz

England Sevens star Dan Caprice has been snapped up by French giants Biarritz. The Kent-based wing has signed a two-year deal to play in the Top 14 and Heineken Cup…

James Haskell leaves Stade Francais

James Haskell leaves Stade Francais

England back-rower James Haskell is leaving Stade Francais and may now end up in the Super 15 with the Melbourne Rebels. Haskell is one of a raft of players on…