Gavin Mortimer

Australia

So much for Aussie innovation and French flair. Last weekend’s second Test in Melbourne was one of the biggest borefests in modern memory. A scoreless first half followed by a…

Rory Kockott

Rory Kockott is a man who catches puff adders in his spare time. For the uninitiated, the venomous puff adder is arguably the fastest striking snake in the world, timed…

There is another Englishman who’s time at Toulon is drawing to a close. Like Jonny Wilkinson, Steve Walsh arrived on the Cote d’Azur in 2009, and like the soon-to-be retired…

Florian Fritz

FRIDAY NIGHT was a disaster for Guy Noves. The quarter-final home defeat to Racing Métro was bad enough for the reputation of the Toulouse coach, it but it was the…

Funny videos from European rugby

Bye George! George Robson took over the captaincy from the injured Chris Robshaw when Harlequins travelled to Toulon for their Amlin Challenge Cup semi-final clash in April 2012. It should…

Johnny Sexton

What a day we have in store this Saturday in the Top 14. It’s the last day of the regular season yet after 25 rounds of competition only two clubs…

Oyonnax

Four teams are all battling to avoid the drop from the French top flight as the season reaches its climax – here's the lowdown…