Marius Goosen is Benetton Treviso’s record points scorer – but now the former outside half is hoping to make his point as the assistant coach of the Italian club embarking…

Glasgow out to make their mark

Scottish teams can point to just one appearance in the Heineken Cup knock-out stages and Glasgow Warriors captain Ali Kellock accepts it is time for the Scots to make their…

London Irish are all the wiser

London Irish have learnt their Heineken Cup lessons the hard way and head coach Toby Booth intends to turn that pain into the Exiles’ gain. The 2008 semi-finalists crashed out…

Toulon ready for Europe

Toulon were one of the “nearly men” of Europe last season – Amlin Challenge Cup finalists and French Championship semi-finalists – and captain Joe van Niekerk believes the Heineken Cup…

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Eric Elwood – Connacht Rugby’s record points scorer – faces his first Amlin Challenge Cup contest as the province’s new coach accepting they know precious little about their Round 1…

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…

Toulouse target fifth Heineken title

The 16thseason of European club rugby’s elite tournament kicks-off on Friday and Toulouse will open the defence of their Heineken Cup crown in a “Clash of Champions” against London Wasps…

TOULOUSE TARGET A FIFTH TITLE The 16thseason of European club rugby’s elite tournament kicks-off on Friday and Toulouse will open the defence of their Heineken Cup crown in a “Clash…

The Leinster lock showed he has a head for heights during Ireland’s Autumn Tests. It was a glum day on the Emerald Isle when it was confirmed that Paul O’Connell…

Reward comes to those who wait, as Scotland’s first black international player is proving. Three seasons of battling for selection at club level and a desire to impress Scotland’s coaches…