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Mike Ford sacked by Toulon, Richard Cockerill to take charge until end of season
Toulon announce the exit of head coach Mike Ford, with Richard Cockerill replacing him until the end of the season.
Apr 4, 09:55
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Ali Williams, James O'Connor arrested on drugs charges
Former New Zealand lock Ali Williams and ex-Australia back James O'Connor are arrested after allegedly attempting to purchase cocaine.
Feb 25, 21:32
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Welsh Rugby Union makes 'best offer possible' for Leigh Halfpenny
Leigh Halfpenny must quickly decide whether to accept the Welsh Rugby Union's offer of a return from Toulon, according to chief executive Martyn Phillips.
Jan 5, 18:35
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Mark McCall 'disappointed' to see Chris Ashton leave Saracens
Mark McCall insists that Chris Ashton would have furthered his career by sticking with Saracens, and says his side will quickly move on.
Oct 25, 20:56
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Report: Chris Ashton on his way to French giants Toulon
A report claims that Saracens winger Chris Ashton is open to a move to Toulon, with talks between the two clubs thought to be ongoing.
Oct 18, 13:21
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Ex-England coach Stuart Lancaster linked with Toulon role
Toulon reportedly consider Stuart Lancaster as a contender to replace the recently-appointed Diego Dominguez as head coach.
Jul 10, 21:52
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Paul O'Connell announces retirement
Former Ireland captain Paul O'Connell is forced to retire after failing to overcome a hamstring problem that he sustained at the World Cup.
Feb 9, 10:23
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Leigh Halfpenny 'staying at Toulon'
Toulon head coach Bernard Laporte claims that Leigh Halfpenny is going nowhere and will sign a contract extension with the European champions.
Jan 18, 15:01
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Leigh Halfpenny 'to decide future in next two weeks'
Wasps director of rugby Dai Young reiterates his interest in bringing Leigh Halfpenny to the club, with the full-back set to make a decision on his future within two weeks.
Dec 22, 19:48
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Wasps boss Dai Young: 'Leigh Halfpenny is an obvious target'
Wasps director of rugby Dai Young says that Toulon's Leigh Halfpenny is an "obvious" target for them.
Dec 1, 18:56
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European rugby games in France postponed after Paris terror attacks
All European rugby games taking place in France this weekend are postponed after the terror attacks in Paris on Friday that left at least 128 dead.
Nov 14, 12:09
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France record points scorer Frederic Michalak retires from international rugby
France's record points scorer Frederic Michalak retires from international rugby following his side's 62-13 World Cup quarter-final defeat against New Zealand.
Oct 18, 14:06
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Steve Thompson: 'Steffon Armitage not good enough for England'
Steffon Armitage would have made no difference to England's fate at the Rugby World Cup, according to Steve Thompson.
Oct 7, 17:00
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UK anti-doping agency could contact French prosecutors over Toulon claims
British national anti-doping agency UKAD may contact Marseille prosecutors who are investigating claims that Toulon players have been involved in doping.
Sep 8, 16:50
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Toulon owner Mourad Boudjellal denies doping allegations amid investigation
Toulon owner Mourad Boudjellal denies claims that players at the Top 14 club have been involved in doping, following an investigation by Marseille prosecutors.
Sep 8, 14:49
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Leigh Halfpenny "enjoying" life at Toulon
Wales full-back Leigh Halfpenny says that he is happy to remain at French club Toulon, but insists all he is focusing on right now is the upcoming Rugby World Cup.
Aug 16, 15:58
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Toulon, Highlanders in talks for Hong Kong match
Toulon propose talks to hold a match against Super Rugby champions Highlanders in Hong Kong next year.
Aug 15, 14:07
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Neil Jenkins: 'Leigh Halfpenny will play for Wales on New Zealand tour'
Neil Jenkins says that Leigh Halfpenny will play for Wales on their tour of New Zealand in 2016, regardless of rumoured threats made by Toulon's owner.
Aug 3, 18:55
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Matt Giteau, Drew Mitchell recalled to Australia training squad
Australia include Matt Giteu and Drew Mitchell in their extended training squad ahead of the Rugby Championship, ending the Toulon duo's prolonged absence from the fold.
Jul 2, 09:59
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Queensland Reds confirm Quade Cooper exit
Quade Cooper will leave the Queensland Reds this summer, the club confirms.
Jun 21, 13:06
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France international Mathieu Bastareaud reveals suicide attempt
France and Toulon centre Mathieu Bastareaud reveals that he once tried to commit suicide.
Jun 16, 15:43
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Toulon announce Paul O'Connell signing from Munster
French side Toulon formally sign Ireland's Paul O'Connell from Munster on a two-year contract.
Jun 16, 05:10
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Salesi Ma'afu swaps Northampton Saints for Toulon
Australian prop Salesi Ma'afu joins Samu Manoa at big-spending Toulon after leaving Northampton Saints.
Jun 13, 07:53
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Former All Black Jerry Collins dies in car crash
Former All Black Jerry Collins dies aged 34 after his car collides with a bus in Southern France.
Jun 5, 07:44
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Jonny Wilkinson: 'Steffon Armitage is in the right place'
Former England fly-half Jonny Wilkinson insists that Steffon Armitage is right to sacrifice his international career by staying at Toulon.
May 14, 02:21
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Bernard Laporte 'full of joy' after European Rugby Champions Cup triumph
Bernard Laporte offers his condolences to beaten European Rugby Champions Cup finalists Clermont Auvergne following Toulon's 24-18 victory at Twickenham.
May 2, 21:21
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Matt Giteau: 'Steffon Armitage should be in England squad'
Matt Giteau claims that "eighth wonder of the world" Steffon Armitage should be going to the World Cup with England.
Apr 30, 03:59
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Ian McGeechan: 'Clermont can get better of Toulon in European Cup final'
Sir Ian McGeechan offers his support to Clermont Auvergne ahead of next weekend's European Rugby Champions Cup final meeting with reigning champions Toulon.
Apr 27, 10:35
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Queensland Reds deny Toulon signing Quade Cooper
Queensland Reds deny that Quade Cooper has signed for Toulon, despite official statements from the French club suggesting otherwise.
Apr 25, 14:20
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Toulon full-back Delon Armitage out of European Rugby Champions Cup final
Toulon full-back Delon Armitage is to miss the European Rugby Champions Cup final against Clermont Auvergne due to a fractured hand.
Apr 22, 18:26
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Toulon: 'We have not signed Paul O'Connell'
Toulon insist that Ireland captain Paul O'Connell has not agreed to join the French club.
Apr 21, 16:32
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Leigh Halfpenny suffers injury blow on Toulon return
A report claims that Leigh Halfpenny's latest shoulder injury is not likely to see him undergo surgery, although he is a major doubt for Toulon's meeting with Leintster.
Apr 12, 12:35
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Report: Jonny Wilkinson linked with World Cup coaching role
England could be set to offer Jonny Wilkinson a coaching role prior to the Rugby World Cup, according to reports.
Mar 23, 04:27
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Toulon's Steffon Armitage contests assault charge, but 'regrets drinking'
Toulon's Steffon Armitage contests the assault charge against him, but admits to being drunk during an incident that reportedly left a 30-year-old tennis coach injured.
Feb 11, 09:39
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Sebastien Tillous-Borde out of Scotland clash
France's Sebastien Tillous-Borde is ruled out of their Six Nations opener against Scotland with a knee injury.
Feb 1, 13:31
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Toulon confirm Steffon Armitage arrest
Toulon say that they will take whatever action is necessary after confirming that Steffon Armitage has been held in police custody on suspicion of assault.
Jan 29, 12:30

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