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4dESPN Staff

Haskell, Bastareaud receive Six Nations bans

James Haskell and Mathieu Bastareaud will miss games in the 2018 Six Nations Championship after both players were handed bans following incidents from last weekend's European club action.

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7dMartyn Thomas

EPCR aware of alleged Bastareaud slur

Mathieu Bastareaud could face a lengthy ban after the Champions Cup's organisers confirmed they were aware of an alleged homophobic slur from the Toulon centre.

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16dESPN Staff

Toulon's Boudjellal given eight-week ban

Toulon president Mourad Boudjellal has been handed an eight-week touchline ban for comments made about officiating in the Top 14.

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36dPA Sport

Watson double helps Bath to hard-fought win

Anthony Watson scored two sparkling tries in front of England boss Eddie Jones as Bath produced some champagne rugby to down French heavyweights Toulon.

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43dPA Sport

Belleau brilliance spares Ashton's blushes

Chris Ashton had his blushes saved by a moment of individual brilliance from Toulon's new France international Anthony Belleau after his howler almost gifted Bath a notable away win in the Champions Cup.

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43dPA Sport

Scarlets edge thriller against 14-man Treviso

Centre Paul Asquith scored a try in the final minute as Scarlets pulled off a remarkable 33-28 Champions Cup bonus-point victory over Benetton at Parc y Scarlets.

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45dESPN Staff

Weekend predictions: Champions, Challenge Cups

European club rugby is back with another stacked fixture list. ESPN's experts predict which teams are set for a big weekend, which players will shine and where your attention should be trained across the two competitions.

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62dTom May

Top 14: Five players who caught the eye

Tom May does not believe that any of league leading Montpellier's players caught the eye in rounds nine and 10 of the Top 14, but who did impress the former Toulon centre?

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96dJohn Taylor

Common sense needed to solve Webb dilemma

In adopting Australia's 60-cap rule the Welsh Rugby Union has used a blunt instrument to solve a problem that required a more subtle approach, writes John Taylor.

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97dTom Hamilton

Gatland urges Webb to reconsider Toulon move

Rhys Webb is the main casualty of the Welsh Rugby Union's change in policy on overseas-based players with Warren Gatland admitting he feels uncomfortable about the scrum-half's situation.

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100dPA Sport

Scarlets claim losing bonus point

Scarlets staged a second-half fightback against a nervy Toulon but had to settle for a losing bonus point.

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107dESPN Staff

Dal Maso joins England's coaching team

ESPN understands Toulon forwards coach Marc dal Maso, who worked with Eddie Jones in Japan, will act as a scrum consultant for England over the next 12 months.

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128dNick Bewley

Exclusive: Bryan Habana uncertain of Springbok future

Springboks legend Bryan Habana says he can look back on his international career and be 'unbelievably proud' if he doesn't add to his 124 appearances for South Africa.

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145dESPN Staff

Halfpenny admits shock at Toulon exit

Leigh Halfpenny has admitted he was shocked to learn he would be released by Toulon while preparing for this summer's British & Irish Lions tour.

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148dESPN Staff

French Top 14 Round 1 Wrap: Toulon win big

Toulon finished off the opening round of the new Top 14 season by thumping Pau 41-14 as former England international Chris Ashton stole the show.

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158dJames Harrington

Top 14: Team-by-team season preview

With Top 14 rugby kicking off on Saturday, we look at every club in France's elite division and try to predict where they will end up next June.

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152dESPN Staff

Saracens face Saints in Euro opener

Saracens will begin their quest for a third successive European Champions Cup crown with a trip to Aviva Premiership rivals Northampton.

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179dESPN Staff

Phillips wants Halfpenny to return to Wales

Former Wales scrum-half Mike Phillips wants compatriot Leigh Halfpenny to return to welsh regional rugby after his exit this summer from Toulon.

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207dESPN Staff

Former Wallaby flanker Gill signs for Lyon

Top 14 side Lyon have secured the signature of former Wallabies flanker Liam Gill after he spent a season in France with Toulon.

2018 RankingsEuropean Rugby Champions Cup

  • TOUL9th
    TRIES SCORED 1st Saracens : 24 Tries Scored
    SARAC1st
    16
    24
  • TOUL6th
    POINTS DIFFERENCE 1st Leinster : 83 Points Difference
    LEINS1st
    34
    83