Gavin Mairs Sir Clive Woodward, who guided England to their World Cup triumph in 2003, could be in line to make a remarkable return to Test rugby having been included on the shortlist of candidates to replace Philippe Saint-Andre as head coach of France.
Toulon showed no signs of a hangover after their unprecedented third consecutive European title with a five-try 37-21 demolition of struggling Castres in the Top 14 on Saturday.
Darren Walton Matt Giteau is offering "no promises" that he's up to representing Australia at a Rugby World Cup for a third time.
New Zealand and Australia are normally fierce rugby rivals but Ali Williams put familiar sentiments to one side as he celebrated Drew Mitchell's match-winning try for Toulon against Clermont in the European Champions Cup final at Twickenham.
A magical solo try to Australian flyer Drew Mitchell has helped seal an unprecedented hattrick of European titles for Toulon as they beat French rivals Clermont 24-18 in a gripping Champions Cup final in London.
Australia's Matt Giteau said he would love to return to Twickenham with the Wallabies at this year's World Cup after guiding Toulon to an unprecedented third straight European title at the home of English rugby.
Julian Guyer Toulon's bid to be crowned kings of European rugby for an unprecedented third successive season will see their star-studded side up against familiar foes.
French Top 14 leading two teams Toulon and Clermont suffered shock defeats on Saturday just a week before they collide in the European Champions Cup final.
Justin Palmer Indisciplined, making mistakes and probably wishing Jonny Wilkinson was still in town, it took a halftime team talk from Bernard Laporte to lick Toulon into shape in their Champions Cup semi-final against Leinster on Sunday.
Clermont Auvergne overcame a battling Saracens side 13-9 in an intense and brutal European Champions Cup semi-final in St Etienne on Saturday.
Much has been written about the great Australian rugby exodus and the negative impact it could have on local teams in Super Rugby and the Wallabies. But some exiles are still doing their bit for the gold jersey's cause at the World Cup.
Steve James Rugby union has probably never had a day like this, with three successive magnificent matches, and Twickenham has probably never seen a game quite like this.
England have to recalibrate for a "completely different challenge" from France after digesting the lessons from the victory over Scotland that gave them a real chance of winning the Six Nations title, coach Stuart Lancaster said.
James Mackenzie France overpowered a lacklustre Italy 29-0 in a scrappy Six Nations clash played in slippery conditions on Sunday to recover from back-to-back defeats to Ireland and Wales.
Julien Pretot France coach Philippe Saint-Andre admitted that Les Bleus were "not a great team" after their 20-13 home defeat by Wales in the Six Nations on Saturday.
Wales rekindle their Six Nations title hopes with a bruising 20-13 win against a struggling French outfit.
Philippe Saint-Andre rubbishes talk French players were 'loaded' during their win over the ABs in 1986.
Jean-Francois Rosnoblet A French court sent back the case against England rugby forward Steffon Armitage, who is accused of assaulting a man in the port city of Toulon where he plays, for further investigation on Tuesday.
Jeremy Marot A Six Nations disciplinary committee has banned French lock Pascal Pape for 10 weeks for a knee in the back foul that left Ireland's Jamie Heaslip with three fractured vertebrae.