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Giteau confirms post-Toulon move

Matt Giteau heads to Japan after six years in France.

Australian playmaker Matt Giteau will join Japanese champions Suntory Sungoliath for the 2017-18 Top League season after bringing to an end his six-year stint in France with Toulon.

Kimlin reinstated to Grenoble rugby club

Reinstated: Former Brumbies forward Peter Kimlin.

Australian Peter Kimlin and five teammates stood down during police investigations into a rape allegation have been reinstated by their French rugby club Grenoble.

Crisis rugby meeting called as players strike

Will Genia's Stade Francais risks relegation if continues strike action.

The French rugby (union) league (LNR) has called an emergency meeting for Friday following the announcement of a strike by Stade Francais players, including Australian halfback Will Genia, to protest a proposed merger with Paris rivals Racing 92.

Scotland wilt in the face of French power

Try time: Gael Fickou of France dives over to score his team's opening try.

With the power came the glory. A week after withstanding a second-half shellacking against Ireland, Scotland were blown away in a brutally confrontational second half by a pack which exposed their vulnerability to sheer muscle.

Former NRL star gets England home against France

Impact player: Former NRL star Ben Te'o celebrates a try for England.

England's growing strength in depth was underlined in bold at Twickenham as the influx of replacements in the last 20 minutes dragged the initiative from France and helped the Six Nations champions battle out a 19-16 victory.