Toulon president Mourad Boudjellal bides his time for a showdown. Photo: Skysports
Mourad Boudjellal is planning to take the IRB to court over payments to players on international duty in a groundbreaking move.
The outspoken Toulon president had already made his feelings clear earlier this season when he complained about having to pay the likes of Bryan Habana, Juán Martín Fernández-Lobbe and Bakkies Botha while they were away at the Rugby Championship.
Weepu, headwaterboy for London Welsh. Photo: Skysports
London Welsh’s star signing Piri Weepu got off to an understated start with his new club, on waterboy duties against Pontypridd.
Welsh were comfortable 40-12 winners in Weepu’s first involvement with the club since landing in London on Thursday.
The World Cup-winning scrum-half is viewed as an essential player for Welsh in their bid to avoid relegation.
Tagicakibau scores against Wasps in an earlier game. Photo: Skysports
Wasps have announced the signing of Samoan international winger Sailosi Tagicakibau from London Irish.
The ‘Samoan flyer’ lit up the Aviva Premiership on numerous occasions during his nine seasons playing for the Exiles, with his blistering pace and power producing an impressive try scoring record.
Tagicakibau, who has 21 caps for Samoa and has also represented the Pacific Islands, has most recently been playing for South African Super Rugby side the Stormers while on loan from Irish.
Harry Parker, Chris Kuridrani and Junior Laloifi show off the new Brisbane City kit for NRC. Photo: Jamie Hanson / News Corp Australia
GPS improver Chris Kuridrani heads a host of wingers eager to prove they should be in the Reds revival plans for Super Rugby.
The best from club land have the perfect showcase to push their cause in the Premier Rugby finals and the new nine-round Buildcorp National Rugby Championship.
That’s certainly the way Kuridrani, 22, Sunnybank stepper Junior Laloifi, 19, and University speedster Harry Parker, 21, have sized it up as wingers selected for Brisbane City.