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.
Richard Cockerill is under a lot of pressure. Photo: Planet Rugby
Leicester boss Richard Cockerill has refuted ‘average accusations’ linking the Tigers training methods to their substantial injuries.
A rough start to the season has seen Leicester lose their last three matches to Bath, London Irish and Gloucester, with a huge number of players sidelined through injury.
Tommy Seymour scored a brace for Glasgow. Photo: Planet Rugby
Glasgow Warriors ran in six tries in a high-scoring visit to Italy, securing a 40-23 victory over Treviso to go top of the Pro12.
The Warriors didn’t have it all their own way, but came through a tough test, as they continue their attempts to make the playoff final once again.
Kicker Jason Tovey lines one up for the Dragons.
Hallam Amos scored two tries as Newport Gwent Dragons opened their account for the season in the Guinness PRO12 with a 33-15 win over Treviso.
The young winger crossed twice in five first-half minutes as the Welsh region took control of the game to lead 17-3 at half-time.
Racing rake Dimitri Szarzewski takes on the Lyon defence. Photo: Skysports
Racing Metro scored two late tries to pick up a bonus point win at home to Lyon as they bounced back from last week’s loss at Clermont.
Elsewhere Oyonnax continued their fine home form with a comfortable win over Grenoble, while Bayonne comfortably saw off Brive.