Okay let’s be honest here, Toulon are pretty awful at the moment, they’re bottom of Pool 5 and 11th in the French Top14. However, on a European night and at the Stade Mayol a lot of people would still be reluctant to back Edinburgh against the former three times Champions.
Fresh from an extended Christmas break spent polishing my oval-shaped crystal ball, here are some predictions for who will win what in the year ahead. What do you think? Six Nations Winner: Ireland Runner-up: England Wooden Spoon: Italy After an incredible year in 2018 that included a Six Nations Grand Slam, Ireland remain the team to
A brilliant weekend of Champions Cup action saw an almost clean sweep for English sides and plenty of tense, 'proper' European encounters with momentum swinging this way and that in several pools. Attendances were high as fans flocked to see their favourite players back in action in domestic rugby after
After the protracted, tiresome saga that engulfed the European rugby world this season, the resultant Rugby Champions Cup is a competition that is going to be scrutinised like few before it. Will the concentration from 24 to 20 teams really lead to a better tournament? Will the dual-broadcast system of
In an ironic and somewhat unedifying turn for the men behind the new European Rugby Champions Cup, officials from the organisation that ran the now defunct Heineken Cup, ERC (European Rugby Cup), have been asked to run the new edition of European rugby's premier competition. According to a report in The
Toulon retain the Heineken Cup, Jonny cements legacy It won’t go down as one of the all-time classic Heineken Cup finals, but Toulon’s 23-6 victory over Saracens was compelling from beginning to end for a number of reasons. Captain Jonny Wilkinson accounted for 13 points in the penultimate game of his