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Leigh Halfpenny future in turmoil after Toulon reveal they are considering terminating his contract

Toulon president Mourad Boudjellal believes Halfpenny may have been injured when he signed for the French champions

Chris Aston celebrates scoring a try against Harlequins

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Leicester Tigers confirm captain Ed Slater will miss England's autumn internationals after undergoing knee surgery

Slater injured his knee during England's tour of New Zealand and has been ruled out of action for 'several months'

Leicester lock Ed Slater

Ed Slater knee injury a worry for Tigers and Stuart Lancaster

Fears grow that the lock could need surgery on a knee injury ruling him out until Christman

Goneva outpaced the chasers and ran 95 metres for a try

Leicester Tigers vs Newcastle Falcons match report: Vereniki Goneva's hat-trick inspires Leicester

Vereniki Goneva blew away Newcastle with a 17-minute hat-trick as the Tigers got their Premiership campaign off to a flying start with a bonus-point win.

Ollie Lindsay-Hague scores for Harlequins

London Irish vs Harlequins match report: Quins get up-and-running with hard-fought win despite captain Joe Marler seeing yellow

At one point fellow prop Kyle Sinckler joined Marler off the pitch as Quins survived with 13 men to win 20-15 at Twickenham

Fit again: New Zealand scrum-half Piri Weepu suffered a minor stroke in March

London Welsh vs Exeter Chiefs: Stroke victim Piri Weepu makes Welsh debut

Weepu was found to have a hole in his heart that caused an irregular blood flow from birth

George Ford gets the ball away despite the attentions of Danny Cipriani

Sale Sharks vs Bath match report: George Ford sees off Danny Cipriani in the battle of England fly-halves as Bath begin with win

Ford set-up tries for Anthony Watson and Semesa Rokoduguni in front of England head coach Stuart Lancaster

David Strettle celebrates scoring the match-winning try after sliding in to sink Wasps

Saracens vs Wasps match report: David Strettle's hat-trick sees Sarries steal victory with final play at Twickenham

Christian Wade helped put Wasps in a commanding second-half lead but Strettle's last-gasp try sealed an opening 34-28 victory for last season's table-toppers

Jon Fisher of Northampton celebrates after scoring their sixth try

Northampton Saints vs Gloucester: David Humpreys remains calm and calls for patience despite eight-try mauling

Gloucester director of rugby admits 'nobody likes getting beaten like that' but stresses it will take time for his new team to gel together

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London Double Header: London Irish get put through their paces as they prepare for Harlequins clash by taking on...the vending machine

Exiles stars Leo Halavatau, Matt Parr, Luke Narraway, Geoff Cross and Conor Gilsenan took on the Scrum Shop in a show of power in the snack world

George North

George North interview: Northampton Saints and Wales winger ready to impose his will on all

Although only 22, the Wales and Northampton winger is determined to stand taller than ever this season and take on more responsibility for club and country, he tells Tom Peck

David Humphreys

All change at Gloucester as David Humphreys looks forward

The former Ireland outside-half is the man charged with reawakening a sleeping rugby giant. He has set about it by assembling a sparkling coaching staff and a revamped squad with no fewer than 26 new faces. Chris Hewett reports

Sam Warburton alongside Wales head coach Warren Gatland

Sam Warburton still in limbo while Wales talks drag on

Sam Warburton, the centrally contracted Wales captain who finds himself in the uncomfortable position of symbolising the dispute between the country’s governing body and its four professional teams, does not have the foggiest idea whether he will be playing for Cardiff Blues in their final warm-up match of the summer against Leicester at Welford Road on Friday.

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