Flawless display of kicking from England legend leads Toulon to maiden Heineken Cup
It came close to topping the drama of Sydney 10 years ago, and the margins were just as thin as Jonny Wilkinson held up his end of the bargain by winning a first Heineken Cup for both himself and Toulon.
A look ahead to Saturday's final at the Aviva Stadium
Toulon fly-half came close to selection for the Lions
England centre leads Leicester's rout with two tries and an assist
France has 250 foreign players in its top-flight which is doing little to help the national team
Former England fly-half Jonny Wilkinson will decide on his career future in February, saying he will continue playing only if he feels it will benefit his club.
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Steffon Armitage insists he has done nothing wrong despite the "stress" of his "abnormal" doping test result. The Toulon flanker was informed yesterday that he tested positive for the prohibited substance morphine after the Top 14 final defeat by Toulouse on 9 June.
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Calling the all-powerful film mogul Harvey Weinstein a “douchbag” at a party packed with his movie peers is not a recommended formula for anyone wishing to thrive in Hollywood.
I fear that someone has been having our Gallic friends across la Manche on. Somehow, they've come to believe that the pasty-faced, soap-dodging would-be troubadour that is Pete Doherty is not only cool, but that he is a sensible choice for the romantic lead in a period film.
Mahamadou Diarra has said that he is excited by Fulham's ambition and is looking forward to proving his worth in west London. The 30-year-old former Real Madrid midfielder joined the club earlier this week on a deal until the end of the season, with an option of extending by a year.
Harry Redknapp turned his fire on the now-defunct tabloid the News of the World yesterday when he said in court that he was justified in lying to one of the newspaper's reporters in order to prevent publication of a potentially damaging story.
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