Sport Leigh Halfpenny celebrates Cardiff's Amlin Challenge Cup final win over Toulon in 2010

The full-back has scored over 350 points for Wales

Dougherty shares revival with wife

England's Nick Dougherty finally had something to smile about this year with an eight-under-par 63 at Crans-sur-Sierre, Switzerland, yesterday to lead the first round of the Omega European Masters.

Sam Warburton: Clean living, laid back and ready

Captain epitomises a Wales squad in tip-top shape for the World Cup

England flanker James Haskell passed fit to face Ireland

England flanker James Haskell has been passed fit for selection against Ireland on Saturday.

Contepomi, the hungry Puma aiming to wreck England's plans

Argentina began the last World Cup with a shock victory. Felipe Contepomi tells Chris Hewett they are ready to upset the applecart again in three weeks' time

Toby Flood casts aside Jonny Wilkinson popularity

Even if Toby Flood is right in suspecting 58 million Englishmen want Jonny Wilkinson to start at fly-half in the World Cup, there is only one man whose opinion really counts.

Wilko and out? HQ hopes not

To add to the controversy over their all-black change kit, England have made Jonny Wilkinson's future a grey area. Post-World Cup, we are told, players based abroad will only be selected in "exceptional circumstances".

Gatland's men pull their weight but Wales fail in trial of strength

Emphasis on physicality is not enough to overhaul England

Johnson glad of 'something to work on'

Martin Johnson refused to lavish praise on Manu Tuilagi, despite the Samoan-born centre scoring a crucial try on his international debut for England.

Tuilagi gets a puncher's chance for England spot

Manu, youngest of six rugby brothers from Samoa, is making an imposing case to clinch a late World Cup place

Carter's record haul helps batter the Boks

New Zealand 40 South Africa 7: Fly-half passes Wilkinson as All Blacks stroll past weakened South Africa

Peter Bills: Toulon prove money can't buy success

As Manchester City Football Club have discovered at various times this season, spending money is not the sole panacea for complete success.

Gavin Henson included in Toulon squad

Gavin Henson was today included in the Toulon squad for Saturday's clash with Montpellier.

Toulon grant Henson reprieve but warn this is his last chance

Gavin Henson, the celebrity centre from Wales who has become far more famous for the things he does off the field than for the deeds he performs on it, is still a Toulon player.

Henson faces sack at Toulon after fight with team-mates

It would be wrong to suggest that Gavin Henson is earning himself a dodgy reputation, for the very good reason that he has had one of those for years. This could be serious, though. The celebrity midfielder from Wales, whose recent rugby record includes a period of unpaid leave lasting more than 18 months and a spell of half-hearted activity at Saracens lasting all of five minutes, has now been suspended for a week by Toulon, apparently for fighting with at least one team-mate after a club game at the weekend. Some close observers of rugby affairs on the Mediterranean believe he is about to be sacked.

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