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

Tindall looks to overturn form book at turnovers

Centre hopes to cast off set-piece shackles and show conviction against Aussies

Wilkinson expected to be fit for England tour

England will assess Jonny Wilkinson this weekend but expect him to be fit for their tour to Australia and New Zealand after a scan revealed he did not suffer a broken rib during Toulon's Amlin Challenge Cup final defeat against Cardiff Blues on Sunday.

Wilkinson waits for injury news

Jonny Wilkinson's hopes of touring with England this summer were in jeopardy today after he suffered a possible broken rib in Toulon's Amlin Challenge Cup final defeat to Cardiff Blues.

Blues out to conquer European foothills for Wales

Welsh rugby can be as volatile as an Icelandic volcano field but ice-cool Dai Young will be forgiven for blowing his top today if he becomes the first Welsh coach to win a European title. The Cardiff Blues will face Jonny Wilkinson's Toulon for the Amlin Challenge Cup in front of a fiercely partisan 50,000 crowd at Marseille's Stade Velodrome. Even for a side who have experienced peaks and troughs to rival the Welsh valleys, this is their Everest.

Wilkinson seeks overdue place in sun with Toulon

Jonny Wilkinson has not laid his hands on much in the way of silverware since he became the most celebrated rugby player on the planet. In fact, he has been positively starved of anything resembling a trophy. He had barely started shaving when he helped secure the Premiership title for Newcastle in 1997, and when he won the other thing in Sydney six years later, he was still very much a B-list celebrity, if he was a celebrity at all.

James hoists Wilkinson on own petard as Clermont charge onwards

French Top 14 semi-final: Toulon 29 Clermont Auvergne 35

Wilko and out for Toulon

Toulon 29 Clermont Auvergne 35

Jonny Wilkinson: 'Life in France is intertwined with rugby. I feel 18 again'

The England fly-half is on the brink of winning his first silverware in six years. He tells Matt Gatward how a year in Provence put a spring back into his step – and why that's good news for England

Cipriani 'breaks thumb' while Wasps miss out

Newcastle Falcons 21 London Wasps 25

Bates proud of Newcastle achievements

Steve Bates insists he is proud of Newcastle's achievements this season despite having his contract terminated as Falcons rugby director.

Andrew leads praise as Catt swaps kicking for coaching

Mike Catt, revered by English rugby folk for his off-the-bench heroics during the victorious World Cup campaign in Australia in 2003 and a realistic contender for a coaching role when the red-rose army go in search of the title on home soil in 2015, has been moving towards this moment for well over a year. Now, it has just about arrived. When London Irish complete their rather disappointing season against Northampton at the Madejski Stadium on Saturday, the grand old man of the midfield fraternity will finally wind up his playing career.

Biarritz's star Englishmen set to be overlooked for national duty

England is not really the place for Englishmen to be playing just at the moment: ask Iain Balshaw, Ayoola Erinle and Magnus Lund, all of whom are now contemplating a rare shot at European glory with Biarritz in the Heineken Cup final later this month. Yet precious few France-based personnel are likely to make the cut for the red-rose trip to Australia and New Zealand in June, even though they are performing at levels over and above that commonly seen in the Premiership this term and are dominating every last piece of cross-border business.

Cipriani aims to return to England for summer tour after talks with coach

Wasps No 10 wants to be part of trip Down Under before moving to Super 15
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