Sport Jules Plisson will make his France debut against England

Plisson will parter Jean-Marc Doussain while Pascal Pape will skipper Les Blues in the absence of Thierry Dusautoir

Wasps face a Herculean task to stifle talents of Toulouse

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Round-up: Wilkinson's deadly boot sends Munster out

Jonny Wilkinson kicked Toulon to a 32-16 Pool Three victory over Munster last night to help his team reach the knockout stages, but sending the Irish province out of the competition before the quarter-finals for the first time in 12 years.

Rugby round-up: Cipriani helps Rebels further their cause in victory over Tonga

In Australia yesterday, Danny Cipriani started for the Melbourne Rebels in their first game, against Tonga in a warm-up for the Super 15. The sometime Wasps and England fly-half played the first half of a match that was won by the Rebels, 43-13, after they had been 13-12 down at the break. Cipriani was seen to apply ice to his knee after leaving the field.

High Kicks and Low Life: Toulouse-Lautrec

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec has been described by a contemporary critic as, ‘the quintessential chronicler of Paris’. The work of the artist (1864-1901) immediately evokes the decadent atmosphere of fin-de siècle Paris. And a touch of gay Paree might well rub off on Bedford next month when the British Museum Tour of his work arrives at Bedford Gallery.

Wilkinson fit to resume Top 14 duties

Jonny Wilkinson, struggling for some weeks with shoulder problems and held back from the last round of Heineken Cup matches, has made a full recovery and may feature for Toulon in tonight's Top 14 match against Bayonne deep in the Basque country.

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Toulouse turn screw on Glasgow

Glasgow 16 Toulouse 28

Bolton set to start Johan Elmander contract talks

Bolton chairman Phil Gartside will open contract talks with much-improved Swedish striker Johan Elmander tomorrow.

Rugby round-up: Tries by Naqelevuki and Jess help Chiefs sting Wasps in LV Cup

Exeter Chiefs carried their strong Aviva Premiership form into the LV Cup yesterday, beating London Wasps 29-6 at Sandy Park. Sireli Naqelevuki and Matt Jess scored Exeter's tries and Ignacio Mieres kicked two conversions and five penalties. Elliot Daly kicked two conversions for Wasps.

Walder and Simpson combine to get Wasps' Cup charge buzzing

Wasps 38 Glasgow 26

French test is music to Worsley's ears

Wasps No 6 is relishing today's trip to the Toulouse lair. He tells Hugh Godwin that one day he may be playing abroad for good

Lawrence Dallaglio: Cardiff can end Welsh jinx and Racing are certainty to shine

The former England captain's pool-by-pool guide to the Heineken Cup

Wilkinson's form wins over arch rival

Jonny Wilkinson, an even-money shot to return to England's starting line-up when the All Blacks visit Twickenham in a little over five weeks' time, must be doing something right if the man once revered by the French as the "anti-Wilkinson" rates him the best outside-half around. Frédéric Michalak, who began his Test career playing the flawed genius to Wilkinson's flawless robot, believes his old rival is on the verge of delivering something special for his country this autumn.

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