Solly graps another “King”

January 5, 2014 2
Edinburgh coach Alan Solomons bolstered his playing ranks by luring another player away from his former team, the Southern Kings. One-time Springbok Andries Strauss will add some much-needed depth to the Edinburgh midfield. He will join fellow former King Cornell Du Preez and several other South Africans - Carl Bezuidenhout (Pumas, the most recent signing…

O’Connor to return next January

January 5, 2014 0
Wallaby James O'Connor is hot property in Europe at the moment, but it has been confirmed he will return home to Australia next January. O'Connor went into a self-imposed exile last year after being dumped from the Wallaby squad by coach Ewen McKenzie and had his contract torn up by the Australian Rugby Union over…

Boudjellal: Toulon are ‘prize idiots’

January 5, 2014 0
An interception try from Fiji wing Alipate Ratini two minutes from full-time, converted by Julien Caminati, handed Grenoble a dramatic 22-21 victory over Toulon in Top 14 action on Saturday. The last-gasp defeat even left Toulon's outspoken president, Mourad Boudjellal, wondering if coach Bernard Laporte would even be at training on Monday, such was the…

Welsh crisis deepens

January 5, 2014 0
  Regional Rugby Wales on behalf of the four Welsh regions, the Scarlets, the Ospreys, Newport Gwent Dragons and Cardiff Blues issues the following statement in order to establish important facts and provide clarity regarding the future of Welsh regional rugby.   •The Rugby Champions Cup will bring the biggest increase of funding into the Welsh…