The Newcastle Falcons beat Toulon 26-25 in Toulon, while there were also European Champions Cup wins for Saracens, the Cardiff Blues and Gloucester.
French Top 14 club Toulon are looking to sign Eben Etzebeth after next year’s World Cup.
Former All Blacks centre Ma’a Nonu has re-joined the Blues from Toulon on a 12-month contract for the 2019 Super Rugby season.
Toulon fired late to beat Castres 28-27, while there were also wins for Toulouse, Racing, Lyon, Clermont and Pau in the French Top 14.
Former Springbok flank Jacques Potgieter has signed a two-year deal with Toulon.
Fullback Andries Coetzee has reportedly agreed to join French club Toulon on a three-year deal later this year.
Duane Vermeulen’s contract with his new Japanese club could prevent him from playing for the Springboks in the Rugby Championship. Vermeulen will leave French club Toulon at the end of the current European season. According to Rapport newspaper, he will join Frans Ludeke’s Kubota Spears and then return to the Stormers early next year to play in the 2019 Super… Read more →
The Scarlets, Clermont and Leinster secured home quarter-finals in the European Champions Cup, while Toulon also booked their place in the playoffs on Saturday. In a straight shootout for top spot in Pool 5, the Scarlets held on desperately to clinch a riveting 30-27 win over Toulon. The result sees the Scarlets secure a first home quarter-final and makes them… Read more →
All Blacks loose forward Liam Messam is set to replace Duane Vermeulen at Toulon after reportedly signing a two-year contract with the French club. The 33-year-old Messam will head to France at the end of the Chiefs’ 2018 Super Rugby campaign to bolster Toulon’s loose forward stocks following the news of Vermeulen’s exit. Messam played 43 Tests for the All… Read more →
Toulon president Mourad Boudjellal says Duane Vermeulen will leave the French club at the end of the season. The Bok No 8 is set to rejoin the Stormers in Cape Town. ‘Vermeulen is leaving, he will be replaced by an international level player that we will announce in the next 48 hours,’ said Boudjellal. Vermeulen’s replacement is reportedly All Blacks… Read more →