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These are desperate times for Brive, Biarritz, Bayonne and Lyon as the spectre of relegation haunts them. Biarritz have so improved of late that they look the most likely to survive, troubled Bayonne the most likely for the long drop. This weekend they head across to Toulon who will be bristling with anger after their suspension of their owner, Mourad Boudjellal.
At a disciplinary hearing the Ligue Nationale de Rugby (LNR), who runs professional rugby in France, the president of Toulon, Mourad Boudjellal was suspended for 130 days after his outburst against what he termed sodomie arbitrale (refereeing buggery) in a wide-ranging attack aimed largely at French referees.
Fearsome England prop Andrew Sheridan is set to leave the Sale Sharks for French side Toulon at the end of the season, effectively signalling the end of his international career.
French giants Toulouse found themselves the subject of a complaint from a Slovakian airline on Friday over damage caused to one of the company's planes.
French referees said they were suing Toulon president Mourad Boudjellal for defamation after he made lurid accusations in the wake of a Top 14 defeat.
Toulouse endured the worst possible start to their European Cup trip to England when the emergency exit door on their low-cost flight came loose, their players claimed.
Former All Black loose forward Chris Masoe has turned down the chance to play for Glasgow Warriors in favour of staying in France.
Durable prop Denis Avril, now 39 years of age, is still playing for unhappy Bayonne and now has been entrusted with the forwards in the wake of the sacking of two coaches and the departure of Jean-Pierre Elissalde in the last six months as well as their forwards coach Jean-Michel Gonzalez.
Jean-Pierre Elissalde's brief reign as coach of struggling French Top 14 club Bayonne ended on Sunday after just three matches, the Sud-Ouest newspaper reported on its website.
When Toulon’s outspoken President Mourad Boudjellal laid into a French referee he opened a debate about the very future of the country’s rugby élite. Rugby Rugby’s Howard Johnson reckons things could get interesting...
Toulouse's front-row injury nightmare continues after news that Georgian hooker Akvsenti Giorgadze has been ruled out for up to six months with a ruptured groin tendon.
Sharks utility back Jacques-Louis Potgieter has reportedly been signed by French Top 14 side Bayonne, although the news is yet to be confirmed with the Durban-based outfit.
Perpignan have a Heineken Cup return in their sights - and winning the Amlin Challenge Cup would guarantee them a place in next season's top flight competition.
Montpellier lock Thibault Privat was on Wednesday banned for 30 days for striking Toulouse's Springbok prop Daan Human in a Top 14 clash last month, the national rugby league (LNR) said.
After the match on Sunday between Clermont and Toulon played in Clermont-Ferrand, which Toulon lost 25-19 after leading for much of the match, the Toulon owner, Mourad Boudjellal has had an attack on what he calls refereeing buggery (sodomy arbitrale). He did it in public knowing full well that it could have consequences for himself, but he was also quick to hint at the possibility of racism.
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