ARTICLES RELATING TO FRENCH TOP 14

Goosen's secret French visit

2014-03-27 07:41

Springbok and Cheetahs flyhalf Johan Goosen has secretly flown to France to explore possible future career opportunities.

Perpignan hunt Butch, Gary

2014-01-28 09:38

French club Perpignan are hunting the services of retired Springbok flyhalf Butch James and Stormers flyhalf Gary van Aswegen.

Top 14 clubs not merging

2013-12-11 15:34

Bayonne have pulled out of merger talks with Basque Top 14 neighbours Biarritz, club president Alain Afflelou says.

Osteoarthritis scare for ex-Bok

2013-11-20 12:00

Former Bok forward Danie Rossouw is suffering from osteoarthritis, which could rule him out of the rest of the French season.

Kockott eyes French jersey

2013-09-19 10:17

South African Rory Kockott has a burning ambition to play Test rugby, and could end up playing for France.

Juan Smith passed fit to play

2013-08-22 07:49

Springbok flank Juan Smith is set to make his return to the rugby field after passing a medical at French club, Toulon.

Habana bags R660k per month

2013-08-15 13:15
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Springbok wing Bryan Habana is the third highest earner in the French Top 14, reportedly earning about R660 000 per month.

Mitchell's Toulon deal confirmed

2013-04-24 16:55

Australia winger Drew Mitchell has signed a two-year deal with Toulon starting next season, the French Top 14 club announced.

Castres sign SA-born Jooste

2013-02-19 22:15

Castres signed SA-born forward Wessel Jooste as emergency cover with regular starter Pedrie Wannenburg injured.

Kockott dreams of Test rugby

2013-01-08 19:39

Former Sharks No 9 Rory Kockott has admitted his yearning for international honours, be it with France or his native South Africa.

Bakkies extends French stay

2012-11-27 20:47

Springbok lock Bakkies Botha has extended his contract at Toulon until June 2015, the French Top 14 side announced.

Kiwi Masoe wins Top 14 award

2012-10-15 22:10

Former All Black Chris Masoe, now playing for Toulon, has been voted French Top 14 player-of-the-year by his fellow players.

Greg Goosen helps out at Agen

2012-09-08 12:04

South African fullback Greg Goosen returned for a third spell in France's Top 14 as he signed for struggling Agen.

Chiefs prop off to France

2012-06-06 20:05

The Chiefs' Tongan international prop Sona Taumalolo has signed a three-and-a-half-year deal with French club Perpignan.

Kelleher leaves Stade Francais

2012-04-12 18:25

Former All Black Byron Kelleher has left Stade Francais with immediate effect, just over a year before his contract was due to expire.

Toulon boss in sodomy slur

2012-01-26 18:21

Toulon president Mourad Boudjellal has been suspended after complaining his side were the victims of "refereeing sodomy".

Jonny to finish career at Toulon

2011-12-24 15:33

Two weeks after calling time on his England career, Jonny Wilkinson says that he will end his club career at French side Toulon.

Gary Botha breaks leg

2011-12-24 10:23

Former Bulls hooker Gary Botha has broken his right leg while playing for French Top 14 side Toulouse against Montpellier.

Brian Liebenberg calls it a day

2011-11-22 20:07

SA-born former French centre Brian Liebenberg has announced his retirement after Stade Francais refused to renew his contract.

Biarritz sign Sharks prop

2011-11-15 19:24

Sharks prop Eugene Van Staden has signed with French top 14 club Biarritz, replacing the retired Eduard Coetzee.

Giteau, Shaw raring to go

2011-11-14 19:44

Former Wallaby flyhalf Matt Giteau and veteran England lock Simon Shaw have started training with French Top 14 club Toulon.

Shaw to fill Bakkies's shoes?

2011-10-30 17:49

French Top 14 side Toulon are hoping to sign England lock Simon Shaw as injury cover for South Africa's Bakkies Botha.

Kockott extends French stay

2011-10-20 18:10

South African scrumhalf Rory Kockott has extended his contract with French Top 14 side Castres until the end of their season.

Laporte back in coaching

2011-09-12 18:11

Former France coach Bernard Laporte will succeed Philippe Saint-Andre as manager of French Top 14 side Toulon.

French giants risk bankruptcy

2011-06-22 18:47

French rugby giants Stade Francais could very soon face bankruptcy if they don't find several million euros.

 

Stylish 100th for Wilkinson

2014-02-24 09:10

Jonny Wilkinson celebrated his 100th match in the Top 14 in style as he kicked all of Toulon's points in their win over Bayonne.

Clermont sign All Black bad-boy

2014-01-03 10:23

All Black and Crusaders wing Zac Guildford has reportedly signed a deal with French Top 14 club Clermont Auvergne.

Mjekevu's future with France

2013-12-11 13:16

Former Junior Springbok wing Wandile Mjekevu is hoping to represent the French national team in future.

Vermaak shines for Toulouse

2013-10-28 14:35

Springbok scrumhalf Jano Vermaak is Toulouse's hero after scoring a crucial try in their win over Toulon in the French Top 14.

Toulon lure another SA player

2013-09-17 09:00

Another South African is set to ply his trade at French Top 14 club Toulon, with Sharks hooker Craig Burden reportedly set to leave.

Juan Smith in French return?

2013-08-19 09:06

Bok flank Juan Smith has left the country to undergo medical tests at French club Toulon which could see him make a return to rugby.

French giants hunt Bismarck

2013-06-18 08:48

European champions Toulon have Bok hooker Bismarck du Plessis firmly in their sights, according to a report in French media.

Duvenage off to France

2013-04-20 12:37

Western Province and Stormers scrumhalf Dewaldt Duvenage has signed a deal with French Top 14 club Perpignan.

Bakkies cited in France

2013-02-19 21:20

Former Springbok lock Bakkies Botha has been cited for a shoulder charge while playing for his French club Toulon.

Racing hunting Bok Juandré

2012-12-06 20:05

French Top 14 club Racing Metro is hunting the services of the Bulls' Springbok lock Juandré Kruger.

Giteau extends Toulon stay

2012-10-25 18:43

Australian centre Matt Giteau has signed a two-year extension to his contract with big-spending French Top 14 side Toulon.

Danie Rossouw joins Toulon

2012-10-08 17:42

Former Springbok and Bulls stalwart Danie Rossouw has signed for FrenchTop 14 club Toulon, the club's president says.

Toulouse win French Top 14

2012-06-09 20:24

Toulouse were crowned French champions for the 19th time after battling to a hard-fought victory over Toulon in the Top 14 final.

Toulon confirm Michalak signing

2012-04-22 08:41

French Top 14 title-chasers Toulon confirmed they had signed international backs Frederic Michalak and Maxime Mermoz.

George Smith to join Stade

2012-03-20 19:02

Australian flanker George Smith will join Stade Francais until the end of the season, the French Top 14 club announced.

Teen to fill in for Gary Botha

2012-01-09 16:59

French Champions Toulouse are set to call on the services of teenage hooker Christopher Tolofua to fill in for the injured Gary Botha.

Michalak to join Toulon

2011-12-24 11:00

Former French flyhalf Frederic Michalak, currently on the books of the Sharks, has reached a verbal agreement to play for Toulon.

Injury setback for Gurthrö

2011-12-07 21:54

Springbok prop Gurthrö Steenkamp, who has only played 40 minutes for his new club Toulouse, has sustained a potentially big injury.

Tewis de Bruyn signs for Lyon

2011-11-17 21:01

Cheetahs scrumhalf Tewis De Bruyn has signed for French Top 14 club Lyon as a medical replacement for the injured Brice Salobert.

Eduard Coetzee calls it a day

2011-11-14 21:02

Veteran Biarittz prop Eduard Coetzee has announced his retirement after being told by doctors that he had taken too many head blows.

Bakkies good to go - Toulon

2011-11-03 19:01

French club Toulon's president says Springbok Bakkies Botha is "perfectly good for service" after suffering from an Achilles injury.

Kockett hopes to sink Metro

2011-10-27 09:17

Three time French champions Castres will look to build on their stunning start to the Top 14 campaign when they host Racing-Metro.

Bok duo held up by visas

2011-10-19 18:59

South Africa's Gurthro Steenkamp and Gary Botha's arrival at French club Toulouse has been held up by visa problems.

Stade Francais to stay afloat

2011-06-27 21:33

French club Stade Francais have been given clearance to remain in the Top 14 in spite of facing big financial troubles.

Blues' Rokocoko off to France

2011-05-23 18:12

All Black and Blues speedster Joe Rokocoko has signed a two year contract with ambitious French Top 14 side Bayonne.

 
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