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From The42 Former Clermont star Abendanon makes retirement U-turn to join Vannes Pro D2

Former Clermont star Abendanon makes retirement U-turn to join Vannes

The English fullback will ply his trade in Pro D2 next year.

From The42 'This move happened at the right time but I got such a good grounding in Munster' Irish Abroad

'This move happened at the right time but I got such a good grounding in Munster'

Back row Dave O’Callaghan is a year into his time with French club Biarritz.

From The42 'I still don't regret coming home because I have had six great years in Ireland' Jouez

'I still don't regret coming home because I have had six great years in Ireland'

Robin Copeland has signed for French Pro D2 club Soyaux Angoulême XV Charente.

From The42 Connacht's Robin Copeland signs for French club on a three-year deal Au Revoir

Connacht's Robin Copeland signs for French club on a three-year deal

The 32-year-old will join Soyaux Angoulême XV Charente next season.

From The42 Top 14 suspended, putting Champions Cup quarter-finals in even greater doubt Off

Top 14 suspended, putting Champions Cup quarter-finals in even greater doubt

The suspension includes all collective training by the professional clubs in France.

From The42 French second division rugby player dies RIP

French second division rugby player dies

Louis Fajfrowski, 21, died in the changing room of his club Aurillac.

From The42 Stuart Olding signs two-year contract with French side Brive New Club

Stuart Olding signs two-year contract with French side Brive

The Irishman will link up with former Ulster second row Jeremy Davidson in France.

From The42 Perpignan return to Top 14 after four-year absence with big win over Grenoble Going Up

Perpignan return to Top 14 after four-year absence with big win over Grenoble

There was disappointment for former Munster hooker Duncan Casey in this afternoon’s Pro D2 final.

From The42 'I got a notion one time and I went to a hypnotist in Limerick' Irish Abroad

'I got a notion one time and I went to a hypnotist in Limerick'

Ex-Munster hooker Duncan Casey and Grenoble are one win away from promotion into the Top 14.

From The42 'The end goal for me is definitely to come back. Munster are still my team' Irish Abroad

'The end goal for me is definitely to come back. Munster are still my team'

Dungarvan RFC man Steve McMahon is in excellent form for Carcassonne in France’s second tier.

From The42 McMahon stars in Pro D2, Butler returns for Pau and all the exiles action Irish Abroad

McMahon stars in Pro D2, Butler returns for Pau and all the exiles action

Donnacha Ryan’s Racing 92 closed the gap to leaders Montpellier in the Top 14.

From The42 Mike McCarthy leaves Leinster for Racing Club de Narbonne On The Move

Mike McCarthy leaves Leinster for Racing Club de Narbonne

The 35-year old has signed on for two seasons.

From The42 Madigan's Bordeaux pip Coughlan's Pau and all the exiles' action Irish Abroad

Madigan's Bordeaux pip Coughlan's Pau and all the exiles' action

Marty Moore was involved as Wasps continued their 100% start to the season.

From The42 Madigan helps UBB to victory, Allen scores and all the exiles' action Irish Abroad

Madigan helps UBB to victory, Allen scores and all the exiles' action

Donncha O’Callaghan is still going strong with Worcester Warriors.

From The42 Irish wing Gaston starts with Davidson's Aurillac on brink of stunning promotion Irish Abroad

Irish wing Gaston starts with Davidson's Aurillac on brink of stunning promotion

The former Ireland and Lions lock has worked wonders in France.

From The42 Hanrahan at inside centre, O'Dea flying high and all the Irish exiles' exploits Irish Abroad

Hanrahan at inside centre, O'Dea flying high and all the Irish exiles' exploits

It was a busy weekend for the Irishmen based in England, France and Italy.

From The42 French reports say ex-Ireland coach O'Sullivan is close to Biarritz exit Unhappy Camp

French reports say ex-Ireland coach O'Sullivan is close to Biarritz exit

It’s believed the Irishman did not travel with the squad for this evening’s Pro D2 fixture.

From The42 These French rugby clubs were left playing 13 aside after a mass brawl Ballin' And Brawln' This post contains videos

These French rugby clubs were left playing 13 aside after a mass brawl

Nobody likes to see this sort of thing obviously…

From The42 Narbonne fans ensure Jerry Collins will not be easily forgotten Collins Forever

Narbonne fans ensure Jerry Collins will not be easily forgotten

The presence of the man lives on.

From The42 'Are they doing as much analysis as Paul O'Connell? They're getting there!' Irish Abroad

'Are they doing as much analysis as Paul O'Connell? They're getting there!'

Cork man Elliot Corcoran is head performance analyst at Pau, who are preparing for life in the Top 14.

From The42 A former Leinster second row's team are one game away from promotion to the Top 14 Irish Abroad

A former Leinster second row's team are one game away from promotion to the Top 14

Mark Flanagan’s Mont-Du-Marsan side advanced to the Pro D2 playoff final today.

From The42 Ex-Ireland coach Eddie O'Sullivan misses out on promotion to Top 14 Irish Abroad

Ex-Ireland coach Eddie O'Sullivan misses out on promotion to Top 14

Former Leinster lock Mark Flanagan will be part of the play-offs with Mont-de-Marsan.

From The42 A former Ireland lock has been handed a lengthy contract extension in France Cult Hero

A former Ireland lock has been handed a lengthy contract extension in France

Jeremy Davidson has been working wonders on a low budget at Aurillac in the Pro D2.

From The42 James Coughlan may be joined by another All Black in Pau Irish Abroad

James Coughlan may be joined by another All Black in Pau

Life is good for the Irishman in the Béarn.

From The42 After taking a year out, an All Blacks legend is returning to professional rugby Comeback

After taking a year out, an All Blacks legend is returning to professional rugby

Jerry Collins has been signed by Pro D2 side Narbonne as a medical joker.

From The42 James Coughlan's Pau lead Pro D2 after O'Sullivan's Biarritz lose Irish Abroad

James Coughlan's Pau lead Pro D2 after O'Sullivan's Biarritz lose

The former Munster No. 8 has had a good start to life under Simon Mannix in France.

From The42 Ex-Munster out-half Hickey a Master of the professional game Rugbyman

Ex-Munster out-half Hickey a Master of the professional game

The 32-year-old is now in his third season in France, where he has continued to study alongside rugby.

From The42 Caucau eager to 'do beautiful things' as Agen confirm Fijian's return Rups

Caucau eager to 'do beautiful things' as Agen confirm Fijian's return

The 34-year-old wing is back in France for one final challenge.

From The42 Rupeni Caucaunibuca set for return to French rugby at 34 Magician

Rupeni Caucaunibuca set for return to French rugby at 34

The Fijian wing will have to pass medical tests at Agen to secure his contract.

From The42 Eddie O'Sullivan's Biarritz given €400k dig-out by local authorities in France Soft Landing

Eddie O'Sullivan's Biarritz given €400k dig-out by local authorities in France

Nick de Lucas and Iain Balshaws don’t grow on trees.

From The42 O'Sullivan's Biarritz make another smart signing in Philip van der Walt Transfer

O'Sullivan's Biarritz make another smart signing in Philip van der Walt

The South African No. 8 will join from the Cheetahs to replace Imanol Harinordoquy.

From The42 O'Sullivan's Biarritz pull off transfer market coups by signing Davies and Evans Additions

O'Sullivan's Biarritz pull off transfer market coups by signing Davies and Evans

The former Ireland head coach welcomes an All Black and a Wallaby on board in the south of France.

From The42 Biarritz confirm all-French coaching staff for new boss Eddie O'Sullivan Irish Abroad

Biarritz confirm all-French coaching staff for new boss Eddie O'Sullivan

Benoît August and Pierre Chadebech will aid the Irishman in setting his structures at the Pro D2 club.

From The42 Irish hooker Fogarty misses out on Top 14 after Agen play-off defeat Next Year

Irish hooker Fogarty misses out on Top 14 after Agen play-off defeat

The former Munster forward and his teammates were beaten by a Sireli Bobo-influenced La Rochelle.

From The42 Former Munster hooker Fogarty one game away from Top 14 promotion Irish Abroad

Former Munster hooker Fogarty one game away from Top 14 promotion

There were Irishmen involved in the semi-finals of the Pro D2, Aviva Premiership and RFU Championship.

From The42 Eddie O'Sullivan is a head coach again with Biarritz in Pro D2 About Time

Eddie O'Sullivan is a head coach again with Biarritz in Pro D2

The Triple Crown-winning coach has agreed a two-year deal to work under Serge Blanco.

From The42 Westmeath to Mont-de-Marsan: A professional rugby road less travelled Green Giant

Westmeath to Mont-de-Marsan: A professional rugby road less travelled

Second row Mark Flanagan is thriving in the French Pro D2 after emerging at Leinster.

From The42 New French club rules aiming to increase attractiveness of play in Top 14 About Time

New French club rules aiming to increase attractiveness of play in Top 14

Losing bonus points will only be picked up for finishing within five points or less of the winning team.

From The42 Round up: Irish players in France Exiles

Round up: Irish players in France

Seven Irishmen were involved in the Top 14 and Pro D2 over the weekend, while the Espoirs ready themselves for the play-offs.

From The42 Round up: Irish players in France Irish Abroad

Round up: Irish players in France

Here’s how the Irish fared over the course of the weekend in the Top 14 and Pro D2.

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