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From The42 Clermont 'responsible' for Jamie Cudmore's concussion-related issues - neurologist Concussion

Clermont 'responsible' for Jamie Cudmore's concussion-related issues - neurologist

The retired Canadian international returned to play in the 2015 Heineken Champions Cup final despite suffering a head injury.

From The42 Former Springbok Lambie retires from rugby after succession of head injuries Health Concerns

Former Springbok Lambie retires from rugby after succession of head injuries

The 28-year-old suffered two serious collisions in the space of a year between 2016 and 2017.

From The42 Thomas off injured as Racing warm up for Belfast trip with Toulon win Top 14

Thomas off injured as Racing warm up for Belfast trip with Toulon win

The French winger could miss next weekend’s game against Ulster.

From The42 Stade offer free entry to Ospreys clash for all fans in tribute to teenager Nicolas Chauvin

Stade offer free entry to Ospreys clash for all fans in tribute to teenager

Nicolas Chauvin tragically passed away this week and Stade Francais have made tickets for their next match free.

From The42 'I need the sea to live': France captain Guirado leaves Toulon for Top14 rivals New Challenge

'I need the sea to live': France captain Guirado leaves Toulon for Top14 rivals

The hooker will join Montpellier on a three-year deal.

From The42 Joe Worsley takes the reins of Connacht's European rivals Bordeaux-Bègles Plus ça Change

Joe Worsley takes the reins of Connacht's European rivals Bordeaux-Bègles

Fellow Englishman Rory Teague has parted company with the French club after less than a year in the job.

From The42 'We had a beer yesterday' - Pumas coach Ledesma picks Schmidt's brain Clermont Crew

'We had a beer yesterday' - Pumas coach Ledesma picks Schmidt's brain

The Argentina boss played for Clermont during Schmidt’s time as attack coach at the Top 14 club.

From The42 'The blood alcohol test was negative': Toulon set the record straight over Savea car crash Lucky Escape

'The blood alcohol test was negative': Toulon set the record straight over Savea car crash

The All Black winger fell asleep behind the wheel of the car he was driving on Saturday night.

From The42 EPCR reject Toulon appeal, but cut probationary period to one season Champions Cup

EPCR reject Toulon appeal, but cut probationary period to one season

The five point-penalty issued to Toulon has been upheld, but following an appeal it will only be suspended for one season.

From The42 Toulon appeal EPCR's punishment over Boudjellal's 'Mormon' comments Hearing

Toulon appeal EPCR's punishment over Boudjellal's 'Mormon' comments

The French club will challenge a five-point deduction, which is suspended for three seasons, following comments made by their president.

From The42 Zebo continues dream start in Paris with a brace of tries against Castres Top 14

Zebo continues dream start in Paris with a brace of tries against Castres

The Ireland international has now scored five tries in as many games this season for Racing 92.

From The42 Zebo scores, McCall's Sarries march on and Patterson dots down for Pirates Irish Abroad

Zebo scores, McCall's Sarries march on and Patterson dots down for Pirates

It was another busy weekend in England and French rugby for a raft of Irish-qualified players.

From The42 Zebo opens his Top 14 account but Racing hammered by Clermont Top 14

Zebo opens his Top 14 account but Racing hammered by Clermont

There was also defeat for Paddy Jackson and Perpignan this afternoon.

From The42 Simon Zebo off to flying start in Top 14 as Racing secure opening weekend win over Toulon Up And Running

Simon Zebo off to flying start in Top 14 as Racing secure opening weekend win over Toulon

The former Ireland international played 80 minutes at full-back as Racing secured an opening weekend win.

From The42 Try-scoring Top 14 debut for Jackson but Perpignan thumped by 14-man Stade Top 14 This post contains videos

Try-scoring Top 14 debut for Jackson but Perpignan thumped by 14-man Stade

Sergio Parisse was sent off for the visitors, but they romped to an impressive 46-15 victory on the opening weekend.

From The42 Paul O'Connell takes up coaching role with Top 14 side Stade Français Paulie

Paul O'Connell takes up coaching role with Top 14 side Stade Français

The Munster and Ireland legend will link up with close friend Mike Prendergast in Paris.

From The42 Two promising Cork youngsters sign for Top 14 club Pau's academy Prospects

Two promising Cork youngsters sign for Top 14 club Pau's academy

Eoghan Barrett and Ben Roche are heading to France to pursue professional rugby careers.

From The42 All Blacks wing Savea confirms long-rumoured Top 14 switch Bus En Route

All Blacks wing Savea confirms long-rumoured Top 14 switch

Savea scored 46 tries for New Zealand, second only to Doug Howlett on the try-scoring chart for the All Blacks.

From The42 Irish coach Mike Prendergast set to join reinvigorated Stade Français Irish Abroad

Irish coach Mike Prendergast set to join reinvigorated Stade Français

The former Munster scrum-half has a growing reputation as an excellent attack coach.

From The42 All Black Bird one of eight new recruits announced by Racing 92 Reinforcements

All Black Bird one of eight new recruits announced by Racing 92

The French side have also signed Fijian out-half Ben Volavola.

From The42 All Blacks legend Ma'a Nonu to put career on hold 'for family reasons' as he leaves Toulon Family First

All Blacks legend Ma'a Nonu to put career on hold 'for family reasons' as he leaves Toulon

It was reported that the 36-year-old centre would prolong his stay in France.

From The42 Lyon advance to first Top 14 semi-final after extra-time stalemate with Toulon Lyon's Roar

Lyon advance to first Top 14 semi-final after extra-time stalemate with Toulon

The game finished level but Lyon progressed to face Montpellier due to the number of tries scored.

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 Racing 92 batter Bordeaux as race for Top 14 semi-final spot goes down to the wire All To Play For

Racing 92 batter Bordeaux as race for Top 14 semi-final spot goes down to the wire

A bonus-point win over Bordeaux-Begles gives Racing a narrow lead over Toulouse with one match to play.

From The42 Time even catches up with Bryan Habana eventually: Springbok legend to retire Record Chaser

Time even catches up with Bryan Habana eventually: Springbok legend to retire

‘It’s been more than a year of hoping, trying, pushing and willing to get back on the field for one last time…’

From The42 The man who broke Irish hearts at Croke Park confirms imminent retirement from rugby END IN SIGHT This post contains videos

The man who broke Irish hearts at Croke Park confirms imminent retirement from rugby

Vincent Clerc, winner of 67 international caps for France, has announced he will retire at the end of the season.

From The42 Meyer plans to turn relegation-threatened Stade into 'the best team in the world' Stade And Deliver

Meyer plans to turn relegation-threatened Stade into 'the best team in the world'

The former South Africa head coach, who will take the reins in Paris next season, was unveiled today.

From The42 Prendergast's attack helping to give Oyonnax a shot at Top 14 survival Irish Abroad

Prendergast's attack helping to give Oyonnax a shot at Top 14 survival

The Irishman first moved to France in a coaching capacity in 2013 to join Grenoble.

From The42 Oyonnax coach Prendergast explains how they beat Toulon two weeks ago Game Plan

Oyonnax coach Prendergast explains how they beat Toulon two weeks ago

The former Munster scrum-half and his side had a huge victory over Munster’s Champions Cup opponents.

From The42 Bordeaux announce capture of ex-Leinster second row as one of four new signings Reinforcements

Bordeaux announce capture of ex-Leinster second row as one of four new signings

Kane Douglas is heading back to Europe after his short stint with the province back in 2015.

Ex-Springboks coach Heyneke Meyer heads to Top 14 for first job since 2015 World Cup

Meyer has taken over at struggling Stade Francais.

From The42 Kiwi out-half stars as Oyonnax boost survival hopes with defeat of Stade Francais Top 14

Kiwi out-half stars as Oyonnax boost survival hopes with defeat of Stade Francais

The Top 14 strugglers recorded their second straight victory this afternoon.

From The42 France scrum-half Parra ruled out of Six Nations return by knee surgery Operation

France scrum-half Parra ruled out of Six Nations return by knee surgery

A long wait for an international comeback continues after the 29-year-old’s impressive form for Clermont Auvergne earned him a recall.

From The42 Donnacha Ryan's excellent footballing skills and all the exiles' action Irish Abroad

Donnacha Ryan's excellent footballing skills and all the exiles' action

Ian Madigan and Bristol march on towards promotion into the Premiership.

From The42 Last-gasp try moves Montpellier top but Cruden suffers fresh injury setback Top 14

Last-gasp try moves Montpellier top but Cruden suffers fresh injury setback

The All Black was forced off with a knee injury.

From The42 Munster a 'French-style team' says Racing star Nyanga ahead of crunch clash Champions Cup

Munster a 'French-style team' says Racing star Nyanga ahead of crunch clash

The hosts need a big win in Paris this weekend.

From The42 Clermont's teenage winger recovering in hospital after sickening head collision On The Mend

Clermont's teenage winger recovering in hospital after sickening head collision

Samuel Ezeala was making his debut for the French club against Racing yesterday when he suffered the injury.

From The42 'Tongan Bear' earns new contract at Clermont despite only playing 24 minutes for the club Prop Life

'Tongan Bear' earns new contract at Clermont despite only playing 24 minutes for the club

Prop Loni Uhila has put pen-to-paper on a new deal as he recovers from a broken arm.

From The42 Donnacha Ryan will make his long-awaited debut for Racing 92 tomorrow Top 14

Donnacha Ryan will make his long-awaited debut for Racing 92 tomorrow

The 33-year-old has recovered from injury to start against Stade Francais.

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