# Toulon

Last month
February 2023
# In Demand
Toulon's Springbok Kolbe 'not going anywhere' after Japan rumours
The 29-year-old has been linked with a move to Japan at the end of the season.
# Wave Goodbye
Australian rugby great Giteau retires at 40
He was a key part of the Wallabies that reached. the 2015 Rugby World Cup final.
Last year
# Concern
Covid-hit Montpellier see Top 14 fixture postponed ahead of trip to play Leinster
The French side are due in Dublin on Sunday week for a Champions Cup meeting with the province.
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# Interim
James Coughlan placed in temporary charge of struggling Toulon
The three-time European champions have parted company with head coach Patrice Collazo.
# New Challenge
Springboks star Kolbe left Toulouse to get out of 'comfort zone'
Kolbe scored 31 tries in 82 Toulouse appearances but with two years left on his contract opted to move to Toulon in August.
# heading to france
Toulon confirm signing of Quinn Roux from Connacht
Roux’s exit from Connacht was announced in May.
# Setback
France captain Ollivon set for long-term absence after serious knee injury
The injury could leave the 28-year-old sidelined for up to nine months.
# History
'They're a team that we've struggled with' - Cullen wary of old foes Toulon
The Leinster boss has experienced defeat to Toulon as both a player and a coach.
# latest
Doubts over Johnny Sexton and Ross Byrne for Leinster's clash with Toulon
Scott Penny has been ruled out for Friday night’s Champions Cup game against the French side at the RDS.
# Return of the Ma'a
Ma'a Nonu signs up for a second spell with Toulon at the age of 38
The Top 14 club contacted the former All Black following injuries to Anthony Belleau and Julien Heriteau.
# Homeward Bound
Julian Savea targets New Zealand return after confirming Toulon departure
The 54-cap All Black previously played for the Hurricanes Super Rugby side in his native Wellington.
# Homeward Bound
Big boost for Wales as Rhys Webb announces Toulon departure
The 31-cap scrum-half also played two Tests for the British and Irish Lions in New Zealand in 2017.
# Top 14
Mourad Boudjellal sells majority share at Toulon but to remain on as club president
The 59-year-old says he is pleased to agree a deal with pharmaceuticals magnate Bernard Lemaitre.
# Au Revoir
Mourad Boudjellal no longer majority shareholder at Toulon - reports
Businessman Bernard Lemaître is believed to now own 65% of the shares in the club.
# Mixing It Up
Friend shuffles his pack for Connacht team to face Toulouse
The province are looking to back up a brilliant win against Montpellier last week.
# Going Strong
Italy captain Parisse joins Toulon for another season in Top 14
The legendary number eight left Stade Francais on Friday.
# Bienvenue
Toulon complete double swoop for Etzebeth and Milner-Skudder
The pair will join the French outfit following the conclusion of the 2019 Rugby World Cup.
# Punishment
Mathieu Bastareaud set for ban after forearm hit on opponent
The France star was sent off for thumping Christophe Samson.
Toulon deny reports Chris Ashton has requested early release from contract
The winger has, in fact, asked for a contract extension with the French club.
# 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.
Munster v Toulon, Champions Cup quarter-final
Two giants of European rugby went head-to-head for a place in the last four at Thomond Park.
# formidable
Ashton, Guirado and Nonu: Toulon name star-studded side for Thomond Park
There’s no shortage of quality in the visitors’ XV.
# formidable
Toulon warm up for Munster clash with seven-try rout of Clermomt
The French side are in Limerick next weekend.
# famous win
Stunning Scarlets beat Toulon to book first Champions Cup quarter since 2007
An incredible game of rugby.
# no defence
Toulon back Bastareaud after homophobic slur that could see France centre miss Six Nations
The 29-year-old was picked up on camera calling Treviso’s Sebastian Negri a ‘f**king f**got’ in the European Champions Cup yesterday.
# Never e-neuf
Toulon bolster scrum-half options with All Black addition
Alby Mathewson has agreed a deal that includes an option for a second season in the south of France.
# moving north
All Black centre Fekitoa puts international career to one side after signing for Toulon
“It has been the hardest decision of my life to leave New Zealand,” he said.
# Surplus to Requirements
Toulon won't renew Leigh Halfpenny's contract for next season
The Welsh full back’s contract with the Top 14 side has expired.
# winners
Clermont topple Toulon to claim French Top14 title
Morgan Parra kicked 17 points in a 22-16 win.
# rivalry renewed
Leinster heading to Lyon for European semi-final clash with Clermont
The Top 14 side overcame Toulon in their quarter-final today.
# Recreational use
Toulon president suggests French rugby has a cocaine problem
Mourad Boudjellal has voiced his concerns after James O’Connor and Ali Williams were arrested in possession of the drug over the weekend.
# Pastures new
'Boss' Giteau to leave Toulon for Japan
The Australian star has only recently returned to full fitness after five months sidelined with a broken ankle.
# splash the cash
Chris Ashton set to join Toulon
The England winger will join the French side at the end of the season.
# Champions Cup
Toulon less than impressive as three-time champions struggle to win over Sale
Failing to come away from Manchester without a bonus point could prove crucial for the Top 14 giants.
# Cash OUt
Toulon's multi-millionaire owner is thinking of selling the Top 14 giants
“There is a strong chance that this will be my last year,” says Mourad Boudjellal.
# ford thinking
Ford relishing chance to work 'with the biggest club in Europe' after agreeing terms with Toulon
The former Bath coach has signed a deal to become part of Toulon’s coaching staff.
# New Drama
Boudjellal's Toulon vow to contest fine for breaking Top 14 salary cap
The RCT president reacted angrily to the decision against his club.
# Dispute
Wallabies bring Giteau back for Rugby Championship despite Toulon discontent
Mourad Boudjellal is thought to be unhappy about Test rugby taking his players from Toulon.
# New Challenge
Freddie Michalak is leaving Toulon for Top 14's newest side
The veteran out-half will join Lyon ahead of next season.
# Racing Man
O'Gara hopes Toulon win can spark winning culture at Racing
The former Munster and Ireland out-half was delighted to emerge with victory in Paris.