• South Africa winger Cheslin Kolbe, seen with Didier Lacroix, the president of French rugby giants Toulouse, will be Stadiste until the end of the 2022-2023 season. Picture: @StadeToulousain/Twitter.

    Kolbe's departure 'not to save money' for Toulouse

    According to French media reports, the 27-year-old Kolbe moved to the Mediterranean coast in a record transfer worth 1.8 million euros ($2.12 million), with two years left of his contract at Toulouse.

  • FILE: Toulouse flanker Jerome Kaino takes part in a training before the French Top 14 rugby union match between Castres and Toulouse (Stade Toulousain) at Pierre Fabre Stadium in Castres, southern France, on 27 April 2019. Picture: AFP

    Rugby World Cup winner Kaino to hang up boots at end of season

    Kaino, who was born in American Samoa, won 81 New Zealand caps and started in the 2011 and 2015 world cup finals. He arrived at Toulouse in 2018 and captained the club to victory in the 2019 Top 14 final. His contract runs to the end of this season.

  • FILE: Springboks winger Cheslin Kolbe scores a try during a Rugby World Cup 2019 match. Picture: @Springboks/Twitter

    Springboks Kolbe, Pollard benefit from Champions Cup changes

    The World Cup-winning pair were set to miss out due to their clubs' French Top 14 finishes last term, but European Professional Club Rugby (EPCR) said eight teams from each of the continent's three main professional leagues will qualify for the competition.

  • Toulon lock Eben Etzebeth (L) fights for the ball with Clermont lock Paul Jedrasiak (R) during the French Top 14 rugby union match between RC Toulonnais (RCT) and ASM Clermont Auvergne (ASMCA) at the Stade Mayol in Toulon, southern France on 22 December 2019. Picture: AFP

    French league blows full time on rugby season

    The National Rugby League (LNR) held discussions with the 30 clubs in the two divisions on April 30, the day the country's football season was called off, and said at the time they had agreed to drop plans to hold play-offs at the end of August.