About Erin Gilmore

Erin is a Rugby mad rebels fan living in Sydney. During rugby season you will find her at a Rebels game or at Campbelltown Showground cheering on the Harlequins as a doomed rugby widow, and during the day, she is a customer service professional. Her all time favourite players are Matthew Burke, Brian O’Driscoll, Luke Rooney and Adam Freier. Follow Erin on Twitter!

Top 14 Round-up

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Toulon star Jonny Wilkinson slumped off injured as Toulon pulled off a heart stopping  19-19 draw in their Top 14 match away at Stade Francais.   Pascal Pape’s 48th minute try looked like being the difference between the two sides in a tough-fought match.  Wilkinson had scored two penalties before his replacement in the 24th […]

Mourad Boudjellal to appeal 130 day ban

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Outspoken Toulon owner and club president Mourad Boudjellal said on Saturday he would appeal the 130-day ban handed down to him after using lurid language to describe the level of refereeing in a recent Top 14 game. Boudjellal made the remarks on January 8 following Toulon’s defeat at Clermont, claiming his side had been “sodomised […]

Money can’t buy loyalty

Pile of Money

Win, lose, or draw it never used to matter what the result of a game was.  In France and the top 14 competition, it now seems to be win win win…. Or you’re fired!   This is what it seems like to me, especially after Jean-Pierre Elissalde’s brief reign as coach of struggling French Top […]

Andrew Sheridan in talks with Toulon

Andrew Sheridan

England’s Andrew Sheridan has entered talks with Toulon. The Telegraph reports that Sheridan met with Toulon manager Bernard Laporte in Paris on Tuesday this week and then visited the club on Wednesday. A move to Toulon in France could end Sheridan’s international career, as the RFU have a policy of only calling up foreign based […]

Vive Toulon!

Jonny Wilkinson retires from England jersey

Jonny Wilkinson’s Toulon kept themselves in the driving seat for an Amlin Challenge Cup quarter-final place with a 29-10 victory over fellow French side Lyon at the Stade Felix Mayol. The England world cup winner, who was captain for this game, only missed one kick throughout the duration of the game.  This helped Toulon secure […]

Gareth Delve linked with move to Toulon

Gareth Delve running out for the Rebelsn

Welsh international flanker Gareth Delve who currently plays for (and is a favourite of) the Melbourne Rebels, could join Toulon (RCT) next season.   According to La Provence the negotiations are well under way with RCT actively recruiting behind the scenes.  Delve has links to the club through current forwards coach Olivier Azam, whom he played […]

Rugby Widow

Rugby Widow

So it’s now mid-January, 2012, and the inevitable has come around. My big lump of a fiancé deciding he wants to be a flanker rather than the hooker he was born to play. The “I gotta get fit before Narromine” gruffness, the spending more time with “the boys”…. yup, it’s Rugby season again. Now now […]

Thibault Privat banned for 30 days!

Thibault Privat

It’s been reported that Montpellier lock Thibault Privat has been banned for 30 days for striking Toulouse prop Daan Human in a Top 14 clash last month. Privat, who is able to appeal the decision handed down, was found guilty of punching the South African during Toulouse’s 45-25 runaway victory on December 23, 2011, and […]