QRU withdraws its contract offer to Australia fly-half Quade Cooper to open the way for a move to Toulon.
Defending champions Toulon have been drawn in a brutal pool with Bath, Leinster and Wasps in the 2015/16 Champions Cup.
France centre Mathieu Bastareaud has revealed he attempted suicide six years ago in his forthcoming autobiography.
Paul O’Connell has signed a two-year contract with European champions Toulon and will move after the World Cup.
Northampton tight-head Salesi Ma'afu has joined Toulon on a two-year contract.
Nine stars from European Cup champions Toulon have been included in a World Rugby squad for a prestige match against South Africa on July 11 in Cape Town.
Stade Francais stunned triple European champions Toulon with a 33-16 success to reach the Top 14 final.
Former All Blacks back-row Chris Masoe has confirmed he is to leave European champions Toulon to play at Top 14 rivals Racing Metro next season.
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