England and London Irish player Mike Catt is to retire from playing rugby and will make his final appearance against Northampton on May 8.
Toulon confirmed its place in the quarterfinals of European rugby’s Heineken Cup today with a 32- 16 victory over Munster, which cannot now advance. There were also wins for London Irish and Glasgow.
Ireland’s troubles are London’s opportunity, at least when it comes to Gaelic football.
London Irish full back Delon Armitage was suspended from English rugby’s Saxons second-string squad after being arrested after an altercation in a nightclub.
Mike Catt will join the England rugby team’s coaching staff for next month’s tour of South Africa, the Rugby Football Union said.
Biarritz and Ulster won their final pool matches to qualify for the quarterfinals of rugby’s Heineken Cup.
Leinster opened defense of its Heineken Cup rugby title by rallying to tie Montpellier 16-16.
Leicester Tigers center Manusamoa Tuilagi will make his England rugby debut against Wales in two days.
There were wins for Clermont Auvergne, Toulon, Munster and Wasps today in European rugby’s Heineken Cup.