Matt Giteau http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/33470/all en RugbyU: Toulon bounce back to thrash Montpellier http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130216/rugbyu-toulon-bounce-back-thrash-montpellier <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Top 14 leaders Toulon responded brilliantly to their humiliating 41-0 defeat by Bordeaux-Begles last weekend by thrashing high-flying Montpellier 51-6 on Saturday.</p> <p>Toulon scored five tries, with Jonny Wilkinson contributing 26 points, to take an 11-point lead over Toulouse, who lost to Perpignan on Friday in what was their manager Guy Noves's 1,000th match with the club.</p> <p>Clermont also trail by 11 points but they can reduce it later when they host bottom side Mont-de-Marsan.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130216/rugbyu-toulon-bounce-back-thrash-montpellier" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Guy Noves Human Interest Labor Law Mamuka Gorgodze Matt Giteau Rugby union AFP Sat, 16 Feb 2013 17:30:59 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5757650 at http://www.globalpost.com RugbyU: Toulon bounce back to thrash Montpellier http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130216/rugbyu-toulon-bounce-back-thrash-montpellier-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Top 14 leaders Toulon responded brilliantly to their humiliating 41-0 defeat by Bordeaux-Begles last weekend by thrashing high-flying Montpellier 51-6 on Saturday.</p> <p>Toulon scored five tries, with Jonny Wilkinson contributing 26 points, to take an 11-point lead over Toulouse, who lost to Perpignan on Friday in what was their manager Guy Noves's 1,000th match with the club.</p> <p>Clermont also trail by 11 points but they can reduce it later when they host bottom side Mont-de-Marsan.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130216/rugbyu-toulon-bounce-back-thrash-montpellier-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Human Interest Labor Law Mamuka Gorgodze Matt Giteau Rugby union AFP Sat, 16 Feb 2013 18:46:20 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5757698 at http://www.globalpost.com RugbyU: Toulon bounce back to thrash Montpellier http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130216/rugbyu-toulon-bounce-back-thrash-montpellier-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Top 14 leaders Toulon responded brilliantly to their humiliating 41-0 defeat by Bordeaux-Begles last weekend by thrashing high-flying Montpellier 51-6 on Saturday.</p> <p>Toulon scored five tries, with Jonny Wilkinson contributing 26 points.</p> <p>They have a six-point lead over Clermont who bounced back from two successive losses to crush bottom club Mont-de-Marsan 56-3 and are 11 points ahead of Toulouse, who lost to Perpignan on Friday in what was their manager Guy Noves's 1,000th match with the club.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130216/rugbyu-toulon-bounce-back-thrash-montpellier-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Human Interest Labor Law Mamuka Gorgodze Matt Giteau Rugby union AFP Sat, 16 Feb 2013 21:00:53 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5757794 at http://www.globalpost.com RugbyU: Bayonne gain revenge for Toulon mauling http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130323/rugbyu-bayonne-gain-revenge-toulon-mauling-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>French Top 14 leaders Toulon, having rested a number of top stars, slumped to a shock 33-28 loss at Bayonne on Saturday as the Basque side avenged their 59-0 rout earlier this season.</p> <p>Toulon, mindful of next week's clash against champions Toulouse in Paris, left out the likes of Jonny Wilkinson and Matt Giteau while Frederic Michalak was sidelined with a shoulder injury suffered in the Six Nations.</p> <p>Those absences were exploited by Bayonne who built a 20-11 lead at the interval in a game switched to San Sebastian in Spain.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130323/rugbyu-bayonne-gain-revenge-toulon-mauling-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Human Interest Jonny Wilkinson Matt Giteau Rugby union AFP Sat, 23 Mar 2013 18:45:25 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5792043 at http://www.globalpost.com RugbyU: Bayonne gain revenge for Toulon mauling http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130323/rugbyu-bayonne-gain-revenge-toulon-mauling-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>French Top 14 leaders Toulon, having rested a number of top stars, slumped to a shock 33-28 loss at Bayonne on Saturday as the Basque side avenged their 59-0 rout earlier this season.</p> <p>Toulon, mindful of next week's clash against champions Toulouse in Paris, left out the likes of Jonny Wilkinson and Matt Giteau while Frederic Michalak was sidelined with a shoulder injury suffered in the Six Nations.</p> <p>Those absences were exploited by Bayonne who built a 20-11 lead at the interval in a game switched to San Sebastian in Spain.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130323/rugbyu-bayonne-gain-revenge-toulon-mauling-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Human Interest Jonny Wilkinson Matt Giteau Rugby union AFP Sat, 23 Mar 2013 20:17:03 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5792103 at http://www.globalpost.com RugbyU: I thought of retiring, says Wilkinson http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130401/rugbyu-i-thought-retiring-says-wilkinson <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>England's World Cup winning fly-half Jonny Wilkinson admitted on Monday there had been times during the present season that he had thought of brigning down the curtain on his hugely successful career.</p> <p>However, Wilkinson - who turns 34 on May 25 and has been playing top level rugby since he was 17 - added he had changed his mind and convinced himself he could still play another season of Top 14 rugby next term.</p> <p>Wilkinson is now on the verge of signing a year's extension to his Toulon contract which will keep him at the club for the 2013/14 season.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130401/rugbyu-i-thought-retiring-says-wilkinson" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Human Interest Jonny Wilkinson Jonny Wilkinson Matt Giteau Rugby union AFP Mon, 01 Apr 2013 18:46:22 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5798740 at http://www.globalpost.com RugbyU: Wallaby Mitchell heading to France http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130416/rugbyu-wallaby-mitchell-heading-france <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Wallabies winger Drew Mitchell has opted not to re-sign with the Australian Rugby Union and is reportedly set to join former Test centre Matt Giteau at French club Toulon.</p> <p>The ARU said the 63-Test veteran would leave Australia at the end of the season, with Fairfax newspapers citing the NSW Waratahs try-scorer as saying he was heading to France.</p> <p>"First and foremost, playing for Australia means absolutely everything to me," he said, but he added that he wanted a new challenge in France.</p> <p>"It's a challenge thing, what I want out of footy and life."</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130416/rugbyu-wallaby-mitchell-heading-france" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Drew Mitchell Matt Giteau Rugby union AFP Wed, 17 Apr 2013 02:30:19 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5817964 at http://www.globalpost.com RugbyU: Giteau glad to be on Wilko's winning side http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130428/rugbyu-giteau-glad-be-wilkos-winning-side <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Australia's Matt Giteau said it had been a pleasure to be on the same side when Jonny Wilkinson scored a drop-goal following Toulon's European Cup semi-final win over Saracens at Twickenham.</p> <p>England great Wilkinson delivered a near-faultless display, scoring all of the French club's points, in a 24-12 victory after landing all seven of his penalty attempts and a decisive late drop-goal in what could be his final appearance at Twickenham, the scene of so many of his triumphs.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130428/rugbyu-giteau-glad-be-wilkos-winning-side" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Human Interest Jonny Wilkinson Jonny Wilkinson Matt Giteau Rugby union AFP Mon, 29 Apr 2013 01:15:04 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5827379 at http://www.globalpost.com RugbyU: Toulon weather Glasgow fightback to kick off Euro defence http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131013/rugbyu-toulon-weather-glasgow-fightback-kick-euro-defence <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Champions Toulon got the defence of their European Cup crown off to a scintillating start with a free-running 51-28 victory over Glasgow on Sunday.</p> <p>The star-studded Toulon side, bankrolled by comic book magnate Mourad Boudjellal, dominated the first-half, scoring four converted tries for a 34-0 lead.</p> <p>But it was a tale of two halves as Glasgow gallantly responded with four tries of their own in the second period to claim an unexpected bonus point.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131013/rugbyu-toulon-weather-glasgow-fightback-kick-euro-defence" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Frédéric Michalak Matt Giteau Rugby union AFP Sun, 13 Oct 2013 16:32:26 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5959829 at http://www.globalpost.com RugbyU: Toulon weather Glasgow fightback to kick off Euro defence http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131013/rugbyu-toulon-weather-glasgow-fightback-kick-euro-defence-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Champions Toulon got the defence of their European Cup crown off to a scintillating start with a free-running 51-28 victory over Glasgow on Sunday.</p> <p>The star-studded Toulon side, bankrolled by comic book magnate Mourad Boudjellal, dominated the first-half, scoring four converted tries for a 34-0 lead.</p> <p>But it was a tale of two halves as Glasgow gallantly responded with four tries of their own in the second period to claim an unexpected bonus point.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131013/rugbyu-toulon-weather-glasgow-fightback-kick-euro-defence-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Frédéric Michalak Matt Giteau Rugby union AFP Sun, 13 Oct 2013 16:33:39 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5959840 at http://www.globalpost.com RugbyU: Wilkinson marks marriage in style http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131101/rugbyu-wilkinson-marks-marriage-style <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jonny Wilkinson celebrated his recent marriage by kicking 22 points as European champions Toulon beat Bordeaux-Begles 37-17 in the French Top 14 on Friday.</p> <p>Toulon went back to the top of the table after a performance which featured three tries by the big-spending club's international brigade.</p> <p>All three scores came in the second half through Australian centre Matt Giteau, Ali Williams, the former All Black lock forward, and English full back Delon Armitage.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131101/rugbyu-wilkinson-marks-marriage-style" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Human Interest Jonny Wilkinson Jonny Wilkinson Matt Giteau Rugby union AFP Fri, 01 Nov 2013 21:02:39 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5977851 at http://www.globalpost.com RugbyU: Wilkinson marks marriage in style http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131101/rugbyu-wilkinson-marks-marriage-style-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jonny Wilkinson celebrated his marriage in style by kicking 22 points as European champions Toulon beat Bordeaux-Begles 37-17 in the French Top 14 on Friday.</p> <p>Toulon went back to the top of the table after a performance which featured three tries by the big-spending club's international brigade.</p> <p>All three scores came in the second half through Australian centre Matt Giteau, Ali Williams, the former All Black lock forward, and English full back Delon Armitage.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131101/rugbyu-wilkinson-marks-marriage-style-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Human Interest Jonny Wilkinson Jonny Wilkinson Matt Giteau Rugby union AFP Fri, 01 Nov 2013 22:16:31 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5977910 at http://www.globalpost.com RugbyU: Wilkinson marks marriage in winning style http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131101/rugbyu-wilkinson-marks-marriage-winning-style <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jonny Wilkinson celebrated his recent marriage in style by kicking 22 points as European champions Toulon beat Bordeaux-Begles 37-17 to take top spot in France on Friday.</p> <p>Clermont squandered their chance to depose Toulon later in the evening when they needed a last-minute drop goal from Australian fly-half Brock James to rescue a 22-22 draw at defending champions Castres whose points all came from South African scrum-half Rory Kockott.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131101/rugbyu-wilkinson-marks-marriage-winning-style" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Jonny Wilkinson Jonny Wilkinson Matt Giteau Rugby union AFP Fri, 01 Nov 2013 22:31:01 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5977927 at http://www.globalpost.com RugbyU: Wilkinson hands Toulon bonus point win http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131214/rugbyu-wilkinson-hands-toulon-bonus-point-win <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Former England great Jonny Wilkinson guaranteed holders Toulon what could be a crucial bonus point as he scored their fourth try in a 32-20 win over English side Exeter on Saturday in their Pool 2 clash.</p> <p>The 34-year-old former England fly-half came on with just over 20 minutes remaining and the match evenly-balanced at 18-13 in Toulon's favour, but took the game away from his compatriots creating a try and then scoring one himself. </p> <p>Toulon had got off to a good start.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131214/rugbyu-wilkinson-hands-toulon-bonus-point-win" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Jonny Wilkinson Matt Giteau Rugby union AFP Sat, 14 Dec 2013 19:23:27 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6020470 at http://www.globalpost.com RugbyU: Wilkinson hands Toulon bonus point win http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131214/rugbyu-wilkinson-hands-toulon-bonus-point-win-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Former England great Jonny Wilkinson guaranteed holders Toulon what could be a crucial bonus point as he scored their fourth try in a 32-20 win over English side Exeter on Saturday in their Pool 2 clash.</p> <p>The 34-year-old former England fly-half came on with just over 20 minutes remaining and the match evenly-balanced at 18-13 in Toulon's favour, but took the game away from his compatriots creating a try and then scoring one himself. </p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131214/rugbyu-wilkinson-hands-toulon-bonus-point-win-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Jonny Wilkinson Matt Giteau Rugby union AFP Sat, 14 Dec 2013 21:35:42 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6020525 at http://www.globalpost.com