This is a big year in rugby, sportsfans, with the quadrennial Rugby World Cup coming our way in September, plus the inaugural edition of the Champions Cup going on ... right now! (Note that the Champions Cup is a re-tooled version of the Heineken Cup competition, which was retired last year.) The Champions Cup pits the top European club teams against each other and is currently moving on to the semifinals of its "knockout" stage, so stay tuned on that.
... plus the ever-popular centre for RC Toulon, Maxime Mermoz (seated) panning for the camera with teammate Alexis Palisson. Mermoz has had a long and illustrious career, so a Champions Cup win would be right up his alley. We'll see how his team fares as they move on to the semifinals.
Name: Maxime Mermoz
Date of Birth: July 28, 1986 (Leo)
Hometown: Épinal, France
Height/Weight: 5'11"/197 lbs
Teams: RC Toulon, France National Team