Tom Rees Column
Dec 11, 2009: "European games present the chance for some 'team bonding' and the following are some of my favourite away trip stories." Tom Rees writes
Feb 17, 2009: Wasps captain Raphael Ibanez has today announced his retirement from club rugby with immediate effect
Aug 4, 2008: London Wasps have announced that hooker Raphael Ibanez has been named new club captain for the 2008/09 season.
Feb 28, 2008: Former France captain Raphael Ibanez has extended his contract with Wasps for another year.
Jan 24, 2008: Wasps hooker Raphael Ibanez has received a four-week ban after being found guilty of stamping on an opponent during a Heineken Cup game.
Jan 17, 2008: London Wasps hooker Raphael Ibanez and Munster's Jerry Flannery will be available for Saturday's Heineken Cup crunch match at Thomond Park.
Jan 16, 2008: Wasps hooker Raphael Ibanez will face a disciplinary hearing on Thursday after being cited following an incident in Sunday's Heineken Cup win over Llanelli.
Jan 10, 2008: France captain Raphael Ibanez will announce the end of his international career today, according to reports.
Dec 10, 2007: London Wasps lost their first match as defending Heineken Cup champions when they went down 37-27 at ASM Clermont Auvergne and French captain Raphael Ibanez accepts that the force may be with Clermont going into the quick-fire return fixture and
Oct 21, 2007: France captain Rafael Ibanez has been suspended for one match after admitting a charge of stamping on Argentina lock Rimas Alvarez Kairelis.
Oct 20, 2007: France captain Raphael Ibanez has been cited following an alleged stamping incident during last night's World Cup bronze medal match defeat against Argentina at Parc des Princes.
Oct 18, 2007: France captain Raphael Ibanez insists the stakes remain high going into his side's World Cup bronze-medal match against Argentina tomorrow.
Oct 9, 2007: France captain Raphael Ibanez believes Saturday's World Cup semi-final against England is "a bigger challenge'' than their last-eight clash with the tournament favourites New Zealand.
Oct 4, 2007: Raphael Ibanez admits France have got what they deserved with a daunting World Cup quarter-final against New Zealand in Cardiff.
Oct 1, 2007: Raphael Ibanez believes French pride will match All Black power when the two teams meet in the quarter-final of the World Cup in Cardiff next Saturday.
Sep 22, 2007: France captain Raphael Ibanez believes "honour and pride" could yet propel Ireland to the World Cup quarter-finals.
Sep 11, 2007: Raphael Ibanez admits the realisation France could be staring at a humiliating early World Cup exit has sharpened the minds for Sunday's clash with Namibia.
Jul 5, 2007: Raphael Ibanez has set his sights on leading France to glory at this year's World Cup.
Jul 2, 2007: Wasps hooker Raphael Ibanez has been named as France captain for the forthcoming World Cup on home soil.
Apr 21, 2007: Raphael Ibanez has declared Wasps' Heineken Cup semi-final clash against Northampton tomorrow as a "time to deliver" in the pursuit of another European title.