Author Archive for Pyk O'Kallapfer

Pyk O'Kallapfer is a wordly French #8 that has a 2nd home with the New York Rugby Club and received an honorary membership to the Texas Longhorns Rugby Team... He's passionate about his rugby and has been part of our Heineken Cup expert panel...

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French Top 14 Update: UBB, Bullies & Brie

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PARIS, FRANCE – Remember last week when Top 14 leaders were being bullied? Toulouse against Biarritz or Toulon against Mont-de-Marsan,  Clermont losing at Perpignan. Surely, this weekend they intended to make up for it, exclaiming: “Daddy’s home!” After all, they were on the road during those disappointing performances. Certainly, this wouldn’t happen again. Toulon was […]

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French Top 14 For Dummies

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For the record, the title: “French Top 14 For Dummies” was not Pyk’s idea, it’s Management’s. BAYONNE, FRANCE – For this 16th week of French Top14, the opening game was on Thursday night between Bayonne and Castres. The other games were played on Friday night. Let’s get to it. Thanks to the home-field advantage, the […]

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French Top 14 For [American] Dummies: Need To Know News

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For the record, the title: “French Top 14 For [American] Dummies” was not Frenchman Pyk’s idea, it’s Management’s. GRENOBLE, FRANCE – Our favorite players treated us with high regard in this first week of Top 14 in 2013. They started the new year with a bang. Let’s get to it. Friday night’s match between Biarritz […]

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French Top 14 Update For Dummies: What You Need To Know!

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PARIS, FRANCE – Funny thing; last weekend’s Top 14 was a bit like this… either heavy and stuffy like over-stuffed poultry or fizzy, light and fun like champagne. Let’s start with the latter… The game everyone expected, Toulouse playing at their neighbor Castres. The home team is doing great this year, trailing Toulouse by just 3 […]

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French Top 14 Update

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PARIS, FRANCE – Yesterday, we promised you a French Top 14 Update, so viola… Here it is: In the opening game of this 12th week, Perpignan swept away Agen 39-13. With the win, Perpignan is now back in the race in the 6th spot qualifying for the playoffs. Agen goes home with no point, and […]

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November Internationals: How France vs Australia Impacts IRB Rankings, Plus French Top 14 Update

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PARIS, FRANCE – In November 2010, Australia’s Wallabies wrecked France’s Les Bleus in a not-so-Paris-chic 59-16 slaughter. In fact, the last time France beat Australia was in 2005… But all that changed this past Saturday in the first weekend of the November Internationals. Commanded by Parisian lock Pascal Papé  (Thierry Dusautoir is injured), France was […]

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