Tag: Dimitri Yachvili

Weekend Rugby Recap: HK7s, USA Rugby Qualifies, Pro12, Player News


NEW YORK, NY:  Fans of good rugby were celebrating the Hong Kong 7s, while USA Rugby fans were celebrating their  qualification for the Rugby World Cup… In Europe, fans of its  3 top leagues  (Aviva Premiership, RaboDirect Pro 12 and Top 14) were tense as they hope their teams make the playoffs, avoid relegation or just show some professionalism […]

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Top 14 Preview: Castres return for coaches Labit and Travers


CASTRES, FRANCE – Rumours are abounding in the French rugby scene that Top 14 strugglers Bayonne and Biarritz could merge to form a new Basque superclub. But… What will this new superclub be called? Bayarritz? Biayonne? US Basque Metro-Olympique? Where will they play? Stade Jean Dauger? Parc des Sports d’Aguilera? Perhaps they will alternate? Or […]

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Top 14 Preview: Biarritz vs Toulon; Biarritz Bloodbath?


CASTRES, FRANCE – Top 14 players, coaches, and pundits – not to mention bloggers and their long-suffering readers – will soon be able to breathe a collective sigh of relief as Sunday, September 8, marks the end of a ridiculous three-games-will-(just)-fit-in-nine-days-(maybe) run. In fact, there’s the better part of a whole week until the next […]

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Top 14 Review: Toulon and Clermont run riot on a night of tries


CASTRES, FRANCE – Any highlights package of the fourth round of France’s Top 14 this season will look more like a countdown of the contenders for try of the season than a review of just one night of matches. It was a night that featured 41 tries. Toulon ran in nine, Clermont seven, Castres six, […]

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


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


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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