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Top 14 Preview: Early Season Symmetry Set To Be Broken

August 28, 2014 James Harrington 10

CASTRES, FRANCE – There’s a certain symmetry to the Top 14 table going into the third round of matches. Five teams – Toulon, Toulouse, Clermont, […]

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Top 14 Recap: Toulon Lay Waste To La Rochelle

August 24, 2014 James Harrington 6

CASTRES, FRANCE – Toulon’s workmanlike opening-night victory at Bayonne last week prompted some pundits to say that the champions had laid down an early marker […]

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Top 14 Preview: Come On, Feel The Pain

August 21, 2014 James Harrington 8

CASTRES, FRANCE – If Lyon didn’t realise just how tough the Top 14 was going to be before their season started last Saturday, they do […]

Top 14 Season Preview: Uh-oh, It’s Prediction time

August 10, 2014 James Harrington 6

CASTRES, FRANCE – If you thought that the last Top 14 season was impossible to call, feel for the poor pundit who has to try […]

Top 14: Toulon Begin Post Jonny Wilkinson Era At Bayonne

July 6, 2014 James Harrington 11

CASTRES, FRANCE – The new Top 14 season begins on August 15 and 16, 2014 – but, in Toulon, it should perhaps be more correctly […]

No Easy Draws in European Rugby Champions Cup

June 10, 2014 James Harrington 6

CASTRES, FRANCE – Unusually, perhaps uniquely in the history of European rugby competitions, the draw for the inaugural European Rugby Champions Cup has thrown up […]