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Top 14 Team-by-Team Guide: Hopes, Fears, and the Rugby World Cup

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PARIS, FRANCE –  The new season of French rugby’s Top 14 kicked off on August 22 – with September’s Rugby World Cup adding more potency to the usual heady mix of hope and fear that greets the start of the longest, richest and most competitive club rugby tournament in the world. The Rugby World Cup […]

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


CASTRES, FRANCE – If you thought that the last Top 14 season was impossible to call, feel for the poor pundit who has to try to predict this one… which promises to be tougher still. For the second season in a row, France-based journalist and die-hard rugby fan James Harrington examines the teams for the […]

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Top 14: Toulon Begin Post Jonny Wilkinson Era At Bayonne


CASTRES, FRANCE – The new Top 14 season begins on August 15 and 16, 2014 – but, in Toulon, it should perhaps be more correctly known as the first two days of the first year AJ (After Jonny). The new-look, Jonny-less Top 14 champions, who have a pretty decent kicking replacement in Wales & British […]

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