Top 14 Review: Clermont win 70th in a row at Marcel Michelin

December 30, 2013 James Harrington 4

CASTRES, FRANCE – Our Top 14 Review saw Clermont move six points clear of the rest of the Top 14 as they racked up their […]

Top 14 Review: Clermont win at home… as predicted

December 23, 2013 James Harrington 4

CASTRES, FRANCE – Like astrology, rugby punditry – certainly Top 14 rugby punditry – can be so much crystal ball-gazing. Unlike astrology, rugby punditry is, […]

Top 14 Review: Toulon leave with nothing from Stade trip

December 2, 2013 James Harrington 11

CASTRES, FRANCE – Aristotle, wise ancient Greek philosopher and proto-Yoda that he was, noted that ‘one swallow does not a summer make’. A 21st-century, rugby-loving […]

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Top 14 Review: Biarritz win again… Really

November 26, 2013 James Harrington 5

CASTRES, FRANCE – Any concerns that the Top 14’s two-week break would hit bottom-of-the-table Biarritz harder than most clubs in France’s top flight were laid […]

Top 14 Review: Toulouse beat Toulon in a game of two halves

October 28, 2013 James Harrington 7

CASTRES, FRANCE – Toulouse moved to the top of the table with a 13-12 home win over Toulon that – literally and figuratively – was […]

Top 14 Review: Toulon and Clermont rip up the Nice Allianz Riviera pitch

October 6, 2013 James Harrington 12

CASTRES, FRANCE – The final weekend of the Top 14 season before the European break was one that went – mostly – as expected. But […]