RUGBY WRAP UP: French Rugby’s Top 14 Season Starts Here

Here’s my preview of the opening weekend of the Top 14 season for Rugby Wrap Up.  CASTRES, FRANCE – LESS than three months – 76 days, if you want to be accurate about it – after Toulon lift the Top 14’s Bouclier de Brennus, they will kick off the new season atBayonne. Almost under the […]

TOP 14 Matchday Three Preview: My Rugby Wrap Up debut

I’m now blogging on the Top 14 American rugby blog Rugby Wrap Up – here’s my published first article… I’m quietly proud of it Southwest France – Last weekend’s Top 14 results made a mockery of many a pundits’ opinion – especially Oyonnax’s stuffing RWU’s favorites for the Brennus, Clermont; Biarritz beating Montpellier and Stade Francais showed fortitude in taking out Perpignan. They say there is a thin […]

TOP 14 MATCHDAY TWO PREVIEW: Jonny v Jonny – Wilko set to take all in battle of the number 10s

One down. Twenty-five to go… Not afraid to make a fool of himself after last weekend’s opening matches in the Top 14, James Harrington rushes in to play pundit ahead of the second set of games Toulon v Racing Metro Any look ahead at this early season meeting of two of the Top 14’s biggest-spending, deepest-pocketed […]