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 […]

Why second hand doesn’t mean second rate at French jumble sales

Bridget Jones’ fans will recognise that “vg” stands for ‘very good’… unless they live in our French neck of the woods. Here, any handwritten sign stuck up by the road with the letters ‘VG’ followed by a date and location means only one thing: it’s bargain-hunting time! Yes, in south-west France, spring means a return […]

Six Nations… One weekend… Three winners…

James Harrington, one half of Black Mountain Editorial, takes time out to contemplate another love of his life – rugby – and does his best to predict the winners of this weekend’s Six Nations matches Who would have thought, when the Six Nations kicked off earlier this month, that we’d come into the third round […]