Gavin Mortimer

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Gavin is Rugby World's man in France, keeping his ear to the ground on all the moving and shaking on the continent.

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Passion behind Stade Français Top 14 success

THESE ARE good times to be a Stade Français fan. Currently level on points with Clermont at the summit of the Top 14 table, the Parisian outfit have claimed some…

Spirits in the night: Grenoble celebrate defeating Toulouse away from home, 25-22

The Top 14 and the death of l’esprit de clocher

There’s a revolution underway in French rugby, one that is having ramifications for the home nations. We’ve already seen evidence of it in October when Toulon, Toulouse and Racing Metro…