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Top 14: Marcel Garvey on the Castres way

LAST SEASON was a funny old one for Marcel Garvey. Seventeen outings for Castres in the Top 14 and just one try, and that in the final game of the…

French focus: Top 14 Semi-final play-offs

French focus: Top 14 Semi-final play-offs

AS THE Home Nations gear up for Down Under, across the Channel in France the Top 14 is coming to the boil, writes Gavin Mortimer. The French domestic season is…

Game over:

French focus: Top 14 Quarter-final play-offs

IN FRANCE they call them ‘les barrages’, in English we’d call them ‘play-offs’; perhaps the best description is the Top 14 quarter-finals, which is in effect what unfolds on Saturday…

Castres 12 Northampton 23 – The Verdict

Castres 12 Northampton 23 – The Verdict

By Paul Morgan, editor of Rugby World Magazine No English side since Bath in 2002 had gone through the Heineken Cup pool stage unbeaten, that was until Northampton won here…

Saints

Northampton team to take on Castres

Northampton Saints director of rugby Jim Mallinder says that all of the attention this week at Franklin’s Gardens has been given to achieving a positive result in Castres this weekend.…

Race to the Heineken Cup Quarter Final

Race to the Heineken Cup Quarter Final

The race for the prestigious eight Heineken Cup quarter-final places is entering the final straight – but 11 of the 24 teams in the 2010 / 2011 tournament will still…