jpr1

If someone mentions the name Jean-Pierre Rives and you don’t immediately think of an unruly blond mane atop a bloodied face, something is amiss. Nicknamed Casque d’Or – Golden Helmet…

England v France - IRB RWC 2011 Quarter Final 2

Two World Cup ties against New Zealand with a combined total of 52 tackles represent a pair of defining performances from Thierry Dusautoir. Differing results mean the France flanker will…

Morgan Parra

Hosting the world’s biggest stars like Dan Carter, Bryan Habana and Quade Cooper, the Top 14 is, arguably, Europe’s Premier rugby competition and with weeks to go, it’s edging towards…

Toby Flood

Each Monday Midi Olympique prints its standout XV selected from the weekend’s Top 14 matches. It’s a bit of fun but also an indication – albeit subjective – of who’s…

Maxime Machenaud

One British newspaper offered a sympathetic assessment of France’s 19-10 defeat to Wales, describing Les Bleus as “transitional”. If only it was that simple. The fact is, however, that between…