DOWN IN Perpignan Luke Charteris isn’t hard to miss. At 6ft 9in and 20st, and with that fair Celtic skin of his, he stands out a mile in the Catalan city where people tend to be shorter, stockier and slightly more bronzed. Not that the Wales lock minds the attention. “I’m loving it down here,” he tells Rugby World.
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Former Amlin Challenge Cup champions, Gloucester Rugby, have been drawn with high-quality opposition in English rivals, London Irish, as well as French representatives, Bordeaux-Bègles and Mont-de-Marsan, following the pool draw for the 2012/13 tournament.
Gloucester will renew their Amlin Challenge Cup rivalry with London Irish, who they dramatically defeated 36-34 after extra-time in the 2006 decider, in a competition which will…
Posted 774 days ago
NORTHAMPTON ARE excited about playing their Heineken Cup semi-final at stadium:mk.
The Saints beat Ulster 23-13 in front of more than 21,000 fans at the home of MK Dons to reach the last four and will return to the venue on Sunday 1 May to play Perpignan.
Northampton captain Dylan Hartley described the atmosphere as “electric” while Stephen Myler, who contributed 13…
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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 be in elite European club rugby action come April.
While the six Pool winners and two best Pool runners-up will prolong their Heineken Cup adventure into the knock-out stages, the next…
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Perpignan’s Heineken Cup hopes as good as ended at the first hurdle last year when they crashed to a shock 9-8 at Benetton Treviso – and eventually won just two of their Pool matches in what was their worst season in Europe’s premier club tournament.
Now fate has placed the two clubs in the same Pool for a remarkable fifth successive…