Toulouse play at the Stade Ernest-Wallon. They are the most successful team in the history of European competition, having lifted the Heineken Cup on four occasions. They have also won the Top 14 title three times, including their most recent success in 2012.

Newcastle v Bath

Tepid Bath Bath lie eighth in the Aviva Premiership with a squad that could and should be league contenders. This is a club that splashes the cash like Michael Jackson…

Guy Noves

To nobody’s great surprise Guy Noves was officially unveiled on Sunday as France’s next coach, with Yannick Bru as his forwards’ coach and Jeff Dubois in charge of the backs.…

Morgan Parra

The multi-million Euro Top 14 is coming gloriously to a boil and for fans of French rugby with  Champions Cup finalists, Clermont facing surprise packages Stade Francais in the Final…

Toulouse

Spare a thought this week for Grenoble manager Fabrice Landreau. At the end of March his side were in the top six of the Top 14 and looking good for…

Confusion all round: Castres have struggled and may lose scrum-half Rory Kockott to France duty

The talk of late has been about Toulouse but what of another French club slipping towards the cliff edge? Castres’ fall has been even more precipitous than that of Toulouse,…