Top 14

Dropped the ball?: Is there any truth to accusations of laundering?

Top 14: A TV bidding farce and its benefits

There really isn’t such a thing as a dull day in French rugby. Take last week. On Tuesday the LNR announced with a fanfare that they had agreed a record…

Searching for answers: France after the loss to the Springboks

What next for France?

What are we going to do about France? What is France going to do about Philippe Saint-Andre? Rugby World's Gavin Mortimer offers his own assessment of Les Bleus from the…

Vipers: Toulon could bite Glasgow

A French guide to the Heineken Cup

By Gavin Mortimer Let’s for a while forget the future and enjoy the present. Yes, the Heineken Cup is upon us and though it may well be the last of…

Castres celebrate

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…