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THESE ARE good times to be a Stade Français fan. Currently level on points with Clermont at the summit of the Top 14 table, the Parisian outfit have claimed some…

Spirits in the night: Grenoble celebrate defeating Toulouse away from home, 25-22

There’s a revolution underway in French rugby, one that is having ramifications for the home nations. We’ve already seen evidence of it in October when Toulon, Toulouse and Racing Metro…

Magic man: Rene Ranger making things happen for Montpellier against Castres in the Top 14

On first introduction, Rene Ranger seems so laid-back you would be forgiven for checking his pulse. However, when the versatile, attacking back is asked about his cult hero status back…

The best form of defence: Joe Worsley celebrates scoring a try against Italy

The Top 14 is having a breather until the end of October as European competition holds sway, allowing clubs a chance to assess their performances a third of the way…

Another talent has landed: Rémi Lamerat of Castres was awarded the Top 14 ‘Revelation of the Season’

It was a night of triumph for Toulon on Monday at the 11th edition of the ‘Nuit du Rugby’, the annual awards ceremony honouring French rugby’s standout performers. Matt Giteau…

BYNST Sheridan

He’s played for Richmond, Bristol, Sale and Toulon, so you could argue that loosehead prop Andrew Sheridan is a man who continually sought a tougher test; a bigger scrap. Now…

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,…