Dan Robson, who goes from Wasps to Pau: “It was a shock”

Like other French clubs, the Section Paloise took advantage of the setbacks of Wasps to strengthen itself. She recruited, until the end of the season, Dan Robson, an experienced scrum half (30 years old) who wore the Wasps jersey 162 times. English international on 14 occasions, he agreed, between two house visits, to come back … Read more

The misfortune of Wasps and Worcester makes the happiness of the Top 14

The suspension of Worcester and Wasps has benefited many clubs, especially French ones. Bordeaux, La Rochelle and Montpellier respectively hosted Renato Giammaroli, Kyle Hatherell and Curtis Langdon. About the latter, Philippe Saint-André, the manager, says: “When we contacted him, we felt he was very worried. There were two hookers in Worcester, the other was an … Read more

David Darricarrère, deputy of Castres, after the victory against Clermont: “The contacts were real contacts”

David Darricarrère (assistant coach of Castres, after the victory against Clermont (26-22)): “On a wasted two or three ammunition, it came back to us like a boomerang. The last minutes were tough, we showed the courage of solidarity. On the physiognomy, the victory is the most important. It was hard to get out of our … Read more

Jonathan Gibbes, Clermont coach, after the defeat in Castres: “Proud and frustrated”

Jonathan Gibbes (Clermont-Ferrand coach, after the defeat (22-26) at Castres): “Proud and frustrated, because we fought well for a point, we showed character, that’s the positive point, but a lot of mistakes, missed opportunities, we made easy mistakes which gave Castres easy points. We changed the composition but expect the same, you know, here, we … Read more

Tayeb (Bayonne), on Machenaud and Lopez: “I was asked if I was opening a retirement home”

“When I think that I was asked if I was opening a retirement home! » Philippe Tayeb, boss of Aviron Bayonnais, does not deal with recruitment. It’s not his job. But last year, he made an exception for the two thirties Maxime Machenaud (33 years old, 38 selections) and Camille Lopez (33 years old, 28 … Read more

The Girondins ordered to pay nearly 2 million euros to Eduardo Macia

On September 16, the Labor Court of Bordeaux rendered its judgment in the dispute between Eduardo Macia and his former employer, the Girondins de Bordeaux. Recruited in April 2019 to become the club’s sporting director, the Spaniard who had already worked in Valencia, Olympiakos, Fiorentina, Betis Seville and Leicester was fired a year later, at … Read more

Mathieu Raynal on his disputed decision during Australia – New Zealand: “For me, it’s over”

Mathieu Raynal is a referee who is talking a lot about him at the moment, and not only because he was elected, Monday evening during Rugby Night, the best French referee. He has been the talk of the town since September 15, the day of Australia-New Zealand, a match he led and which planned for … Read more

Quentin Walcker extends Castres until 2025

Finalist in the Championship last season, Castres continues its wave of contract extensions. After formalizing those of Staniforth (2026), Zeghdar (2025), Humbert (2023) and Guillamon (2024), this Wednesday, the leaders of the Tarn club announced the signing of Quentin Walcker, the left pillar, who is now linked to Castres until 2025. Aged 26, he arrived … Read more

Lester Etien (Stade Français): “Last year, this match, we would have lost it”

Lester Etien (Stade Français player): “It was not easy against this team from Bayonne who broke down at the end. They took boxes, and we were able to pass. But we have to show something else, if we play like that in Lyon, it won’t pass. We had the physical resources to finish the match. … Read more

Racing 92 formalizes the arrival of Christian Wade

Racing 92 formalized this Monday afternoon the signing for a season of English winger Christian Wade. Aged 31, the former Wasps player has strengthened a depopulated sector in the Ile-de-France club despite the spectacular outbreak of Enzo Benmegal. Juan Imhoff is with the Argentinians, Warrick Gelant with South Africa, Donovan Taofifenua is recovering after shoulder … Read more