On paper you can't look further than Carcassonne at the moment. They landed a cup & league double in 2011 but what they've put together is the strongest line up I can remember. Picked the bones of now defunct Pia with internationals Greseque and Soubeyras heading to Domec and now got the two talented Khattabi brothers in tow too. Younes played at Wembley for the Dragons and brother Ismael has always threatened to do something.
Toulouse possibily their nearest threat. They are moving forward in lots of little ways and building. They've picked up the feisty Australian forward Wood as well as the two Bentley lads who will tough'en up. Ford and Vunakece still there hope to represent the Cooks and Fiji in the WC. Elsewhere cup holders Avignon will depend on their youngsters with a returning Gigot back on board. Offerdhal and Nasso Australians who should represent USA and Italy respectively this autumn there too.
Here in the Aude some tasty Derbys in view. Lezignan will still be there or abouts; picked up Stacul and Cooper from Pia. Up at Limoux a front row of Ferriol-McGuire-Temata will add lots of pepper and thats before Greenshields arrives for a cameo in late November. Promising.
Edited by audois, 20 September 2013 - 11:44 AM.