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In Topic: Avignon on a roll

Yesterday, 08:08 PM

Whose ground is that? Avignon's or Villeneuves?

 Stade Saint Ruf  Avignon - synthetic pitch.


All French side with stacks of youngsters. Tony Gigot who's been around a bit; London twice , Australia, Dragons & Toulouse now back home. Think they could build a side around the likes of him. The lad Julien centre was a member of the French European Cup set up and also with Australian experience I think. Ismael Khattabi always a handful in the front row. Their coach Renaud Guigue who played SL with the Dragons in 2006 is their coach. Although SOA are bottom of the pile their U21s are top of their comp undefeated. Catalans 'rookie' of the year 2014 Benjamin Garcia a former player. Duport and Pala from that area too. Lot of potential up in the Vaucluse.

In Topic: France mid-season test back next year

24 November 2014 - 01:12 PM

Interview in La Depeche with CarlosZalduendo here. Isn't he saying two Tests with England in 2016 one mid season and other in the autumn? Seems to be sticking with Richard Agar. France to be in European Cup in 2015 hosting Ireland & Scotland and away to Wales. France 'A' team to visit South Africa in May under the direction of the Avignon coach Renaud Guigue.



In Topic: Catalans Dragons

20 November 2014 - 06:44 PM

Interesting advice for Carney from Aussie Union man.



In Topic: Catalans Dragons

18 November 2014 - 06:22 PM

First training run out yesterday. Guasch looks like the cat who has got the cream. Just 14 involved here with Dureau expected tomorrow and the French internationals plus Whitehead there from 1st December. Michael Monaghan also much involved too.

In Topic: Catalans Dragons

18 November 2014 - 01:19 PM

I've read not but it wasn't confirmed.


It doesn't look like it.  They'll be up the road to Carcassonne to play an Aude Pays Cathare side on Saturday 24th January in their first warm up game. Frayssinous has been trying to get a Super League club over for the following Wednesday the 28th but nothing confirmed yet. The three local coaches in the Aude to meet up next week to discuss their preparations; everyone here is quite excited hopefully to see Carney and Tonga in action for first time at Stade Domec. They're planning a big post match reception too at the Municipal Hall for players, staff and supporters. In 2012 they held the official squad presentation at the same venue with nearly a 1,000 present.


The club seem to be targetting the Magic Weekend as the big event - already talk of chartering planes direct from Perpignan to Newcastle.