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#3060771 This weekend's pre-season games

Posted by audois on Today, 06:59 PM

Nice to see a few Toulouse fans over for their game against warrington 10390248_388556534638944_4136570106413504389_n.jpg


I can't remember Toulouse ever getting that many over during their earlier life in the Championship 2009-11. They are really to me in a much better shape than back then. I just hope they can keep the tempo up and the powers that be make it possible for them to enter the Championship in 2016.

#3060580 Aude Pays Cathare Rugby XIII

Posted by audois on Today, 03:01 PM




#3060559 Aude Pays Cathare Rugby XIII

Posted by audois on Today, 02:08 PM

Considering the day. Howling gale and freezing temperatures more than acceptable turn out - figure quoted in local paper as 6,000 to me seemed about right. The Cathares fielded 7 antipodeans in Pelo, Pau, Jones, Farlow, Ivan, Alaalaota and Towers. Sadaoui pulled out with injury.


Tremendous organisation involved with horses ridden around the field carrying the respective Catalan and Cathare  flags. The local Cathare anthem Se Canto sang with passion too. The Cathares also fielded a Junior side against the Dragons new Academy side in the curtain raiser won just by the visitors 29-30. Lasers and pyrotechnics to conclude the afternoon. Had a glass of wine after the game in the tented structure behind the main stand which was packed out. Didn't have chance to look in at the gala night which went on to quite late but all available tables pre-booked. Talk about an 'evenement' well this was definitely one of them. Bring on the next one!

#3059637 Aude Pays Cathare Rugby XIII

Posted by audois on 23 January 2015 - 01:23 PM

Coming across for this with a few friends, do you know if we will definitely be able to get tickets at the gate?


Yes can get tickets on the gate.

They're also on sale on Place Carnot in centre of town Saturday morning.

Hope you enjoy it.

#3059079 Difference between heartland and non heartland fans?

Posted by audois on 22 January 2015 - 12:34 PM

On Saturday in Perpignan there where four or five Broncos fans stod on the rail infront of the main stand. One guy with a ringing voice shouted repeatedly, 'Loondon, Looondon!' So impressively the local crowd behind him stood up and

applauded !

#3058130 Aude Pays Cathare Rugby XIII

Posted by audois on 20 January 2015 - 08:40 PM

Press conference held at Chez Felix bar in Carcassonne Friday night with the movers and shakers all present. Selling tickets on Place Carnot this week and news that the grand gala evening event at Salle du Dome after the game looks likely to attract up to 700 guests. The nine sponsors boxes all taken at the Stadium for the match. Also Friday night at nearby Leuc the local Dragons supporters club welcomed Catalans boss Bernard Guasch to their AGM and evening supper  with over 300 attending including representatives of all three local clubs promoting the 'Le Defi' as the big match is being billed.


#3057650 French Elite 2nd Phase Coverage

Posted by audois on 19 January 2015 - 08:50 PM

Carpentras have been out the Elite 1 now for a few years and last time I saw them at Villegailhenc on the outskirts of Carcassonne they lost to the National 1 minnows in the Cup.This past weekend hosted Vaucluse neighbours Avignon again in the Cup. Yes they lost again but gave a decent account of themselves in the 8-24 defeat. I've never got to their home base the Roseraie but people told me it was always a challenging atmosphere. I just presumed with their recent history - presently second from bottom in Elite 2 - it was falling apart in those parts. Yet this pic here taken yesterday was more than a welcome surprise.10868254_557260057744826_177232442428473

#3056069 Catalans Dragons

Posted by audois on 15 January 2015 - 07:24 PM

Remember the Day '14 Janvier' Catalans Dragons make an appearance (TBosc) on the front no less of yesterdays hugly popular 'L'Equipe' Daily. Wow!


#3055863 French Elite 2nd Phase Coverage

Posted by audois on 15 January 2015 - 11:15 AM



French Federation making an effort here:


FC Lézignan vs Carcassonne 8 February 3pm


Carcassonne vs Toulouse Olympique 1 March 3pm


Toulouse Olympique vs Saint Estève XIII Catalan 7 March 5.30pm


Saint Estève XIII Catalan vs Carcassonne 22 March 3.30pm


Plus a Quarter Final game & both Semi Finals in Play offs to be Streamed.


Final on 9th May to be shown on the public free to air France 3 Regional TV.

Bas du formulaire


#3055062 Catalans Dragons

Posted by audois on 12 January 2015 - 08:55 PM

Catalans pushing the boat out to get more visable in town itself as they enter their 10th year; on Saturday afternoon each squad player designated a shop/hotel et al in Perpignan to promote the club and give the proprietors some match tickets for their opener at Brutus on 14th February against Castleford. Mounis at the Shilton Shop who's products are also on sale in the clubs own Boutique at the Stadium while Carney looks like he has picked up some new flashy footwear. Whilst at the ground today some video shoot to promote the SL season. Great they've gone back to the blood/gold chevron jersey of the original XIII Catalan club which celebrated its own 80 years last term.




#3054911 Catalans re-new TV contract with Bein Sport

Posted by audois on 12 January 2015 - 01:42 PM

For three years up until 2017. No mention of money so far. Rather anticipated this as the RFL had already indicated that Sky would cover all the Dragons home games in 2015 as they did last year. How this leaves Toulouse's and their Championship aspirations for 2016 who knows.

#3048520 Limoux's Paul Ivan going to Coventry

Posted by audois on 23 December 2014 - 08:47 PM

Looked pretty impressive against Carcassonne Sunday. Big lad who can play centre or backrow is in the Aude Cathares selection to play the Dragons next month. With 100 Queensland Cup games under his belt for Redcliffe Dolphins sounds great catch for the new League 1 club. Born of Dutch parents he will join Midlands club when his season in France is concluded.

#3048330 Catalans Dragons

Posted by audois on 23 December 2014 - 12:21 PM

I thought London Broncos were no longer a SL club! How is it that they are prepared to come to Catalans not just once but twice early in 2015. Broncos Championship out fit will play the Dragons on the 17th January in Perpignan and now its been reported here that their Academy side also will travel over and be the first team to match up with the Catalans U19s Academy over here on 14th February as a curtain raiser to the Dragons-Castleford game. Only three SL clubs appear to be willing to play across the Channel; Leeds, Warrington and Wigan. The other 11 games they will play away kicks off at St Helens on 6th February.


With the U19s preparing already for their 2015 debut the focus now has started to turn towards their U16s. This week 115 youngsters from the local clubs representing XIII Catalan, St Esteve, Baho and Ille-sur Tet assembled at Stade Gilbert Brutus to launch the project. The anticpation is that from February to July 2016 the Dragons U16s Academy team will join a cross Channel competition invoving eight SL clubs. From now till July those selected will meet once a month and then next summer a 5 day camp will be organised to fine tune the evolving group.


#3047996 Aude Pays Cathare Rugby XIII

Posted by audois on 22 December 2014 - 12:13 PM

According to twitter, 2300 people saw Limoux beat Carcassonne 33 - 30 today.  That's a fantastic crowd for the size of the town, and the game sounds a cracker as well.


You're right super match. Lovely winters afternoon and great derby. The 8 team competition has been excellent this autumn. Even Avignon and Palau show up every weekend. Limoux can still make the top 4 but may be have to get past St Esteve in the re-arranged game in the Aude on the first weekend of January. The final round of matches the weekend after.


Thought the towering overseas lad Ivan in the centres for the Grizzlies outstanding and their young full back Bourrel enterprising. Main stand full and popular side too. Pick out Vinny Anderson there crossing.Pics courtesy of Gerard Barrau



#3046003 Australian schoolboys?

Posted by audois on 16 December 2014 - 03:38 PM