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Rugby League World Issue 402

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Steve Deakin (merged threads)

05 September 2014 - 12:40 PM

For family reasons & returning home across the Channel. All seems amicable with Steve thanking all those at the club for the support given over last 4 years. Wonder if the arrival of the Academy from 2015 will see the Dragons change its policy some what. May be utilising all of Perpignan's Elite clubs including Palau & Baho.

Félix to Félix - a very particular treize story

03 September 2014 - 11:32 AM

Four generations linked here. Bar Felix on Place Carnot in the heart of Carcassonne is known by a fair few who post on here. The Bar originates from Félix Bergèse who was a Basque who arrived in the town after Second World War and became central to the Canaris golden epoch under the great Puig Aubert. Bergèse played & later coached the ASC.


The present landlord Jean Cabrol married Bergèse's daughter & Jean's son Baptiste and daughter Anne work with him in the Bar today. He's a fine host as people like Ray French et al will testify to the reception given.Cabrol himself was a fine player/coach with St Gaudens & Montpellier. Jean a great treiziste as this superb Webdoc reveals.


In the opening sequences there's a super image of the bar with Jean, family & staff present where they've super imposed Felix Bergèse & his wife next to Jean! As you see unfold its a Treize story from front to back. All the characters are there; Guasch, Zaldunedo & Ivan Greseque too. Some of the pictures there of the returning history making Tricolores of 1951to Marseille incredible. Players given individual limousines to carouse along the sea front on debarkation ('L'Age D'or du) - Jean Dop & Jackie Merquey. The story kind of comes up to date with Jean's grand children running around with a rugby ball at the ecole de rugby. Smashing stuff. Worth a peep!



Academy sides in 2015

02 September 2014 - 01:12 PM

Does anyone know how many sides will be included? Do they play home& away against all the teams. I think everyone this side of the Channel is pretty excited by the Catalans participation next year. Seventeen young French hopefuls fronting up week on week against Englands best. It's a huge statement by the club. After Wembley, the new Puig Aubert Stand, the U19's arrival is on par.

France-Wales Tickets now on sale

02 September 2014 - 11:57 AM



European Cup game at Albi on Saturday 25th October KO 3pm.

Should be a cracker. The Tricolores looking for some new blood with Elima, Bosc & Mounis sitting out this tournament. Escaré, Pelisser, Fages, Garcia & Bousquet et al to start to show their worth. Looking forward to it.

Jean-Philippe Baile to Bradford

21 August 2014 - 01:02 PM

Been reported here the utility player 27 yrs old with 77 SL games under his belt has signed for the Bulls for next two seasons. Joining up with another Carcassonne lad Mikael Simon who has gone to Wakefield.