The Official Online RBS 6 Nations Store is open. The store has everything you need to get behind your team during the RBS 6 Nations, plus the store is now fully stocked with a much wider range of rugby merchandise.
“Biarritz have been inconsistent in the Top 14, a curious mixture of hot and cold. We won at Clermont Auvergne one week, the only team to do so in the league, and lost at Albi, who were on their way to being relegated, the next.
“We were well beaten in Toulouse, but in the return game we recorded the biggest league victory of the campaign over them.
“Not that French rugby is as variable as the British weather. The standard is high, there is no shortage of flair and, even if warnings before I arrived about the violence in the game here were exaggerated, there is an undoubted physical edge.
“The crowds are vociferously partisan and there is a spontaneity about the rugby, which explains some of the inconsistency.”