I’ve worked with UK news agency the Press Association, on and off, for almost all my career. I’ve had two staff stints with them, and – now I’m freelance – do a bit now and then. And I was delighted when they asked if I could cover a few France-based Champions Cup games for them this season.
Here’s my match report for PA from a thoroughly entertaining Pool 2 game between Castres Olympique and Exeter Chiefs, published on the Sky Sports website.
Castres hit back from 14-0 down inside the opening 15 minutes to edge past Exeter 29-25 in the Heineken Champions Cup, despite playing with 14 men for 44 minutes after Ma’ama Vaipulu was dismissed for a high tackle on Luke Cowan-Dickie.