It has since been buried by the twin disasters that are World Rugby’s global league and Welsh Rugby’s Project Reset, but I’m old enough to remember the first weekend of March 2019, when this was the big rugby news.
Picked up the story when it first broke while watching French TV. Within 30 minutes, this article, for Rugby Pass, was live – and I believe it was English report. Which would be quite the thing, really.
Dan Carter’s trumpeted return to Top 14 side until the end of the season is off after the player failed medical tests, it has been revealed.