The clearly intelligent and discerning social media folks at RugbyPass described this piece for them as “the definitive guide” to the 2018/19 Top 14 season. They might be biased (it IS their website, after all), but who am I to argue?
In early June, streetwise Castres outsmarted an overawed Montpellier to lift the 2017/18 Top 14 title.
This weekend, the new season kicks off in France, with Montpellier, Toulon, Racing 92, Toulouse, Lyon, Stade Francais and Clermont among the teams likely to mount a serious challenge for Castres’ crown. With so much to play for, and so little to choose between the teams, here’s our view of all 14 teams’ chances in the weeks and months ahead