Blair: We found a way to win and that’s important

On Castres “I was really impressed with them. They’ve got size, they’ve got cohesion and they don’t do a huge amount of special things as a team, but they stick in there and their set-piece was good, so that put pressure on us, especially in the first half when the breeze was against us. “The […]

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Ritchie relishing European clash with familiar faces

Castres’ Australian forward, Tom Staniforth, and Ritchie were teammates during an exchange year at Strathallan School, during which time the Scotland skipper and towering lock forged a close relationship both on and off the field. “Both Nick de Crespigny and Tom Staniforth are guys I know well at Castres,” explained Ritchie. “We did a school […]

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Meet Castres Olympique

Club history Founded in 1898, the club took its current name in 1906. They play at the Stade Pierre-Fabre which is one of the smallest in Top 14 with a capacity of 12,500. The team wear blue and white kits. The team won five French top-division championships in 1949, 1950, 1993, 2013, and 2018 as well as […]

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