USAP USURPED   USAP PERPIGNAN 27- STADE FRANCAIS PARIS 28 with Mike Thomas Sorede.   In another night of suspense and high drama the Catalan outfit were two points to the good against the…

  DRAGONS DEFIANT   DRAGONS CATALAN 22 – WIGAN WARRIORS 8. Mike Thomas. Sorede   The Dragons defiant defence was the telling factor in this important victory against a somewhat below par Wigan Warriors.  During…

  USAP Sublime USAP Perpignan  26 – Castres Olympique 23   by Mike Thomas, Sorede   With only three minutes to go and four points to the good it looked like French Champions Castres were…

  HOOK SUPERB AT FIFTEEN   USAP 14 – CLERMONT AUVERGNE 14 with Mike Thomas, Sorede   I concur entirely with L’Independant Samedi 3 Aout that “l’arriere Hook était excellent et très efficace au pied”.…

  Miles of golden sands, a port so full of yachts the masts almost obscure the palm trees….. A golf club of some renown, restaurants, bars, a casino, a discothèque, quayside fishing boats, sporting opportunities…

At the foot of the Albères mountain range, just a short drive away from the Spanish border lies Argelès. Its name  comes from the Latin ‘argila’ meaning clay. Its motto, ‘qui s’hi acosta, té resposta’…