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”.…

‘Bal-musette’ AS the warmer weather approaches, you are very likely tol see ‘Bal-musette’ advertised around the region – particularly in the summer. It is a style of French popular music which arose in 1880s Paris, especially…