• Times Column 02/04/05 The Heineken Cup is back, though if you live in mainland Britain none of the glamour or vigour is happening near you.  French clubs earned home advantage in three of the four quarter-finals, but because the French remain generous in providing most of the tournament’s exoticism, one of those matches is actually taking place in Spain.  Olympique Biarritz host Munster tomorrow afternoon in the Basque city of San Sebastian, adding an even newer sound to the tournament’s many bells and whistles.  Despite ten years of familiarity since Toulouse first dominated the competition, French clubs retain their talent for the unexpected.  Thankfully so.  Rugby has always needed the French.  They have a habit of seeing things differently,

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