France international flyhalf Remi Tales has been stripped of the captaincy at 2013 Top 14 champions Castres, who have endured a disastrous start to the current campaign.
Jonny Wilkinson has revealed that he retired at the end of last season because he'd simply had enough of the training needed to be a top level star in the game.
Some of the Welsh stars who flocked to France for far bigger pay packets are keen to return home, claimed Wales coach Warren Gatland.
Top 14: France flyhalf François Trinh-Duc underwent a successful operation on his broken leg
Stade Francais won bragging rights in the Parisian derby battle with Racing-Metro, running out 23-19 victors in a tight, niggly Top 14 match on Saturday.
Two tries from Australian wing Blair Connor helped Bordeaux-Begles to a stunning 59-7 thrashing of Castres on Saturday.
Gaetan Germain's missed conversion with a minute left cost Brive their first French Top 14 away win since February 2012 as Grenoble limped over the line 26-25.
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