Officially, Saint-Etienne brands itself the ‘Design Capital.’
The rest of France colloquially calls this manufacturing town the ‘aisselle’ (armpit) of the country, which sounds a bit like ‘asshole’ to the Anglophone ear.
Every nation has a town known thus: urban renewal plans aplenty, old patterns ingrained and hope failing eternally.
This weekend Rugby Australia — in the midst of a renewal project of its own — has a date with destiny in the Design Capital.
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