In 1999, All Black legend Andrew Mehrtens described the French national side as “predictably unpredictable” after New Zealand were knocked out of the World Cup by Les Blues and the Top 14’s 12 days of Christmas for the 2018/19 season is just that.

It has everything from unusual handshakes to great tries to bizarre incidents on the pitch, and the good news is that we’re only half way through the season, so there’s plenty more to look forward to.