Castres Crowned Top14 Champions after Defeating Montpellier in French Final

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Castres have become Top14 champions following their 29-13 victory over favourites Montpellier at the Stade de France on Saturday night. Nearly 80,000 people witnessed Castres, who finished sixth at the end of the regular season, add a fifth title to their collection. Castres Crowned Top14 Champions Castres defeated Toulouse (3rd) in the playoff before dispatching […] READ MORE


Top14 Final Confirmed: Montpellier and Castres to battle it out for Glory

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Montpellier and Castres both won their semi finals to book their place in the Top14 final. Despite being held in Lyon, Montpellier cruised through at the expense of Lyon, who were playing in the first ever Top14 semi final. Top14 favourites Racing were humbled by an in form Castres side that could cause Montpellier real […] READ MORE


Lyon and Castres dispel home advantage in Top14 Barrages and progress to Semi-finals

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Home advantage meant nothing for Lyon and Castres, as they overcame Toulon and Toulouse respectively, in their Top14 Barrages to book their places in the 2017/18 semi-finals. Lyon will take on Montpellier; while Castres will face Racing, to determine who will make it to the Top14 grand final at the Stade de France, on Saturday […] READ MORE


Relegation for Oyonnax, as Grenoble promoted to French Top14

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ProD2 runners-up Grenoble have been promoted to the Top14, after a 47-22 victory over Oyonnax. The promotion/relegation play-off win sees Grenoble head back to the French top flight, having dropped down this time last season. The loss means relegation for Oyonnax, who went in to the game as favourites. #AccessMatch► Bravo au @FCGrugby qui accède […] READ MORE


Montpellier, Racing secure Semi-final places: Top14 Round 26 Wrap

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A Top14 Round 26 weekend culminated in the confirmation of Montpellier and Racing’s passage into the semi-finals. The final weekend of the regular season also resulted in the four playoff places being set. Soon, those teams vying for a spot in the semi-finals and possible finale at the Stade de France in Paris, will all collide. […] READ MORE


Brive Relegated to ProD2 after Stade Francais Loss: Top14 Round 25 Wrap

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The penultimate weekend of the regular season is behind teams, and a Top14 Round 25 clash at Stade Francais ultimately condemned Brive to the second tier of French rugby next season. Having been threatened with relegation for the majority of the season, Oyonnax have a ‘final round reprieve’ before a likely repecharge fixture against the ProD2 […] READ MORE



Stade Francais pile pressure on Clermont after 50 point haul : Top14 Round 23 Wrap

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The Top14 Round 23 action followed a weekend of some fantastic European quarter-finals. Both Racing and Pau progressed after two all-French last eight ties. The rest of the league enjoyed a much needed rest, which meant refreshed bodies going in to the final few games that will determine final placings. But, more importantly, it could […] READ MORE


Ashton Equals Try-Scoring Record after Toulon Crush Clermont: Top14 Round 22 Wrap

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Chris Ashton, the forgotten Englishman, is quickly becoming somewhat of a hero in Southern France. Edging closer to becoming the all time top try-scorer in Toulon colours, murmurs of what could have been are ever present, particularly with England faltering in the attacking department. But a Top14 Round 22 clash against Clermont was all Ashton […] READ MORE


Oyonnax Topple Toulon to continue ‘Great Escape’: Top14 Round 21 Wrap

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The latest action of the 2017/18 French Top 14 is offering up a mix of results. While the leaders show their qualities, others are demonstrating incredible spirit. And in the Top14 Round 21 wrap the Oyonnax team have grabbed the attention away from the pacesetters. Oyonnax have dominated the headlines of late, and rightly so […] READ MORE