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Biarritz relegated from French Top14

Saturday 22 March 2014

Five-time champions and two-time European Cup runners-up Biarritz were relegated from the French Top 14 on Saturday ending an 18-year stay in the elite division.
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Toulon coach Laporte ban extended to 16 weeks

Saturday 22 March 2014

Toulon coach Bernard Laporte had his 13-week ban for a bitter verbal attack on a referee extended to a season-ending 16 weeks on Friday.
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Clermont and Toulon to do battle in Top14

Friday 21 March 2014

Clermont and Toulon will battle it out for the Top 14 leadership in Auvergne on Friday with both sides badly hit by injuries and player unavailability
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Toulouse confirm Toby Flood signing

Saturday 15 March 2014

Toulouse have confirmed that former England and Leicester Tigers flyhalf will join their Top 14 Rugby club for the 2014-2015 season.
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George Smith joins Lyon in French second division

Friday 21 February 2014

Former Australia and Brumbies back rower forward George Smith has signed a two-year deal with rising French second division side Lyon
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Toulouse's Ralepelle ruled out for the Top14 season

Thursday 20 February 2014

French Top 14 Giants Toulouse have announced that South African international hooker Chiliboy Ralepelle would miss the rest of the season because of a serious knee injury.
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Stade miss the chance to lead Top 14 in France

Saturday 15 February 2014

Stade Francais missed the chance to climb back to the summit of the Top 14 on Saturday after going down 28-12 to Brive, while Montpellier moved second by beating Perpignan.
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Toulon looking for revenge over Castres in Top14

Friday 14 February 2014

Heineken Cup champions Toulon will seek on Saturday to get a measure of revenge over Castres, who denied them in the Top 14 final last season, and consolidate their place in the top six to boot.
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Stade Francais & Clermont to clash in Top 14

Friday 7 February 2014

Stade Francais and Clermont will battle it out for prime position in France's Top 14 on Saturday, but both will be understrength due to international obligations.
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Barkley quits Top 14 Rugby club Grenoble

Wednesday 29 January 2014

Former England international Olly Barkley has left Top 14 club Grenoble with immediate effect after his time in France did not work out.
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Clermont miss out on the top spot in France

Sunday 26 January 2014

Clermont paid a heavy price for the absence of six players on international duty as they slipped to an 18-9 loss at Bayonne on Saturday, a defeat which also cost them top spot in France.
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Racing stay alive in Top 14 with Toulouse victory

Saturday 25 January 2014

Racing-Metro kept their Top 14 play-off hopes alive as they eased to a 25-5 victory over a vastly understrength Toulouse side at the Stade de France on Saturday.
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Stade Francais brush Castres aside in Top 14

Friday 24 January 2014

Stade Francais shrugged off the absence of a host of Six Nations stars to clinch a bonus point 32-6 win over champions Castres and go top in France on Friday.
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Halfpenny to leave Cardiff and play for Toulon

Thursday 23 January 2014

British and Irish Lions and Wales full-back Leigh Halfpenny has agreed to leave Cardiff Blues and join Heineken Cup champions Toulon at the end of the season.
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Stade and Castres to battle for Top 14 leadership

Thursday 23 January 2014

Stade Francais and champions Castres clash for top spot in France on Friday as tempers rage over the tournament's clash with the Six Nations as well as the quality of officiating.
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Toulouse extend home dominance in Top 14 Rugby

Monday 6 January 2014

Four-time Heineken Cup champions Toulouse remained unbeatable at their Ernest-Wallon fortress this league season with a 19-12 victory over Top 14 leaders Clermont on Sunday
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What is the Top 14 ?


The Top 14 is a rugby union club competition which is played in France.

The Top 14 is at the top of the national league system of Ligue nationale de rugby. There is promotion and relegation between the Top 14 and the next level down, the Rugby Pro D2.

The 14 best (Top) rugby teams in France participate in the competition, hence the name Top 14, though the competition was previously known as the Top 16.

The first ever final took place in 1892, between two Paris-based sides, Stade Français and Racing Club, with the latter becoming the inaugural champions.

The Top 14 competition has been held on an annual basis since, with the exception being between 1915 and 1919 because of World War I.

The current (2007/2008) Top 14 Rugby champions are Stade Toulousain.

Source: Wikipedia



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French Top 14 rugby Standings
Clermont 22 13 1 8 581 419 10 64
Toulon 22 12 1 9 543 372 11 61
Montpellier 22 12 1 9 532 436 11 61
Castres 22 12 1 9 487 393 10 60
Stade Francais 22 13 1 8 436 400 4 58
Toulouse 22 11 1 10 447 374 11 57
Racing Metro 22 12 2 8 358 369 4 56
Bordeaux 21 11 0 10 497 463 10 54
Brive 22 9 2 11 406 400 11 51
Grenoble 22 11 1 10 393 490 4 50
Perpignan 22 9 1 12 406 487 8 46
Bayonne 22 9 0 13 329 453 8 44
Oyonnax 21 9 0 12 342 477 3 39
Biarritz 22 4 0 18 294 518 8 24
(Top six at the end of the season qualify for the playoffs; bottom two relegated)
(played, won, drawn, lost, points for, against, bonus points, total points)

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