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Racing Metro re-sign coaches Labit and Travers

Friday 12 June 2015

Top 14 Rugby Club Racing-Metro have re-signed their coaches Laurent Labit and Laurent Travers contract through to the 2019 season.
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Clermont down Toulouse and book Top14 final

Monday 8 June 2015

Clermont booked a place in the Top14 Rugby final by beating Toulouse 18-14 in their Semi-final at Bordeaux on Saturday.
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Stade Francais beat Toulon to reach Top 14 final

Saturday 6 June 2015

Stade Francais reached their first French Top 14 final in eight years by beating triple European and current Top14 champions Toulon 33-16 in Bordeaux to reach the final next week.
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Clermont coaching duo extend through to 2018

Saturday 6 June 2015

Clermont coaches Franck Azema and Jono Gibbes have given Top 14 semi-finalists a boost by extending their contracts for another three years ahead of this weekend's clash against Toulouse.
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Tales to replace Sexton at Racing Metro in Top 14

Friday 5 June 2015

French international fly-half Remi Tales has revealed that he will be moving Racing-Metro next season as replacement for Ireland's starting No.10 Jonathan Sexton.
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Stade book Top 14 Semi-final with Toulon

Saturday 30 May 2015

Stade Francais outclassed Parisian rivals Racing-Metro 38-15 in an end-of-season Top 14 play-off clash on Friday to set up a semi-final showdown with Toulon.
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Frustration grows in Toulouse over Noves future

Friday 15 May 2015

Veteran Toulouse coach Guy Noves said Monday he fully understood his club president's frustration over his potential appointment as the new France coach.
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Toulon turn their attention to Top 14 Rugby

Saturday 9 May 2015

European Rugby Champions Cup winners Toulon turn their attentions back to Top 14 Rugby this weekend when they face an under-strength Castres battling for survival among France's elite
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Stade play down Pape's move to Top14 rivals

Saturday 9 May 2015

Stade Francais president Thomas Savare has dismissed speculation that France lock Pascal Pape will move to Top 14 rivals Lyon next season.
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Former All Black Guildford quits Clermont

Wednesday 6 May 2015

Former All Black and Crusaders winger Zac Guildford has quit Top14 Rugby club Clermont Auvergne and will return to New Zealand.
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La Rochelle upset Top14 Champions Toulon

Sunday 26 April 2015

Australian centre Mali Hingano's try in the last move of the match gave hosts La Rochelle a thrilling 32-30 win over French and European champions Toulon on Saturday
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Toulouse clinch Top 14 victory over Stade Francais

Saturday 25 April 2015

Toulouse clinched a 21-12 victory over Stade Francais in the Top 14 on Friday, capitalising on the Paris club having to play more than half the match with 14 men.
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France international Fofana extends with Clermont

Saturday 18 April 2015

France international backliner Wesley Fofana has extended his contrac with Top 14 Rugby Club Clermont until 2019 according to his club
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Toulon rise to the top of Top 14 again

Saturday 11 April 2015

Defending champions Toulon returned to the Top 14 summit on Saturday while Clermont were upset at home to Oyonnax and Montpellier battled back to draw 24-24 at Racing-Metro.
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Former Bok coach White extends with Montpellier

Monday 30 March 2015

Former Springbok coach Jake White has signed a pre-contract to extend his stay with Top 14 Rugby side Montpellier until 2017.
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Understrength Clermont to face Bordeaux in Top14

Friday 13 March 2015

Second-placed Clermont will be shorn of a raft of players on international duty when they host ever-dangerous Bordeaux-Begles in Top 14 action on Friday.
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More Recent Headlines

Clermont beat Bayonne to lead Top 14 again
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Toulon put troubles behind them to beat Bayonne
Montpellier ask Jake White to stay on as coach

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
Toulon 22 14 0 8 609 433 9 65
Clermont 22 13 1 8 532 380 8 62
Stade Francais 22 13 1 8 516 488 7 61
Racing Metro 22 12 2 8 445 420 5 57
Toulouse 22 13 0 9 451 419 5 57
Oyonnax 22 12 0 10 425 409 5 53
Montpellier 22 10 2 10 456 421 6 50
Grenoble 22 10 0 12 520 616 8 48
Bordeaux 22 9 0 13 578 490 11 47
La Rochelle 22 9 3 10 442 551 4 46
Brive 22 10 0 12 429 510 4 44
Castres 22 9 0 13 415 515 6 42
Bayonne 22 8 1 13 399 432 8 42
Lyon 22 7 0 15 392 525 7 35
(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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