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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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Clermont beat Bayonne to lead Top 14 again

Saturday 7 March 2015

Clermont regained top spot in the Top 14 on Saturday, after dominating Bayonne 28-16, just hours after Stade Francais had temporarily gone top with a last gasp drop goal to win at Bordeaux.
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Top 14 Club Toulouse cancel Bok Hooker's contract

Saturday 28 February 2015

Top 14 Rugby club Toulouse have cancelled the contract of Springbok hooker Chiliboy Ralepelle who is under investigation for doping.
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Court calls for more info on Armitage assault case

Tuesday 24 February 2015

A court in France has asked for further inquiries into allegations of assault by Toulon's former England flanker Steffon Armitage
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Toulon put troubles behind them to beat Bayonne

Saturday 31 January 2015

Top 14 Rugby Champions Toulon put concerns over an upcoming Steffon Armitage court case for assault to one side Friday to notch up a 24-17 victory over Bayonne
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Montpellier ask Jake White to stay on as coach

Friday 23 January 2015

Top14 Rugby club Montpellier's president Mohed Altrad have revealed that he has asked former South African coach Jake White to stay on as coach
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New record TV deal for French Top 14 Rugby

Thursday 22 January 2015

French pay tv channel Canal Plus has retained the broadcasting rights for France's Top-14 Rugby tournament with a four-year deal worth a record 74million euros a year ($85m)
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Former All Black skipper Collins signs for Narbonne

Tuesday 20 January 2015

Former All Blacks captain Jerry Collins has agreed to joined second tier French Rugby club Narbonne as an injury replacement for Rocky Elsom who is injured.
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Spedding switches from Bayonne to Clermont

Monday 12 January 2015

Bayonne's France international fullback Scott Spedding has signed a new contract to play Top14 Rugby for Clermont next season.
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Thierry Dusautoir extends contract with Toulouse

Monday 12 January 2015

France captain Thierry Dusautoir has announced that he has extended his contract with Top 14 Rugby club Toulouse for two more seasons.
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Stade Francais take the lead back in Top 14

Saturday 10 January 2015

Stade Francais took back the leading position in the French Top 14 standings when they beat former champions Castres 49-13 on an emotional day in Paris
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Stade Francais eye chance to lead Top 14 again
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All Black hopeful Hayman to retire after Top14
Top 14 Rugby club Montpellier to let Galthie go

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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