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Wilkinson kicks Toulon to Top 14 title victory

Sunday 1 June 2014

Jonny Wilkinson will finish his playing career as a Top 14 and Heineken Cup champion after he kicked Toulon to Top14 Championship glory beating Castres 18-10 in Paris.
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Williams replaces Rossouw in Top 14 final

Saturday 31 May 2014

Former All Black lock Ali Williams has replaced former Springbok Danie Rossouw in the Toulon side that will contest the French Top 14 final with Castres.
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Wilkinson retirement overshadows Top14 final

Saturday 31 May 2014

The occasion of Jonny Wilkinson's final competitive match as a professional rugby player this weekend in the Top 14 final between his club Toulon and champions Castres is overshadowing the event.
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Jonny Wilkinson to retire at the end of the season

Monday 19 May 2014

England Rugby World Cup and Heineken Cup winner with Toulon Jonny Wilkinson has announced that he will retire from playing rugby at the end of the season.
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Castres book Top14 final against Toulon

Sunday 18 May 2014

Defending Top 14 Rugby champions Castres will play Heineken Cup champions Toulon in a repeat of the 2013 French championship final after they edged Montpellier 22-19 after extra-time in an engrossing encounter in Lille on Saturday.
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Wilkinson boots Toulon into Top14 final

Saturday 17 May 2014

English talisman Jonny Wilkinson booted 11 points to guide Toulon into the Top 14 final with a hard-fought 16-6 victory over Racing-Metro at Lille's Grande Stade on Friday.
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Sexton ends Toulouse's 20 year run in Top14

Saturday 10 May 2014

Ireland flyhalf Jonny Sexton kicked seven penalties from seven attempts to give Racing-Metro a 21-16 win over Toulouse in the French Top 14 quarter-final play-offs on Friday.
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Perpignan relegated from French Top 14

Saturday 3 May 2014

A late try by Oyonnax's Jonathan Bousquet gave his side a losing bonus point that kept them in the French Top 14 and sent Perpignan down for the first time in 103 years.
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Champions Castres stay on course in Top 14

Saturday 19 April 2014

Defending Top 14 champions Castres stayed on course for the French Top 14 play-offs Friday with veteran full-back Romain Teulet enjoying an emotional farewell at the Pierre-Antoine stadium which has been his home for 13 years.
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Clermont back on top after 76th straight home win

Saturday 12 April 2014

Clermont overcame a scare before extending their winning home record to 76 straight matches with an ultimately comfortable 23-11 win over Top 14 champions Castres.
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Habana set to return for Toulon in Top14

Friday 28 March 2014

Springbok winger Bryan Habana looks set to make his return from a long-term injury off the Toulon replacements bench when they face Toulouse in the Top 14 on Saturday
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Stade to face Racing in entertaining Top 14 Round

Friday 28 March 2014

The Top 14 promises to live up to its reputation as one of world rugby's most entertaining and hard-fought leagues with another raft of high-profile and potentially decisive matches this weekend.
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Ali Williams in doubt for Toulon in Top 14 Rugby

Tuesday 25 March 2014

Toulon's former All Black Rugby World Cup winning lock Ali Williams has been sidelined with an arm injury which could rule him out of Saturday's Top 14 clash against Toulouse.
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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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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
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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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