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Halfpenny's Toulon contract thrown into doubt

Wednesday 17 September 2014

Wales fullback Leigh Halfpenny's position with Toulon has been cast into doubt after club chairman Mourad Boudjellal says that the internationals contract could be terminated.
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Racing Metro set sights on former Wallaby Giteau

Friday 12 September 2014

Former Wallabies star back Matt Giteau has reportedly been offered a record contract to switch from his current French Top14 club Toulon by Parisian club Racing Metro.
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Former All Black Guildford sidelined after attack

Monday 8 September 2014

Former All Black winger Zac Guildford is set to be on the sidelines for up to three weeks after being attacked in France.
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Sexton set for two months out with broken jaw

Monday 1 September 2014

Ireland flyhalf Jonathan Sexton has been ruled out of action for his French Club Racing Metro for two months according to reports.
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Sexton close to new four year Top14 Racing deal

Saturday 23 August 2014

Ireland international flyhalf Jonathan Sexton is understood to be close to signing a new four year contract with French Top 14 side Racing Metro.
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Sivivatu to miss three months of Top14 Rugby

Tuesday 12 August 2014

Former All Black winger Sitiveni Sivivatu looks set to miss up to three and a half months of the new Top14 rugby season after undergoing an shoulder operation.
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Dusautoir ruled out of Top 14 opening rounds

Monday 11 August 2014

Toulouse and France captain Thierry Dusautoir has been ruled out of the first three Top 14 matches due to a thigh injury.
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Three France rugby players attacked with machetes

Tuesday 22 July 2014

French rugby union internationals Aurelien Rougerie, Julien Pierre and Benjamin Kayser were attacked by up to a dozen men with with machetes as they walked back to their hotel at night.
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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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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 12 8 0 4 367 230 5 37
Clermont 12 8 0 4 312 209 4 36
Racing Metro 12 7 0 5 266 237 5 33
Grenoble 12 7 0 5 311 354 4 32
Stade Francais 11 7 0 4 243 275 3 31
Bordeaux 12 6 0 6 339 282 5 29
Toulouse 12 6 0 6 270 245 4 28
Montpellier 12 6 0 6 246 224 3 27
Oyonnax 12 5 0 7 266 258 5 25
Bayonne 12 4 1 7 243 252 5 23
Brive 11 5 0 6 231 276 2 22
Lyon 12 5 0 7 234 302 2 22
La Rochelle 12 4 1 7 248 351 3 21
Castres 12 4 0 8 233 314 4 20

(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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