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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

Saturday 10 January 2015

Stade Francais will have the chance to go back top of the French Top 14 table when they take on struggling Castres in Paris on Friday
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South African Steyn suspended for two weeks

Saturday 10 January 2015

Springbok fly-half Morne Steyn has been suspended from playing rugby for two weeks pending a French National Rugby League disciplinary hearing
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Noves confident Toulouse can still make play offs

Tuesday 6 January 2015

Toulouse head coach Guy Noves says that he is still confident that the former Top14 Champions will still qualify for the championship playoffs despite their big loss to Clermont on Sunday
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All Black hopeful Hayman to retire after Top14

Tuesday 6 January 2015

Former All Black prop Carl Hayman has revealed that he will retire from playing rugby at the end of the current Top 14 season with Toulon.
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Top 14 Rugby club Montpellier to let Galthie go

Tuesday 30 December 2014

Top 14 Rugby club Montpellier are expected to part company with their head coach Fabien Galthie on Monday according to sources.
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Stade take charge in Top 14 after Toulon victory

Monday 29 December 2014

Stade Francais moved to the summit of the Top14 Rugby standings after they stunned the current champions and former leaders Toulon 30-6.
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Stade survive Brive scare at home in Top 14

Monday 1 December 2014

Stade Francais held on to their unbeaten record at home on Sunday despite a scare and missing out on a bonus point in a 20-17 victory over Brive in French Top 14 action.
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Barcelona to host 2015-2016 Top14 final

Tuesday 4 November 2014

French Top 14 Rugby Officials have confirmed that the Top 14 final for the 2015-2016 season will be hosted in Barcelona's Nou Camp for the first time.
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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 15 10 0 5 368 241 5 45
Stade Francais 15 10 0 5 345 340 5 45
Toulon 15 9 0 6 415 282 7 43
Racing-Metro 15 9 0 6 314 269 5 41
Grenoble 15 8 0 7 389 435 6 38
Bordeaux 15 7 0 8 406 319 8 36
Montpellier 15 8 0 7 294 283 3 35
Toulouse 15 7 0 8 311 301 5 33
Brive 15 7 0 8 302 357 3 31
Lyon 15 7 0 8 268 354 2 30
Oyonnax 15 6 0 9 303 319 5 29
Bayonne 15 5 1 9 276 301 6 28
Castres 15 6 0 9 300 357 4 28
La Rochelle 15 5 1 9 290 423 3 25

(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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