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#Top 14

# top-14-2 - Tuesday 12 November, 2019

Former South Africa head coach Meyer quits Stade Francais
# Departure
# Departure

Former South Africa head coach Meyer quits Stade Francais

Nov 12th 2019, 6:15 PM 7,711 Views 4 Comments

The club sit bottom of the Top 14 after just two wins from nine this season.

# top-14-2 - Saturday 8 June, 2019

Toulouse advance into Top 14 decider as Springbok Kolbe shines
# Semi-final
# Semi-final

Toulouse advance into Top 14 decider as Springbok Kolbe shines

Jun 8th 2019, 10:37 PM 10,676 Views 7 Comments

Toulouse are chasing their first league title since 2012.

# top-14-2 - Saturday 1 June, 2019

Lyon scrap past Montpellier into Top 14 semi-finals
# Success
# Success

Lyon scrap past Montpellier into Top 14 semi-finals

Jun 1st 2019, 7:46 PM 6,637 Views 3 Comments

Charlie Ngatai scored the decisive try 11 minutes before the end.

# top-14-2 - Saturday 25 August, 2018

Try-scoring Top 14 debut for Jackson but Perpignan thumped by 14-man Stade
# Top 14
# Top 14

Try-scoring Top 14 debut for Jackson but Perpignan thumped by 14-man Stade

Aug 25th 2018, 3:57 PM 15,474 Views 12 Comments

Sergio Parisse was sent off for the visitors, but they romped to an impressive 46-15 victory on the opening weekend.

# top-14-2 - Friday 25 May, 2018

Springbok Steyn turns down move to relegated Brive to stay in Paris
# Staying Put
# Staying Put

Springbok Steyn turns down move to relegated Brive to stay in Paris

May 25th 2018, 5:06 PM 6,388 Views 6 Comments

The out-half has extended his contract with Stade Francais.

# top-14-2 - Saturday 14 April, 2018

English winger Chris Ashton breaks Top 14 try-scoring record
# 22 And Counting
# 22 And Counting

English winger Chris Ashton breaks Top 14 try-scoring record

Apr 14th 2018, 2:48 PM 10,069 Views 26 Comments

He has passed Fijian Napolioni Nalaga for the most tries in a single season.

# top-14-2 - Sunday 25 March, 2018

Toulon warm up for Munster clash with seven-try rout of Clermomt
# Formidable
# Formidable

Toulon warm up for Munster clash with seven-try rout of Clermomt

Mar 25th 2018, 9:06 PM 16,941 Views 13 Comments

The French side are in Limerick next weekend.

# top-14-2 - Friday 16 February, 2018

After being dropped by France, Teddy Thomas is slapped with Racing 92 fine
# Fined
# Fined

After being dropped by France, Teddy Thomas is slapped with Racing 92 fine

Feb 16th 2018, 9:10 AM 14,155 Views 15 Comments

The French winger is being punished for his behaviour in the wake of the Scotland game.

# top-14-2 - Sunday 4 June, 2017

Clermont topple Toulon to claim French Top14 title
# Winners
# Winners

Clermont topple Toulon to claim French Top14 title

Jun 4th 2017, 10:11 PM 11,408 Views 10 Comments

Morgan Parra kicked 17 points in a 22-16 win.

# top-14-2 - Sunday 19 March, 2017

Racing 92 and Stade Francais merger called off as clubs take heed of protests
# Top 14
# Top 14

Racing 92 and Stade Francais merger called off as clubs take heed of protests

Mar 19th 2017, 12:39 PM 12,251 Views 11 Comments

Racing 92 president Jacky Lorenzetti has announced that the Paris-region sides won’t be amalgamating after all.

# top-14-2 - Thursday 16 March, 2017

Irishman Prendergast appointed attack coach at French club Oyonnax
# Irish Abroad
# Irish Abroad

Irishman Prendergast appointed attack coach at French club Oyonnax

Mar 16th 2017, 8:53 PM 7,961 Views 2 Comments

The former Munster scrum-half will hope to be working in the Top 14 again next season.

# top-14-2 - Monday 13 March, 2017

Racing 92 and Stade Francais to merge for next season in dramatic move in French rugby
# Come Together
# Come Together

Racing 92 and Stade Francais to merge for next season in dramatic move in French rugby

Mar 13th 2017, 11:02 AM 17,821 Views 26 Comments

The two clubs have won the last two Top 14 titles in France.

# top-14-2 - Wednesday 8 March, 2017

Six men jailed for attacking French rugby players with machetes and knives
# Locked Up
# Locked Up

Six men jailed for attacking French rugby players with machetes and knives

Mar 8th 2017, 8:12 PM 17,170 Views 12 Comments

Clermont trio Aurelien Rougerie, Benjamin Kayser and Julien Pierre suffered several injuries after the incident outside a nightclub.

# top-14-2 - Tuesday 28 February, 2017

Toulon president suggests French rugby has a cocaine problem
# Recreational Use
# Recreational Use

Toulon president suggests French rugby has a cocaine problem

Feb 28th 2017, 10:38 AM 12,450 Views 20 Comments

Mourad Boudjellal has voiced his concerns after James O’Connor and Ali Williams were arrested in possession of the drug over the weekend.

# top-14-2 - Tuesday 3 January, 2017

Racing 92 launch legal proceedings against Goosen over 'blatant fraud'
# Controversy
# Controversy

Racing 92 launch legal proceedings against Goosen over 'blatant fraud'

Jan 3rd 2017, 3:53 PM 16,980 Views 6 Comments

The Springbok has left the Parisian club despite having signed a four-year contract last season.

# top-14-2 - Monday 3 October, 2016

Madigan's Bordeaux pip Coughlan's Pau and all the exiles' action
# Irish Abroad
# Irish Abroad

Madigan's Bordeaux pip Coughlan's Pau and all the exiles' action

Oct 3rd 2016, 12:50 PM 9,510 Views 19 Comments

Marty Moore was involved as Wasps continued their 100% start to the season.

# top-14-2 - Monday 12 September, 2016

Madigan helps UBB to victory, Allen scores and all the exiles' action
# Irish Abroad
# Irish Abroad

Madigan helps UBB to victory, Allen scores and all the exiles' action

Sep 12th 2016, 6:16 PM 11,424 Views 11 Comments

Donncha O’Callaghan is still going strong with Worcester Warriors.

Brive's Ugalde facing possible ban for alleged gouge against Grenoble
# Fracas
# Fracas

Brive's Ugalde facing possible ban for alleged gouge against Grenoble

Sep 12th 2016, 3:03 PM 5,127 Views 7 Comments

Sunday’s Top 14 clash in Grenoble was a hot-tempered affair.

# top-14-2 - Saturday 20 August, 2016

Ian Madigan kicks 5 penalties to guide Bordeaux to win over Racing on Top 14 debut
# Dream Debut
# Dream Debut

Ian Madigan kicks 5 penalties to guide Bordeaux to win over Racing on Top 14 debut

Aug 20th 2016, 9:56 PM 14,775 Views 31 Comments

The Ireland out-half enjoyed a dream debut for his new side.

Top 14 returns as Jackman's Grenoble look to homegrown future
# Vision
# Vision

Top 14 returns as Jackman's Grenoble look to homegrown future

Aug 20th 2016, 9:00 AM 6,191 Views 1 Comment

The Irishman is now director of rugby at the French club.

# top-14-2 - Friday 29 July, 2016

Here’s who the Top 14 clubs have signed for the 2016/17 season
# Transfers
# Transfers

Here’s who the Top 14 clubs have signed for the 2016/17 season

Jul 29th 2016, 2:51 PM 13,812 Views 6 Comments

As always, a handful of big-name Southern Hemisphere stars have joined the French clubs.

# top-14-2 - Thursday 12 May, 2016

Huge new Top 14 TV rights deal worth €97 million per season
# Rich
# Rich

Huge new Top 14 TV rights deal worth €97 million per season

May 12th 2016, 4:19 PM 9,948 Views 25 Comments

The French clubs are going to be even wealthier from 2019 onwards.

# top-14-2 - Wednesday 20 April, 2016

Top 14 player handed 15-month ban for abuse of referee Romain Poite
# Heavy Sanction
# Heavy Sanction

Top 14 player handed 15-month ban for abuse of referee Romain Poite

Apr 20th 2016, 6:56 PM 20,682 Views 37 Comments

Oyonnax’s Silvere Tian is suspended until 30 June 2017.

# top-14-2 - Wednesday 30 March, 2016

This season's Top 14 final in Barcelona is set for a 98,000 sell-out
# Nou Ground
# Nou Ground

This season's Top 14 final in Barcelona is set for a 98,000 sell-out

Mar 30th 2016, 8:51 PM 15,789 Views 10 Comments

The 2016 French league decider will be played at FC Barcelona’s home stadium.

# top-14-2 - Monday 21 March, 2016

Clermont's newest flying Fijian, 21-year-old Raka, ripped Toulouse apart
# Wheels
# Wheels

Clermont's newest flying Fijian, 21-year-old Raka, ripped Toulouse apart

Mar 21st 2016, 2:10 PM 11,533 Views 4 Comments

The Top 14 side’s links to the Nadroga Rugby Union are paying off.

# top-14-2 - Saturday 20 February, 2016

Munster man Ryan propping up Agen's bid to stay in the Top 14
# Irish Abroad
# Irish Abroad

Munster man Ryan propping up Agen's bid to stay in the Top 14

Feb 20th 2016, 9:00 AM 12,411 Views 4 Comments

The Highfield man is relishing the dark arts battle at scrum time in the French league.

# top-14-2 - Saturday 5 December, 2015

Ma'a Nonu makes explosive start with Toulon ahead of Leinster clash
# Star Studded
# Star Studded

Ma'a Nonu makes explosive start with Toulon ahead of Leinster clash

Dec 5th 2015, 9:17 PM 17,463 Views 18 Comments

The All Black centre formed a formidable partnership with Mathieu Bastareaud.

# top-14-2 - Monday 30 November, 2015

Hanrahan at inside centre, O'Dea flying high and all the Irish exiles' exploits
# Irish Abroad
# Irish Abroad

Hanrahan at inside centre, O'Dea flying high and all the Irish exiles' exploits

Nov 30th 2015, 2:01 PM 18,098 Views 31 Comments

It was a busy weekend for the Irishmen based in England, France and Italy.

# top-14-2 - Saturday 21 November, 2015

It's been a dispiriting weekend for the Pro12 clubs in the Champions Cup
# Dominated
# Dominated

It's been a dispiriting weekend for the Pro12 clubs in the Champions Cup

Nov 21st 2015, 7:37 PM 11,901 Views 21 Comments

The Ospreys need to win in Clermont tomorrow to prevent a complete rout of the Pro12 clubs.

# top-14-2 - Monday 2 November, 2015

Munster will face French and English competition to keep Zebo in Ireland
# Under Pressure
# Under Pressure

Munster will face French and English competition to keep Zebo in Ireland

Nov 2nd 2015, 4:16 PM 29,417 Views 43 Comments

The 25-year-old’s CV has been widely distributed among Top 14 and Premiership clubs.

# top-14-2 - Friday 11 September, 2015

'We've wasted a week with this story, I'm going to make her waste an afternoon'
# Counter Attack
# Counter Attack

'We've wasted a week with this story, I'm going to make her waste an afternoon'

Sep 11th 2015, 2:59 PM 6,885 Views 2 Comments

Mourad Boudjellal bites back at the journalist who linked Toulon to doping.

# top-14-2 - Tuesday 8 September, 2015

Boudjellal defends Toulon after doping allegations in French media
# Allegations
# Allegations

Boudjellal defends Toulon after doping allegations in French media

Sep 8th 2015, 10:35 AM 12,980 Views 9 Comments

It has been alleged that pharmacies in Toulon were illegally providing players with products.

# top-14-2 - Saturday 5 September, 2015

Jackman's Grenoble come out on top against Coughlan and Butler's Pau
# Irish Abroad
# Irish Abroad

Jackman's Grenoble come out on top against Coughlan and Butler's Pau

Sep 5th 2015, 6:56 PM 6,651 Views 2 Comments

Elsewhere, ex-Munster prop Alan Cotter made his debut in the Pro D2.

# top-14-2 - Thursday 3 September, 2015

'I think in Ireland it's been deemed to be too easy as a competition'
# Pro12
# Pro12

'I think in Ireland it's been deemed to be too easy as a competition'

Sep 3rd 2015, 11:32 AM 7,530 Views 7 Comments

The Guinness Pro12′s new managing director, Martin Anayi, has plenty of work to do.

# top-14-2 - Wednesday 2 September, 2015

'That's two or three individuals with massive amounts of money to spend'
# Wealth
# Wealth

'That's two or three individuals with massive amounts of money to spend'

Sep 2nd 2015, 6:05 PM 10,839 Views 1 Comment

The Guinness Pro12 is back this weekend with long-term aims to overhaul the Top 14.

# top-14-2 - Friday 21 August, 2015

Les Irlandais: Grenoble's trio of promising Irishmen aiming for Top 14 impact
# Irish Abroad
# Irish Abroad

Les Irlandais: Grenoble's trio of promising Irishmen aiming for Top 14 impact

Aug 21st 2015, 6:00 AM 9,292 Views 12 Comments

James Hart, Chris Farrell and Denis Coulson are part of the French club’s squad under Bernard Jackman.

# top-14-2 - Thursday 20 August, 2015

The Top 14 clubs' budgets make for eye-watering reading again this season
# Moneyball
# Moneyball

The Top 14 clubs' budgets make for eye-watering reading again this season

Aug 20th 2015, 4:35 PM 7,046 Views 9 Comments

The average provisional budget for the 2015/16 season is €21.5 million.

# top-14-2 - Wednesday 22 July, 2015

Heart procedure means Clermont out-half Brock James to miss start of season
# Setback
# Setback

Heart procedure means Clermont out-half Brock James to miss start of season

Jul 22nd 2015, 10:35 PM 6,140 Views 0 Comments

The Australian playmaker will be sidelined for around two months.

# top-14-2 - Tuesday 7 July, 2015

Here's who the Top 14 clubs have signed for the 2015/16 season
# Transfers
# Transfers

Here's who the Top 14 clubs have signed for the 2015/16 season

Jul 7th 2015, 12:55 PM 12,906 Views 13 Comments

The French sides absolutely love a bit of recruitment.

# top-14-2 - Sunday 5 July, 2015

'Are they doing as much analysis as Paul O'Connell? They're getting there!'
# Irish Abroad
# Irish Abroad

'Are they doing as much analysis as Paul O'Connell? They're getting there!'

Jul 5th 2015, 9:00 AM 13,436 Views 3 Comments

Cork man Elliot Corcoran is head performance analyst at Pau, who are preparing for life in the Top 14.

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