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#Top 14

# top-14 - Saturday 17 April, 2021

Debut for Sweetnam as La Rochelle beat Lyon but miss out on chance to go top
# Bittersweetnam
# Bittersweetnam

Debut for Sweetnam as La Rochelle beat Lyon but miss out on chance to go top

Apr 17th 2021, 10:19 PM 20,133 Views 8 Comments

Ronan O’Gara’s side won 38-23 but didn’t collect the bonus point needed to go above Toulouse.

# top-14 - Monday 29 March, 2021

Top 14 side Clermont confirm the signing of JJ Hanrahan from Munster
# Au Revoir
# Au Revoir

Top 14 side Clermont confirm the signing of JJ Hanrahan from Munster

Mar 29th 2021, 9:44 AM 11,350 Views 21 Comments

The 28-year-old will move to France at the end of the season.

# top-14 - Wednesday 17 March, 2021

21-year-old Irish wing Barrett earns new contract with Top 14 club Pau
# Irish Abroad
# Irish Abroad

21-year-old Irish wing Barrett earns new contract with Top 14 club Pau

Mar 17th 2021, 5:02 PM 12,281 Views 8 Comments

The former Ireland U19 wing scored his first Top 14 try in January.

# top-14 - Saturday 20 February, 2021

Ronan O'Gara's La Rochelle move top in France
# On The Rise
# On The Rise

Ronan O'Gara's La Rochelle move top in France

Feb 20th 2021, 7:06 PM 14,419 Views 9 Comments

They scratched out a 16-11 home victory over Stade Francais on Saturday.

How Ronan O'Gara has helped turn La Rochelle into Top 14 contenders
# ROG
# ROG

How Ronan O'Gara has helped turn La Rochelle into Top 14 contenders

Feb 20th 2021, 8:00 AM 46,590 Views 42 Comments

The 43-year-old Cork man has had an impact on the French club’s defence and attack.

# top-14 - Friday 15 January, 2021

Eight new Covid-19 cases and lockdown extension for O'Gara's La Rochelle
# Outbreak
# Outbreak

Eight new Covid-19 cases and lockdown extension for O'Gara's La Rochelle

Jan 15th 2021, 12:17 PM 5,440 Views 0 Comments

The club’s training centre was first closed after registering 15 new cases of coronavirus on Tuesday.

# top-14 - Monday 11 January, 2021

Premiership opts for two-week break as Top 14 quickly rearranges games
# Schedule
# Schedule

Premiership opts for two-week break as Top 14 quickly rearranges games

Jan 11th 2021, 7:11 PM 7,022 Views 4 Comments

The Champions Cup and Challenge Cup have been suspended.

# top-14 - Friday 8 January, 2021

Champions Cup under threat as EPCR wait on French government decision
# Concerns
# Concerns

Champions Cup under threat as EPCR wait on French government decision

Updated Jan 8th 2021, 3:00 PM 16,767 Views 7 Comments

The Top 14 clubs could be forced to withdraw from two rounds of games this month.

# top-14 - Monday 4 January, 2021

Simon Zebo scores late winning try in the snow for Racing against Clermont
# Irish Abroad
# Irish Abroad

Simon Zebo scores late winning try in the snow for Racing against Clermont

Jan 4th 2021, 9:08 AM 13,690 Views 7 Comments

The Cork man gathered Finn Russell’s cross-field kick to seal the victory.

# top-14 - Sunday 27 December, 2020

O'Gara's La Rochelle maintain Top 14 lead with Montpellier win
# On Top
# On Top

O'Gara's La Rochelle maintain Top 14 lead with Montpellier win

Dec 27th 2020, 6:05 PM 18,917 Views 16 Comments

They were 22-9 winners in spite of playing an hour with 14 men.

# top-14 - Saturday 28 November, 2020

Georgia's out-half for tomorrow is a former Terenure College RFC man
# Connections
# Connections

Georgia's out-half for tomorrow is a former Terenure College RFC man

Nov 28th 2020, 7:00 AM 34,762 Views 3 Comments

21-year-old Tedo Abzhandadze had a spell with the Dublin club in the 2017/18 season.

# top-14 - Friday 18 September, 2020

Ex-Connacht man Ahki wary of threat Ulster's McCloskey poses to Toulouse
# Midfield
# Midfield

Ex-Connacht man Ahki wary of threat Ulster's McCloskey poses to Toulouse

Sep 18th 2020, 6:00 AM 5,840 Views 6 Comments

The New Zealander enjoyed his time in Galway but has thrived with the Top 14 club.

# top-14 - Tuesday 8 September, 2020

Ryan shines for Racing, Copeland's debut, and Kidney's Exiles struggle
# Irish Abroad
# Irish Abroad

Ryan shines for Racing, Copeland's debut, and Kidney's Exiles struggle

Sep 8th 2020, 11:33 AM 14,081 Views 25 Comments

Jeremy Davidson’s Brive are leading the Top 14 after the opening round.

# top-14 - Tuesday 1 September, 2020

Top 14 opener postponed due to Covid-19 cases in Stade Français
# Called Off
# Called Off

Top 14 opener postponed due to Covid-19 cases in Stade Français

Sep 1st 2020, 1:58 PM 5,132 Views 0 Comments

The Parisian club has a shortage of fit front row players.

# top-14 - Wednesday 19 August, 2020

Stade Francais cancel friendly as some players who tested positive for Covid-19 have lung damage
# Statement
# Statement

Stade Francais cancel friendly as some players who tested positive for Covid-19 have lung damage

Aug 19th 2020, 5:08 PM 6,447 Views 4 Comments

The Top 14 side were due to face RC Toulon later this month.

# top-14 - Tuesday 11 August, 2020

Stade Francais in quarantine due to virus cases
# Top 14
# Top 14

Stade Francais in quarantine due to virus cases

Aug 11th 2020, 8:53 AM 5,458 Views 0 Comments

25 individuals from the Parisian outfit have contracted the virus after returning from a pre-season camp.

# top-14 - Tuesday 7 July, 2020

Stade Francais sign former Munster lock Grobler and Tongan fullback Veainu
# Double Coup
# Double Coup

Stade Francais sign former Munster lock Grobler and Tongan fullback Veainu

Jul 7th 2020, 2:01 PM 5,573 Views 12 Comments

The pair both arrive in the Top 14 from English clubs.

# top-14 - Friday 12 June, 2020

World Cup winner Reinach to link up with Pollard after completing Top 14 move
# Switch
# Switch

World Cup winner Reinach to link up with Pollard after completing Top 14 move

Jun 12th 2020, 2:01 PM 4,993 Views 1 Comment

The 30-year-old scrum-half is on his way to Montpellier.

# top-14 - Sunday 7 June, 2020

Top 14 club sack ex-All Black Tom Taylor after unauthorised travel
# Exit
# Exit

Top 14 club sack ex-All Black Tom Taylor after unauthorised travel

Jun 7th 2020, 12:39 PM 9,194 Views 4 Comments

Pau say they had no other option but to dismiss the 31-year-old Kiwi playmaker.

# top-14 - Wednesday 20 May, 2020

Middle East investor represented by Dominici eyeing takeover of French sleeping giant
# Acquisition
# Acquisition

Middle East investor represented by Dominici eyeing takeover of French sleeping giant

May 20th 2020, 10:42 AM 7,720 Views 3 Comments

Beziers, 11-time French champions, dropped into Pro D2 in 2005.

# top-14 - Wednesday 13 May, 2020

'The situation is worrying' - France's wealthiest rugby side cut budget by 20%
# Reality Sets In
# Reality Sets In

'The situation is worrying' - France's wealthiest rugby side cut budget by 20%

May 13th 2020, 9:30 PM 7,041 Views 2 Comments

The financial impact of the Covid-19 pandemic has hit Stade Francais.

# top-14 - Thursday 7 May, 2020

Top 14 chiefs postpone decision on next season's Champions Cup places
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Top 14 chiefs postpone decision on next season's Champions Cup places

May 7th 2020, 8:17 AM 5,306 Views 8 Comments

EPCR is considering reformatting the Champions Cup and Challenge Cup for next season.

# top-14 - Tuesday 28 April, 2020

EPCR insists it will do utmost to complete the 2019/20 Champions Cup
# On Hold
# On Hold

EPCR insists it will do utmost to complete the 2019/20 Champions Cup

Apr 28th 2020, 6:12 PM 4,933 Views 24 Comments

France has confirmed that major sport will not resume there before September.

# top-14 - Tuesday 31 March, 2020

The Ireland and Lions legend running a Top 14 club under lockdown
# Interview
# Interview

The Ireland and Lions legend running a Top 14 club under lockdown

Mar 31st 2020, 9:34 PM 61,765 Views 7 Comments

This may be the most surreal period of Jeremy Davidson’s career but the former Irish star has not lost his focus as rugby faces its biggest battle yet.

# top-14 - Friday 13 March, 2020

Top 14 suspended, putting Champions Cup quarter-finals in even greater doubt
# Off
# Off

Top 14 suspended, putting Champions Cup quarter-finals in even greater doubt

Mar 13th 2020, 2:41 PM 3,895 Views 0 Comments

The suspension includes all collective training by the professional clubs in France.

# top-14 - Tuesday 10 March, 2020

Top 14 to discuss postponement rather than playing behind closed doors
# Action Plan
# Action Plan

Top 14 to discuss postponement rather than playing behind closed doors

Mar 10th 2020, 12:45 PM 4,794 Views 4 Comments

Ulster’s Champions Cup quarter-final away to Toulouse could be played behind closed doors.

# top-14 - Sunday 1 March, 2020

La Rochelle branded 'a disgrace' by Gibbes after trouncing by Russell-inspired Racing
# Hammered
# Hammered

La Rochelle branded 'a disgrace' by Gibbes after trouncing by Russell-inspired Racing

Mar 1st 2020, 10:53 AM 28,964 Views 17 Comments

The Scottish out-half was at the heart of the 49-0 win.

# top-14 - Tuesday 7 January, 2020

Connacht facing big blow with key man Fainga'a set for move to France
# Departing
# Departing

Connacht facing big blow with key man Fainga'a set for move to France

Jan 7th 2020, 9:34 PM 17,967 Views 41 Comments

The Aussie openside has been superb for Andy Friend’s side since his move from the Rebels.

# top-14 - Saturday 4 January, 2020

Racing's Thomas stakes claim for France squad ahead of clash with Munster
# Top 14
# Top 14

Racing's Thomas stakes claim for France squad ahead of clash with Munster

Jan 4th 2020, 7:42 PM 10,998 Views 6 Comments

Racing face Munster next weekend in the Champions Cup while Ulster take on Clermont.

# top-14 - Sunday 29 December, 2019

Bordeaux-Begles reclaim top spot while O'Gara's La Rochelle move up the table
# Top 14
# Top 14

Bordeaux-Begles reclaim top spot while O'Gara's La Rochelle move up the table

Dec 29th 2019, 8:49 PM 12,710 Views 5 Comments

La Rochelle registered six tries as they hammered Agen this afternoon to move up to fourth.

# top-14 - Sunday 22 December, 2019

Ben Smith sent off in Top 14 debut as Stade Francais claim much-needed victory
# Au Revoir
# Au Revoir

Ben Smith sent off in Top 14 debut as Stade Francais claim much-needed victory

Dec 22nd 2019, 2:41 PM 10,359 Views 0 Comments

A disappointing first outing for Pau for the 84-cap All Black.

# top-14 - Monday 2 December, 2019

Mourad Boudjellal sells majority share at Toulon but to remain on as club president
# Top 14
# Top 14

Mourad Boudjellal sells majority share at Toulon but to remain on as club president

Dec 2nd 2019, 1:19 PM 5,191 Views 0 Comments

The 59-year-old says he is pleased to agree a deal with pharmaceuticals magnate Bernard Lemaitre.

# top-14 - Tuesday 15 October, 2019

Tonga hooker handed seven-week ban for incident in win over USA
# Punishment
# Punishment

Tonga hooker handed seven-week ban for incident in win over USA

Oct 15th 2019, 6:11 PM 10,016 Views 2 Comments

Agen will be without Paula Ngauamo for a substantial period after he kicked an opponent in the face.

# top-14 - Sunday 6 October, 2019

World Cup outcast Imhoff stars as Racing bag first away win at Pau
# Top 14
# Top 14

World Cup outcast Imhoff stars as Racing bag first away win at Pau

Oct 6th 2019, 2:05 PM 6,575 Views 0 Comments

Simon Zebo also featured as the Parisians secured a 31-3 win on Sunday.

# top-14 - Sunday 8 September, 2019

Leinster's Champions Cup pool opponents lead Top 14 after historic Toulon win
# Top 14
# Top 14

Leinster's Champions Cup pool opponents lead Top 14 after historic Toulon win

Sep 8th 2019, 2:16 PM 14,863 Views 3 Comments

Lyon are flying high in France after a first victory at the Stade Felix Mayol.

# top-14 - Saturday 24 August, 2019

Savea scores as Toulon start campaign with Agen trouncing
# Top 14
# Top 14

Savea scores as Toulon start campaign with Agen trouncing

Aug 24th 2019, 9:17 PM 6,417 Views 0 Comments

Elsewhere in the Top 14, Racing were stunned at home by promoted Bayonne.

# top-14 - Monday 29 July, 2019

Top 14 giants handed fines for salary cap mishap
# Slap On The Wrist
# Slap On The Wrist

Top 14 giants handed fines for salary cap mishap

Jul 29th 2019, 7:26 PM 10,125 Views 38 Comments

Racing 92 and Toulon both failed to supply appropriate documents.

# top-14 - Wednesday 17 July, 2019

Mathieu Bastareaud has a new club
# Pastures New
# Pastures New

Mathieu Bastareaud has a new club

Jul 17th 2019, 9:26 PM 19,138 Views 8 Comments

The discarded French centre has joined Lyon until the end of the World Cup.

# top-14 - Friday 28 June, 2019

Montpellier snap up Samoan scrum-half to replace departed Pienaar
# Top 14
# Top 14

Montpellier snap up Samoan scrum-half to replace departed Pienaar

Jun 28th 2019, 12:19 PM 7,426 Views 3 Comments

Ex-Ulster nine Pienaar has been linked with a return to the Cheetahs.

# top-14 - Wednesday 26 June, 2019

Wallaby back row joins Connacht's Champions Cup pool opponents
# Top 14
# Top 14

Wallaby back row joins Connacht's Champions Cup pool opponents

Jun 26th 2019, 10:23 AM 8,676 Views 10 Comments

Caleb Timu has signed for Top 14 outfit Montpellier on a long-term deal.

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