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# top14 - Thursday 15 April, 2021

Four Top 14 games postponed over Covid-19 concerns
# Top14
# Top14

Four Top 14 games postponed over Covid-19 concerns

Apr 15th 2021, 10:07 PM 9,145 Views 8 Comments

Two front row forwards from Bordeaux-Begles tested positive for the British variant of coronavirus last weekend.

# top14 - Saturday 12 September, 2020

Kolbe brace helps Toulouse warm up for Ulster with win over Rog's La Rochelle
# Top14
# Top14

Kolbe brace helps Toulouse warm up for Ulster with win over Rog's La Rochelle

Sep 12th 2020, 4:47 PM 8,364 Views 1 Comment

Ulster have eyes only for the Pro14 final today, but next week’s opponents look in ominous shape.

# top14 - Thursday 30 April, 2020

French rugby bosses agree to cancel season, aim to start 20/21 in September
# European Rugby
# European Rugby

French rugby bosses agree to cancel season, aim to start 20/21 in September

Apr 30th 2020, 12:30 PM 5,978 Views 30 Comments

Covid-19 has ended France’s top division after 17 rounds.

# top14 - Tuesday 13 August, 2019

Luckless Trinh-Duc suffers third broken arm in as many years
# Recurring
# Recurring

Luckless Trinh-Duc suffers third broken arm in as many years

Aug 13th 2019, 2:59 PM 7,536 Views 3 Comments

Racing 92 are being forced to reach down their depth chart for playmakers.

# top14 - Wednesday 12 June, 2019

Ronan O'Gara returning to Top 14 as head coach with La Rochelle
# Northbound
# Northbound

Ronan O'Gara returning to Top 14 as head coach with La Rochelle

Jun 12th 2019, 11:00 AM 26,984 Views 22 Comments

The Corkman will leave Christchurch this summer to replace Xavier Garbajosa in Jono Gibbes’ backroom team.

# top14 - Tuesday 14 May, 2019

'It's decision time' - O'Gara confirms interest from La Rochelle and rules out Munster return
# In Demand
# In Demand

'It's decision time' - O'Gara confirms interest from La Rochelle and rules out Munster return

May 14th 2019, 5:27 PM 30,743 Views 25 Comments

He isn’t ruling out remaining at Crusaders for another year, either.

# top14 - Monday 6 May, 2019

Meyer signs Stade extension as owner promises €100 million investment
# Top 14
# Top 14

Meyer signs Stade extension as owner promises €100 million investment

May 6th 2019, 5:25 PM 12,734 Views 19 Comments

The former South Africa head coach will remain in charge of the French club for another two years.

# top14 - Thursday 4 April, 2019

Ticket details announced for Leinster's Champions Cup semi-final date with Toulouse
# Any Tickets?
# Any Tickets?

Ticket details announced for Leinster's Champions Cup semi-final date with Toulouse

Apr 4th 2019, 10:40 AM 8,230 Views 6 Comments

Prices for this month’s clash in the Aviva Stadium start at €25.

# top14 - Friday 22 March, 2019

O'Connell set to end stint as forwards coach with Stade Francais
# Poc
# Poc

O'Connell set to end stint as forwards coach with Stade Francais

Mar 22nd 2019, 10:24 AM 14,640 Views 23 Comments

Reports in France say both O’Connell and Mike Prendergast will move from Heyneke Meyer’s backroom team.

# top14 - Monday 17 December, 2018

Paddy Jackson in talks over possible move if Perpignan's relegation is sealed
# Perpignan
# Perpignan

Paddy Jackson in talks over possible move if Perpignan's relegation is sealed

Dec 17th 2018, 7:20 AM 21,199 Views 101 Comments

The Catalan club are rooted to the bottom of the Top14 and are yet to win this season

# top14 - Friday 24 August, 2018

Simon Zebo starts at fullback for Top14 debut against Toulon
# Racing Stripes
# Racing Stripes

Simon Zebo starts at fullback for Top14 debut against Toulon

Aug 24th 2018, 7:08 PM 11,897 Views 21 Comments

And there’s much more Irish interest in France with Paul O’Connell and Mike Prendergast coaching Stade Francais.

# top14 - Saturday 26 May, 2018

Castres show 'a big pair of balls' by holding off Racing to reach Top14 final
# Tough Test
# Tough Test

Castres show 'a big pair of balls' by holding off Racing to reach Top14 final

May 26th 2018, 8:57 PM 9,856 Views 5 Comments

Castres will face their fellow southerners Montpellier for the Bouclier de Brennus.

# top14 - Thursday 10 May, 2018

France international Spedding signs for Castres amid Top14 court battle
# Jiff
# Jiff

France international Spedding signs for Castres amid Top14 court battle

May 10th 2018, 3:53 PM 8,061 Views 5 Comments

The fullback is arguing that his adopted nation’s JIFF rules reduce his chance of employment.

# top14 - Thursday 5 October, 2017

Wales scrum-half Webb confirms move to France
# Au Revoir Rhys
# Au Revoir Rhys

Wales scrum-half Webb confirms move to France

Oct 5th 2017, 11:21 AM 8,316 Views 6 Comments

The ‘market forces’ of Toulon look to have tempted one of Wales’ key players out of the Principality.

# top14 - Wednesday 27 September, 2017

Cardiff Blues on the hunt for new coach as Wilson declines new deal
# Regional Recruitment
# Regional Recruitment

Cardiff Blues on the hunt for new coach as Wilson declines new deal

Sep 27th 2017, 11:16 AM 4,928 Views 2 Comments

The forwards-focused coach has reportedly been the subject of interest from Northampton.

# top14 - 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.

# top14 - Friday 23 September, 2016

Toulon appoint Mike Ford to take charge of their attack, defence and overall gameplan - reports
# Mourad's World
# Mourad's World

Toulon appoint Mike Ford to take charge of their attack, defence and overall gameplan - reports

Sep 23rd 2016, 2:14 PM 6,304 Views 1 Comment

Yet the head coach title will still belong to Diego Dominguez.

# top14 - Thursday 22 September, 2016

Brive out-half given 14-week suspension after being found guilty of eye gouging
# Guilty
# Guilty

Brive out-half given 14-week suspension after being found guilty of eye gouging

Sep 22nd 2016, 3:40 PM 7,158 Views 13 Comments

Matthieu Ugalde will be out of action until early next year as a result of the incident in a Top14 match against Bernard Jackman’s Grenoble.

# top14 - Friday 19 August, 2016

Ian Madigan starts opposite James Hart and Dan Carter as Bordeaux host champions in Top 14 opener
# Irish Abroad
# Irish Abroad

Ian Madigan starts opposite James Hart and Dan Carter as Bordeaux host champions in Top 14 opener

Aug 19th 2016, 7:28 PM 7,911 Views 15 Comments

Tomorrow night will be a debut for the two Dubliners.

# top14 - Saturday 4 June, 2016

Retiring Leinster hooker Aaron Dundon to make instant switch to coaching in Jackman's Grenoble
# Transition
# Transition

Retiring Leinster hooker Aaron Dundon to make instant switch to coaching in Jackman's Grenoble

Jun 4th 2016, 5:51 AM 7,018 Views 11 Comments

Bernard Jackman is moving up to the director of rugby seat in the Alpine club and his first appointment will be the new forwards coach.

# top14 - Friday 4 December, 2015

James Coughlan spills blood as Pau claim draw with Racing
# Irish Abroad
# Irish Abroad

James Coughlan spills blood as Pau claim draw with Racing

Dec 4th 2015, 11:11 PM 11,882 Views 7 Comments

Paddy Butler and Sean Dougall also started as Ronan O’Gara’s club were denied an away win.

# top14 - Monday 30 November, 2015

Toulon kick-started their season for real with an emphatic trouncing of Clermont (in Clermont)
# Business Trip
# Business Trip

Toulon kick-started their season for real with an emphatic trouncing of Clermont (in Clermont)

Nov 30th 2015, 9:23 AM 8,962 Views 7 Comments

Stade Michelin is used to thrashings going the way of the home team.

# top14 - Monday 2 November, 2015

Here's how ex-Ulster centre Chris Farrell helped Grenoble to victory over Toulon
# Midfield Burst
# Midfield Burst

Here's how ex-Ulster centre Chris Farrell helped Grenoble to victory over Toulon

Nov 2nd 2015, 1:58 PM 7,798 Views 11 Comments

The 22-year-old paved the way for Gio Aplon’s opening try.

# top14 - Sunday 1 November, 2015

Four Toulon tries not enough to beat Jackman's Grenoble
# Tearing It Up
# Tearing It Up

Four Toulon tries not enough to beat Jackman's Grenoble

Nov 1st 2015, 6:19 PM 15,679 Views 47 Comments

The European champions had Mamuka Gorgodze, Steffon Armitage, Juan Smith and Mathieu Bastareaud in their ranks.

# top14 - Monday 7 September, 2015

Clermont are in no danger of losing their attacking edge
# Cavalier
# Cavalier

Clermont are in no danger of losing their attacking edge

Sep 7th 2015, 8:43 PM 6,445 Views 2 Comments

Last year’s beaten European finalists are anything but dull.

# top14 - Thursday 18 June, 2015

Paul O'Connell wanted to retire, but Toulon just kept calling -- Laporte
# Reluctant Hero
# Reluctant Hero

Paul O'Connell wanted to retire, but Toulon just kept calling -- Laporte

Jun 18th 2015, 11:00 PM 14,665 Views 19 Comments

Like the Mounties, Toulon always get their man.

# top14 - Tuesday 16 June, 2015

Here are the jerseys Paul O'Connell will wear next season (including Toulon's newly altered crest)
# Le Poc C'est Chic
# Le Poc C'est Chic

Here are the jerseys Paul O'Connell will wear next season (including Toulon's newly altered crest)

Jun 16th 2015, 10:25 AM 5,999 Views 1 Comment

Health to wear, Paulie.

# top14 - Monday 15 June, 2015

Serious slip 'n' slide accident as Stade Francais celebrate with Bouclier de Brennus
# Jocks
# Jocks

Serious slip 'n' slide accident as Stade Francais celebrate with Bouclier de Brennus

Jun 15th 2015, 5:47 PM 6,978 Views 4 Comments

You wouldn’t catch Toulon at this craic.

# top14 - Friday 12 June, 2015

Clermont 'sick of losing finals' as they size up Stade for Top14 decider
# La Vie En Rose
# La Vie En Rose

Clermont 'sick of losing finals' as they size up Stade for Top14 decider

Jun 12th 2015, 3:19 PM 4,257 Views 2 Comments

Stade meanwhile, are summoning the spirit of 2007 in their bid to paint their home town pink.

# top14 - Sunday 10 May, 2015

110kg Toulon prop threw out two big hand-offs while sprinting in for this glorious try
# Run Fatboy Run
# Run Fatboy Run

110kg Toulon prop threw out two big hand-offs while sprinting in for this glorious try

May 10th 2015, 6:33 PM 13,094 Views 7 Comments

Who doesn’t love a prop try?

# top14 - Saturday 11 April, 2015

Toulon conceded four tries to Jackman's Grenoble (but still won) before Leinster clash
# Warming Up
# Warming Up

Toulon conceded four tries to Jackman's Grenoble (but still won) before Leinster clash

Apr 11th 2015, 5:55 PM 7,449 Views 10 Comments

The champions welcomed Leigh Halfpenny back from concussion, but he picked up a shoulder knock before being replaced.

# top14 - Sunday 26 October, 2014

Good start half the work for Leinster in Castres
# Mean To Go On
# Mean To Go On

Good start half the work for Leinster in Castres

Oct 26th 2014, 8:00 AM 10,303 Views 8 Comments

It’s a big day for Luke Fitzgerald and Gordon D’Arcy as the eastern province tries to keep the winning rhythm going.

# top14 - Sunday 24 August, 2014

Toulon's Aussie boys were in sparkling form yesterday
# Gits And Mitchell
# Gits And Mitchell

Toulon's Aussie boys were in sparkling form yesterday

Aug 24th 2014, 3:29 PM 7,474 Views 6 Comments

Both Mitchell and Giteau scored beautiful tries in Toulon’s nine-try 60-19 hammering of La Rochelle.

# top14 - Monday 26 May, 2014

TheScore.ie's end-of-season rugby awards bonanza
# Suited And Booted
# Suited And Booted

TheScore.ie's end-of-season rugby awards bonanza

May 26th 2014, 2:48 PM 9,991 Views 6 Comments

With finals in France, England and the Pro12 bringing the curtain down on the club season this weekend, it’s time to give credit where it’s due.

# top14 - Monday 6 January, 2014

Qualification in Leinster's hands, now keep it that way -- Murphy
# H Cup
# H Cup

Qualification in Leinster's hands, now keep it that way -- Murphy

Jan 6th 2014, 2:30 PM 2,511 Views 3 Comments

With few injury worries to deal with, the eight-day turnaround before facing Castres is not ideal for Leinster.

# top14 - Saturday 7 September, 2013

Heaslip and O'Brien linked with Clermont as contract season looms
# Bon Voyage
# Bon Voyage

Heaslip and O'Brien linked with Clermont as contract season looms

Sep 7th 2013, 3:47 PM 6,391 Views 13 Comments

The Heineken Cup runners-up are also said to be targeting Ma’a Nonu for this season.

# top14 - Wednesday 7 August, 2013

Touch judge wiped out in French 'friendly', Chris Masoe takes the flag
# Top14
# Top14

Touch judge wiped out in French 'friendly', Chris Masoe takes the flag

Aug 7th 2013, 5:21 PM 3,221 Views 7 Comments

European champions Toulon and Monsieur Sexton’s Racing Metro 92 faced off in a preseason game.

# top14 - Friday 1 March, 2013

Signed, sealed and delivered: Rocky Elsom back in Europe with Toulon
# Rocky Ii
# Rocky Ii

Signed, sealed and delivered: Rocky Elsom back in Europe with Toulon

Mar 1st 2013, 6:02 PM 2,840 Views 7 Comments

The former Leinster flanker could be back in Dublin very soon.

# top14 - Tuesday 15 January, 2013

So much for secrecy: Morne Steyn is off to Stade Francais says agent
# Morne Morne
# Morne Morne

So much for secrecy: Morne Steyn is off to Stade Francais says agent

Jan 15th 2013, 5:01 PM 1,863 Views 0 Comments

French clubs have a proud tradition of not discussing summer signings. Guess no-one told Johan van Greune.

# top14 - Monday 7 January, 2013

Exiles: O'Shea blasts ref as McCall signs on until 2015 with Saracens
# Irish Abroad
# Irish Abroad

Exiles: O'Shea blasts ref as McCall signs on until 2015 with Saracens

Jan 7th 2013, 5:46 PM 1,908 Views 0 Comments

The Harlequins director or rugby believes Quins’ referee on Sunday was out of his depth.

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