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#Top 14

# top-14 - Wednesday 17 July, 2019

Mathieu Bastareaud has a new club
# Pastures New
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# 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
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# Top 14

Montpellier snap up Samoan scrum-half to replace departed Pienaar

Jun 28th 2019, 12:19 PM 7,428 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
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# 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.

# top-14 - Saturday 15 June, 2019

France winger Huget's two tries helps Toulouse beat Clermont to claim Top 14 title
# Champions
From The42
# Champions

France winger Huget's two tries helps Toulouse beat Clermont to claim Top 14 title

Jun 15th 2019, 10:02 PM 11,162 Views 13 Comments

Toulouse claimed their 20th French title in their first Top 14 final appearance since 2012.

# top-14 - Sunday 9 June, 2019

Flawless Laidlaw steers Clermont into next weekend's Top 14 final
# Great Scot
From The42
# Great Scot

Flawless Laidlaw steers Clermont into next weekend's Top 14 final

Jun 9th 2019, 7:38 PM 11,735 Views 7 Comments

Franck Azema’s side will face Toulouse in the decider after proving too strong today for Lyon.

# top-14 - Friday 31 May, 2019

La Rochelle shock Zebo's Racing in Top 14 barrages
# Knockout Rugby
From The42
# Knockout Rugby

La Rochelle shock Zebo's Racing in Top 14 barrages

May 31st 2019, 10:52 PM 15,312 Views 25 Comments

Ihaia West and Arthur Reitiere provided the points to guide their side into a semi-final clash with Toulouse.

# top-14 - Wednesday 22 May, 2019

Prendergast's coaching stock rises as ex-Munster scrum-half joins Racing 92
# On The Move
From The42
# On The Move

Prendergast's coaching stock rises as ex-Munster scrum-half joins Racing 92

May 22nd 2019, 4:05 PM 10,393 Views 9 Comments

The Irish coach will link up with Simon Zebo and Donnacha Ryan in Paris.

# top-14 - Sunday 19 May, 2019

Simon Zebo grabs a hat-trick as Perpignan are routed by Racing 92
# Simon Says
From The42
# Simon Says

Simon Zebo grabs a hat-trick as Perpignan are routed by Racing 92

May 19th 2019, 12:06 PM 16,571 Views 23 Comments

Perpignan suffered a 23rd loss in 25 Top 14 games, going down 52-14 to the side from Paris.

# top-14 - Monday 13 May, 2019

La Rochelle announce departure of backs coach amid O'Gara links
# Top 14
From The42
# Top 14

La Rochelle announce departure of backs coach amid O'Gara links

May 13th 2019, 4:50 PM 9,113 Views 17 Comments

The former Ireland out-half could be set for a position on Jono Gibbes’ coaching ticket.

# top-14 - Monday 6 May, 2019

Meyer signs Stade extension as owner promises €100 million investment
# Top 14
From The42
# 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.

# top-14 - Tuesday 30 April, 2019

Bastareaud says Major League Rugby move is 'not a loan at all'
# New Experience
From The42
# New Experience

Bastareaud says Major League Rugby move is 'not a loan at all'

Apr 30th 2019, 3:47 PM 10,190 Views 8 Comments

Toulon centre Mathieu Bastareaud explained why he is headed for New York after the Rugby World Cup.

# top-14 - Friday 19 April, 2019

Ex-Leinster centre Te'o to leave Worcester Warriors amid Top 14 rumours
# Warrior Code
From The42
# Warrior Code

Ex-Leinster centre Te'o to leave Worcester Warriors amid Top 14 rumours

Apr 19th 2019, 4:52 PM 9,481 Views 24 Comments

The England international is one of eight players who will be departing Sixways at the end of the season.

'I won't be back in the short-term future': Paul O'Connell rules out immediate Munster return
# Au Revoir
From The42
# Au Revoir

'I won't be back in the short-term future': Paul O'Connell rules out immediate Munster return

Apr 19th 2019, 4:08 PM 8,210 Views 7 Comments

The Stade Francais coach said he must gather more experience before a potential return.

# top-14 - Tuesday 16 April, 2019

Toulouse to pay tribute to Notre Dame against Leinster
# Support
From The42
# Support

Toulouse to pay tribute to Notre Dame against Leinster

Apr 16th 2019, 9:18 PM 8,665 Views 16 Comments

Sunday’s semi-final against will see the French side wearing a special kit.

# top-14 - Sunday 14 April, 2019

Toulouse warm up for Leinster showdown with thrilling Clermont win
# Top 14
From The42
# Top 14

Toulouse warm up for Leinster showdown with thrilling Clermont win

Apr 14th 2019, 7:46 PM 12,104 Views 42 Comments

The four-time European winners booked their place in the Top 14 play-offs.

# top-14 - Sunday 7 April, 2019

14-man Toulon end Toulouse's unbeaten run ahead of Dublin semi-final
# Top 14
From The42
# Top 14

14-man Toulon end Toulouse's unbeaten run ahead of Dublin semi-final

Apr 7th 2019, 12:42 AM 8,778 Views 2 Comments

The Top 14 leaders were beaten in Marseille on Saturday.

# top-14 - Tuesday 26 March, 2019

O'Connell confirms Stade Francais departure after one season
# Au Revoir
From The42
# Au Revoir

O'Connell confirms Stade Francais departure after one season

Mar 26th 2019, 2:12 PM 33,417 Views 22 Comments

The former Ireland second row says he does not plan to join another club next season amid links to Toulon.

# top-14 - Monday 18 February, 2019

I am still contracted to my team: Savea responds to Toulon owner's scathing outburst
# Buyer's Remorse
From The42
# Buyer's Remorse

I am still contracted to my team: Savea responds to Toulon owner's scathing outburst

Feb 18th 2019, 12:12 PM 11,715 Views 14 Comments

Mourad Boudjellal told Julian Savea he is not welcome at Toulon, but the ex-All Black promised to keep giving his all for the team.

# top-14 - Sunday 17 February, 2019

Ex-All Blacks star Dan Carter set for Racing return
# Comeback
From The42
# Comeback

Ex-All Blacks star Dan Carter set for Racing return

Feb 17th 2019, 4:54 PM 14,230 Views 6 Comments

The 36-year-old will serve as cover for ex-South Africa fly-half Pat Lambie, who announced his immediate retirement in January.

# top-14 - Tuesday 22 January, 2019

Clermont 'responsible' for Jamie Cudmore's concussion-related issues - neurologist
# Concussion
From The42
# Concussion

Clermont 'responsible' for Jamie Cudmore's concussion-related issues - neurologist

Jan 22nd 2019, 11:27 AM 10,163 Views 10 Comments

The retired Canadian international returned to play in the 2015 Heineken Champions Cup final despite suffering a head injury.

# top-14 - Saturday 19 January, 2019

Former Springbok Lambie retires from rugby after succession of head injuries
# Health Concerns
From The42
# Health Concerns

Former Springbok Lambie retires from rugby after succession of head injuries

Jan 19th 2019, 3:40 PM 8,108 Views 10 Comments

The 28-year-old suffered two serious collisions in the space of a year between 2016 and 2017.

# top-14 - Sunday 6 January, 2019

Thomas off injured as Racing warm up for Belfast trip with Toulon win
# Top 14
From The42
# Top 14

Thomas off injured as Racing warm up for Belfast trip with Toulon win

Jan 6th 2019, 12:26 AM 9,612 Views 6 Comments

The French winger could miss next weekend’s game against Ulster.

# top-14 - Thursday 13 December, 2018

Stade offer free entry to Ospreys clash for all fans in tribute to teenager
# Nicolas Chauvin
From The42
# Nicolas Chauvin

Stade offer free entry to Ospreys clash for all fans in tribute to teenager

Dec 13th 2018, 4:16 PM 6,455 Views 3 Comments

Nicolas Chauvin tragically passed away this week and Stade Francais have made tickets for their next match free.

# top-14 - Thursday 29 November, 2018

'I need the sea to live': France captain Guirado leaves Toulon for Top14 rivals
# New Challenge
From The42
# New Challenge

'I need the sea to live': France captain Guirado leaves Toulon for Top14 rivals

Nov 29th 2018, 1:04 PM 13,924 Views 15 Comments

The hooker will join Montpellier on a three-year deal.

# top-14 - Monday 12 November, 2018

Joe Worsley takes the reins of Connacht's European rivals Bordeaux-Bègles
# Plus ça Change
From The42
# Plus ça Change

Joe Worsley takes the reins of Connacht's European rivals Bordeaux-Bègles

Nov 12th 2018, 1:01 PM 5,322 Views 0 Comments

Fellow Englishman Rory Teague has parted company with the French club after less than a year in the job.

# top-14 - Friday 9 November, 2018

'We had a beer yesterday' - Pumas coach Ledesma picks Schmidt's brain
# Clermont Crew
From The42
# Clermont Crew

'We had a beer yesterday' - Pumas coach Ledesma picks Schmidt's brain

Nov 9th 2018, 6:25 PM 11,360 Views 5 Comments

The Argentina boss played for Clermont during Schmidt’s time as attack coach at the Top 14 club.

# top-14 - Monday 5 November, 2018

'The blood alcohol test was negative': Toulon set the record straight over Savea car crash
# Lucky Escape
From The42
# Lucky Escape

'The blood alcohol test was negative': Toulon set the record straight over Savea car crash

Nov 5th 2018, 9:47 PM 10,964 Views 1 Comment

The All Black winger fell asleep behind the wheel of the car he was driving on Saturday night.

# top-14 - Tuesday 9 October, 2018

EPCR reject Toulon appeal, but cut probationary period to one season
# Champions Cup
From The42
# Champions Cup

EPCR reject Toulon appeal, but cut probationary period to one season

Oct 9th 2018, 5:31 PM 6,083 Views 0 Comments

The five point-penalty issued to Toulon has been upheld, but following an appeal it will only be suspended for one season.

# top-14 - Monday 24 September, 2018

Toulon appeal EPCR's punishment over Boudjellal's 'Mormon' comments
# Hearing
From The42
# Hearing

Toulon appeal EPCR's punishment over Boudjellal's 'Mormon' comments

Sep 24th 2018, 3:35 PM 6,020 Views 3 Comments

The French club will challenge a five-point deduction, which is suspended for three seasons, following comments made by their president.

# top-14 - Sunday 23 September, 2018

Zebo continues dream start in Paris with a brace of tries against Castres
# Top 14
From The42
# Top 14

Zebo continues dream start in Paris with a brace of tries against Castres

Sep 23rd 2018, 10:20 AM 15,606 Views 35 Comments

The Ireland international has now scored five tries in as many games this season for Racing 92.

# top-14 - Monday 17 September, 2018

Zebo scores, McCall's Sarries march on and Patterson dots down for Pirates
# Irish Abroad
From The42
# Irish Abroad

Zebo scores, McCall's Sarries march on and Patterson dots down for Pirates

Sep 17th 2018, 4:43 PM 10,349 Views 12 Comments

It was another busy weekend in England and French rugby for a raft of Irish-qualified players.

# top-14 - Sunday 2 September, 2018

Zebo opens his Top 14 account but Racing hammered by Clermont
# Top 14
From The42
# Top 14

Zebo opens his Top 14 account but Racing hammered by Clermont

Sep 2nd 2018, 8:20 PM 14,989 Views 21 Comments

There was also defeat for Paddy Jackson and Perpignan this afternoon.

# top-14 - Saturday 25 August, 2018

Simon Zebo off to flying start in Top 14 as Racing secure opening weekend win over Toulon
# Up And Running
From The42
# Up And Running

Simon Zebo off to flying start in Top 14 as Racing secure opening weekend win over Toulon

Aug 25th 2018, 10:59 PM 19,109 Views 2 Comments

The former Ireland international played 80 minutes at full-back as Racing secured an opening weekend win.

Try-scoring Top 14 debut for Jackson but Perpignan thumped by 14-man Stade
# Top 14
From The42
# 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 - Friday 3 August, 2018

Paul O'Connell takes up coaching role with Top 14 side Stade Français
# Paulie
From The42
# Paulie

Paul O'Connell takes up coaching role with Top 14 side Stade Français

Aug 3rd 2018, 3:18 PM 29,510 Views 34 Comments

The Munster and Ireland legend will link up with close friend Mike Prendergast in Paris.

# top-14 - Thursday 28 June, 2018

Two promising Cork youngsters sign for Top 14 club Pau's academy
# Prospects
From The42
# Prospects

Two promising Cork youngsters sign for Top 14 club Pau's academy

Jun 28th 2018, 4:25 PM 22,800 Views 22 Comments

Eoghan Barrett and Ben Roche are heading to France to pursue professional rugby careers.

# top-14 - Monday 18 June, 2018

All Blacks wing Savea confirms long-rumoured Top 14 switch
# Bus En Route
From The42
# Bus En Route

All Blacks wing Savea confirms long-rumoured Top 14 switch

Jun 18th 2018, 10:36 AM 13,644 Views 11 Comments

Savea scored 46 tries for New Zealand, second only to Doug Howlett on the try-scoring chart for the All Blacks.

# top-14 - Thursday 14 June, 2018

Irish coach Mike Prendergast set to join reinvigorated Stade Français
# Irish Abroad
From The42
# Irish Abroad

Irish coach Mike Prendergast set to join reinvigorated Stade Français

Jun 14th 2018, 12:46 AM 7,645 Views 3 Comments

The former Munster scrum-half has a growing reputation as an excellent attack coach.

# top-14 - Wednesday 30 May, 2018

All Black Bird one of eight new recruits announced by Racing 92
# Reinforcements
From The42
# Reinforcements

All Black Bird one of eight new recruits announced by Racing 92

May 30th 2018, 3:58 PM 13,775 Views 39 Comments

The French side have also signed Fijian out-half Ben Volavola.

# top-14 - Tuesday 29 May, 2018

All Blacks legend Ma'a Nonu to put career on hold 'for family reasons' as he leaves Toulon
# Family First
From The42
# Family First

All Blacks legend Ma'a Nonu to put career on hold 'for family reasons' as he leaves Toulon

May 29th 2018, 4:49 PM 14,654 Views 5 Comments

It was reported that the 36-year-old centre would prolong his stay in France.