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#Top 14

# 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
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# 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 19,110 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
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# 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
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# 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
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# Prospects

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

Jun 28th 2018, 4:25 PM 22,806 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
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# Bus En Route

All Blacks wing Savea confirms long-rumoured Top 14 switch

Jun 18th 2018, 10:36 AM 13,645 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
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# Irish Abroad

Irish coach Mike Prendergast set to join reinvigorated Stade Français

Jun 14th 2018, 12:46 AM 7,647 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
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# 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
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# 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.

# top-14 - Saturday 19 May, 2018

Lyon advance to first Top 14 semi-final after extra-time stalemate with Toulon
# Lyon's Roar
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# Lyon's Roar

Lyon advance to first Top 14 semi-final after extra-time stalemate with Toulon

May 19th 2018, 11:28 AM 11,213 Views 7 Comments

The game finished level but Lyon progressed to face Montpellier due to the number of tries scored.

# top-14 - Sunday 6 May, 2018

Perpignan return to Top 14 after four-year absence with big win over Grenoble
# Going Up
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# Going Up

Perpignan return to Top 14 after four-year absence with big win over Grenoble

May 6th 2018, 6:24 PM 8,886 Views 1 Comment

There was disappointment for former Munster hooker Duncan Casey in this afternoon’s Pro D2 final.

# top-14 - Saturday 5 May, 2018

'I got a notion one time and I went to a hypnotist in Limerick'
# Irish Abroad
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# Irish Abroad

'I got a notion one time and I went to a hypnotist in Limerick'

May 5th 2018, 8:00 AM 29,056 Views 17 Comments

Ex-Munster hooker Duncan Casey and Grenoble are one win away from promotion into the Top 14.

# top-14 - Sunday 29 April, 2018

Racing 92 batter Bordeaux as race for Top 14 semi-final spot goes down to the wire
# All To Play For
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# All To Play For

Racing 92 batter Bordeaux as race for Top 14 semi-final spot goes down to the wire

Apr 29th 2018, 8:33 PM 8,556 Views 2 Comments

A bonus-point win over Bordeaux-Begles gives Racing a narrow lead over Toulouse with one match to play.

# top-14 - Tuesday 24 April, 2018

Time even catches up with Bryan Habana eventually: Springbok legend to retire
# Record Chaser
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# Record Chaser

Time even catches up with Bryan Habana eventually: Springbok legend to retire

Apr 24th 2018, 2:30 PM 5,624 Views 5 Comments

‘It’s been more than a year of hoping, trying, pushing and willing to get back on the field for one last time…’

# top-14 - Tuesday 17 April, 2018

The man who broke Irish hearts at Croke Park confirms imminent retirement from rugby
# END IN SIGHT
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# END IN SIGHT

The man who broke Irish hearts at Croke Park confirms imminent retirement from rugby

Apr 17th 2018, 6:02 PM 16,699 Views 14 Comments

Vincent Clerc, winner of 67 international caps for France, has announced he will retire at the end of the season.

# top-14 - Monday 16 April, 2018

Meyer plans to turn relegation-threatened Stade into 'the best team in the world'
# Stade And Deliver
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# Stade And Deliver

Meyer plans to turn relegation-threatened Stade into 'the best team in the world'

Apr 16th 2018, 1:31 PM 7,449 Views 11 Comments

The former South Africa head coach, who will take the reins in Paris next season, was unveiled today.

# top-14 - Monday 2 April, 2018

Prendergast's attack helping to give Oyonnax a shot at Top 14 survival
# Irish Abroad
From The42
# Irish Abroad

Prendergast's attack helping to give Oyonnax a shot at Top 14 survival

Apr 2nd 2018, 8:30 AM 7,458 Views 2 Comments

The Irishman first moved to France in a coaching capacity in 2013 to join Grenoble.

# top-14 - Friday 30 March, 2018

Oyonnax coach Prendergast explains how they beat Toulon two weeks ago
# Game Plan
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# Game Plan

Oyonnax coach Prendergast explains how they beat Toulon two weeks ago

Mar 30th 2018, 7:45 AM 9,279 Views 7 Comments

The former Munster scrum-half and his side had a huge victory over Munster’s Champions Cup opponents.

# top-14 - Sunday 25 March, 2018

Bordeaux announce capture of ex-Leinster second row as one of four new signings
# Reinforcements
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# Reinforcements

Bordeaux announce capture of ex-Leinster second row as one of four new signings

Mar 25th 2018, 2:47 PM 16,835 Views 8 Comments

Kane Douglas is heading back to Europe after his short stint with the province back in 2015.

# top-14 - Tuesday 20 March, 2018

Ex-Springboks coach Heyneke Meyer heads to Top 14 for first job since 2015 World Cup
# Paris In The Spring Time
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# Paris In The Spring Time

Ex-Springboks coach Heyneke Meyer heads to Top 14 for first job since 2015 World Cup

Mar 20th 2018, 8:31 PM 9,539 Views 2 Comments

Meyer has taken over at struggling Stade Francais.

# top-14 - Sunday 4 March, 2018

Kiwi out-half stars as Oyonnax boost survival hopes with defeat of Stade Francais
# Top 14
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# Top 14

Kiwi out-half stars as Oyonnax boost survival hopes with defeat of Stade Francais

Mar 4th 2018, 2:30 PM 8,942 Views 6 Comments

The Top 14 strugglers recorded their second straight victory this afternoon.

# top-14 - Thursday 15 February, 2018

France scrum-half Parra ruled out of Six Nations return by knee surgery
# Operation
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# Operation

France scrum-half Parra ruled out of Six Nations return by knee surgery

Feb 15th 2018, 12:34 PM 3,762 Views 4 Comments

A long wait for an international comeback continues after the 29-year-old’s impressive form for Clermont Auvergne earned him a recall.

# top-14 - Monday 29 January, 2018

Donnacha Ryan's excellent footballing skills and all the exiles' action
# Irish Abroad
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# Irish Abroad

Donnacha Ryan's excellent footballing skills and all the exiles' action

Jan 29th 2018, 11:53 AM 13,914 Views 34 Comments

Ian Madigan and Bristol march on towards promotion into the Premiership.

# top-14 - Sunday 28 January, 2018

Last-gasp try moves Montpellier top but Cruden suffers fresh injury setback
# Top 14
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# Top 14

Last-gasp try moves Montpellier top but Cruden suffers fresh injury setback

Jan 28th 2018, 6:42 PM 9,061 Views 10 Comments

The All Black was forced off with a knee injury.

# top-14 - Friday 12 January, 2018

Munster a 'French-style team' says Racing star Nyanga ahead of crunch clash
# Champions Cup
From The42
# Champions Cup

Munster a 'French-style team' says Racing star Nyanga ahead of crunch clash

Jan 12th 2018, 1:24 PM 7,275 Views 12 Comments

The hosts need a big win in Paris this weekend.

# top-14 - Monday 8 January, 2018

Clermont's teenage winger recovering in hospital after sickening head collision
# On The Mend
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# On The Mend

Clermont's teenage winger recovering in hospital after sickening head collision

Jan 8th 2018, 1:11 PM 13,538 Views 1 Comment

Samuel Ezeala was making his debut for the French club against Racing yesterday when he suffered the injury.

# top-14 - Saturday 23 December, 2017

'Tongan Bear' earns new contract at Clermont despite only playing 24 minutes for the club
# Prop Life
From The42
# Prop Life

'Tongan Bear' earns new contract at Clermont despite only playing 24 minutes for the club

Dec 23rd 2017, 3:44 PM 7,464 Views 4 Comments

Prop Loni Uhila has put pen-to-paper on a new deal as he recovers from a broken arm.

# top-14 - Saturday 2 December, 2017

Donnacha Ryan will make his long-awaited debut for Racing 92 tomorrow
# Top 14
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# Top 14

Donnacha Ryan will make his long-awaited debut for Racing 92 tomorrow

Dec 2nd 2017, 9:45 PM 19,014 Views 15 Comments

The 33-year-old has recovered from injury to start against Stade Francais.

# top-14 - Wednesday 29 November, 2017

Scotland out-half Russell says Dan Carter exit played no part in Racing move
# New Challenge
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# New Challenge

Scotland out-half Russell says Dan Carter exit played no part in Racing move

Nov 29th 2017, 2:52 PM 3,857 Views 5 Comments

The Glasgow 10 will move to France at the end of this season.

# top-14 - Saturday 25 November, 2017

'I've had to put my family first' - Dan Carter confirms he is leaving Racing 92 at the end of the season
# Wave Goodbye
From The42
# Wave Goodbye

'I've had to put my family first' - Dan Carter confirms he is leaving Racing 92 at the end of the season

Nov 25th 2017, 3:20 PM 13,844 Views 6 Comments

The out-half will join Kobelco Steelers next season.

# top-14 - Thursday 2 November, 2017

Time in France had lasting impact on Johnny Sexton's resilience, says Joe Schmidt
# Wear And Tear
From The42
# Wear And Tear

Time in France had lasting impact on Johnny Sexton's resilience, says Joe Schmidt

Nov 2nd 2017, 12:05 AM 7,209 Views 11 Comments

“We’re looking to manage our players, we’re looking to add to the longevity of our players.”

# top-14 - Thursday 19 October, 2017

Ronan O'Gara handed 10-week touchline ban for remarks made to Top 14 referee
# Sanctioned
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# Sanctioned

Ronan O'Gara handed 10-week touchline ban for remarks made to Top 14 referee

Oct 19th 2017, 12:00 PM 32,068 Views 17 Comments

Racing 92 have also been fined €15,000.

# top-14 - Monday 16 October, 2017

Toulon bolster scrum-half options with All Black addition
# Never E-neuf
From The42
# Never E-neuf

Toulon bolster scrum-half options with All Black addition

Oct 16th 2017, 8:33 PM 9,971 Views 7 Comments

Alby Mathewson has agreed a deal that includes an option for a second season in the south of France.

# top-14 - Tuesday 10 October, 2017

Rhys Webb signs three-year deal with Toulon, but he'll still be available to play for Wales
# Done Deal
From The42
# Done Deal

Rhys Webb signs three-year deal with Toulon, but he'll still be available to play for Wales

Oct 10th 2017, 6:57 PM 8,429 Views 11 Comments

The Lions scrum-half last week announced he was leaving Ospreys next season.

# top-14 - Thursday 21 September, 2017

'It's shameful': Toulon president Boudjellal unleashes fury at props after early struggles
# Micro Management
From The42
# Micro Management

'It's shameful': Toulon president Boudjellal unleashes fury at props after early struggles

Sep 21st 2017, 6:23 PM 9,600 Views 5 Comments

‘it will not bother me if he goes somewhere else.’

# top-14 - Sunday 10 September, 2017

Champions Clermont Auvergne hit with 7-try trouncing by La Rochelle
# Sacre Bleu
From The42
# Sacre Bleu

Champions Clermont Auvergne hit with 7-try trouncing by La Rochelle

Sep 10th 2017, 11:38 AM 7,954 Views 1 Comment

Meanwhile, former Ulster favourite Ruan Pienaar chipped in with 17 points for Montpellier against Castres.

# top-14 - Monday 28 August, 2017

That'll deux! Chris Ashton made a dream start to life at Toulon
# Magnifique
From The42
# Magnifique

That'll deux! Chris Ashton made a dream start to life at Toulon

Aug 28th 2017, 9:14 AM 8,713 Views 3 Comments

The English wing looked at home in the French top flight, scoring two tries in a big victory over Pau.

# top-14 - Tuesday 20 June, 2017

Sale bring in Australian back O'Connor as marquee signing on three-year deal
# Coup
From The42
# Coup

Sale bring in Australian back O'Connor as marquee signing on three-year deal

Jun 20th 2017, 10:54 AM 7,698 Views 6 Comments

The 27-year-old is returning to the Premiership.

# top-14 - Friday 16 June, 2017

Argentinian great Albacete joins Donnacha Ryan at Racing to make a seriously mean looking second row
# Lock Stocks
From The42
# Lock Stocks

Argentinian great Albacete joins Donnacha Ryan at Racing to make a seriously mean looking second row

Jun 16th 2017, 5:30 PM 7,083 Views 5 Comments

The Puma is one of three men leaving Toulouse for the Paris club.

# top-14 - Thursday 8 June, 2017

Former Canada lock summons Clermont to court over concussions
# Player Welfare
From The42
# Player Welfare

Former Canada lock summons Clermont to court over concussions

Jun 8th 2017, 12:05 AM 8,413 Views 4 Comments

The French giants say it is not ‘a complaint against the club’ and that Jamie Cudmore is merely seeking medical expertise.

# top-14 - Friday 26 May, 2017

14-man Northampton deliver magnificent comeback to claim play-off win over Stade
# Champions Cup
From The42
# Champions Cup

14-man Northampton deliver magnificent comeback to claim play-off win over Stade

May 26th 2017, 11:58 PM 6,559 Views 4 Comments

Ahsee Tuala scored the winning try to ensure the Saints’ place in next season’s competition.