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#Top 14

# top-14 - Saturday 20 May, 2017

Montpellier lose their cool as ROG's Racing book Clermont semi-final
# Top 14
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# Top 14

Montpellier lose their cool as ROG's Racing book Clermont semi-final

May 20th 2017, 7:18 PM 10,395 Views 0 Comments

Francois Steyn entered the sin bin and Jannie Du Plessis was sent off as Racing 92 dumped Montpellier out of the Top 14 finals.

# top-14 - Friday 19 May, 2017

Nonu and Halfpenny combine late to send Toulon into Top 14 semi-final
# Barrages
From The42
# Barrages

Nonu and Halfpenny combine late to send Toulon into Top 14 semi-final

May 19th 2017, 11:04 PM 8,029 Views 0 Comments

The south coast side had to battle Castres with 13 men at one point.

# top-14 - Monday 17 April, 2017

Wallabies and Toulon wing Drew Mitchell announces his decision to retire
# Goodbye
From The42
# Goodbye

Wallabies and Toulon wing Drew Mitchell announces his decision to retire

Apr 17th 2017, 3:26 PM 9,022 Views 1 Comment

Only two players have scored more Rugby World Cup tries than Australia’s Mitchell, who is set to end his illustrious career.

# top-14 - Tuesday 4 April, 2017

Cockerill takes charge of Toulon as Ford axed after European exit
# Revolving Door
From The42
# Revolving Door

Cockerill takes charge of Toulon as Ford axed after European exit

Apr 4th 2017, 9:53 AM 10,001 Views 9 Comments

The former Tigers boss is Mourad Boudjellal’s third head coach this season.

# top-14 - Thursday 30 March, 2017

Toulon move will dampen Ashton's 'burning desire' to play for England again
# French Focus
From The42
# French Focus

Toulon move will dampen Ashton's 'burning desire' to play for England again

Mar 30th 2017, 11:23 AM 7,013 Views 16 Comments

The winger still craves a return to the international stage almost three years after winning his last cap.

# top-14 - Sunday 19 March, 2017

Racing 92 and Stade Francais merger called off as clubs take heed of protests
# Top 14
From The42
# Top 14

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

Mar 19th 2017, 12:39 PM 12,254 Views 11 Comments

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

# top-14 - Tuesday 14 March, 2017

Stade Francais players go on strike ahead of Saturday's clash with Castres
# Downing Tools
From The42
# Downing Tools

Stade Francais players go on strike ahead of Saturday's clash with Castres

Mar 14th 2017, 9:45 PM 18,081 Views 26 Comments

“The death of 136 years of the club’s history.”

Top 14 leaders strengthen with addition of All Black scrum-half Kerr-Barlow
# Coup
From The42
# Coup

Top 14 leaders strengthen with addition of All Black scrum-half Kerr-Barlow

Mar 14th 2017, 9:14 PM 8,367 Views 1 Comment

The 26-year-old will join La Rochelle from the Chiefs for the start of next season.

'We weren't allowed to live near each other' - Phillips shocked by Racing-Stade merger
# Top 14
From The42
# Top 14

'We weren't allowed to live near each other' - Phillips shocked by Racing-Stade merger

Mar 14th 2017, 12:04 PM 13,690 Views 11 Comments

The Welsh scrum-half spent three years in Paris.

# top-14 - Wednesday 1 March, 2017

Former All Black lock stripped of Racing role for 'unforgivable' mistake
# Drug Allegations
From The42
# Drug Allegations

Former All Black lock stripped of Racing role for 'unforgivable' mistake

Mar 1st 2017, 5:30 PM 17,430 Views 11 Comments

Ali Williams’s arrest for allegedly buying drugs with Toulon back James O’Connor last weekend.

# top-14 - Wednesday 1 February, 2017

Steyn appeal against ban for high hit on Sexton turned down
# Take It As Red
From The42
# Take It As Red

Steyn appeal against ban for high hit on Sexton turned down

Feb 1st 2017, 5:45 PM 3,389 Views 4 Comments

The Springbok is still suspended for Top 14 matches against Toulouse and Lyon.

# top-14 - Tuesday 31 January, 2017

Toulon sign NRL star who is currently sidelined from rugby league over failed drugs test
# Shock Move
From The42
# Shock Move

Toulon sign NRL star who is currently sidelined from rugby league over failed drugs test

Jan 31st 2017, 6:01 PM 7,268 Views 9 Comments

Ben Barba could make his debut for the club against Lyon on 18 February.

36-year-old Rougerie to extend his Clermont career into 19th season
# Longevity
From The42
# Longevity

36-year-old Rougerie to extend his Clermont career into 19th season

Jan 31st 2017, 10:57 AM 5,319 Views 12 Comments

Age has proved to be no barrier for the former France centre.

# top-14 - Monday 30 January, 2017

'Boss' Giteau to leave Toulon for Japan
# Pastures New
From The42
# Pastures New

'Boss' Giteau to leave Toulon for Japan

Jan 30th 2017, 11:12 AM 7,452 Views 1 Comment

The Australian star has only recently returned to full fitness after five months sidelined with a broken ankle.

# top-14 - Tuesday 17 January, 2017

All Black out-half Aaron Cruden commits to three years with Montpellier
# Au Revoir Chiefs
From The42
# Au Revoir Chiefs

All Black out-half Aaron Cruden commits to three years with Montpellier

Jan 17th 2017, 10:08 PM 9,947 Views 17 Comments

The Chiefs star has chosen a life in France over another shot at the World Cup.

# top-14 - Thursday 5 January, 2017

Halfpenny gets 'best offer possible' for Welsh return as Toulon deal nears an end
# Future Focus
From The42
# Future Focus

Halfpenny gets 'best offer possible' for Welsh return as Toulon deal nears an end

Jan 5th 2017, 4:23 PM 9,992 Views 5 Comments

Leigh Halfpenny has been biding his time before making a final decision on whether to stay in France.

# top-14 - Wednesday 28 December, 2016

All Blacks prop Charlie Faumuina confirms French move
# Top 14
From The42
# Top 14

All Blacks prop Charlie Faumuina confirms French move

Dec 28th 2016, 12:17 PM 7,888 Views 2 Comments

The 46-times capped New Zealand international will play for Toulouse next season.

# top-14 - Thursday 22 December, 2016

Alleged gouging incident involving Ulster's Luke Marshall earns Clermont prop a 7-week ban
# European Champions Cup
From The42
# European Champions Cup

Alleged gouging incident involving Ulster's Luke Marshall earns Clermont prop a 7-week ban

Dec 22nd 2016, 9:07 AM 4,658 Views 16 Comments

Etienne Falgoux will not be available for their remaining Pool games.

# top-14 - Wednesday 9 November, 2016

Blow for Tomás O'Leary as knee injury sidelines him for 7 weeks
# Luckless
From The42
# Luckless

Blow for Tomás O'Leary as knee injury sidelines him for 7 weeks

Nov 9th 2016, 12:17 PM 5,515 Views 1 Comment

The 33-year-old will miss a number of key games for Montpellier.

# top-14 - Monday 24 October, 2016

Former Ireland defence coach Ford handed top job at French giants Toulon
# Moving On Up
From The42
# Moving On Up

Former Ireland defence coach Ford handed top job at French giants Toulon

Oct 24th 2016, 12:50 PM 7,855 Views 5 Comments

Diego Dominguez has been sacked after recording four wins, three defeats and a draw in their opening eight Top 14 games.

# top-14 - Tuesday 11 October, 2016

Madigan hoping for recall to 10 shirt when Bordeaux Bégles welcome Ulster
# Very Very Mads World
From The42
# Very Very Mads World

Madigan hoping for recall to 10 shirt when Bordeaux Bégles welcome Ulster

Oct 11th 2016, 6:05 AM 10,016 Views 5 Comments

The former Leinster man expects Ulster to be ‘a year better’ than when he last faced Les Kiss’ men.

# top-14 - Sunday 9 October, 2016

Parra extends Clermont's Top 14 lead as Castres suffer defeat before trip to Dublin
# Top 14
From The42
# Top 14

Parra extends Clermont's Top 14 lead as Castres suffer defeat before trip to Dublin

Oct 9th 2016, 10:31 PM 3,769 Views 0 Comments

Here’s your weekly round-up of the Top 14 action.

# top-14 - Sunday 11 September, 2016

Nakaitaci bags a hat-trick as Top 14 champions Racing suffer 37-point trouncing against Clermont
# Sacre Bleu
From The42
# Sacre Bleu

Nakaitaci bags a hat-trick as Top 14 champions Racing suffer 37-point trouncing against Clermont

Sep 11th 2016, 10:09 AM 6,420 Views 6 Comments

There were tries aplenty as Clermont exacted a measure of revenge.

# top-14 - Wednesday 24 August, 2016

Matt Giteau admits he may have played his last game for Australia
# Matt Finish
From The42
# Matt Finish

Matt Giteau admits he may have played his last game for Australia

Aug 24th 2016, 3:13 PM 4,815 Views 2 Comments

After breaking his ankle against New Zealand, Giteau could step aside to let the next generation come through.

# top-14 - Monday 22 August, 2016

Ian Madigan thrilled with impressive Bordeaux debut
# Tour De Force
From The42
# Tour De Force

Ian Madigan thrilled with impressive Bordeaux debut

Aug 22nd 2016, 7:30 AM 8,122 Views 8 Comments

The former Leinster man kicked five penalties as Bordeaux beat reigning champions Racing 92 in the Top 14.

# top-14 - Friday 19 August, 2016

Ian Madigan starts opposite James Hart and Dan Carter as Bordeaux host champions in Top 14 opener
# Irish Abroad
From The42
# 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.

# top-14 - Tuesday 2 August, 2016

Bordeaux-Begles aren't a bit happy with Adam Ashley-Cooper's inclusion in the Australia squad
# Sacre Bleu
From The42
# Sacre Bleu

Bordeaux-Begles aren't a bit happy with Adam Ashley-Cooper's inclusion in the Australia squad

Aug 2nd 2016, 2:31 PM 8,007 Views 8 Comments

“I’m mad at the ARU… They were not very graceful.”

# top-14 - Tuesday 5 July, 2016

Wallabies and Brumbies lose Joe Tomane to Montpellier
# Northbound
From The42
# Northbound

Wallabies and Brumbies lose Joe Tomane to Montpellier

Jul 5th 2016, 8:26 AM 4,154 Views 2 Comments

‘It is also an opportunity to live abroad and do what I love most, play rugby.’

# top-14 - Friday 24 June, 2016

ROG's Racing defence produces stunning 14-man effort to beat Toulon in Nou Camp final
# Top 14 Final
From The42
# Top 14 Final

ROG's Racing defence produces stunning 14-man effort to beat Toulon in Nou Camp final

Jun 24th 2016, 9:55 PM 18,103 Views 23 Comments

The Bouclier de Brennus is staying in Paris.

# top-14 - Wednesday 22 June, 2016

Nonu ruled out of Top 14 final after this nasty head clash last weekend
# Hard Knocks
From The42
# Hard Knocks

Nonu ruled out of Top 14 final after this nasty head clash last weekend

Jun 22nd 2016, 5:29 PM 4,154 Views 2 Comments

Don’t panic Toulon fans, Mathieu Bastareaud will play instead.

# top-14 - Tuesday 21 June, 2016

Toulon president Boudjellal insists Goromaru signing is not a marketing stunt
# Eastern Promise
From The42
# Eastern Promise

Toulon president Boudjellal insists Goromaru signing is not a marketing stunt

Jun 21st 2016, 6:58 PM 9,695 Views 10 Comments

“There is certainly a window to Asia, but we do not have the means to pay only for a showcase.”

# top-14 - Saturday 18 June, 2016

Halfpenny returns from nine-month absence to steer Toulon to Top 14 final
# Magnifique
From The42
# Magnifique

Halfpenny returns from nine-month absence to steer Toulon to Top 14 final

Jun 18th 2016, 11:51 PM 7,999 Views 7 Comments

In his first game since last September, the Welsh full-back chipped in with 17 points Roazhon Park.

# top-14 - Wednesday 4 May, 2016

Quins out-half pays tribute to O'Shea as he moves to France to replace Trinh-Duc
# Ben Ten
From The42
# Ben Ten

Quins out-half pays tribute to O'Shea as he moves to France to replace Trinh-Duc

May 4th 2016, 11:26 AM 11,747 Views 16 Comments

Italian scrum-half Tito Tebaldi is also leaving The Stoop.

# top-14 - Wednesday 13 April, 2016

France international given 8-week ban for trampling on opponent's face
# Punishment
From The42
# Punishment

France international given 8-week ban for trampling on opponent's face

Apr 13th 2016, 11:07 PM 7,326 Views 5 Comments

Marc Andreu will miss the rest of the Top 14 regular season as a result of his actions.

# top-14 - Monday 4 April, 2016

Apoplectic Oyonnax fullback will get a hefty ban after being red-carded by Romain Poite
# Red Mist
From The42
# Red Mist

Apoplectic Oyonnax fullback will get a hefty ban after being red-carded by Romain Poite

Apr 4th 2016, 10:51 AM 14,256 Views 8 Comments

At last, a Romain Poite decision Paul O’Connell could celebrate.

# top-14 - Thursday 31 March, 2016

'I can walk the streets and nobody knows who I am, which is refreshing' - Dan Carter
# Chez Carter
From The42
# Chez Carter

'I can walk the streets and nobody knows who I am, which is refreshing' - Dan Carter

Mar 31st 2016, 11:17 AM 8,116 Views 7 Comments

The Kiwi fly-half is feeling settled in Paris after moving to Racing 92 towards the end of last year.

# top-14 - Saturday 26 March, 2016

Carter's late try cancelled out by Michalak's last-gasp winner for Toulon
# Sacre Bleu
From The42
# Sacre Bleu

Carter's late try cancelled out by Michalak's last-gasp winner for Toulon

Mar 26th 2016, 4:55 PM 7,125 Views 2 Comments

Dan Carter thought he’d won it for Racing 92 until Martin Castrogiovanni coughed up a penalty.

Paul O'Connell cutting his coaching chops with Grenoble for 'a few days' (or weeks)
# Paulie's Holiday
From The42
# Paulie's Holiday

Paul O'Connell cutting his coaching chops with Grenoble for 'a few days' (or weeks)

Mar 26th 2016, 3:54 PM 11,143 Views 7 Comments

This is not good news for Connacht.

# top-14 - Sunday 6 March, 2016

Toulouse's last-minute conversion was blocked down in front of the posts and it cost them the win
# Oh Dear
From The42
# Oh Dear

Toulouse's last-minute conversion was blocked down in front of the posts and it cost them the win

Mar 6th 2016, 7:20 PM 21,673 Views 13 Comments

Scrum-half Sebastien Bezy was left red-faced at the final whistle.

# top-14 - Saturday 27 February, 2016

O'Connor denies heart-attack rumours, set for two-week absence
# Scare
From The42
# Scare

O'Connor denies heart-attack rumours, set for two-week absence

Feb 27th 2016, 7:52 PM 7,181 Views 6 Comments

James O’Connor has insisted he did not have a heart attack after Toulon’s win at Oyonnax but will be out for two weeks.