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#Top 14

# top-14 - Sunday 12 September, 2021

Toulouse thump Toulon in Top 14 to carry last year's form into the new season
# Top 14
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# Top 14

Toulouse thump Toulon in Top 14 to carry last year's form into the new season

Sun 10:54 PM 6,599 Views 0 Comments

Jiuta Wainiqolo tasted defeat on his Toulon debut.

# top-14 - Sunday 5 September, 2021

O'Gara's La Rochelle suffer narrow defeat to rivals and defending Top 14 champions Toulouse
# Inches
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# Inches

O'Gara's La Rochelle suffer narrow defeat to rivals and defending Top 14 champions Toulouse

Sep 5th 2021, 11:19 PM 11,336 Views 1 Comment

The sides contested two finals in a month last season.

JJ Hanrahan scores try in impressive debut as Clermont suffer defeat to Lyon
# Top 14
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# Top 14

JJ Hanrahan scores try in impressive debut as Clermont suffer defeat to Lyon

Sep 5th 2021, 9:41 PM 12,908 Views 3 Comments

The former Munster man crossed over for his side’s opening score in the seventh minute.

# top-14 - Friday 27 August, 2021

Cheslin Kolbe moves from Toulouse to Toulon in blockbuster move
# Sacre Bleu
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# Sacre Bleu

Cheslin Kolbe moves from Toulouse to Toulon in blockbuster move

Aug 27th 2021, 11:56 AM 12,887 Views 15 Comments

The South African had two years still to run on his contract with five-time European champions Toulouse.

# top-14 - Saturday 10 July, 2021

Montpellier sign Italy out-half Paolo Garbisi
# On The Move
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# On The Move

Montpellier sign Italy out-half Paolo Garbisi

Jul 10th 2021, 3:18 PM 2,969 Views 2 Comments

The 21-year-old joins from Benetton Treviso.

# top-14 - Wednesday 7 July, 2021

James Cronin's move from Munster to newly-promoted Biarritz confirmed
# Off To France
From The42
# Off To France

James Cronin's move from Munster to newly-promoted Biarritz confirmed

Jul 7th 2021, 11:53 AM 6,138 Views 9 Comments

The 30-year-old prop left the province at the end of the season.

# top-14 - Saturday 26 June, 2021

James Cronin set to join Biarritz in the Top 14 after leaving Munster
# Irish Abroad
From The42
# Irish Abroad

James Cronin set to join Biarritz in the Top 14 after leaving Munster

Jun 26th 2021, 2:14 PM 12,386 Views 9 Comments

The 30-year-old Ireland international is set for a move to France.

# top-14 - Friday 25 June, 2021

Disappointment for O'Gara's La Rochelle as Toulouse win Top 14 final
# Double Champs
From The42
# Double Champs

Disappointment for O'Gara's La Rochelle as Toulouse win Top 14 final

Jun 25th 2021, 9:49 PM 44,704 Views 17 Comments

Another final defeat for La Rochelle.

# top-14 - Thursday 24 June, 2021

Former Munster back row Coughlan departs coaching role at Brive
# Top 14
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# Top 14

Former Munster back row Coughlan departs coaching role at Brive

Jun 24th 2021, 5:16 PM 9,231 Views 4 Comments

The 40-year-old Cork native has spent several years in France.

All Black legend set to bow out in French Top 14 final
# Wave Goodbye
From The42
# Wave Goodbye

All Black legend set to bow out in French Top 14 final

Jun 24th 2021, 3:53 PM 10,101 Views 2 Comments

Jerome Kaino will make his final bow from professional rugby union when he leads Toulouse against La Rochelle

# top-14 - Tuesday 22 June, 2021

Former France star signs on for another season at Toulouse
# Like A Fine Wine
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# Like A Fine Wine

Former France star signs on for another season at Toulouse

Jun 22nd 2021, 2:18 PM 8,094 Views 0 Comments

Maxime Medard has extended his current contract, while two-time World Cup winner Jerome Kaino is to take over the club’s youth side.

# top-14 - Friday 18 June, 2021

Ronan O'Gara leads La Rochelle into maiden French Top 14 final
# ROG
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# ROG

Ronan O'Gara leads La Rochelle into maiden French Top 14 final

Jun 18th 2021, 9:54 PM 55,955 Views 12 Comments

A 19-6 victory over Racing 92 tonight.

# top-14 - Saturday 12 June, 2021

Zebo scores as Racing power into Top 14 semi-finals
# Irish Eye
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# Irish Eye

Zebo scores as Racing power into Top 14 semi-finals

Jun 12th 2021, 10:27 AM 15,377 Views 32 Comments

After a derby victory over Stade Francaise, it’s La Rochelle up next.

# top-14 - Wednesday 26 May, 2021

Premier Sports to show live Top 14 action from this weekend after securing rights for Ireland and UK
# French Rugby
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# French Rugby

Premier Sports to show live Top 14 action from this weekend after securing rights for Ireland and UK

May 26th 2021, 1:21 PM 8,048 Views 6 Comments

The coverage will begin with four live matches and a highlights show.

# top-14 - Tuesday 18 May, 2021

Philippe Saint-André: Ronan O'Gara is doing 'an amazing job' at La Rochelle
# Big In France
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# Big In France

Philippe Saint-André: Ronan O'Gara is doing 'an amazing job' at La Rochelle

May 18th 2021, 8:00 PM 8,566 Views 0 Comments

The former France boss has been impressed by O’Gara’s coaching career.

# top-14 - Saturday 17 April, 2021

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

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

Apr 17th 2021, 10:19 PM 20,159 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
From The42
# Au Revoir

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

Mar 29th 2021, 9:44 AM 11,370 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
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# Irish Abroad

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

Mar 17th 2021, 5:02 PM 12,404 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
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# On The Rise

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

Feb 20th 2021, 7:06 PM 14,436 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
From The42
# ROG

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

Feb 20th 2021, 8:00 AM 46,956 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
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# Outbreak

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

Jan 15th 2021, 12:17 PM 5,449 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
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# Schedule

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

Jan 11th 2021, 7:11 PM 7,026 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
From The42
# Concerns

Champions Cup under threat as EPCR wait on French government decision

Updated Jan 8th 2021, 3:00 PM 16,798 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
From The42
# Irish Abroad

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

Jan 4th 2021, 9:08 AM 13,704 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
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# On Top

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

Dec 27th 2020, 6:05 PM 18,923 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
From The42
# Connections

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

Nov 28th 2020, 7:00 AM 34,795 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
From The42
# Midfield

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

Sep 18th 2020, 6:00 AM 5,853 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
From The42
# Irish Abroad

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

Sep 8th 2020, 11:33 AM 14,100 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
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# Called Off

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

Sep 1st 2020, 1:58 PM 5,142 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
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# 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
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# Top 14

Stade Francais in quarantine due to virus cases

Aug 11th 2020, 8:53 AM 5,463 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
From The42
# Double Coup

Stade Francais sign former Munster lock Grobler and Tongan fullback Veainu

Jul 7th 2020, 2:01 PM 5,579 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
From The42
# Switch

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

Jun 12th 2020, 2:01 PM 5,000 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
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# Exit

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

Jun 7th 2020, 12:39 PM 9,200 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
From The42
# Acquisition

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

May 20th 2020, 10:42 AM 7,728 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
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# Reality Sets In

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

May 13th 2020, 9:30 PM 7,074 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
From The42
# 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
From The42
# On Hold

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

Apr 28th 2020, 6:12 PM 4,937 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
From The42
# Interview

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

Mar 31st 2020, 9:34 PM 61,933 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
From The42
# Off

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

Mar 13th 2020, 2:41 PM 3,903 Views 0 Comments

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

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