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Top 14 Preview: All For One In Battle Of Paris

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CASTRES, FRANCE – Two matches bestride this weekend’s Top 14 fixtures like the legs of a rugby colossus – the Paris derby between Stade Francais and Racing Metro, and Toulouse’s trip to the Mediterranean coast of south-east France, where Toulon lie in wait. With the end of the Top 14 season nigh, and European action […]

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Top 14 Review: Toulouse beat Toulon in a game of two halves

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CASTRES, FRANCE – Toulouse moved to the top of the table with a 13-12 home win over Toulon that – literally and figuratively – was a game of two halves. It looked for all the world after the first 40 minutes that it was going to be a tough day at the office for the […]

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Top 14 Review: Castres down Toulon… Again

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CASTRES, FRANCE – One hundred and six days after they met in the Top 14 final at Stade de France, the champions of Europe and the champions of France locked horns once again. The venue may have been different – the claustrophobic confines of the 11,500-capacity Stade Pierre Antoine is a long way from the […]

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French Top 14 Update

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This 6th week of French Top 14 opened with an apparent mismatch between Bayonne and Toulouse, while the two marquee match-ups were Biarritz at Racing-Metro and Castres at Toulon. After Toulouse’s heavy loss last week in Barcelona to Perpignan, the apple cart was ready to tip… or so the Bayonnais may have hoped… The Rouges […]

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