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Top 14 Recap: Stade Have Last Laugh Despite Reffing Howler

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CASTRES, FRANCE: The clock is ticking down on the Top 14 season and this weekend brought with it more than its fair share of promotion and relegation issues – not to mention a reasonable smattering of controversy. With the Rugby World Cup looming and seasons ending – adding just a dash of relegation and promotion […]

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European Champions Cup Final: Thrice As Nice For Toulon

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LONDON, ENGLAND – You can call them mercenaries, you can call them soulless, big money free spenders, The New York Yankees of rugby and a million other things but as far as Rugby Club Toulon and its fans are concerned don’t forget their other name. That name is champions, as in the inaugural European Rugby […]

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European Champions Cup Final: Toulon v Clermont

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LONDON, ENGLAND – It is now time for the big final that everyone has been waiting for. The inaugural European Rugby Champions Cup Final, has a familiar ring to it. That is because it sees two teams from the same league, the #Top14 battling out. In addition to that, these two sides, Toulon and Clermont, […]

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Top 14 Recap: Now Things Are Getting Interesting

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CASTRES, FRANCE – Whoever argued that promotion and relegation are bad for rugby can not have been paying attention to the Top 14 recently. With three rounds left in the regular season, four points – a straightforward victory – is the difference between relegation to the ProD2 and a two-leg play-off against an English Premiership […]

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Top 14 Preview: Pressure..? What Pressure?

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CASTRES, FRANCE – Heading into the final four weeks of this Top 14 campaign, only one thing is certain. Next season, the Simon Mannix-led Pau – or Section Paloise to give them their Sunday name – will join France’s top-flight for the first time in nine years, having dominated the second-tier ProD2 all season. By […]

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European Champions Cup: Toulon and Clermont Through

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MARSEILLES, FRANCE – It will be an all-French European final after Clermont and Toulon punched their tickets to Twickenham. Both teams faced unexpectedly strong resistance from their foreign counterparts. Toulon’s match against Leinster went into extra time and Saracens fought bravely before succumbing. Rugby fans can now look forward to a rematch of the 2013 final, to be played in London. Toulon will attempt to become […]

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