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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 Recap: It’s Getting a Bit Tense Now

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CASTRES, FRANCE – Proof, if it was needed, that simply keeping an eye on the Top 14 table tells only a fraction of the story. A glance at the ladder suggests nothing much happened – there were only three positional changes on the 22nd week of the season, with none of the top 10 making […]

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Top 14: Stade Francais crush Biarritz at new-look Jean-Bouin

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Stade Francais 38 Biarritz 3 CASTRES, FRANCE – Stade Francais made it two wins in a row with an exhibition of joyful, romping rugby against a criminally under-par Biarritz in the opening match of the third round of France’s Top 14 on Friday, August 30. But, for the first half hour of TV coverage, it […]

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