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Top 14 Play-Off Recap: Toulouse and Stade Francais Book Semi-Final Places

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PARIS, FRANCE – Nineteen-time French champions Toulouse came from behind to beat Oyonnax 20-19 and book their place in next weekend’s Top 14 semi finals in Bordeaux. The cheers ringing round at the end of what has turned out to be coach Guy Noves final match at Stade Ernest Wallon were edged with relief. Oyonnax, […]

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Top 14 Play-Off Semi-Finals Preview: Who Dares Predict… Probably Loses


CASTRES, FRANCE – That’s it… All Top 14-related bets are officially off. All season, wins on the road have been more rare than hen’s teeth. Then, last week’s two post-season play-offs both result in away wins. Recent history also dictates that at a side that played in the opening round of the play-offs will make […]

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Top 14 Recap: Concussion Scandal Overshadows Historic Double


CASTRES, FRANCE – The Top 14 play-off quarter-finals SHOULD be remembered for two seismic shocks delivered by Racing Metro and Castres. But they will equally be remembered for what happened 16 minutes after Toulouse’s Florian Fritz left the field covered in blood and clearly dazed and confused in Friday night’s match against Racing Metro at […]

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Top 14 Preview: Three weeks To Go, And It’s All To Play For…


CASTRES, FRANCE – The final three weeks of this tumultuous Top 14 season promise more nail-biting tension, shocks and surprises than a horror film screening in a vat full of electric eels. Whatever happens this weekend, the only thing anyone can say for certain is that Biarritz are heading for the ProD2 – which will […]

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