Tag: Toby Flood

Top 14 Recap: Mola Era at Toulouse Kicks Off with Win

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CASTRES, FRANCE – The 2015/16 Top 14 season kicked off with a surprise home defeat for 2014 champions Toulon, an early warning from Clermont that they’re out to right more than a few perceived wrongs, and evidence that Guy Noves isn’t being missed too much at Toulouse. But there was also a strong hint or […]

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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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Top 14 Recap: Shocks for Clermont and Stade while Toulouse Flood Drowns Castres

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CASTRES, FRANCE – In 2013, Castres Olympique were crowned Top 14 champions. In 2014, they scraped into the play-offs and then ended Clermont’s epic four-year winning run at Stade Marcel Michelin on their way to their second final in a row, only to meet a Toulon side determined to give His Gloriously Mighty Celestial Imperial […]

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Top 14 Recap: Toulouse Flood Breaks Oyonnax Defences

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CASTRES, FRANCE – Toulouse new boy Toby Flood enjoyed a memorable Top 14 debut. He scored all his side’s points as they scraped past a dogged Oyonnax at Stade Ernest Wallon. But it’s Brive, rather than any of the league’s more celebrated teams, who are at the top of the table after the opening weekend. […]

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Aviva Premiership Round 21 Recap: Try Time in England

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BATH, ENGLAND – The twenty first round of Aviva Premiership action was marked by sunshine and an astonishing burst of offense. Following an absolutely enthralling weekend, some pundits were compelled to wistfully imagine a Northern Hemisphere domestic season that extended through the summer. While the demands of the international rugby calendar ensure that scenario will not […]

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Weekend Rugby Wrap Up: Top 14, Aviva, Pro 12, Signings, BT Sport and JWRT

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NEW YORK, NY:  The three big European leagues, (Top 14, Aviva Premiership) and the Rabodirect Pro 12 were all back in action, kicking off the the start of the season’s second half. It’s time for clubs to either make a run for the playoffs or are be left to die. With the pressure on,  let’s […]

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