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Post Final round Top14
All kick off at 21:00 this evening

Mayhem :

8 into 6 won't go :D

Some teams best selections for must win, other e.g Agen, now safe, field 23 reserves and dev players to up their Jiff stats (need average of 14/23 squad of french Jiff qualified in order to avoid points reduction next Season and/or fines) (4 Clubs in danger .. conflict of interests))

Some competing for immediate entry to auto semi and home selection there. Others competing for Top6 and playoffs and revenue creating Champs Cup qualifying e.g Lyon that have spent big money to get there but aren't certain of qualifying (see Top14 financial in this section)

Meanwhile Brive relegated but Oyonnax and Stade Fran├žais fight it out to escape 13th position which will involve play off with ProDiv2 contender for final Top14 place.

Should be fun ... will be televised in Multiplex :D

Also from a France tour to NZ and 3 consecutive tests if certain clubs e.g Racing qualify for Final (they're already in Champs Cup final) the french squad will be hugely impacted as first test one week after the final. Not to mention any injuries today or in play offs...already some big names missing....a revenue creation farce that will further embarrass french rugby on the field.

Finally a host of well known players retiring or transfering.

Happy days!

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Sat May 05, 2018 2:21 pm
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Post Re: Final round Top14
All play off contenders won

Had to wait an extra 10 mins to decide play offs. as Lyon game was delayed ...it was between Lyon and La Roc for the final place ....game went to the final mins and Lyon won through ..to save their bcon after a huge uplift in spend.

1/4 finals Toulon v Lyon to meet Montpelier in the semi

Toulouse play Castres to meet Racing in the other semi

La Roc lose out by 1 point in 7th ...and Pau in 8th...sad on La Roc ...some sequence of injuries cost them dear and going for the Champs Cup as well as Top14...that's a common graveyard but Racing are in with a chance.

Both Oyonnax and Stade Francais lost but it's Oyannax that have to play Grenoble to stay in Top14

Perpignann return to Top 14 which is good news.

Regarding French squad for NZ ...Clermont key players should be available after long absences but other key players will be denied early travel if Racing and Toulon/Toulouse go to final

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Sat May 05, 2018 10:19 pm
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Post Re: Final round Top14
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mis read the news :oops:

Perpignan/Grenoble play today for promotion to Top14 or a play off with Oyonnax

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Post Re: Final round Top14
Tony Panties wrote:
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mis read the news :oops:

Perpignan/Grenoble play today for promotion to Top14 or a play off with Oyonnax



Watched the match.

19k full house @ Toulouse ground ...Blood red and yellow everywhere, the Catalan support is electric and will be welcomed in Top14, whether they can afford presence another matter :(

Thunderous game ...non stop, Perpignab ran away in the 2nd half

Grenoble can fight another day v Oyonnax for the Top14 ...a totally different size of population and potential clout

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