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Toulouse play-off hopes on hold

Toulouse will have to wait till the last Top 14 game of the season in a fortnight to see whether or not they qualify for the play-offs.

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Castres stay on course

Defending champions Castres stayed on course for the French Top 14 play-offs.

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Reihana walks off into the sunset

All Black Bruce Reihana announced his retirement, after the 38-year-old revealed that his contract with French side Bordeaux Bègles was not being renewed.

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Lyon in Kiwi coup

New Zealand flyhalf Stephen Brett will join second division leaders Lyon on a two year deal from Bayonne next season.

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Szarzewski blow for Racing

Racing-Metro's Top 14 title ambitions suffered a big blow on Saturday as their French international hooker Dimitri Szarzewski announced he would not play again this season.

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Habana back with a bang for Toulon

Springbok star Bryan Habana scored a try on his return to action after a three-month absence because of a hamstring injury as Toulon beat Bordeaux-Begles 22-20.
 

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Clermont, Toulon in Top 14 spotlight

Clermont and Toulon return from European Cup heroics to the week-in, week-out travails of the topsy-turvy Top 14 this weekend.

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French dogfight set for thrilling climax

The dogfight to book Top 14 play-off spots and also avoid relegation is set for a thrilling climax.

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Michalak masterclass saves Toulon

Frederic Michalak put on a masterclass Saturday as he scored 27 points in Toulon's 32-28 French Top 14 win over Toulouse.

Brive hand Clermont reality check

French Top 14 leaders Clermont, who stunned European champions Toulon last week, slumped to a 26-24 loss at Brive on Friday in a bruising game which saw three yellow cards.

French President enters Laporte row

Toulon boss Mourad Boudjellal wrote to French President Francois Hollande concerning the 16-week ban imposed on coach Bernard Laporte.

Chabal hanging up his boots

French veterans Sebastien Chabal and Lionel Nallet said they will probably retire at the end of the season.

Fallen giants Biarritz relegated

Five-time champions Biarritz were relegated from the French Top 14 on Saturday ending an 18-year stay in the elite division.

More misery for Toulon

Clermont took pole position in the French Top 14 by deposing bitter rivals Toulon 22-16 to take their four-year undefeated home record to 74 matches.

Ref rant costs Laporte even more

Toulon coach Bernard Laporte had his 13-week ban for a bitter verbal attack on a referee extended to a season-ending 16 weeks on Friday.

French have World Cup aspirations

The present French side can go on and win the World Cup next year, despite a third successive disappointing Six Nations campaign.

O'Driscoll gets a perfect send-off

Brian O'Driscoll heads into the sunset of retirement as a Six Nations champion, after Ireland edged France 22-20 in Paris on Saturday.

Toby Flood(ing) to Toulouse

England flyhalf Toby Flood has signed a three-year deal with Top 14 giants Toulouse from English heavyweights Leicester.