The Top 14 resumed its rights last weekend, and has already offered us some stunning matches, to help fans and French internationals alike turn the page on the World Cup. This week, the 5th day of the championship opens on Saturday at 3 p.m. with the trip of the double European champions from La Rochelle to Oyonnax. Two teams who must revive: La Rochelle remains on two consecutive defeats, while Oyonnax has lost its last three matches.
Perpignan in search of a victory
At 5 p.m., Clermont, defeated in Lyon last week (41-22), welcomes Bayonne. Perpignan, dead last, receives Toulon at the same time. USAP has not scored a point in four days, and is the only team still looking for a first victory this season. Still at the same time, Bordeaux-Bègles welcomes Montpellier, narrowly beaten at home by Racing last weekend (16-19). UBB will certainly be able to count on the return of three French internationals: Louis Bielle-Biarrey, Maxime Lucu and Yoram Moefana resumed training this week with their club. Enough to replenish the back lines decimated during the World Cup, and put their heads back together after a frustrating defeat in the last minutes in Toulouse (29-22).
Three shocks at the top of the rankings
All the top 6 teams meet this weekend. The last match at 5 p.m. will see Stade Français and Castres, 4th and 2nd respectively. Then at 9 p.m., Racing 92, which has great ambitions this season and is in 3rd place, receives LOU, 6th in the championship. Finally, on Sunday at the same time, the reigning champion moves onto the leader’s lawn, two teams who remain on three victories in a row. Stade Toulousain, which is 5th and has already found some of its globalists, goes to Pau, surprising first in the Top 14 and which was again very successful in Perpignan last weekend (24-39).
What is the ranking of the Top 14?
What is the Top 14 schedule?
Download the Top 14 2023-2024 calendar in PDF
Here is the entire calendar for the French rugby championship and the next final phases. You can zoom in on the images below to see the detail and also download it above:
What is the program for the Top 14 days?
For all days of the Top 14, here is the established program:
- 4 meetings on Saturday at 3 p.m. (in multiplex)
- 1 meeting on Saturday at 5 p.m.
- 1 meeting on Saturday in prime time (9 p.m.), accompanied before and after the match by Canal Rugby Club.
- 1 match on Sunday in prime time (9 p.m.), accompanied before and after the match by Canal Rugby Club.
Who are the Top 14 teams?
As the name of the French rugby championship indicates, 14 clubs are in the elite, here is the list of clubs:
- La Rochelle
- Racing 92
- French Stadium