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Watch: Simon Zebo Scores A Brace Of Tries Against Castres

The French chapter of Simon Zebo’s career has gotten off to a terrific start. The Irishman has put away tries against the likes of Toulouse, Clermont, and Agen so far, but he was able to go one better in Racing 92’s win over Castres on Saturday. Racing prevailed at the Paris La Défense Arena by a scoreline of 27-11, enabled by …

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Watch: Bastareaud Sees Red For Vicious Forearm During Top 14 Clash

Toulon captain Mathieu Bastareaud will be lucky to escape a lengthy suspension following a red card for a dangerous and deliberate forearm to a Castres player during the Top 14 clash between the two French sides. Bastareaud clearly struck Castres’ Christophe Samson with a dangerous forearm in what was a moment of madness from the captain. The French international was …

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French Top 14 Kicks Off After Whirlwind Of Summer Activity

Barely a year before the national squad heads off to Japan for the World Cup, France’s leading clubs kick off the Top 14 season on Saturday focussed only on the brutal 10-month marathon that lies ahead.  The Top 14 again starts a week ahead of the other major European club leagues. Last season also ended a week later on June 2, …

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Paul O’Connell Takes Up Coaching Role In The Top 14

According to reports in Ireland, Paul O’Connell has taken up a coaching role in the Top 14.  O’Connell will join the Parisian outfit, Stade Francais, as their new forwards coach and he will join a background team which includes Heyneke Meyer, Pieter De Villiers, Julian Dupuy, John McFarland and Mike Prendergast. Prendergast coached Oyannax last season and previous to that, …

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Chris Ashton Has Returned To The Premiership With Sale Sharks

TOULON, FRANCE - DECEMBER 09: Chris Ashton of Toulon looks on during the European Rugby Champions Cup match between RC Toulon and Bath Rugby at Stade Felix Mayol on December 9, 2017 in Toulon, . (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Chris Ashton’s return to the Premiership is official, with confirmation that he has joined Sale Sharks. Sale announced the news on Tuesday evening, with Ashton returning to his homeland after spending one season in the Top 14 with Toulon. Welcome to the #SharksFamily @ChrisAshton1! 🦈 Read more here 👉https://t.co/Q2vONXZLZP pic.twitter.com/AEDMPm90nL — Sale Sharks🦈 (@SaleSharksRugby) July 3, 2018 The Times have reported …

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Montpellier Have More Springbok Caps Than South Africa This Weekend

Montpellier will face off against Castres on Saturday evening in the Top 14 final at the Stade de France in Paris.  Montpellier are heavy favourites for the clash and that’s no surprise when you look at the amount of international talent they have at their disposal. In addition to the heavy South African presence in the starting XV, the French outfit …

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