Top 14

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Top 14 relegation fight hots up

Four teams are all battling to avoid the drop from the French top flight as the season reaches its climax – here's the lowdown…

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Big plans for the future of French Top 14

The great and the good of French rugby gathered last Thursday in a Bordeaux hotel for their General Assembly. What Midi Olympique described as “the Cardinals of the Oval”, had…

Dropped the ball?: Is there any truth to accusations of laundering?

Top 14: A TV bidding farce and its benefits

There really isn’t such a thing as a dull day in French rugby. Take last week. On Tuesday the LNR announced with a fanfare that they had agreed a record…

Searching for answers: France after the loss to the Springboks

What next for France?

What are we going to do about France? What is France going to do about Philippe Saint-Andre? Rugby World's Gavin Mortimer offers his own assessment of Les Bleus from the…

Vipers: Toulon could bite Glasgow

A French guide to the Heineken Cup

By Gavin Mortimer Let’s for a while forget the future and enjoy the present. Yes, the Heineken Cup is upon us and though it may well be the last of…