Watch the French Top 14 LIVE with TV5MONDE free to standard Sky and Virgin viewers

Hosting the world’s biggest stars like Dan Carter, Bryan Habana and Quade Cooper, the Top 14 is, arguably, Europe’s Premier rugby competition and with weeks to go, it’s edging towards a thrilling denouement, with sides like Clermont Auvergne, Montpellier, Toulon and Racing 92 duking it out in the semi-finals this weekend to get the chance to lift the prestigious Bouclier de Brennus at the Nou Camp.

If you don’t want to miss any of the action, fear not, as TV5MONDE – the international French-language TV Channel has it covered. It’s showing the semi-finals live, available on Sky 796 and Virgin 825 and Télé (part of standard packages – with no add-ons required!)

Fri 17th June 2016 19.45 (GMT)
TOP 14 – semi-final in Rennes
Sat 18th June 2016 19.45 (GMT)
TOP 14 – semi-final in Rennes
Friday 24 June 2016 19:45 (GMT)
TOP 14 – Final at
Camp Nou Barcelona

After the games, you can settle in for an in-depth discussion on all aspects of the French league tune into the weekly rugby news programme Jour de rugby on TV5MONDE Sundays at 10am (in French no subtitles sorry so brush off that GCSE grade Franglais!)

Montpellier v Toulon

Heavyweight battle: Toulon will face the South African-influence Montpellier tomorrow night

If a bit of rugby à la Française has whetted your appetite for all things French then have a look at TV5MONDE’s prime time daily films, drama or entertainment every evening at 8pm – all with English subtitles for everyone to enjoy. In May enjoy a Cannes film festival special with award-winning films from past festivals plus live footage and interviews with stars at the festival shown all month long. Go to for listings and more.