Top 14

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What does Top 14 stand for?

The Top 14 ( French pronunciation: ​ [tɔp katɔʀz]) is a professional rugby union club competition that is played in France. Created in 1892, the Top 14 is at the top of the national league system operated by the French National Rugby League, also known by its French initialism of LNR.

What is the Top 14 rugby league?

Created in 1892, the Top 14 is at the top of the national league system operated by the French National Rugby League, also known by its French initialism of LNR. There is promotion and relegation between the Top 14 and the next level down, the Rugby Pro D2.

How does the Top 14 Rugby competition work?

The 2021–22 Top 14 competition is the 123rd French domestic rugby union club competition operated by the Ligue Nationale de Rugby (LNR). The top six teams at the end of the regular season (after all the teams played one another twice, once at home, once away) enter a knockout stage to decide the Champions of France.

What happened to the Top 14 in the 2017–18 season?

From 2017–18, the second-from-bottom team on the Top 14 table will enter a playoff with the Pro D2 runner-up, with the winner taking up the final Top 14 place. On 13 March 2017, the Top 14 was rocked by the announcement that Racing 92 and Stade Français planned to merge into a single club effective with the 2017–18 season.

What is the Top 14?

The Top 14 is contested by fourteen professional rugby union clubs throughout France. The domestic season runs from August through to June. Every club contests 26 games during the regular season – over 26 rounds of competition.

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What is the Top 14 rugby league?

Created in 1892, the Top 14 is at the top of the national league system operated by the French National Rugby League, also known by its French initialism of LNR. There is promotion and relegation between the Top 14 and the next level down, the Rugby Pro D2.

When was the last time the Top 14 were televised?

Since the 2008-09 season, the Top 14 regular season and playoff quarter-finals and playoff semi-finals have been televised by Canal+. Between the 2008-09 season and the 2010-11 season, France Télévisions televised the playoff final, but since the 2011-12 season they and Canal+ jointly televised the playoff final.

What is the Top 14 in rugby?

Watch France’s best rugby union teams collide in the Top 14, which is one of Europe’s three major rugby union leagues. The Top 14 was created way back in 1892 and it’s the top division of the French national league system.

Are foreign players the future of Top 14 rugby?

In recent years, numerous foreign players have joined Top 14 teams. In August 2016, LNR released a strategic plan outlining its vision for French rugby through the 2023 Rugby World Cup. The plan includes significant changes to the top levels of the league system, although the changes were more dramatic for Pro D2 than for the Top 14.

What is the United Rugby Championship?

The United Rugby Championship is an annual rugby union competition involving professional teams from Ireland, Italy, Scotland, South Africa and Wales.

How does the Rugby World Cup work?

The Rugby World Cup is now the main pinnacle event of the sport -- taking place every four years -- and also serves as the third-largest single-sporting event in the world. Two teams of 15 players have 80 minutes to advance the ball past their opponents side of the field (pitch) and touch it to the ground for a score worth 5 points (try).

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