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French Top 14 2015/2016

Postby Oldschool » August 22nd, 2015, 5:47 pm

Just thought we needed a new thread.
Toulon beaten at home by Racing in the opening game of the new season. There may be trouble ahead!
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Re: French Top 14 2015/2016

Postby simonokeeffe » August 22nd, 2015, 6:06 pm

Oldschool wrote:Just thought we needed a new thread.
Toulon beaten at home by Racing in the opening game of the new season. There may be trouble ahead!


what price he'll try to sue the IRB over having a world cup?
When he spreads his legs like that youd need dynamite or the Highland Light Infantry to shift him.
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Re: French Top 14 2015/2016

Postby Rémy63 » August 24th, 2015, 12:08 pm

1st Round :

Toulon (BP) 22-27 Racing 92

La Rochelle 6-44 (BP) ASM Clermont
Bordeaux-Bègles 19-16 (BP) Castres
Toulouse 24-7 Brive
Montpellier (BP) 35-19 Oyonnax
Grenoble (BP) 38-23 Agen

Stade Français 34-18 Pau

Clermont's Youngsters on fire. As always, every 4 years, thanks to the World Cup, we can watch some rugby in top 14, the former future best club championship in the world...
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Re: French Top 14 2015/2016

Postby Rémy63 » August 28th, 2015, 10:47 pm

ASM Clermont (BP) 25-6 Grenoble

Good point. Jedrasiak is a rising star. What a game again !

10/10 for Clermont.
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Re: French Top 14 2015/2016

Postby VGE » August 30th, 2015, 11:12 am

Rémy63 wrote:ASM Clermont (BP) 25-6 Grenoble

Good point. Jedrasiak is a rising star. What a game again !

10/10 for Clermont.



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Round 2
Montferrand 25 - 6 Grenoble
Métro-Racing 20 - 19 La Rochelle
Oyonnax 37 - 19 Bordeaux
Pau 26 - 16 Montpellier
Castres - Toulon today 17 pm
Brive 22 - 13 Stade Français
Agen 9 -20 Toulouse

Lucky Métro, La Rochelle missed a drop goal in the extra time.

Stade Français will only play "money games" as they successfully did last year. I guess they will respect the European Cup as Castres did last year...

Some troubles in Pau where a "supporter" has booed Nagusa as a Monkey. Welcome to 2015's France.


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Re: French Top 14 2015/2016

Postby VGE » August 30th, 2015, 5:58 pm

Castres 24-9 Toulon. With a Bonus Point.

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Re: French Top 14 2015/2016

Postby simonokeeffe » August 30th, 2015, 7:18 pm

Canal+ reporting Toulon have sent an SOS to Carl Hayman to play and help Jacques Delmas with the coaching, Delmas doing all the coaching now as Laporte is campaigning to be FFR president, they ve also asked Dominguez to begin his first coaching job (Toulon boss) earlier than the planned December 11th

All is not rosy on the South coast of France, especially after 2 defeats
When he spreads his legs like that youd need dynamite or the Highland Light Infantry to shift him.
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Re: French Top 14 2015/2016

Postby VGE » August 30th, 2015, 7:29 pm

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Toulon could lose a third game next week in Paris.
I don't think it is a huge problem for them.
They've have enough players to win 20 games in a row. And if they need it, they will buy 1, 5 or 30 others players.

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Re: French Top 14 2015/2016

Postby Ruckedtobits » August 30th, 2015, 10:44 pm

Still, even for a club as strong as Toulon, the reality is that losing, like winning, can become a habit. Leinster will certainly hope so
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Re: French Top 14 2015/2016

Postby Toulon fan » August 31st, 2015, 10:19 am

Ruckedtobits wrote:Still, even for a club as strong as Toulon, the reality is that losing, like winning, can become a habit. Leinster will certainly hope so

That was more than expected with 20 players currently unavailable for the RWC. Of course, that's not an excuse and the temporary team must limit the damages until they're back.
With no guarantee that things works when they will land on there in the middle of a cr@p season.

Plus : the VI Nations will follow, and this season Top 14 will finish on June's last week-end, likely without all the internationals who'll take part of June test matches...

You wanna shoot Toulon down and add a triple champion at your hunting board? That's the season or never. :wink:
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Re: French Top 14 2015/2016

Postby simonokeeffe » August 31st, 2015, 11:53 am

Carl Hayman has agreed to come back to help with coaching
When he spreads his legs like that youd need dynamite or the Highland Light Infantry to shift him.
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Re: French Top 14 2015/2016

Postby Rémy63 » August 31st, 2015, 4:23 pm

Toulon fan wrote:
Ruckedtobits wrote:Still, even for a club as strong as Toulon, the reality is that losing, like winning, can become a habit. Leinster will certainly hope so

That was more than expected with 20 players currently unavailable for the RWC. Of course, that's not an excuse and the temporary team must limit the damages until they're back.
With no guarantee that things works when they will land on there in the middle of a cr@p season.

Plus : the VI Nations will follow, and this season Top 14 will finish on June's last week-end, likely without all the internationals who'll take part of June test matches...

You wanna shoot Toulon down and add a triple champion at your hunting board? That's the season or never. :wink:


Actually 17 players selected. With 7 World Cup Covers, all confirmed players, that was not so much expected.

And the most surprising (or not...) is that the young players from the academy are better than the world cup cover (Belan, Seuteni, etc...).

By taking some Super Rugby players, that are possibly good players but that have no time to adapt themselves to the french top 14 specificities, Boudjellal has made a big mistake imo.

Anyway, with the team available in November, Toulon will be able to win 20 on 20... Don't worry.

I'm wondering how Clermont is doing with 12 players off to the WC and 4 long-term injuries and only 3 world cup cover.
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Re: French Top 14 2015/2016

Postby Toulon fan » August 31st, 2015, 5:24 pm

Rémy63 wrote:Actually 17 players selected. With 7 World Cup Covers, all confirmed players, that was not so much expected.

Actually, previously 20, and now 19, since Chiocci's return from France.

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Re: French Top 14 2015/2016

Postby Rémy63 » September 6th, 2015, 4:41 pm

3rd Round :

Oyonnax 24-41 (BP) ASM Clermont

La Rochelle 21-18 (BP) Brive
Grenoble (BP) 41-15 Section Paloise
Agen 30-18 Racing 92
Toulouse 38-20 Castres Olympique

Currently, Montpellier is leading in Bordeaux (16-21) and tonight, Toulon might be at the end of table if they lose to Stade Français.

Clermont youngsters still on the track with another impressive display in Oyonnax.

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Re: French Top 14 2015/2016

Postby VGE » September 6th, 2015, 5:20 pm

Bordeaux 22-24 Montpellier


Bordeaux' amazing 3 missed kicks in the 10 last minutes

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Re: French Top 14 2015/2016

Postby VGE » September 6th, 2015, 10:04 pm

Stade Français 13-20 Toulon

Not a great game, but a well deserved win to Toulon.


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Re: French Top 14 2015/2016

Postby Dave Cahill » September 6th, 2015, 10:25 pm

VGE wrote:Stade Français 13-20 Toulon

Not a great game, but a well deserved win to Toulon.


Au revoir.


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Re: French Top 14 2015/2016

Postby simonokeeffe » September 7th, 2015, 12:40 pm

I implore you all to follow @gavinmortimer7 on twitter, rugby world writer based in Paris, has all the good info on French rugby

Toulouse have been a revelation now theyre shut of Noves
Laporte has performed a volteface and will be coaching Toulon full time until end of season, not sure what is happening with Dominguez now but Galthie might be taking over at the end of the season. They also want rid of Matt Stevens

Blanco is still interfering with Biarritz and the squad are trying to get rid of their back coach
When he spreads his legs like that youd need dynamite or the Highland Light Infantry to shift him.
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Re: French Top 14 2015/2016

Postby Rémy63 » September 7th, 2015, 1:55 pm

simonokeeffe wrote:I implore you all to follow @gavinmortimer7 on twitter, rugby world writer based in Paris, has all the good info on French rugby

Toulouse have been a revelation now theyre shut of Noves
Laporte has performed a volteface and will be coaching Toulon full time until end of season, not sure what is happening with Dominguez now but Galthie might be taking over at the end of the season. They also want rid of Matt Stevens

Blanco is still interfering with Biarritz and the squad are trying to get rid of their back coach


Thx god, during that time, a team is playing rugby :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O8iG-VmnWuI
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Re: French Top 14 2015/2016

Postby simonokeeffe » September 7th, 2015, 2:10 pm

Rémy63 wrote:
simonokeeffe wrote:I implore you all to follow @gavinmortimer7 on twitter, rugby world writer based in Paris, has all the good info on French rugby

Toulouse have been a revelation now theyre shut of Noves
Laporte has performed a volteface and will be coaching Toulon full time until end of season, not sure what is happening with Dominguez now but Galthie might be taking over at the end of the season. They also want rid of Matt Stevens

Blanco is still interfering with Biarritz and the squad are trying to get rid of their back coach


Thx god, during that time, a team is playing rugby :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O8iG-VmnWuI


imagine how good that team will be when the world cup players come back
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