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Castres beat Montpellier to win French title

The boot of Benjamin Urdapilleta made the difference as Castres Olympique beat Montpellier 29-13 to claim a surprise Top 14 title on Saturday.

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Top 14 Final Preview: Montpellier vs Castres Olympique

It has come down to the last two. The Top 14 season, which kicked off on Aug. 26 last year, has at last reached the final as Montpellier and Castres meet on Saturday in front of a crowd of about 80,000 at Stade de France for the Bouclier de Brennus.

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Weekend review: Player of the weekend, flop & more

Leinster and Saracens fans were smiling this weekend as domestic honours were secured, while Castres set up a mouthwatering Top 14 final in Paris next weekend.

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Weekend review: Player of the weekend, flop & more

Plenty was sorted out over an enthralling few days but who shone, who had a weekend to forget and what will fans be talking about ahead of a busy period of domestic action?

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Weekend predictions: Prem, PRO14, Top 14

Following eight months of intense competition four teams are left battling for silverware in the Aviva Premiership and PRO14, while Castres, Lyon, Toulon and Toulouse target a place in the Top 14 semifinals.

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Munster thrash sorry Castres to progress

Munster reached the Champions Cup knockout stages for a record 17th time with a runaway 48-3 bonus-point victory over Castres at Thomond Park.

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Leicester understudies humbled by Castres

Leicester were humbled 39-0 by Top 14 side Castres as a much-changed side failed to make an impression at the Stade Pierre Fabre.

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Racing make light work of Castres

Racing 92 kept alive their European Champions Cup quarterfinal hopes by claiming a comfortable Pool Four victory over Castres in Paris.

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Weekend predictions: Champions, Challenge Cups

European club rugby is back with another stacked fixture list. ESPN's experts predict which teams are set for a big weekend, which players will shine and where your attention should be trained across the two competitions.

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Veainu hat trick helps inspire Tigers

Telusa Veainu scored a hat trick of tries as Leicester secured a bonus-point 54-29 defeat of Castres at Welford Road.

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Top 14: Team-by-team season preview

With Top 14 rugby kicking off on Saturday, we look at every club in France's elite division and try to predict where they will end up next June.

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Toulon too much for Castres

Wales full-back Leigh Halfpenny turned in a crucial performance to help Toulon overcome Castres 26-22 in the Top 14 quarterfinals.

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LIVE: French Top 14 Final day of the season

The final day of the Top 14 sees Clermont battling with Montpellier for a semifinal spot and a point separates Racing 92 (6th), Stade Francais (7th) and Pau (8th) for the last Champions Cup spot.

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La Rochelle secure top spot in Top 14

Brock James and La Rochelle survived a late scare to defeat Montpellier 40-37 as they secured top spot in the Top 14 and can now prepare for a home semifinal.

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La Rochelle maintain control of Top 14

La Rochelle maintained control of the Top 14 with a 23-13 victory over Pau which stretch their lead to 10 points at the summit of the Top 14.

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Sexton limps off as Leinster held

Ireland fly-half Jonny Sexton limped off with a calf injury as Leinster strengthened their hold on home advantage in the Champions Cup quarterfinals with a 24-24 draw.

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Northampton battle to Castres win

Northampton continued their recent improved form with a narrow 28-21 win over Castres in an entertaining European Champions Cup game at Franklin's Gardens.

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14-man Montpellier crush Castres

Montpellier impress with bonus point 32-14 win over Castres in Champions Cup despite Davit Kubriashvili red card.

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Top 14 Wrap: Clermont, Castres, Bordeaux win

Toulon's climb up the Top 14 table was arrested by Castres Olympique on Saturday afternoon, as the home team prevailed 34-19 at the Stade Jean-Pierre Antoine. F

2019 RankingsEuropean Rugby Champions Cup

  • CAS20th
    TRIES SCORED 1st Leinster : 13 Tries Scored
  • CAS17th
    POINTS DIFFERENCE 1st Leinster : 55 Points Difference