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O'Connell joins Stade Francais coaching staff

Former British & Irish Lions and Ireland captain Paul O'Connell has been appointed forwards coach at Top 14 outfit Stade Francais.

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Weekend review: Player of the weekend, flop & more

The PRO14 playoffs are now confirmed and with the Aviva Premiership and French Top 14 facing a dramatic finish next weekend, there is still much to play for with playoff places up for grabs and team eager to book a place in next season's Champions Cup.

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Meyer: Stade Francais can be best in the world

New Stade Francais head coach Heyneke Meyer has stated his intention to make the club into one of the best in the world as he was unveiled in Paris on Monday.

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Weekend review: Player of the weekend, flop & more

It is all about the playoffs as the Aviva Premiership, PRO14 and Top 14 edged even closer to the finish flag. The Champions Cup and Challenge Cup may take centre stage this week but there is still plenty at stake after the latest round of games.

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Weekend review: Player of the weekend, flop & more

It is now or never for many teams across European rugby's domestic competitions as teams battle it out for relegation and playoff positions in the Aviva Premiership, PRO14 and the French Top 14.

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Weekend predictions: Champions, Challenge Cups

ESPN's experts predict which teams are set for a big weekend, which players will shine and where your attention should be trained across all of the quarterfinals.

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European review: Player of the week, flop & more

After a weekend of rugby that required all your fingers, toes and a calculator, the quarterfinal line-ups in both the Champions Cup and the Challenge Cup have been finalised.

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Edinburgh beat Stade, clinch home quarterfinal

Edinburgh maintained their 100 percent Challenge Cup campaign and secured a home quarterfinal with a thrilling 34-33 win over Stade Francais at BT Murrayfield, a result that also meant Gloucester are sure to finish as a best runner-up at least.

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Challenge Cup: Morgan gives Blues victory

Winger Ollie Thorley ran in four tries as Gloucester coasted to a 69-12 European Challenge Cup Pool 3 victory over winless Zebre.

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Cardiff defeat Toulouse in France

Cardiff Blues are two from two in the Challenge Cup after registering a famous win in Toulouse.

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Weekend predictions: Champions, Challenge Cups

European club rugby is back for the second weekend in a row 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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450dTom May

Five players who impressed in the Top 14

Former Toulon centre Tom May casts his eye over rounds three and four of the Top 14 to pick out some of the overseas players who made their mark -- and you might be surprised to learn that a few have ended up in France.

474dESPN Staff

French Top 14 Round 1 Wrap: Toulon win big

Toulon finished off the opening round of the new Top 14 season by thumping Pau 41-14 as former England international Chris Ashton stole the show.

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484dJames Harrington

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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Saracens face Saints in Euro opener

Saracens will begin their quest for a third successive European Champions Cup crown with a trip to Aviva Premiership rivals Northampton.

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Saints haul in Stade for Champions Cup place

Northampton Saints have rallied from a 16-point deficit while down to 14-men for most of the second half to beat Stade Francais 23-22 and qualify for the Champions Cup next season.

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Champions Cup dream over for Cardiff

Cardiff Blues captain Ellis Jenkins bemoaned his side's bad luck with injuries after a 46-21 defeat to Stade Francais.

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574dESPN Staff

Cuthbert to play 100th game for Cardiff vs. Stade

Wales wing Alex Cuthbert will make his 100th appearance for Cardiff Blues -- who are still without Sam Warburton -- when they face Stade Francais in the Champions Cup play-off semifinal in Paris.

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579dTom Hamilton

Stade complete comeback from the brink

After it looked like Stade Francais may not even exist next season, this Challenge Cup win was a justification of their very survival, writes Tom Hamilton from Murrayfield.

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Moriarty starts, Laidlaw benched for Gloucester

Recently called up British & Irish Lions scrum-half Greig Laidlaw is in the reserves while Ross Moriarty starts as Gloucester make six changes for the Challenge Cup final against Stade Francais.

2019 RankingsTop 14 Orange

  • SFRAN8th
    TRIES SCORED 1st Clermont Auvergne : 42 Tries Scored
  • SFRAN8th
    POINTS DIFFERENCE 1st Clermont Auvergne : 165 Points Difference