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Re: French rugby 2020/2021

Post by Robespierre » Mon Jan 11, 2021 9:54 am

Here are the results of round 14 of the Top14:

Brive 23 Montpellier 22 (big comeback by Brive who were trailing 0-16 at one moment)
Pau 31 Clermont 42
Bordeaux 31 Lyon 9
Castres 39 Agen 23 (Agen are still seeking their first win of the season)
Toulon v Bayonne postponed
Racing v La Rochelle postponed
Toulouse 48 Stade Français 24 (an impressive bp win for Toulouse)

Table played/points
1 Toulouse 14/47
2 La Rochelle 13/44
3 Racing 12/41
4 Lyon 13/34
5 S Français 13/34
6 Toulon 12/33
7Bordeaux 13/33
8 Clermont 12/33
9 Brive 14/26
10 Castres 12/25
11 Pau 13/21
12 Bayonne 11/21
13 Montpellier 12/19
14 Agen 14/2
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Re: French rugby 2020/2021

Post by drc_007 » Mon Jan 11, 2021 10:01 am

Were the postponements due to COVID

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Re: French rugby 2020/2021

Post by Robespierre » Mon Jan 11, 2021 10:42 am

drc_007 wrote:
Mon Jan 11, 2021 10:01 am
Were the postponements due to COVID
Yes.
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Re: French rugby 2020/2021

Post by Robespierre » Tue Jan 12, 2021 3:51 pm

The 37-man French squad for the forthcoming 6N has been announced.

One player who seems to have come from nowhere is Racing winger Donovan Taofifenua( his cousin Romain is also in the squad). Another Racing player is the young prop Georges-Henri Colombe.
This squad will win the 6N - you heard it here first!!

Props (6) : Cyril Baille (Toulouse), Jean-Baptiste Gros (Toulon), Hassane Kolingar (Racing 92), Mohamed Haouas (Montpellier), Uini Atonio (La Rochelle), Georges-Henri Colombe (Racing 92).
Hookers (3) : Julien Marchand (Toulouse), Camille Chat (Racing 92), Pierre Bourgarit (La Rochelle).
2nd row (6) : Bernard Le Roux (Racing 92), Killian Geraci (Lyon), Paul Willemse (Montpellier), Romain Taofifenua (Toulon), Baptiste Pesenti (Pau), Swan Rebbadj (Toulon).
Back row (6) : Grégory Alldritt (La Rochelle), François Cros (Toulouse), Charles Ollivon (cap., Toulon), Dylan Cretin (Lyon), Selevasio Tolofua (Toulouse), Anthony Jelonch (Castres).
Scrum halves (3) : Antoine Dupont (Toulouse), Baptiste Serin (Toulon), Baptiste Couilloud (Lyon).
Stand offs (2) : Matthieu Jalibert (Bordeaux-Bègles), Louis Carbonel (Toulon).
Centres (4) : Virimi Vakatawa (Racing 92), Gaël Fickou (Stade Français), Arthur Vincent (Montpellier), Julien Delbouis (Stade Français).
Wingers (4) : Damian Penaud (Clermont), Teddy Thomas (Racing 92), Gabin Villière (Toulon), Donovan Taofifenua (Racing 92).
Fullbacks (3) : Anthony Bouthier (Montpellier), Brice Dulin (La Rochelle), Thomas Ramos (Toulouse).
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Re: French rugby 2020/2021

Post by Robespierre » Tue Jan 12, 2021 6:25 pm

With the suspension of European fixtures, the 15th round of the Top14 has been brought forward to the weekend of January 23rd/24th:

Montpellier v Racing
Clermont v Bordeaux
Bayonne v Agen
Brive v Toulon
Lyon v Pau
S Français v Castres
La Rochelle v Toulouse (top of the table crunch)

Why can't the Premiership do the same? :smt017
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Re: French rugby 2020/2021

Post by ourla » Tue Jan 12, 2021 8:10 pm

Robespierre wrote:
Tue Jan 12, 2021 6:25 pm
Why can't the Premiership do the same? :smt017
They could have but chose not to - from what I've read the clubs were split on the issue.
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Re: French rugby 2020/2021

Post by JP14 » Wed Jan 13, 2021 8:34 am

Robespierre wrote:
Tue Jan 12, 2021 3:51 pm
The 37-man French squad for the forthcoming 6N has been announced.

One player who seems to have come from nowhere is Racing winger Donovan Taofifenua( his cousin Romain is also in the squad). Another Racing player is the young prop Georges-Henri Colombe.
This squad will win the 6N - you heard it here first!!

Props (6) : Cyril Baille (Toulouse), Jean-Baptiste Gros (Toulon), Hassane Kolingar (Racing 92), Mohamed Haouas (Montpellier), Uini Atonio (La Rochelle), Georges-Henri Colombe (Racing 92).
Hookers (3) : Julien Marchand (Toulouse), Camille Chat (Racing 92), Pierre Bourgarit (La Rochelle).
2nd row (6) : Bernard Le Roux (Racing 92), Killian Geraci (Lyon), Paul Willemse (Montpellier), Romain Taofifenua (Toulon), Baptiste Pesenti (Pau), Swan Rebbadj (Toulon).
Back row (6) : Grégory Alldritt (La Rochelle), François Cros (Toulouse), Charles Ollivon (cap., Toulon), Dylan Cretin (Lyon), Selevasio Tolofua (Toulouse), Anthony Jelonch (Castres).
Scrum halves (3) : Antoine Dupont (Toulouse), Baptiste Serin (Toulon), Baptiste Couilloud (Lyon).
Stand offs (2) : Matthieu Jalibert (Bordeaux-Bègles), Louis Carbonel (Toulon).
Centres (4) : Virimi Vakatawa (Racing 92), Gaël Fickou (Stade Français), Arthur Vincent (Montpellier), Julien Delbouis (Stade Français).
Wingers (4) : Damian Penaud (Clermont), Teddy Thomas (Racing 92), Gabin Villière (Toulon), Donovan Taofifenua (Racing 92).
Fullbacks (3) : Anthony Bouthier (Montpellier), Brice Dulin (La Rochelle), Thomas Ramos (Toulouse).
Donavan Taofifenua has been in an excellent form though, from his stunning finish versus Connacht to his performance versus Harlequins. Hasn't he also been capped at U20s level?

I saw Georges Henri-Colombe also play for Racing versus Harlequins, big fella who needs a bit of timber trimming down but again another fantastic young prop.
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Re: French rugby 2020/2021

Post by Robespierre » Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:19 am

JP14 wrote:
Wed Jan 13, 2021 8:34 am
Robespierre wrote:
Tue Jan 12, 2021 3:51 pm
The 37-man French squad for the forthcoming 6N has been announced.

One player who seems to have come from nowhere is Racing winger Donovan Taofifenua( his cousin Romain is also in the squad). Another Racing player is the young prop Georges-Henri Colombe.
This squad will win the 6N - you heard it here first!!

Props (6) : Cyril Baille (Toulouse), Jean-Baptiste Gros (Toulon), Hassane Kolingar (Racing 92), Mohamed Haouas (Montpellier), Uini Atonio (La Rochelle), Georges-Henri Colombe (Racing 92).
Hookers (3) : Julien Marchand (Toulouse), Camille Chat (Racing 92), Pierre Bourgarit (La Rochelle).
2nd row (6) : Bernard Le Roux (Racing 92), Killian Geraci (Lyon), Paul Willemse (Montpellier), Romain Taofifenua (Toulon), Baptiste Pesenti (Pau), Swan Rebbadj (Toulon).
Back row (6) : Grégory Alldritt (La Rochelle), François Cros (Toulouse), Charles Ollivon (cap., Toulon), Dylan Cretin (Lyon), Selevasio Tolofua (Toulouse), Anthony Jelonch (Castres).
Scrum halves (3) : Antoine Dupont (Toulouse), Baptiste Serin (Toulon), Baptiste Couilloud (Lyon).
Stand offs (2) : Matthieu Jalibert (Bordeaux-Bègles), Louis Carbonel (Toulon).
Centres (4) : Virimi Vakatawa (Racing 92), Gaël Fickou (Stade Français), Arthur Vincent (Montpellier), Julien Delbouis (Stade Français).
Wingers (4) : Damian Penaud (Clermont), Teddy Thomas (Racing 92), Gabin Villière (Toulon), Donovan Taofifenua (Racing 92).
Fullbacks (3) : Anthony Bouthier (Montpellier), Brice Dulin (La Rochelle), Thomas Ramos (Toulouse).
Donavan Taofifenua has been in an excellent form though, from his stunning finish versus Connacht to his performance versus Harlequins. Hasn't he also been capped at U20s level?

I saw Georges Henri-Colombe also play for Racing versus Harlequins, big fella who needs a bit of timber trimming down but again another fantastic young prop.
Yes.. When they won the tournament in 2019.
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Re: French rugby 2020/2021

Post by Robespierre » Fri Jan 15, 2021 12:33 pm

Let's take a look at the ProD2 table now that we're more or less half-way through the season.

1 Perpignan - played 15/points 54 (Perry Freshwater is forwards' coach)
2 Vannes 16/54 (Vannes is in southern Brittany and Nick Abendanon plays for them)
3 Biarritz 14/45 (Steffon Armitage is the current captain)
4 Colomiers 14/44
5 Oyonnax 14/41
6 Nevers 15/36 (Nevers is in the Burgundy region and lies about mid-way between Clermont and Orléans. Zach Henry played for them before joining Tigers)
7 Provence 14/32
8 Beziers 15/32
9 Montauban 14/27
10 Aurillac 15/26
11 Grenoble 14/26
12 Carcassonne 15/25
13 Rouen 15/23 (coached by former England scrum half Richard Hill and England 2nd row Tom Palmer. Carl Fearns plays for them)
14 Mont de Marsan 13/22
15 Valence Romans 14/21
16 Angoulême 15/18

The top 4 sides play off for promotion with the winner promoted, and the runner-up has a play-off against the second-bottom club in the Top14.
Normally, the bottom two clubs are relegated to Fédérale 1.
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Re: French rugby 2020/2021

Post by Robespierre » Sat Jan 16, 2021 1:10 pm

There are four catch-up Top14 matches this weekend:

16 Jan - round 4 Bordeaux v Clermont
round 13 Bayonne v Pau

17 Jan round 5 Montpellier v Castres
Racing v Toulon
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Re: French rugby 2020/2021

Post by Robespierre » Mon Jan 18, 2021 9:54 am

Robespierre wrote:
Sat Jan 16, 2021 1:10 pm
There are four catch-up Top14 matches this weekend:

16 Jan - round 4 Bordeaux v Clermont
round 13 Bayonne v Pau

17 Jan round 5 Montpellier v Castres
Racing v Toulon
Results:
Bordeaux 16 Clermont 16
Bayonne 22 Pau 23
Montpellier 19 Castres 21
Racing 23 Toulon 29

Very close matches this weekend, and Racing could well have won the match if it hadn't been for Virimi Vakatawa taking his time to touch the ball down for a try! Here's the video:

https://www.rugbyrama.fr/rugby/top-14/2 ... tory.shtml

Table:

1 Toulouse played 14 / 47 points
2 La Rochelle 13/44
3 Racing 13/41
4 Toulon 13/37
5 Clermont 13/35
6 Bordeaux 14/35
7 Lyon 13/34
8 S Français 13/34
9 Castres 13/29
10 Brive 14/26
11 Pau 14/25
12 Bayonne 12/22
13 Montpellier 13/20
14 Agen 14/2
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Re: French rugby 2020/2021

Post by TigerFeetSteve » Mon Jan 18, 2021 10:18 am

Robespierre wrote:
Mon Jan 18, 2021 9:54 am
Robespierre wrote:
Sat Jan 16, 2021 1:10 pm
There are four catch-up Top14 matches this weekend:

16 Jan - round 4 Bordeaux v Clermont
round 13 Bayonne v Pau

17 Jan round 5 Montpellier v Castres
Racing v Toulon
Results:
Bordeaux 16 Clermont 16
Bayonne 22 Pau 23
Montpellier 19 Castres 21
Racing 23 Toulon 29

Very close matches this weekend, and Racing could well have won the match if it hadn't been for Virimi Vakatawa taking his time to touch the ball down for a try! Here's the video:

https://www.rugbyrama.fr/rugby/top-14/2 ... tory.shtml

Table:

1 Toulouse played 14 / 47 points
2 La Rochelle 13/44
3 Racing 13/41
4 Toulon 13/37
5 Clermont 13/35
6 Bordeaux 14/35
7 Lyon 13/34
8 S Français 13/34
9 Castres 13/29
10 Brive 14/26
11 Pau 14/25
12 Bayonne 12/22
13 Montpellier 13/20
14 Agen 14/2
That's a bad mistake...
Used to run around with an 11, 14 or 15 on my back.

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Re: French rugby 2020/2021

Post by Robespierre » Mon Jan 18, 2021 3:30 pm

TigerFeetSteve wrote:
Mon Jan 18, 2021 10:18 am
Robespierre wrote:
Mon Jan 18, 2021 9:54 am
Robespierre wrote:
Sat Jan 16, 2021 1:10 pm
There are four catch-up Top14 matches this weekend:

16 Jan - round 4 Bordeaux v Clermont
round 13 Bayonne v Pau

17 Jan round 5 Montpellier v Castres
Racing v Toulon
Results:
Bordeaux 16 Clermont 16
Bayonne 22 Pau 23
Montpellier 19 Castres 21
Racing 23 Toulon 29

Very close matches this weekend, and Racing could well have won the match if it hadn't been for Virimi Vakatawa taking his time to touch the ball down for a try! Here's the video:

https://www.rugbyrama.fr/rugby/top-14/2 ... tory.shtml

Table:

1 Toulouse played 14 / 47 points
2 La Rochelle 13/44
3 Racing 13/41
4 Toulon 13/37
5 Clermont 13/35
6 Bordeaux 14/35
7 Lyon 13/34
8 S Français 13/34
9 Castres 13/29
10 Brive 14/26
11 Pau 14/25
12 Bayonne 12/22
13 Montpellier 13/20
14 Agen 14/2
That's a bad mistake...
And from an experienced French international player too. I would imagine that he got a hell of a :censored: from his coaches and fellow players!
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Re: French rugby 2020/2021

Post by Robespierre » Thu Jan 21, 2021 1:37 pm

Robespierre wrote:
Sat Jan 09, 2021 8:25 pm
Robespierre wrote:
Sat Jan 09, 2021 8:15 pm
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Sat Jan 09, 2021 12:22 pm
M. Robespierre - did you see the Nevers player get sent off for lifting the ref up in celebration? My initial reaction was that it was such a shame as the guy was clearly so happy about the try being declined, but in hindsight it isn’t acceptable to touch the ref (Neil Back!!) and if I’d have been the coach I’d be fuming at such a stupid act even though it might have been well intentioned.
Hi, Richie. No, I haven’t seen it. Might find a clip somewhere. I’ll check it out.
. Seen it! The Fijian winger seemed rather pleased with the victory in a close match and celebrated by hoisting the ref, who didn’t appreciate it at all!! Here’s the link:
https://france3-regions.francetvinfo.fr ... 13212.html
The player has copped a whopping 5-week ban! Even taking into account that players shouldn’t make any physical contact with the ref, I can’t help thinking that 5 weeks is far too excessive.
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Re: French rugby 2020/2021

Post by Cagey Tiger » Thu Jan 21, 2021 2:45 pm

Robespierre wrote:
Thu Jan 21, 2021 1:37 pm
Robespierre wrote:
Sat Jan 09, 2021 8:25 pm
Robespierre wrote:
Sat Jan 09, 2021 8:15 pm


Hi, Richie. No, I haven’t seen it. Might find a clip somewhere. I’ll check it out.
. Seen it! The Fijian winger seemed rather pleased with the victory in a close match and celebrated by hoisting the ref, who didn’t appreciate it at all!! Here’s the link:
https://france3-regions.francetvinfo.fr ... 13212.html
The player has copped a whopping 5-week ban! Even taking into account that players shouldn’t make any physical contact with the ref, I can’t help thinking that 5 weeks is far too excessive.
Maybe, but it wasn't a heat of the moment thing, so 4 or 5 weeks probably where it should be,.

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