Top 14: Stade Toulousain directly in the semifinals, Castres was eliminated despite a crazy match

the essentials The 26th and last day of the regular phase passed his judgment on this Saturday, June 5th.

At the end of the 26th and last day of the regular phase of the top 14, Stade Toulousain reached the direct qualification in the semifinals thanks to the 21:10 victory over Bordeaux-Bègles.

They finished first in this first part of the championship (3 points ahead of the second Rochelais, who was beaten 25:20 in Clermont). These players from La Rochelle also qualified directly for the semi-finals (scheduled for June 18th and 19th in Lille).

However, disappointment for the Castres. Despite 6 registered attempts and a 46:24 win against Toulon, the Tarnais will not play the play-offs due to the success of the Stade Français 12: 9 in Bayonne. You can feed the regret as the match delivered to Pierre-Fabre was spectacular. The CO can comfort himself with a seventh place, equivalent to qualifying for the European Cup. Another point if Racing, UBB, Clermont or Stade Français should withdraw because of Covid cases … Castres would be drafted.

Toulon is the big loser this evening. Subscribers to the final stages were able to climb dams up the Var with an easy win. After a 17-0 lead, the RCT relaxed completely and offered victory to the CO on a plateau.

Racing 92, victorious 55-12 by Brive, qualified for the jump-off after suspecting the hope of a half-time for a few moments. The same applies to the UBB, for which a direct qualification was almost impossible. Clermont consolidates its rank, as does the Stade Français, which achieved the really good operation with a 12-9 win at Bayonne.

The dams are scheduled for Friday 11th and Saturday 12th June.

The Bayonnais will compete for the jump-off in Biarritz to avoid going down in Pro D2. Pau saved thanks to his 41-25 win against Montpellier.

The already relegated Agen ended his very difficult season with another 52: 7 defeat in Lyon.

The program at the end of the top 14 season

The play-offs: Racing 92 – Stade Français (Friday 11 June, 9 p.m., Canal +); Bordeaux-Bègles – Clermont (Saturday 12 June at 9 p.m. on Canal +).

The semi-finals (June 18th and 19th in Lille): Stade Toulousain – Bordeaux-Bègles or Clermont; La Rochelle – Racing 92 or Stade Français.

The final will take place on Friday 25 June (Canal + and France 2).

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