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30-12-09, 06:23 PM
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Wednesday, December 30

Montpellier v Stade Franšais
Castres v Montauban
Clermont v Brive
Bayonne v Racing Metro
Toulon v Albi
Biarritz v Bourgoin
Toulouse v Perpignan

Toulouse host champions Perpignan in the pick of Wednesday's clashes as the Top 14 gears up for two rounds of fixtures in five days.

Top of their group in the Heineken Cup, Toulouse must now turn their attentions to their domestic campaign, where fifth place in the standings makes for an unfamiliar and uncomfortable position for the Rouge et Noir. They host the defending champions, who will have their minds set making amends for crashing out of the European Cup.

Stade Franšais find themselves under pressure, teetering on the edge of the play-off zone. The Parisians face a tricky task of travelling to Montpellier while their direct rivals, Toulon and Biarritz, have home fixtures they would expect to win against Albi and Bourgoin respectively. Biarritz must win if they hope to stay in contact with the play-off contenders.

Elsewhere, leaders Castres host Montauban, with whom they drew earlier this year while Racing Metro take their winning streak on the road to Bayonne.

Clermont will expect to challenge for the spot near the top of the standings in their derby with Brive.

30-12-09, 07:04 PM
Sweet. Watching the Castres Mountauban game now and have my link for the big one later. A good wednesday.

30-12-09, 09:15 PM
Montpellier 25-23 Stade Franšais
Castres 30-7 Montauban
Clermont 52-10 Brive
Bayonne 19-23 Racing Metro
Toulon 41-13 Albi
Biarritz 23-6 Bourgoin

Still to follow: Toulouse v Perpignan

31-12-09, 02:33 AM
Yay for Montpellier who beats the Pinkies ! Didn't see the game but there was a bit of scuffle apparently, as usual I should say since a rivality (rivalry?) seems to be building somehow...