The 2011-12 Top 14 season is starting this week. With the league continuing to strengthen year after year, this season could be massive. Also, with the Rugby World Cup around the corner, some of the best players from many top clubs will be missing. This means that the league could be even more competitive for the first few months.
There is a poll available for you to select your pick to win the league this season. Please add a reply below to discuss why you've made your selection. Other important topics to discuss are transfers and relegation candidates.
The list of clubs competing this season are listed below.
Newly promoted clubs are Lyon OU and Union Bordeaux Bègles.
Stade Toulousain are the reigning champions having won their 18th Brennus Shield.
For detailed previews on Top 14 clubs and projections, please check out my blog on TRF by clicking the link below.
Top 14 Preview (Part1)