Ranking Top 14 at half-championship

Discussion in 'Top 14 & Rugby Pro D2' started by CAB, Feb 6, 2020.

  1. CAB

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    Classement Top 14 2019-2020


    Rank pts Played W. D. L. Bonus G.A
    1 Lyon 49 14 11 0 3 5 +182
    2 Bordeaux-Bègles 47 14 10 1 3 5 +129
    3 La Rochelle 37 14 8 0 6 5 +38
    4 Racing 92 37 14 7 1 6 7 +82
    5 Toulon 36 14 7 2 5 4 +49
    6 Toulouse 34 14 7 1 6 4 +32
    7 Clermont 32 14 8 0 6 0 -3
    8 Montpellier 32 14 5 3 6 6 +34
    9 Brive (promoted) 29 14 6 1 7 3 -58
    10 Bayonne (promoted) 24 14 5 1 8 2 -101
    11 Pau 23 14 5 0 9 3 -71
    12 Castres 23 14 5 0 9 3 -95
    13 Agen 22 14 4 1 9 4 -69
    14 Stade Français 20 14 4 1 9 2 -149

    The system of "doublons" (championships day organised the same day of international tests) have put a certain mess in the Top 14... it has profited to promoted and big teams which have far less international players... Toulouse and Clermont are clearly unadvantaged... Stade français has a harsh season.
     
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    I would like to be able to rank them, but I can't as we can't get Top 14 rugby in the Uk
     
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    For several years know, french top 14 has been very "opened" ... I mean, there are 7 or even 8 teams which can win it, and every years we have 2 or at least one surprises, for the good or for the worse... This year seem to go the same... I find the top 14 too long championship, it needs a "réforme", a true one. Actually, french top 14 make the french national team a very scrap one. you can put the coach you want at the head of France, if your best players do 35-40 match a year, you can't longly compete with SH teams nor home nations... if you look at the french side, they can play at top level about 50-60 minutes a match, and most of the time, France dominates ALL their opponents in that time, but, suddenly they fall down a,d are crushed, without anymore energy (we say even anymore juice ere : "jus", in the electric way). But at least, Top 14 stay interesting till the end, as many things are determinated only in the very last days of the championship.
     
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