Top 14 2010/2011 season

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Who will win and become French champions?

  1. Perpignan

    1 vote(s)
    2.9%
  2. Clermont

    6 vote(s)
    17.6%
  3. Racing Métro

    7 vote(s)
    20.6%
  4. Toulon

    7 vote(s)
    20.6%
  5. Castres

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. Toulouse

    6 vote(s)
    17.6%
  7. Other team

    7 vote(s)
    20.6%
  1. TRF_Ezequiel

    TRF_Ezequiel Kanko Krazy!!!

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    The 2010-2011 Top 14 season is starting soon. This will be the first time I will be following the competition. My favourite player, Francois Steyn, moved to Racing Metro and because of that I will be supporting that team. It might not be the best reason to start supporting a team but what the hell...

    The bonus point system is the same as other competitions:

    * 4 points for a win.
    * 2 points for a draw.
    * 1 "bonus" point for winning while scoring at least 3 more tries than the opponent.
    * 1 "bonus" point for losing by 7 points (or less).

    As the name of the league might give away, there's 14 teams participating. These are the teams:

    - Agen
    - Bayonne
    - Biaritz
    - Bourgoin
    - Brive
    - Castres
    - Clermont
    - Montpellier
    - Perpignan
    - Racing Métro
    - La Rochelle
    - Stade Français
    - Toulon
    - Toulouse

    Agen and La Rochelle won promotion last season from the D2 League and replace Montauban (financial problems) and Albi


    Well, I hope there's some French rugby fans to discuss with here. I am planning to visit a Racing Metro match for the coming season. Would help to get some inside information :)
     
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  3. Seaton

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    Don't call yourself a supporter until you have actually been to a mtach, no one likes a glory hunter, do we ;)
     
  4. TRF_Ezequiel

    TRF_Ezequiel Kanko Krazy!!!

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    Haha. If I wanted to go for glory I would have chosen Toulouse :D

    I will call myself a follower until I actually been to the stadium

    They do have a wonderful stadium by the way! Historical... 1938 FIFA World Cup final, 1924 Olympic final... It will be really nice to go there.
     
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    You should try to come for next Paris Derby, i.e. Racing Métro versus Stade Français, which will be played at Stade de France.
     
  6. TRF_Ezequiel

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    Ja, I could do that but I would also really like to visit the stadium in Colombes. Maybe I'll go to several matches ;)

    Is there any news about a schedule already?
     
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    No, not yet. It will be published in a few days.
     
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    Paris was left off that list...
    vive le Stade Francais...or something!
     
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    Is Stade Francais the same as Paris in the schedule?
     
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    Stade Francais is Paris.
     
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    This is my first time following as well. I will be at Perpignan for the opening on August 13 and will be rooting for Clermont Auvergne. I will attend as many games as possible, at least where Clermont plays in support of their club. Will you be here for the opening game?
     
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    I went to the SF v Toulouse match in March at the Stade de France. Unbelievable experience, one of the best matches I've been to, unfortunately purely for the occasion. Toulouse whooped ass 0-29.
    My second favourite stadium behind the Millennium.
    Although they've been pwp recently I'll stick in with Stade. The gf got me the 3rd kit for my birthday as well so i can't just ditch them :p
     
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    I guess Toulon or Clermont will win the comp. Altho everything can happen.
     
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    The only French teams I've seen play to date are Castres and Toulon - so I think either of them could win the title
     
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    I have voted other in the hope that Perpignan can make it 3 finals in a row and win this one.
     
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    Will be a good competition this year.
     
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    ...Perpignan are an option...
     
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    Biarritz and Stade Français can be added to this list.
     
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    Biarritz? I know they have a good team. But I would rate them top 5
     
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