The Top 14 is the top league of French domestic professional rugby union, consisting (as the name suggests) of 14 teams. After a 26 match season, the top 6 teams compete in a knockout tournament to decide the Champions. The top 2 teams go straight to the semi finals of the knockout, whilst the other 4 start in the quarter final. The bottom side are automatically relegated to Rugby Pro D2, whilst the 13th placed side play the runner up of Pro D2 to determine who will play in the following season’s Top 14.
The 2018-2019 champions of Top 14 were Toulouse who won their 20th title, after defeating Clermont in the Final, whilst Bayonne and Brive were promoted from the Pro D2.
2019 – 2020 Season
The below 14 teams are competing in the Top 14 in the 2018-2019 season. Click on the link (where available) next to the team for a guide to visiting the stadium and city, or view the map on the bottom of this page to see where each team is located.
SU Agen – Stade Armandie
Aviron Bayonnais – Stade Jean Dauger
Union Bordeaux Bègles – Stade Chaban-Delmas/Matmut Atlantique
CA Brive – Stade Amédée-Domenech
Castres Olympique – Stade Pierre-Fabre
ASM Clermont Auvergne – Parc des Sports Marcel Michelin
Stade Rochelais – Stade Marcel-Deflandre
Lyon OU – Matmut Stadium de Gerland
Montpellier Hérault Rugby – Altrad Stadium
Pau – Stade du Hameau
Racing 92 – Paris La Défense Arena
Stade Français Paris – Stade Jean-Bouin
Stade Toulousain – Stade Ernest-Wallon
How to buy tickets for Top 14
Ticketing information for all clubs competing in the Top 14 is available on the official website by clicking here.
Official Top 14 Website: www.lnr.fr/rugby-top-14