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 2019-2020 season was suspended in March 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic and was cancelled in May, with no winner or relegation. The most recent winners were therefore the 2018-2019 champions Toulouse who won their 20th title, after defeating Clermont in the Final, whilst Bayonne and Brive were promoted from the Pro D2.
2020 – 2021 Top 14 Season
The below 14 teams are competing in the Top 14 in the 2020-2021 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 (Capacity – 13,863)
Aviron Bayonnais – Stade Jean Dauger (Capacity – 16,934)
Union Bordeaux Bègles – Stade Chaban-Delmas/Matmut Atlantique (Capacity – 33,500)
CA Brive – Stade Amédée-Domenech (Capacity – 13,979)
Castres Olympique – Stade Pierre-Fabre (Capacity – 12,500)
ASM Clermont Auvergne – Parc des Sports Marcel Michelin (Capacity – 19,022)
Stade Rochelais – Stade Marcel-Deflandre (Capacity – 16,000)
Lyon OU – Matmut Stadium de Gerland (Capacity – 25,000)
Montpellier Hérault Rugby – Altrad Stadium (Capacity – 15,697)
Pau – Stade du Hameau (Capacity – 18,324)
Racing 92 – Paris La Défense Arena (Capacity – 30,681)
Stade Français Paris – Stade Jean-Bouin (Capacity – 20,000)
RC Toulonnais – Stade Mayol (Capacity – 18,200)
Stade Toulousain – Stade Ernest-Wallon (Capacity – 18,754)
How to buy tickets for the Top 14
Ticketing information for all clubs competing in the Top 14 is available on the official website by clicking here.
Last Updated on July 14, 2021 by Sports Tourist