Top 14 Leader Highlights Live Weekend Of French Pro Rugby

Top 14 Full Highlights From Round 1

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Montpellier won the regular season in the 2017-18 Top 14, but has started 1-2-1 with only a single bonus point; Clermont finished third and has looked unstoppable in going 4-0.

This week in FloRugby's coverage of the French Top 14, you can see both of those teams, live, as they handle two very different starts.

Clermont at Bordeaux-Begles

Clermont is 4-0, with two bonus-point victories, and should be favored, but this rivalry is anything but one-sided. Yes, Clermont won 33-3 late last season, but Bordeaux won the previous matchup in the fall, they tied in January, 2017, and two weeks before that Clermont won 9-6. 

What has been dangerous about Clermont is that of the 20 tries the club has scored, no one player has scored more than two. So news that fullback Nick Abendanon is out three months due to hernia surgery will just open up an opportunity for someone else.

Meanwhile, Greig Laidlaw is second in the league in points with 47.

Said Clermont's Camille Lopez, (paraphrased from a translated interview) Bordeaux has undergone coaching and player changes, but still plays a running style. "It's up to us to exploit that," he said. 

Watch Bordeaux-Begles vs Clermont LIVE Saturday, Sept 22 at 7:45 am CT

Toulouse at Montpellier

Montpellier lost the team's opener (seen LIVE on FloRugby) and then rebounded against La Rochelle. But a 9-9 tie with Bordeaux and a horrible 55-13 loss to Lyon has the players shaking their heads. It won't get any easier as 3-1 Toulouse visits the southern city. 


While the two teams have split their last four meetings, Toulouse has to be favored this week.

Watch Montpellier vs Toulouse LIVE Saturday, Sept. 23 at 10:50am CT

Eagles Make Squad Changes For Home ARC Games

Eagle Watch: Where Is Mike Te'o?

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AUSTIN, T. - The USA Men’s Eagles have announced changes to the full squad for the final three rounds of the Americas Rugby Championship 2019 taking place on home soil. 

Lasike Suspension Reduced, Can Play Against Brazil

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USA center Paul Lasike has successfully appealed his initial sanction by World Rugby and has received a one-week suspension for the stamping incident in the USA vs Argentina XV game.

Dan Carter To Return To Racing 92

Former All Blacks fly-half and double World Cup winner Dan Carter will rejoin Racing 92 in March to "win the European Champions Cup," the only competition he's yet to win, club owner Jacky Lorenzetti said on Sunday.

PRP Roundup: League Tightens Up At Top

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Life West remains atop the Pacific Rugby Premiership after beating the Glendale Merlins Saturday, but the chase is on to catch the Gladiators.

Gaels Hammer Cougars In The Slop

Saint Mary's rode a strong defensive effort to defeat BYU 34-12 in a clash between two Top 10 D1A teams seen live on Florugby.

Laidlaw Leads Clermont To Top

Scotland scrumhalf Greig Laidlaw scored 20 points to help Clermont return to the number one spot in the Top 14 after thumping Bordeaux-Begles 40-15.

Life Holds Off Arkansas State

New USA Callup Duncan Van Schalkwyk

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Life University defeated Arkansas State 27-13 Saturday to move to 2-0 in the Mid-South D1A conference in a game seen live on FloRugby.

Massive D1A Weekend: Notes And Picks

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We've already made it plain that this is a pretty exciting weekend for D1A college rugby, and so it is. 

Front Row Power Key To Life-Arkansas State Clash

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Watch the scrum during Saturday's Arkansas State vs LIfe, because it could be where the game is won and lost.

15 Games And A Live Show To Watch This Weekend

FloRugby will show 15 live games plus a live show this weekend for rugby fans.