Top 14 Rugby Betting Tips

The 2019-20 Top 14 competition is the 121st domestic rugby union club competition in France that is operated by the Ligue Nationale de Rugby (LNR). The Top 14 is the top league in the French rugby union league system. 

The Top 14 features promotion and relegation between the Top 14 and the Rugby Pro D2.

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Where is the 2019-20 Top 14 Rugby played?

The 2019-20 Top 14 Rugby is played in France.

When is the 2019-20 Top 14 Rugby being played?

The 2019-20 Top 14 Rugby starts on 24 August 2019 and concludes in June 2020.

Who won the 2018-19 Top 14?

Toulouse won the 2018-19 Top 14 competition after defeating Clermont 24-18 in the 2019 Top 14 Final on 15 June 2019 at Stade de France.

Top 14 Rugby History


The Top 14 began in 1892 as the French championship, a one-off game between Racing Club de France and Stade Français. The 1897 and 1898 series were based on a points system after a round-robin format. 

Entry was limited to rugby clubs in Paris with the 1899 season being the first to include clubs from outside of Paris. Bordeaux club Stade Bordelais won the final in their first attempt with the final played in Bordeaux.

Racing Club, Stade Français and Stade Bordelais dominated the competition in the early years until clubs including FC Lyon, Stade Toulousain, Aviron Bayonnais and USA Perpignan won titles.

Stadoceste Tarbais became the first post-war champions but Stade Toulousain would dominate the 1920s, winning five French championships during the decade. In the 1930s the championship game was held in Bordeaux and Toulouse which further shifter the power of French rugby to the south of France with RC Narbonne, CS Vienne, Perpignan and Biarritz Olympique all winning titles.

The championship final returned to Paris after World War II with the final played at Parc des Princes for four consecutive seasons. FC Lourdes became the dominant club during the 1950s when they won five French championships and another in 1960.

SU Agen won three titles during the 1960s, Béziers enjoying a golden era starting in the 1970s as they won ten championships between 1971 and 1984. The final was held in Toulouse, Lyon and Bordeaux in those years before the French championship final returned to Parc des Princes in Paris on a permanent basis. 

Toulouse were the dominant team in the 1980s after winning the French championship in 1985, 1986 and 1989. Rugby union become a professional sport following the 1995 Rugby World Cup in South Africa that led to the establishment of the European Heineken Cup.

Toulouse emerged as the dominant club, winning four consecutive French championships. In 1998 the French chamionship final was moved to the newly constructed Stade de France with the final played in front of 78,000 spectators as Stade Français won their first championship since 1908.

The top 14 competition experienced a huge rise in popularity in 2005 with attendances climbing by 25%. Stade Français attracted a crowd of 79,502 at Stade de France for their home match against Toulouse on 15 October 2005, breaking the previous attendance record for a regular-season match in any sport by more than 20,000 people.

In the 2017-18 Top 14 season the only club to be automatically relegated from Top 14 was the club that finished last on the league table. The relegated club would be replaced by the Pro D2 champion and second last Top 14 team entered a playoff with the Pro D2 runners-up with the winner rewarded with the final Top 14 spot.

On 13 March 2017 Racing 92 and Stade Français planned to merge into a single club, but Stade Français players voted to go on strike that forced both clubs to cancel the planned merger.

Top 14 Rugby Clubs


The 14 clubs competing in the Top 14 rugby competition are as follows:

ClubEstablishedCityStadiumCapacity
Sporting Union Agen 1908 Agen Stade Armandie 14,000
Aviron Bayonnais 1904 Bayonne Stade Jean Dauger 16,934
Union Bordeaux Bègles 2006 Bordeaux Stade Chaban-Delmas 34,694
Club Athlétique Brive 1910 Brive-la-Gaillarde Stade Amédée-Domenech 16,000
Castres Olympique 1906 Castres Stade Pierre-Fabre 12,500
ASM Clermont Auvergne 1911 Clermont-Ferrand Parc des Sports Marcel Michelin 19,022
Stade Rochelais 1898 La Rochelle Stade Marcel-Deflandre 16,000
Lyon Olympique Universitaire 1896 Lyon Matmut Stadium de Gerland 25,000
Montpellier Hérault Rugby 1986 Montpellier Altrad Stadium 15,697
Section Paloise 1902 Pau Stade du Hameau 18,324
Racing 92 1890 Nanterre Paris La Défense Arena 30,681
Stade Français 1883 Paris Stade Jean-Bouin 20,000
RC Toulonnais 1908 Toulon Stade Mayol 18,200
Stade Toulousain 1907 Toulouse (Haute-Garonne) Stade Ernest-Wallon 19,500

Top 14 Rugby Results


Stay up to date with all the Top 14 rugby results so you can see what teams and players are in form. Get ahead of the competition and bookmakers by planning your betting strategy for the upcoming matches.

Top 14 Rugby Winners and Runners-up


Stade Toulousain are the defending champions after winning the 2018-19 Top 14 Rugby competition.

FinalChampionScoreRunner-upLocation
2020 tba tba tba tba
15 June 2019 Stade Toulousain 24–18 ASM Clermont Auvergne Stade de France, Saint-Denis
2 June 2018 Castres Olympique 29–13 Montpellier Hérault Rugby Stade de France, Saint-Denis
4 June 2017 ASM Clermont Auvergne 22–16 RC Toulon Stade de France, Saint-Denis
24 June 2016 Racing 92 29–21 RC Toulon Camp Nou, Barcelona
13 June 2015 Stade Français 12–6 ASM Clermont Auvergne Stade de France, Saint-Denis
31 May 2014 RC Toulon 18–10 Castres Olympique Stade de France, Saint-Denis
1 June 2013 Castres Olympique 19–14 RC Toulon Stade de France, Saint-Denis
9 June 2012 Stade Toulousain 18–12 RC Toulon Stade de France, Saint-Denis
4 June 2011 Stade Toulousain 15–10 Montpellier Hérault Rugby Stade de France, Saint-Denis
29 May 2010 ASM Clermont Auvergne 19–6 USA Perpignan Stade de France, Saint-Denis
6 June 2009 USA Perpignan 22–13 ASM Clermont Auvergne Stade de France, Saint-Denis
28 June 2008 Stade Toulousain 26–20 ASM Clermont Auvergne Stade de France, Saint-Denis
9 June 2007 Stade Français 23–18 ASM Clermont Auvergne Stade de France, Saint-Denis
10 June 2006 Biarritz Olympique 40–13 Stade Toulousain Stade de France, Saint-Denis
11 June 2005 Biarritz Olympique 37–34 aet Stade Français Stade de France, Saint-Denis
26 June 2004 Stade Français 38–20 USA Perpignan Stade de France, Saint-Denis
7 June 2003 Stade Français 32–18 Stade Toulousain Stade de France, Saint-Denis
8 June 2002 Biarritz Olympique 25–22 aet SU Agen Stade de France, Saint-Denis
9 June 2001 Stade Toulousain 34–22 AS Montferrand Stade de France, Saint-Denis
15 July 2000 Stade Français 28–23 US Colomiers Stade de France, Saint-Denis
29 May 1999 Stade Toulousain 15–11 AS Montferrand Stade de France, Saint-Denis
16 May 1998 Stade Français 34–7 USA Perpignan Stade de France, Saint-Denis
31 May 1997 Stade Toulousain 12–6 CS Bourgoin-Jallieu Parc des Princes, Paris
1 June 1996 Stade Toulousain 20–13 CA Brive Parc des Princes, Paris
6 May 1995 Stade Toulousain 31–16 Castres Olympique Parc des Princes, Paris
28 May 1994 Stade Toulousain 22–16 AS Montferrand Parc des Princes, Paris
5 June 1993 Castres Olympique 14–11 FC Grenoble Parc des Princes, Paris
6 June 1992 RC Toulon 19–14 Biarritz Olympique Parc des Princes, Paris
1 June 1991 CA Bordeaux-Bègles Gironde 19–10 Stade Toulousain Parc des Princes, Paris
26 May 1990 Racing Club de France 22–12 aet SU Agen Parc des Princes, Paris
27 May 1989 Stade Toulousain 18–12 RC Toulon Parc des Princes, Paris
28 May 1988 SU Agen 9–3 Stadoceste Tarbais Parc des Princes, Paris
22 May 1987 RC Toulon 15–12 Racing Club de France Parc des Princes, Paris
24 May 1986 Stade Toulousain 16–6 SU Agen Parc des Princes, Paris
25 May 1985 Stade Toulousain 36–22 aet RC Toulon Parc des Princes, Paris
26 May 1984 AS Béziers 21–21 aet SU Agen Parc des Princes, Paris
28 May 1983 AS Béziers 14–6 RRC Nice Parc des Princes, Paris
29 May 1982 SU Agen 18–9 Aviron Bayonnais Parc des Princes, Paris
23 May 1981 AS Béziers 22–13 Stade Bagnérais Parc des Princes, Paris
25 May 1980 AS Béziers 10–6 Stade Toulousain Parc des Princes, Paris
27 May 1979 RC Narbonne 10–0 Stade Bagnérais Parc des Princes, Paris
28 May 1978 AS Béziers 31–9 AS Montferrand Parc des Princes, Paris
29 May 1977 AS Béziers 12–4 USA Perpignan Parc des Princes, Paris
23 May 1976 SU Agen 13–10 aet AS Béziers Parc des Princes, Paris
18 May 1975 AS Béziers 13–12 CA Brive Parc des Princes, Paris
12 May 1974 AS Béziers 16–14 RC Narbonne Parc des Princes, Paris
20 May 1973 Stadoceste Tarbais 18–12 US Dax Stadium Municipal, Toulouse
21 May 1972 AS Béziers 9–0 CA Brive Stade Gerland, Lyon
16 May 1971 AS Béziers 15–9 aet RC Toulon Parc Lescure, Bordeaux
17 May 1970 La Voulte Sportif 3–0 AS Montferrand Stadium Municipal, Toulouse
18 May 1969 CA Béglais 11–9 Stade Toulousain Stade Gerland, Lyon
16 June 1968 FC Lourdes 9–9 aet RC Toulon Stadium Municipal, Toulouse
28 May 1967 US Montauban 11–3 CA Béglais Parc Lescure, Bordeaux
22 May 1966 SU Agen 9–8 US Dax Stadium Municipal, Toulouse
23 May 1965 SU Agen 15–8 CA Brive Stade Gerland, Lyon
24 May 1964 Section Paloise 14–0 AS Béziers Stadium Municipal, Toulouse
2 June 1963 Stade Montois 9–6 US Dax Parc Lescure, Bordeaux
27 May 1962 SU Agen 14–11 AS Béziers Stadium Municipal, Toulouse
28 May 1961 AS Béziers 6–3 US Dax Stade de Gerland, Lyon
22 May 1960 FC Lourdes 14–11 AS Béziers Stadium Municipal, Toulouse
24 May 1959 Racing Club de France 8–3 Stade Montois Parc Lescure, Bordeaux
18 May 1958 FC Lourdes 25–8 SC Mazamet Stadium Municipal, Toulouse
26 May 1957 FC Lourdes 16–13 Racing Club de France Stade Gerland, Lyon
3 June 1956 FC Lourdes 20–0 US Dax Stadium Municipal, Toulouse
22 May 1955 USA Perpignan 11–6 FC Lourdes Parc Lescure, Bordeaux
23 May 1954 FC Grenoble 5–3 US Cognac Stadium Municipal, Toulouse
17 May 1953 FC Lourdes 21–16 Stade Montois Stadium Municipal, Toulouse
4 May 1952 FC Lourdes 20–11 USA Perpignan Stadium Municipal, Toulouse
20 May 1951 US Carmaux 14–12 aet Stadoceste Tarbais Stadium Municipal, Toulouse
16 April 1950 Castres Olympique 11–8 Racing Club de France Stade des Ponts Jumeaux, Toulouse
22 May 1949 Castres Olympique 14–3 Stade Montois Stade des Ponts Jumeaux, Toulouse
18 April 1948 FC Lourdes 11–3 RC Toulon Stade des Ponts Jumeaux, Toulouse
13 April 1947 Stade Toulousain 10–3 SU Agen Stade des Ponts Jumeaux, Toulouse
24 March 1946 Section Paloise 11–0 FC Lourdes Parc des Princes, Paris
7 April 1945 SU Agen 7–3 FC Lourdes Parc des Princes, Paris
26 March 1944 USA Perpignan 20–5 Aviron Bayonnais Parc des Princes, Paris
21 March 1943 Aviron Bayonnais 3–0 SU Agen Parc des Princes, Paris
30 April 1939 Biarritz Olympique 6–0 aet USA Perpignan Stade des Ponts Jumeaux, Toulouse
8 May 1938 USA Perpignan 11–6 Biarritz Olympique Stade des Ponts Jumeaux, Toulouse
2 May 1937 CS Vienne 13–7 AS Montferrand Stade des Ponts Jumeaux, Toulouse
10 May 1936 RC Narbonne 6–3 AS Montferrand Stade des Ponts Jumeaux, Toulouse
12 May 1935 Biarritz Olympique 3–0 USA Perpignan Stade des Ponts Jumeaux, Toulouse
13 May 1934 Aviron Bayonnais 13–8 Biarritz Olympique Stade des Ponts Jumeaux, Toulouse
7 May 1933 Lyon OU 10–3 RC Narbonne Parc Lescure, Bordeaux
5 May 1932 Lyon OU 9–3 RC Narbonne Parc Lescure, Bordeaux
10 May 1931 RC Toulon 6–3 Lyon OU Parc Lescure, Bordeaux
18 May 1930 SU Agen 4–0 aet US Quillan Parc Lescure, Bordeaux
19 May 1929 US Quillan 11–8 FC Lézignan Stade des Ponts Jumeaux, Toulouse
6 May 1928 Section Paloise 6–4 US Quillan Stade des Ponts Jumeaux, Toulouse
29 May 1927 Stade Toulousain 19–9 Stade Français Stade des Ponts Jumeaux, Toulouse
2 May 1926 Stade Toulousain 11–0 USA Perpignan Parc Lescure, Bordeaux
3 May 1925 USA Perpignan 5–0 US Carcassonne Maraussan, Narbonne
27 April 1924 Stade Toulousain 3–0 USA Perpignan Parc Lescure, Bordeaux
13 May 1923 Stade Toulousain 3–0 Aviron Bayonnais Stade Yves-du-Manoir, Colombes
23 April 1922 Stade Toulousain 6–0 Aviron Bayonnais Route du Médoc, Le Bouscat
17 April 1921 USA Perpignan 5–0 Stade Toulousain Parc des Sports de Sauclières, Béziers
25 April 1920 Stadoceste Tarbais 8–3 Racing Club de France Route du Médoc, Le Bouscat
3 May 1914 USA Perpignan 8–7 Stadoceste Tarbais Stade des Ponts Jumeaux, Toulouse
20 April 1913 Aviron Bayonnais 31–8 SCUF Stade Yves-du-Manoir, Colombes
31 March 1912 Stade Toulousain 8–6 Racing Club de France Stade des Ponts Jumeaux, Toulouse
8 April 1911 Stade Bordelais 14–0 SCUF Route du Médoc, Le Bouscat
17 April 1910 FC Lyon 13–8 Stade Bordelais Parc des Princes, Paris
4 April 1909 Stade Bordelais 17–0 Stade Toulousain Stade des Ponts Jumeaux, Toulouse
5 April 1908 Stade Français 16–3 Stade Bordelais Stade Yves-du-Manoir, Colombes
24 March 1907 Stade Bordelais 14–3 Stade Français Route du Médoc, Le Bouscat
8 April 1906 Stade Bordelais 9–0 Stade Français Parc des Princes, Paris
16 April 1905 Stade Bordelais 12–3 Stade Français Route du Médoc, Le Bouscat
12 March 1905 Stade Français n/a Racing Club de France n/a
11 March 1905 Stade Français n/a Olympique de Pantin n/a
27 March 1904 Stade Bordelais 3–0 Stade Français La Faisanderie, Saint-Cloud
26 April 1903 Stade Français 16–8 SOE Toulouse Prairie des Filtres, Toulouse
23 March 1902 Racing Club de France 6–0 Stade Bordelais Parc des Princes, Paris
31 March 1901 Stade Français 0–3 Stade Bordelais Route du Médoc, Le Bouscat
22 April 1900 Racing Club de France 37–3 Stade Bordelais Levallois-Perret
30 April 1899 Stade Bordelais 5–3 Stade Français Route du Médoc, Le Bouscat
5 April 1896 Olympique de Pantin 12–0 Stade Français Vélodrome, Courbevoie
17 March 1895 Stade Français 16–0 Olympique de Paris Stade Vélodrome, Courbevoie
18 March 1894 Stade Français 18–0 Inter NOS Bécon-les-Bruyères
19 May 1893 Stade Français 7–3 Racing Club de France Bécon-les-Bruyères
20 March 1892 Racing Club de France 4–3 Stade Français Bagatelle, Paris
             

Who has won the most Top 14 Rugby competitions?

Stade Toulousain have won the most Top 14 competitions with 20 titles. Stade Français are next best with 14 with AS Béziers winning 11 titles.

ClubWinsSeasons
Stade Toulousain 20 1912, 1922, 1923, 1924, 1926, 1927, 1947, 1985, 1986, 1989, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2008, 2011, 2012, 2019
Stade Français 14 1893, 1894, 1895, 1897, 1898, 1901, 1903, 1908, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2015
AS Béziers 11 1961, 1971, 1972, 1974, 1975, 1977, 1978, 1980, 1981, 1983, 1984
Union Bordeaux Bègles 9 1899, 1904, 1905, 1906, 1907, 1909, 1911 (as Stade Bordelais), 1969, 1991 (as CA Bordeaux-Bègles)
SU Agen 8 1930, 1945, 1962, 1965, 1966, 1976, 1982, 1988
FC Lourdes 8 1948, 1952, 1953, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1960, 1968
USA Perpignan 7 1914, 1921, 1925, 1938, 1944, 1955, 2009
Racing 92 6 1892, 1900, 1902, 1959, 1990 (all as Racing Club de France), 2016 (as Racing 92)
Biarritz Olympique 5 1935, 1939, 2002, 2005, 2006
Castres Olympique 5 1949, 1950, 1993, 2013, 2018
RC Toulonnais 4 1931, 1987, 1992, 2014
Aviron Bayonnais 3 1913, 1934, 1943
Section Paloise 3 1928, 1946, 1964
Stadoceste Tarbais 2 1920, 1973
Lyon 2 1932, 1933
Narbonne 2 1936, 1979
Clermont Auvergne 2 2010, 2017
Olympique de Pantin 1 1896
FC Lyon 1 1910
US Quillan 1 1929
CS Vienne 1 1937
US Carmaux 1 1951
FC Grenoble 1 1954
Stade Montois 1 1963
US Montauban 1 1967
ROC La Voulte-Valence 1 1970 (as La Voulte Sportif)

Top 14 Rugby Fixtures


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Top 14 Rugby Grand Final


The Top 14 Rugby Grand Final is the pinnacle of the Top 14 season.

Top 14 Rugby Betting Odds


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