2013–14 Top 14 season

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2013–14 Top 14
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Countries  France
Date 16 August 2013 – 31 May 2014
Champions Toulon
Runners-up Castres Olympique
Relegated Perpignan
Biarritz Olympique
Matches played 187
Attendance 2,678,932 (average 14,326 per match)
Tries scored 607 (average 3.246 per match)
Top point scorer Gaëtan Germain (Brive)
299 points[1]
Top try scorer Metuisela Talebula (Bordeaux Bègles)
15 tries[1]
Official website

The 2013–14 Top 14 competition is a French domestic rugby union club competition operated by the Ligue Nationale de Rugby (LNR). Two new teams from the 2012–13 Pro D2 season were promoted to Top 14 this year, Oyonnax and Brive in place of the two relegated teams, Agen and Mont-de-Marsan. Home-and-away play began on 16 August 2013 and continued through to 3 May 2014.[2]

The regular season was very closely fought, with a record few away wins, but ended up with the same six teams qualifying for the play-offs as the previous year. Toulon topped the table for the first time, one point clear of second-placed Montpellier, whilst defending champions Castres just managed to hold on to the last qualifying spot, finishing in sixth. At the other end of the table, Biarritz had a nightmarish season, spending virtually the whole year in the relegation zone, and finished bottom, while Perpignan, who had been in the top tier of French rugby since 1911, were also relegated. Oyonnax and Brive finished 12th and 9th, respectively, marking the first time since 2007 that both newly promoted teams managed to keep their places in the Top 14.

The quarter-final stage saw two major upsets, with Racing Métro avenging their loss from the previous year with a 21–16 away win at Toulouse, whose run of twenty consecutive semi-final appearances thus came to end, while Castres put an end to Clermont's record streak of 77 straight wins at Stade Marcel Michelin with a 22–16 win. This is the first time that both quarterfinals have resulted in away wins.

Teams[edit]

Club Full name City (department) Stadium
Aviron Bayonnais Aviron Bayonnais Bayonne (Pyrénées-Atlantiques) Stade Jean Dauger[a 1]
Biarritz Olympique Biarritz Olympique Pays Basque Biarritz (Pyrénées-Atlantiques) Parc des Sports Aguiléra[a 2]
Union Bordeaux Bègles Union Bordeaux Bègles Bordeaux (Gironde) Stade Chaban-Delmas (Bordeaux)
Stade André Moga (Bègles)[a 3]
CA Brive Club athlétique Brive Corrèze Limousin Brive-la-Gaillarde (Corrèze) Stade Amédée-Domenech
Castres Olympique Castres Olympique Castres (Tarn) Stade Pierre-Antoine
ASM Clermont Auvergne Association Sportive Montferrandaise Clermont Auvergne Clermont-Ferrand (Puy-de-Dôme) Parc des Sports Marcel Michelin
FC Grenoble Football Club Grenoble Rugby Grenoble (Isère) Stade Lesdiguières[a 4]
Montpellier Hérault Rugby Montpellier Hérault Rugby Montpellier (Hérault) Stade Yves-du-Manoir
Oyonnax Rugby Union sportive Oyonnax Rugby Oyonnax (Ain) Stade Charles-Mathon
USA Perpignan Union Sportive Arlequins Perpignanais Perpignan (Pyrénées-Orientales) Stade Aimé Giral[a 5]
Racing Métro 92 Racing Métro 92 Colombes (Hauts-de-Seine) Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir[a 6]
Stade Français Paris Stade Français Club Athlétique des Sports Généraux Paris, 16th arrondissement Stade Jean-Bouin[a 7]
RC Toulonnais Rugby Club Toulonnais Toulon (Var) Stade Mayol[a 8]
Stade Toulousain Stade Toulousain Toulouse (Haute-Garonne) Stade Ernest-Wallon[a 9]
  1. ^ Bayonne took one match across the Spanish border to Estadio Anoeta in Donostia-San Sebastián in 2012–13, and is doing so again in 2013–14.
  2. ^ Biarritz has historically taken at least one home match per season to the Anoeta, but has not done so since the 2010–11 season.
  3. ^ In 2012–13, Bordeaux Bègles played eight of their 13 home matches at the larger Stade Chaban-Delmas and only five at their traditional home of Stade André-Moga. They intend to do the same in 2013–14.[3]
  4. ^ In 2012–13, Grenoble played four home matches at the city's largest venue, Stade des Alpes. In 2013–14, they intend to play five matches there.[4]
  5. ^ In 2012–13, Perpignan played one home match at Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys in Montjuïc, Barcelona.
  6. ^ Racing took two 2012–13 home matches to Stade de France. For 2013–14, they are doing the same, and have additionally taken home matches to Stade Marcel-Deflandre in La Rochelle and Stade de la Beaujoire in Nantes.
  7. ^ Stade Français returned to their traditional home, Stade Jean-Bouin, for the 2013–14 season. The club will take at least one home Top 14 match to Stade de France;[5] their Round 10 match at Stade de France was a home match for their opponent, Racing Métro.
  8. ^ Toulon took one home match to Stade Vélodrome in Marseille in 2012–13, resuming a past practice that they skipped in 2011–12. They will do likewise in 2013–14, and they took one home match to Allianz Riviera in Nice.
  9. ^ Toulouse often takes high-demand home matches to the city's largest sporting venue, Stadium Municipal. Two of their 2012–13 home matches were played there, but they have no confirmed plans to do so in 2013–14.

Competition format[edit]

The top six teams at the end of the regular season (after all the teams played one another twice, once at home, once away) enter a knockout stage to decide the Champions of France. This consists of three rounds: the teams finishing third to sixth in the table play quarter-finals (hosted by the third and fourth placed teams). The winners then face the top two teams in the semi-finals, with the winners meeting in the final at Stade de France.[6]

The LNR uses a slightly different bonus points system from that used in most other rugby competitions. It trialled a new system in 2007–08 explicitly designed to prevent a losing team from earning more than one bonus point in a match,[7] a system that also made it impossible for either team to earn a bonus point in a drawn match. LNR chose to continue with this system for subsequent seasons.[8]

France's bonus point system operates as follows:[8]

  • 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. This replaces the standard bonus point for scoring 4 tries regardless of the match result.
  • 1 bonus point for losing by 7 points (or less).

Table[edit]

2013–14 Top 14 Table watch · edit · discuss
Club Played Won Drawn Lost Points For Points Against Points Difference Tries For Tries Against Try Bonus Losing Bonus Points
1 Toulon (CH) 26 16 1 9 660 466 +194 54 27 5 6 77
2 Montpellier (SF) 26 15 1 10 670 525 +145 59 46 7 7 76
3 Clermont Auvergne (QF) 26 15 1 10 659 500 +159 59 37 6 5 73
4 Toulouse (QF) 26 13 2 11 548 442 +106 53 30 7 6 69[n 1]
5 Racing Métro (SF) 26 15 2 9 459 448 +11 32 34 1 4 69
6 Castres Olympique (RU) 26 13 2 11 567 488 +79 50 35 6 4 66
7 Stade Français 26 14 1 11 529 496 +33 46 46 3 4 65
8 Bordeaux Bègles 26 13 0 13 629 573 +56 58 44 5 7 64
9 Brive 26 11 2 13 473 476 -3 32 36 4 9 61
10 Bayonne 26 11 1 14 424 549 -125 29 48 1 7 54
11 Grenoble 26 11 2 13 465 625 -160 32 52 1 4 53
12 Oyonnax 26 11 1 14 456 562 -106 34 49 1 4 51[n 2]
13 Perpignan (R) 26 10 1 15 486 593 -107 35 48 2 7 51
14 Biarritz Olympique (R) 26 5 1 20 374 656 -282 27 68 0 8 30

If teams are level at any stage, tiebreakers are applied in the following order:

  1. Competition points earned in head-to-head matches
  2. Points difference in head-to-head matches
  3. Try differential in head-to-head matches
  4. Points difference in all matches
  5. Try differential in all matches
  6. Points scored in all matches
  7. Tries scored in all matches
  8. Fewer matches forfeited'
  9. Classification in the previous Top 14 season
Green background (rows 1 and 2) receive semi-final play-off places and receive berths in the 2014–15 European Rugby Champions Cup. Yellow background (rows 3 and 4) receive home quarter-final play-off places, and receive berths in the Champions Cup. Blue background (rows 5 and 6) receive away quarter-final play-off places, and will also receive Champions Cup berths. Orange background (row 7) indicates team that advances to a play-off against the seventh-place team from the English Premiership for a place in the Champions Cup. Red background (row 13 and 14) will be relegated to Rugby Pro D2. Updated 31 May 2014 Source: ESPN Scrum
  1. ^ Toulouse won the head-to-head matches with Racing Métro 5 – 4 on match points so rank higher.
  2. ^ Oyonnax and Perpignan each gained 4 match points from their head-to-head games; Oyonnax won 34 – 31 on aggregate points so rank higher.

Relegation[edit]

Normally, the teams that finish in 13th and 14th places in the table are relegated to Pro D2 at the end of the season. In certain circumstances, "financial reasons" may cause a higher placed team to be demoted instead. This last happened at the end of the 2009–10 season when 12th place Montauban were relegated thereby reprieving 13th place Bayonne.

Fixtures[edit]

After the General Assembly of the Ligue Nationale de Rugby, held at Aix-en-Provence on 5 and 6 July 2013, the outline calendar of fixtures for the 2013–14 season were released.[9] Detailed fixtures information evolves as the season progresses (i.e. specific kick off times).[2] Match attendances are from the official web site (Affluences).[10]

Round 1[edit]

17 August 2013
18:30
Bayonne 39 – 11 Oyonnax
Stats
Stade Jean Dauger
Attendance: 15,135
Referee: Alexandre Ruiz
17 August 2013
15:00
Biarritz Olympique 18 – 22 Clermont
Stats
Parc des Sports Aguiléra
Attendance: 13,400
Referee: Romain Poite
17 August 2013
18:30
Bordeaux Bègles 31 – 25 Toulouse
Stats
Stade Chaban-Delmas
Attendance: 23,340
Referee: Laurent Cardona
17 August 2013
18:30
Grenoble 19 – 16 Stade Français
Stats
Stade Lesdiguières
Attendance: 8,331
Referee: Patrick Pechambert
16 August 2013
20:45
Montpellier 22 – 22 Toulon
Stats
Stade Yves-du-Manoir
Attendance: 15,268
Referee: Cedric Marchat
17 August 2013
20:35
Perpignan 26 – 23 Castres Olympique
Stats
Stade Aimé Giral
Attendance: 13,784
Referee: Jérôme Garcès
17 August 2013
18:30
Racing Métro 19 – 14 Brive
Stats

Round 2[edit]

24 August 2013
18:30
Biarritz Olympique 19 – 12 Montpellier
Stats
Parc des Sports Aguiléra
Attendance: 11,687
Referee: Jérôme Garcès
24 August 2013
20:35
Brive 25 – 12 Bordeaux Bègles
Stats
Stade Amédée-Domenech
Attendance: 10,213
Referee: Sebastien Minery
24 August 2013
18:30
Castres Olympique 34 – 6 Grenoble
Stats
Stade Pierre-Antoine
Attendance: 7,983
Referee: Cyril Lafon
24 August 2013
15:00
Oyonnax 30 – 19 Clermont
Stats
Stade Charles-Mathon
Attendance: 8,507
Referee: Laurent Cardona
24 August 2013
18:30
Perpignan 27 – 28 Stade Français
Stats
Stade Aimé Giral
Attendance: 12,560
Referee: Alexandre Ruiz
23 August 2013
20:50
Toulon 41 – 14 Racing Métro
Stats
Stade Mayol
Attendance: 15,102
Referee: Romain Poite
24 August 2013
18:30
Toulouse 40 – 3 Bayonne
Stats
Stade Ernest-Wallon
Attendance: 16,529
Referee: Salem Attalah

Round 3[edit]

31 August 2013
20:30
Bayonne 31 – 20 Perpignan
Stats
Stade Jean Dauger
Attendance: 13,356
Referee: Sebastien Minery
31 August 2013
18:30
Bordeaux Bègles 21 – 20 Castres Olympique
Stats
Stade Chaban-Delmas
Attendance: 17,067
Referee: Christophe Berdos
31 August 2013
15:00
Clermont 38 – 19 Toulouse
Stats
Parc des Sports Marcel Michelin
Attendance: 17,656
Referee: Alexandre Ruiz
31 August 2013
20:35
Grenoble 28 – 26 Toulon
Stats
Stade des Alpes
Attendance: 16,440
Referee: Salem Attalah
31 August 2013
18:30
Montpellier 33 – 24 Brive
Stats
Stade Yves-du-Manoir
Attendance: 10,315
Referee: Romain Poite
30 August 2013
20:50
Stade Français 38 – 3 Biarritz Olympique
Stats
Stade Jean-Bouin
Attendance: 19,188
Referee: Pascal Gaüzère
31 August 2013
18:30
Racing Métro 22 – 9 Oyonnax
Stats
Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir
Attendance: 6,601
Referee: Cedric Marchat

Round 4[edit]

4 September 2013
19:00
Bordeaux Bègles 29 – 36 Montpellier
Stats
Stade André Moga
Attendance: 7,471
Referee: Cyril Lafon
4 September 2013
18:45
Castres Olympique 38 – 10 Stade Français
Stats
Stade Pierre-Antoine
Attendance: 8,033
Referee: Sebastien Minery
4 September 2013
19:00
Clermont 55 – 0 Bayonne
Stats
Parc des Sports Marcel Michelin
Attendance: 17,264
Referee: Cedric Marchat
4 September 2013
19:00
Oyonnax 24 – 22 Biarritz Olympique
Stats
Stade Charles-Mathon
Attendance: 7,294
Referee: Patrick Pechambert
4 September 2013
19:00
Perpignan 36 – 13 Grenoble
Stats
Stade Aimé Giral
Attendance: 9,477
Referee: Pascal Gaüzère
4 September 2013
19:00
Toulon 62 – 12 Brive
Stats
Stade Mayol
Attendance: 14,660
Referee: Laurent Cardona
4 September 2013
21:05
Toulouse 30 – 6 Racing Métro
Stats
Stade Ernest-Wallon
Attendance: 15,581
Referee: Christophe Berdos

Round 5[edit]

8 September 2013
18:00
Biarritz Olympique 13 – 24 Toulon
Stats
Parc des Sports Aguiléra
Attendance: 11,234
Referee: Sebastien Minery
8 September 2013
18:00
Brive 17 – 10 Bayonne
Stats
Stade Amédée-Domenech
Attendance: 9,763
Referee: Patrick Pechambert
8 September 2013
18:00
Grenoble 21 – 14 Bordeaux Bègles
Stats
Stade Lesdiguières
Attendance: 7,368
Referee: Cedric Marchat
8 September 2013
15:30
Montpellier 25 – 0 Toulouse
Stats
Stade Yves-du-Manoir
Attendance: 13,436
Referee: Pascal Gaüzère
8 September 2013
18:00
Oyonnax 19 – 9 Castres Olympique
Stats
Stade Charles-Mathon
Attendance: 7,803
Referee: Alexandre Ruiz
8 September 2013
21:00
Stade Français 23 – 16 Clermont
Stats
Stade Jean-Bouin
Attendance: 15,535
Referee: Christophe Berdos
8 September 2013
18:00
Racing Métro 19 – 16 Perpignan
Stats
Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir
Attendance: 6,824
Referee: Cyril Lafon

Round 6[edit]

14 September 2013
20:35
Bayonne 16 – 19 Racing Métro
Stats
Stade Jean Dauger
Attendance: 11,634
Referee: Laurent Cardona
14 September 2013
18:30
Bordeaux Bègles 35 – 10 Oyonnax
Stats
Stade André Moga
Attendance: 6,534
Referee: Sebastien Cloute
14 September 2013
14:55
Castres Olympique 22 – 15 Toulon
Stats
Stade Pierre-Antoine
Attendance: 9,168
Referee: Pascal Gaüzère
14 September 2013
18:30
Clermont 27 – 13 Grenoble
Stats
Parc des Sports Marcel Michelin
Attendance: 15,775
Referee: Patrick Pechambert
14 September 2013
18:30
Stade Français 25 – 18 Brive
Stats
Stade Jean-Bouin
Attendance: 11,173
Referee: Cedric Marchat
13 September 2013
18:45
Perpignan 28 – 16 Montpellier
Stats
Stade Aimé Giral
Attendance: 10,628
Referee: Christophe Berdos
14 September 2013
18:30
Toulouse 31 – 7 Biarritz Olympique
Stats
Stade Ernest-Wallon
Attendance: 13,503
Referee: Cyril Lafon

Round 7[edit]

21 September 2013
18:30
Biarritz Olympique 21 – 27 Grenoble
Stats
Parc des Sports Aguiléra
Attendance: 9,833
Referee: Sebastien Cloute
21 September 2013
18:30
Brive 31 – 6 Perpignan
Stats
Stade Amédée-Domenech
Attendance: 10,052
Referee: Sebastien Minery
20 September 2013
20:45
Montpellier 43 – 3 Clermont
Stats
Stade Yves-du-Manoir
Attendance: 14,088
Referee: Salem Attalah
21 September 2013
20:35
Oyonnax 15 – 16 Stade Français
Stats
Stade Charles-Mathon
Attendance: 8,244
Referee: Pascal Gaüzère
21 September 2013
18:30
Racing Métro 26 – 19 Bordeaux Bègles
Stats
Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir
Attendance: 6,920
Referee: Patrick Pechambert
21 September 2013
18:30
Toulon 18 – 12 Bayonne
Stats
Stade Mayol
Attendance: 14,257
Referee: Alexandre Ruiz
21 September 2013
15:00
Toulouse 26 – 9 Castres Olympique
Stats
Stade Ernest-Wallon
Attendance: 16,430
Referee: Romain Poite

Round 8[edit]

28 September 2013
18:30
Bayonne 27 – 19 Biarritz Olympique
Stats
Stade Jean Dauger
Attendance: 16,933
Referee: Christophe Berdos
28 September 2013
18:30
Castres Olympique 19 – 15 Racing Métro
Stats
Stade Pierre-Antoine
Attendance: 7,596
Referee: Sebastien Cloute
29 September 2013
12:30
Clermont 40 – 11 Bordeaux Bègles
Stats
Parc des Sports Marcel Michelin
Attendance: 15,036
Referee: Laurent Cardona
28 September 2013
18:30
Grenoble 12 – 12 Brive
Stats
Stade Lesdiguières
Attendance: 8,526
Referee: Alexandre Ruiz
28 September 2013
14:55
Oyonnax 25 – 22 Toulon
Stats
Stade Charles-Mathon
Attendance: 11,299
Referee: Romain Poite
27 September 2013
20:45
Stade Français 18 – 11 Montpellier
Stats
Stade Jean-Bouin
Attendance: 15,291
Referee: Cyril Lafon
28 September 2013
20:35
Perpignan 20 – 16 Toulouse
Stats
Stade Aimé Giral
Attendance: 12,258
Referee: Patrick Pechambert

Round 9[edit]

4 October 2013
20:45
Biarritz Olympique 12 – 16 Perpignan
Stats
Parc des Sports Aguiléra
Attendance: 8,975
Referee: Dudley Phillips (IRFU)
5 October 2013
18:30
Bordeaux Bègles 34 – 6 Bayonne
Stats
Stade André Moga
Attendance: 9,329
Referee: Ian Davies (WRU)
5 October 2013
18:30
Brive 34 – 0 Castres Olympique
Stats
Stade Amédée-Domenech
Attendance: 11,116
Referee: Andrew McMenemy (SRU)
5 October 2013
18:30
Montpellier 45 – 20 Oyonnax
Stats
Stade Yves-du-Manoir
Attendance: 11,563
Referee: Claudio Blessano (FIR)
5 October 2013
18:30
Racing Métro 20 – 22 Grenoble
Stats
5 October 2013
14:55
Toulon 25 – 19 Clermont
Stats
Allianz Riviera, Nice
Attendance: 33,996
Referee: Jérôme Garcès
5 October 2013
20:40
Toulouse 28 – 10 Stade Français
Stats
Stade Ernest-Wallon
Attendance: 16,130
Referee: Marius Mitrea (FIR)

Round 10[edit]

25 October 2013
20:45
Bayonne 24 – 19 Montpellier
Stats
Stade Jean Dauger
Attendance: 11,450
Referee: Pascal Gaüzère
26 October 2013
18:30
Castres Olympique 39 – 0 Biarritz Olympique
Stats
Stade Pierre-Antoine
Attendance: 8,034
Referee: Cyril Lafon
26 October 2013
18:30
Clermont 36 – 29 Brive
Stats
Parc des Sports Marcel Michelin
Attendance: 17,707
Referee: Romain Poite
26 October 2013
18:30
Grenoble 23 – 10 Oyonnax
Stats
Stade Lesdiguières
Attendance: 10,501
Referee: Patrick Pechambert
26 October 2013
18:30
Perpignan 31 – 20 Bordeaux Bègles
Stats
Stade Aimé Giral
Attendance: 10,136
Referee: Cedric Marchat
26 October 2013
20:35
Racing Métro 16 – 12 Stade Français
Stats
Stade de France
Attendance: 25,673
Referee: Christophe Berdos
26 October 2013
14:55
Toulouse 13 – 12 Toulon
Stats
Stade Ernest-Wallon
Attendance: 18,838
Referee: Alexandre Ruiz

Round 11[edit]

2 November 2013
18:30
Biarritz Olympique 9 – 6 Racing Métro
Stats
Parc des Sports Aguiléra
Attendance: 9,867
Referee: Salem Attalah
2 November 2013
14:55
Brive 25 – 13 Toulouse
Stats
Stade Amédée-Domenech
Attendance: 13,979
Referee: Pascal Gaüzère
1 November 2013
21:00
Castres Olympique 22 – 22 Clermont
Stats
Stade Pierre-Antoine
Attendance: 9,843
Referee: Laurent Cardona
2 November 2013
18:30
Montpellier 25 – 18 Grenoble
Stats
Stade Yves-du-Manoir
Attendance: 11,451
Referee: Sebastien Cloute
2 November 2013
18:30
Oyonnax 22 – 9 Perpignan
Stats
Stade Charles-Mathon
Attendance: 8,930
Referee: Jérôme Garcès
2 November 2013
20:30
Stade Français 13 – 9 Bayonne
Stats
Stade Jean-Bouin
Attendance: 11,002
Referee: Alexandre Ruiz
1 November 2013
19:00
Toulon 37 – 17 Bordeaux Bègles
Stats
Stade Mayol
Attendance: 15,057
Referee: Sebastien Minery

Round 12[edit]

23 November 2013
14:15
Bayonne 24 – 21 Grenoble
Stats
Stade Jean Dauger
Attendance: 10,008
Referee: Cedric Marchat
23 November 2013
14:15
Bordeaux Bègles 45 – 23 Stade Français
Stats
Stade Chaban-Delmas
Attendance: 23,794
Referee: Salem Attalah
23 November 2013
14:15
Brive 9 – 14 Biarritz Olympique
Stats
Stade Amédée-Domenech
Attendance: 10,182
Referee: Patrick Pechambert
23 November 2013
14:30
Clermont 47 – 14 Racing Métro
Stats
Parc des Sports Marcel Michelin
Attendance: 16,192
Referee: Cyril Lafon
23 November 2013
14:15
Montpellier 16 – 20 Castres Olympique
Stats
Stade Yves-du-Manoir
Attendance: 13,703
Referee: Christophe Berdos
22 November 2013
20:45
Toulon 15 – 9 Perpignan
Stats
Stade Mayol
Attendance: 13,965
Referee: Sebastien Cloute
23 November 2013
14:15
Toulouse 14 – 3 Oyonnax
Stats
Stade Ernest-Wallon
Attendance: 13,234
Referee: Sebastien Minery

Round 13[edit]

30 November 2013
18:30
Biarritz Olympique 15 – 22 Bordeaux Bègles
Stats
Parc des Sports Aguiléra
Attendance: 9,200
Referee: Cyril Lafon
30 November 2013
18:30
Castres Olympique 46 – 16 Bayonne
Stats
Stade Pierre-Antoine
Attendance: 7,447
Referee: Jérôme Garcès
30 November 2013
20:35
Grenoble 25 – 18 Toulouse
Stats
Stade des Alpes
Attendance: 19,778
Referee: Romain Poite
30 November 2013
18:30
Oyonnax 26 – 9 Brive
Stats
Stade Charles-Mathon
Attendance: 7,650
Referee: Sebastien Cloute
30 November 2013
14:55
Stade Français 23 – 0 Toulon
Stats
Stade Jean-Bouin
Attendance: 19,476
Referee: Cedric Marchat
29 November 2013
20:45
Perpignan 23 – 30 Clermont
Stats
Stade Aimé Giral
Attendance: 10,835
Referee: Sebastien Minery
30 November 2013
18:30
Racing Métro 17 – 12 Montpellier
Stats
Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir
Attendance: 7,283
Referee: Patrick Pechambert

Round 14[edit]

21 December 2013
18:30
Brive 9 – 9 Racing Métro
Stats
Stade Amédée-Domenech
Attendance: 10,450
Referee: Salem Attalah
21 December 2013
18:30
Castres Olympique 37 – 13 Perpignan
Stats
Stade Pierre-Antoine
Attendance: 8,387
Referee: Pascal Gaüzère
21 December 2013
18:30
Clermont 35 – 6 Biarritz Olympique
Stats
Parc des Sports Marcel Michelin
Attendance: 16,193
Referee: Sebastien Cloute
21 December 2013
18:30
Oyonnax 9 – 6 Bayonne
Stats
Stade Charles-Mathon
Attendance: 8,267
Referee: Romain Poite
20 December 2013
20:45
Stade Français 21 – 6 Grenoble
Stats
Stade Jean-Bouin
Attendance: 7,483
Referee: Christophe Berdos
21 December 2013
14:55
Toulon 43 – 10 Montpellier
Stats
Stade Mayol
Attendance: 14,499
Referee: Sebastien Minery
21 December 2013
20:35
Toulouse 18 – 16 Bordeaux Bègles
Stats
Stade Ernest-Wallon
Attendance: 13,269
Referee: Alexandre Ruiz

Round 15[edit]

29 December 2013
19:00
Bayonne 21 – 13 Toulouse
Stats
Stade Jean Dauger
Attendance: 16,242
Referee: Sebastien Cloute
29 December 2013
17:00
Bordeaux Bègles 27 – 23 Brive
Stats
Stade Chaban-Delmas
Attendance: 28,615
Referee: Christophe Berdos
29 December 2013
17:00
Clermont 33 – 19 Oyonnax
Stats
Parc des Sports Marcel Michelin
Attendance: 17,655
Referee: Patrick Pechambert
29 December 2013
17:00
Grenoble 20 – 16 Castres Olympique
Stats
Stade des Alpes
Attendance: 18,514
Referee: Salem Attalah
29 December 2013
17:00
Montpellier 48 – 22 Biarritz Olympique
Stats
Stade Yves-du-Manoir
Attendance: 12,016
Referee: Laurent Cardona
29 December 2013
15:00
Stade Français 19 – 12 Perpignan
Stats
Stade Jean-Bouin
Attendance: 12,376
Referee: Cyril Lafon
29 December 2013
21:00
Racing Métro 14 – 3 Toulon
Stats
Stade Yves-du-Manoir
Attendance: 12,091
Referee: Alexandre Ruiz

Round 16[edit]

4 January 2014
18:30
Biarritz Olympique 6 – 18 Stade Français
Stats
Parc des Sports Aguiléra
Attendance: 8,139
Referee: Pascal Gaüzère
4 January 2014
20:35
Brive 15 – 9 Montpellier
Stats
Stade Amédée-Domenech
Attendance: 9,324
Referee: Cedric Marchat
3 January 2014
20:45
Castres Olympique 15 – 9 Bordeaux Bègles
Stats
Stade Pierre-Antoine
Attendance: 7,404
Referee: Romain Poite
4 January 2014
18:30
Oyonnax 6 – 0 Racing Métro
Stats
Stade Charles-Mathon
Attendance: 8,080
Referee: Jérôme Garcès
4 January 2014
18:30
Perpignan 20 – 8 Bayonne
Stats
Stade Aimé Giral
Attendance: 10,382
Referee: Patrick Pechambert
4 January 2014
14:55
Toulon 21 – 22 Grenoble
Stats
Stade Mayol
Attendance: 13,502
Referee: Laurent Cardona
5 January 2014
20:45
Toulouse 19 – 12 Clermont
Stats
Stade Ernest-Wallon
Attendance: 18,283
Referee: Christophe Berdos

Round 17[edit]

25 January 2014
18:30
Bayonne 18 – 9 Clermont
Stats
Stade Jean Dauger
Attendance: 11,697
Referee: Salem Attalah
25 January 2014
18:30
Biarritz Olympique P – P Oyonnax
Parc des Sports Aguiléra
Referee: Sebastien Cloute
  • This match was postponed due to heavy rain. Despite the pitch being covered since Friday, the referee took the decision to cancel the match.[11] It has been rescheduled to 14 March.[2]
25 January 2014
20:35
Brive 23 – 10 Toulon
Stats
Stade Amédée-Domenech
Attendance: 12,876
Referee: Sebastien Minery
25 January 2014
18:30
Grenoble 25 – 19 Perpignan
Stats
Stade Lesdiguières
Attendance: 8,906
Referee: Alexandre Ruiz
25 January 2014
18:30
Montpellier 28 – 23 Bordeaux Bègles
Stats
Stade Yves-du-Manoir
Attendance: 9,896
Referee: Patrick Pechambert
24 January 2014
20:45
Stade Français 32 – 6 Castres Olympique
Stats
Stade Jean-Bouin
Attendance: 10,147
Referee: Laurent Cardona
25 January 2014
14:55
Racing Métro 25 – 5 Toulouse
Stats
Stade de France
Attendance: 35,342
Referee: Cyril Lafon

Round 18[edit]

8 February 2014
18:30
Bayonne 9 – 6 Brive
Stats
Stade Jean Dauger
Attendance: 10,117
Referee: Romain Poite
7 February 2014
20:45
Bordeaux Bègles 38 – 17 Grenoble
Stats
Stade André Moga
Attendance: 6,773
Referee: Cyril Lafon
8 February 2014
18:30
Castres Olympique 17 – 16 Oyonnax
Stats
Stade Pierre-Antoine
Attendance: 7,793
Referee: Sebastien Minery
8 February 2014
14:30
Clermont 25 – 13 Stade Français
Stats
Parc des Sports Marcel Michelin
Attendance: 17,589
Referee: Sebastien Cloute
8 February 2014
18:30
Perpignan 19 – 19 Racing Métro
Stats
Stade Aimé Giral
Attendance: 9,752
Referee: Christophe Berdos
8 February 2014
18:30
Toulon 33 – 20 Biarritz Olympique
Stats
Stade Mayol
Attendance: 12,330
Referee: Salem Attalah
8 February 2014
20:35
Toulouse 12 – 15 Montpellier
Stats
Stade Ernest-Wallon
Attendance: 15,901
Referee: Mathieu Raynal

Round 19[edit]

15 February 2014
18:30
Biarritz Olympique 6 – 16 Toulouse
Stats
Parc des Sports Aguiléra
Attendance: 10,123
Referee: Jérôme Garcès
15 February 2014
20:35
Brive 28 – 12 Stade Français
Stats
Stade Amédée-Domenech
Attendance: 10,934
Referee: Mathieu Raynal
14 February 2014
20:35
Grenoble 16 – 13 Clermont
Stats
Stade des Alpes
Attendance: 19,674
Referee: Laurent Cardona
15 February 2014
18:30
Montpellier 50 – 19 Perpignan
Stats
Stade Yves-du-Manoir
Attendance: 12,468
Referee: Pascal Gaüzère
15 February 2014
18:30
Oyonnax P – P Bordeaux Bègles
Stade Charles-Mathon
Referee: Alexandre Ruiz
  • This match was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.[12] It has been rescheduled to 5 April.[2]
15 February 2014
18:30
Racing Métro 18 – 8 Bayonne
Stats
Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir
Attendance: 7,066
Referee: Cedric Marchat
15 February 2014
14:55
Toulon 19 – 13 Castres Olympique
Stats
Stade Mayol
Attendance: 14,200
Referee: Romain Poite

Round 20[edit]

23 February 2014
17:05
Bayonne 9 – 15 Toulon
Stats
Stade Jean Dauger
Attendance: 13,253
Referee: Pascal Gaüzère
22 February 2014
18:30
Bordeaux Bègles 25 – 9 Racing Métro
Stats
Stade André Moga
Attendance: 7,270
Referee: Salem Attalah
22 February 2014
20:35
Castres Olympique 29 – 27 Toulouse
Stats
Stade Pierre-Antoine
Attendance: 9,908
Referee: Cyril Lafon
22 February 2014
14:30
Clermont 42 – 16 Montpellier
Stats
Parc des Sports Marcel Michelin
Attendance: 17,609
Referee: Sebastien Minery
22 February 2014
18:30
Grenoble 20 – 22 Biarritz Olympique
Stats
Stade Lesdiguières
Attendance: 7,862
Referee: Patrick Pechambert
22 February 2014
18:30
Stade Français 29 – 26 Oyonnax
Stats
Stade Jean-Bouin
Attendance: 8,152
Referee: Christophe Berdos
22 February 2014
18:30
Perpignan 12 – 6 Brive
Stats
Stade Aimé Giral
Attendance: 9,603
Referee: Sebastien Cloute

Round 21[edit]

2 March 2014
15:00
Biarritz Olympique 8 – 11 Bayonne
Stats
Parc des Sports Aguiléra
Attendance: 12,987
Referee: Mathieu Raynal
1 March 2014
14:55
Bordeaux Bègles 26 – 16 Clermont
Stats
Stade Chaban-Delmas
Attendance: 31,229
Referee: Cedric Marchat
2 March 2014
18:30
Brive 31 – 6 Grenoble
Stats
Stade Amédée-Domenech
Attendance: 10,125
Referee: Pascal Gaüzère
28 February 2014
20:45
Montpellier 19 – 10 Stade Français
Stats
Stade Yves-du-Manoir
Attendance: 12,693
Referee: Romain Poite
1 March 2014
18:30
Racing Métro 25 – 15 Castres Olympique
Stats
Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir
Attendance: 8,386
Referee: Jérôme Garcès
1 March 2014
18:30
Toulon 64 – 10 Oyonnax
Stats
Stade Mayol
Attendance: 13,911
Referee: Alexandre Ruiz
1 March 2014
20:35
Toulouse 37 – 9 Perpignan
Stats
Stade Ernest-Wallon
Attendance: 17,568
Referee: Salem Attalah

Round 17 rescheduled match[edit]

14 March 2014
20:45
Biarritz Olympique 22 – 24 Oyonnax
Stats
Parc des Sports Aguiléra
Attendance: 8,236
Referee: Sebastien Cloute
  • This match – originally scheduled to be played on 25 January 2014 – was postponed due to heavy rain.[11]

Round 22[edit]

22 March 2014
18:30
Bayonne 22 – 23 Bordeaux Bègles
Stats
Stade Jean Dauger
Attendance: 12,602
Referee: Romain Poite
22 March 2014
18:30
Castres Olympique 38 – 6 Brive
Stats
Stade Pierre-Antoine
Attendance: 8,314
Referee: Laurent Cardona
21 March 2014
20:45
Clermont 22 – 16 Toulon
Stats
Parc des Sports Marcel Michelin
Attendance: 17,792
Referee: Pascal Gaüzère
22 March 2014
20:35
Grenoble 13 – 26 Racing Métro
Stats
Stade des Alpes
Attendance: 15,452
Referee: Christophe Berdos
22 March 2014
18:30
Oyonnax 8 – 22 Montpellier
Stats
Stade Charles-Mathon
Attendance: 8,587
Referee: Jérôme Garcès
22 March 2014
18:30
Perpignan 16 – 10 Biarritz Olympique
Stats
Stade Aimé Giral
Attendance: 9,908
Referee: Cyril Lafon
22 March 2014
15:00
Stade Français 27 – 27 Toulouse
Stats
Stade de France
Attendance: 63,075
Referee: Patrick Pechambert

Round 23[edit]

29 March 2014
18:30
Biarritz Olympique 34 – 34 Castres Olympique
Stats
Parc des Sports Aguiléra
Attendance: 8,356
Referee: Salem Attalah
  • This result means that Biarritz Olympique will finish the season at the bottom of the table.
29 March 2014
18:30
Bordeaux Bègles 23 – 5 Perpignan
Stats
Stade Chaban-Delmas
Attendance: 26,649
Referee: Sebastien Cloute
28 March 2014
20:45
Brive 26 – 24 Clermont
Stats
Stade Amédée-Domenech
Attendance: 13,979
Referee: Mathieu Raynal
29 March 2014
18:30
Montpellier 43 – 27 Bayonne
Stats
Stade Yves-du-Manoir
Attendance: 12,127
Referee: Christophe Berdos
29 March 2014
18:30
Oyonnax 40 – 13 Grenoble
Stats
Stade Charles-Mathon
Attendance: 8,656
Referee: Sebastien Minery
29 March 2014
14:55
Stade Français 22 – 32 Racing Métro
Stats
Stade Jean-Bouin
Attendance: 18,551
Referee: Jérôme Garcès
29 March 2014
20:45
Toulon 32 – 28 Toulouse
Stats
Stade Vélodrome
Attendance: 38,800
Referee: Romain Poite

Round 19 rescheduled match[edit]

5 April 2014
20:35
Oyonnax 26 – 12 Bordeaux Bègles
Stats
Stade Charles-Mathon
Attendance: 8,801
Referee: Alexandre Ruiz
  • This match – originally scheduled to be played on 15 February 2014 – was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.[12]

Round 24[edit]

12 April 2014
18:30
Bayonne 24 – 19 Stade Français
Stats
Estadio Anoeta
Attendance: 22,138
Referee: Alexandre Ruiz
12 April 2014
15:00
Bordeaux Bègles 20 – 22 Toulon
Stats
Stade Chaban-Delmas
Attendance: 33,043
Referee: Mathieu Raynal
11 April 2014
20:45
Clermont 23 – 11 Castres Olympique
Stats
Parc des Sports Marcel Michelin
Attendance: 17,746
Referee: Jérôme Garcès
12 April 2014
18:30
Grenoble 30 – 36 Montpellier
Stats
Stade des Alpes
Attendance: 18,220
Referee: Pascal Gaüzère
12 April 2014
18:30
Perpignan 22 – 12 Oyonnax
Stats
Stade Aimé Giral
Attendance: 12,751
Referee: Cedric Marchat
12 April 2014
18:30
Racing Métro 37 – 7 Biarritz Olympique
Stats
Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir
Attendance: 9,898
Referee: Laurent Cardona
12 April 2014
20:35
Toulouse 16 – 9 Brive
Stats
Stade Ernest-Wallon
Attendance: 18,823
Referee: Salem Attalah

Round 25[edit]

19 April 2014
18:30
Biarritz Olympique 19 – 13 Brive
Stats
Parc des Sports Aguiléra
Attendance: 8,456
Referee: Cedric Marchat
18 April 2014
20:45
Castres Olympique 22 – 15 Montpellier
Stats
Stade Pierre-Antoine
Attendance: 9,887
Referee: Mathieu Raynal
19 April 2014
18:30
Grenoble 21 – 21 Bayonne
Stats
Stade Lesdiguières
Attendance: 10,390
Referee: Cyril Lafon
19 April 2014
14:55
Oyonnax 19 – 19 Toulouse
Stats
Stade Charles-Mathon
Attendance: 11,303
Referee: Sebastien Cloute
19 April 2014
17:00
Perpignan 31 – 46 Toulon
Stats
Montjuic, Barcelona
Attendance: 17,491
Referee: Christophe Berdos
19 April 2014
18:30
Racing Métro 22 – 6 Clermont
Stats
Stade de la Beaujoire, Nantes
Attendance: 9,083
Referee: Romain Poite
19 April 2014
20:35
Stade Français 37 – 23 Bordeaux Bègles
Stats
Stade Jean-Bouin
Attendance: 10,036
Referee: Pascal Gaüzère

Round 26[edit]

3 May 2014
14:45
Bayonne 23 – 13 Castres Olympique
Stats
Stade Jean Dauger
Attendance: 16,933
Referee: Jérôme Garcès
3 May 2014
14:45
Bordeaux Bègles 54 – 20 Biarritz Olympique
Stats
Stade Chaban-Delmas
Attendance: 32,978
Referee: Patrick Pechambert
3 May 2014
14:45
Brive 19 – 17 Oyonnax
Stats
Stade Amédée-Domenech
Attendance: 12,780
Referee: Sebastien Minery
3 May 2014
14:45
Clermont 25 – 22 Perpignan
Stats
Parc des Sports Marcel Michelin
Attendance: 17,751
Referee: Cyril Lafon
3 May 2014
14:45
Montpellier 44 – 10 Racing Métro
Stats
Stade Yves-du-Manoir
Attendance: 14,719
Referee: Pascal Gaüzère
3 May 2014
14:45
Toulon 17 – 15 Stade Français
Stats
Allianz Riviera, Nice
Attendance: 27,373
Referee: Sebastien Cloute
3 May 2014
14:45
Toulouse 38 – 8 Grenoble
Stats
Stade Ernest-Wallon
Attendance: 18,532
Referee: Christophe Berdos

Playoffs[edit]

  Quarterfinals     Semifinals     Final
                           
      1  Toulon 16  
  4  Toulouse 16     5  Racing Métro 6    
  5  Racing Métro 21         1  Toulon 18
      6  Castres Olympique 10
      2  Montpellier 19    
  3  Clermont 16     6  Castres Olympique 22  
  6  Castres Olympique 22  

All times are in Central European Summer Time (UTC+2).

Quarter-finals[edit]

9 May 2014
20:45
Toulouse 16 – 21 Racing Métro
Try: Gear 43' c
Con: Doussain (1/1) 44'
Pen: Doussain (3/5) 4', 50', 58'
Stats Pen: Sexton (7/7) 11', 16', 26', 31', 54' , 62', 78'
Stade Ernest-Wallon
Attendance: 18,500[13]
Referee: Jérôme Garcès

10 May 2014
16:30
Clermont 16 – 22 Castres Olympique
Try: Chouly 77' c
Con: James (1/1) 77'
Pen: James (3/3) 4', 25', 32'
Stats Try: Lamerat 62' c
Con: Kockott (1/1) 62'
Pen: Kockott (5/6) 6', 9', 47', 50', 67'

Semi-finals[edit]

16 May 2014
20:45
Toulon 16 – 6 Racing Métro
Try: Giteau 12' c
Con: Wilkinson (1/1)
Pen: Wilkinson (2/5) 45', 57'
Drop: Wilkinson (1/1) 71'
Stats Pen: Sexton (2/3) 16', 32'

17 May 2014
16:30
Montpellier 19 – 22 Castres Olympique
Try: Ranger 33' c
Con: Trinh-Duc (1/1) 34'
Pen: Trinh-Duc (3/4) 54', 57', 64'
Drop: Trinh-Duc (1/1) 15'
Stats Try: Claassen 30' m
Con: Kockott (1/1) 31'
Pen: Kockott (4/8) 4', 22', 44', 66'
Drop: Bai (1/1) 90'

Final[edit]

31 May 2014
21:00
Toulon 18 – 10 Castres Olympique
Pen: Wilkinson (4/4) 8', 23', 32', 54'
D. Armitage (1/1) 74'
Drop: Wilkinson (1/1) 36'
Stats Try: Evans 12' c
Con: Kockott (1/1)
Pen: Kockott (1/4) 29'
Stade de France, St-Denis
Attendance: 80,174[17]
Referee: Christophe Berdos
FB 15 England Delon Armitage
RW 14 Australia Drew Mitchell
OC 13 France Mathieu Bastareaud
IC 12 Australia Matt Giteau
LW 11 South Africa Bryan Habana
FH 10 England Jonny Wilkinson (c)
SH 9 France Sebastien Tillous-Borde
N8 8 England Steffon Armitage
OF 7 Argentina Juan Martín Fernández Lobbe
BF 6 South Africa Juan Smith
RL 5 New Zealand Ali Williams
LL 4 South Africa Bakkies Botha Substituted off 58'
TP 3 New Zealand Carl Hayman Substituted off 66'
HK 2 South Africa Craig Burden Substituted off 29'
LP 1 France Xavier Chiocci Substituted off 51'
Substitutions:
HK 16 France Jean-Charles Orioli Substituted in 29'
PR 17 France Alexandre Menini Substituted in 51'
LK 18 France Jocelino Suta Substituted in 58'
N8 19 South Africa Danie Rossouw
FL 20 France Virgile Bruni
CE 21 France Maxime Mermoz
SH 22 South Africa Michael Claassens
PR 23 Italy Martin Castrogiovanni Substituted in 66'
Coach:
France Bernard Laporte
FB 15 France Brice Dulin
RW 14 Scotland Max Evans
OC 13 France Romain Cabannes Substituted off 63'
IC 12 France Rémi Lamerat
LW 11 France Rémi Grosso
FH 10 France Rémi Talès (c) Substituted off 20' Substituted in 25' Substituted off 67'
SH 9 France Rory Kockott Substituted off 77'
N8 8 France Antonie Claassen
OF 7 France Yannick Caballero Substituted off 52'
BF 6 Samoa Piula Faasalele
RL 5 Uruguay Rodrigo Capó Ortega
LL 4 Scotland Richie Gray Substituted off 52'
TP 3 Argentina Ramiro Herrera Substituted off 74'
HK 2 France Brice Mach Substituted off 58'
LP 1 France Yannick Forestier Substituted off 52'
Substitutions:
HK 16 France Mathieu Bonello Substituted in 58'
PR 17 New Zealand Saimone Taumoepeau Substituted in 51'
LK 18 France Christophe Samson Substituted in 52'
N8 19 South Africa Jannie Bornman Substituted in 52'
SH 20 France Cédric Garcia Substituted in 77'
CE 21 Fiji Seremaia Bai Substituted in 63'
FH 22 New Zealand Daniel Kirkpatrick Substituted in 20' Substituted off 25' Substituted in 67'
PR 23 Romania Mihaita Lazăr Substituted in 74'
Coach:
France Serge Milhas

Touch judges:
Romain Poite
Sébastien Minery
Television match official:
Laurent Valin

Top scorers[edit]

Note: Flags to the left of player names indicate national team as has been defined under IRB eligibility rules, or primary nationality for players who have not yet earned international senior caps. Players may hold one or more non-IRB nationalities.

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Statistiques joueurs Top 14" (in French). Midi Olympique. Retrieved 1 June 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Le calendrier officiel des oppositions de rugby - TOP 14 saison 2013-2014" (in French). LNR. Retrieved 7 March 2014. 
  3. ^ "Abonnement saison complète 2013-2014" (in French). www.ubbrugby.com. Retrieved 11 June 2013. 
  4. ^ "ABONNEMENTS SAISON 2013-2014" (in French). www.fcgrugby.com. Retrieved 11 June 2013. 
  5. ^ "Billetterie Informations" (in French). www.stade.fr. Retrieved 11 June 2013. 
  6. ^ "CALENDRIER - SAISON 2013/2014" (in French). LNR. Retrieved 11 June 2013. 
  7. ^ "French try out new bonus point system". Planet-Rugby.com. 27 June 2007. Retrieved 13 August 2007. 
  8. ^ a b "Article 330, Section 3.2. Points "terrain"". Règlements de la Ligue Nationale de Rugby 2008/2009, Chapitre 2 : Règlement sportif du Championnat de France Professionnel (in French). LNR. Retrieved 27 August 2008. 
  9. ^ "TOP 14 / PRO D2 : les calendriers des oppositions 2013-2014" (in French). LNR. Retrieved 11 July 2013. 
  10. ^ "Statistiques générales" (in French). LNR. Retrieved 3 September 2013. 
  11. ^ a b "17e journée Top 14 - Biarritz-Oyonnax reporté à cause des intempéries" (in French). Midi Olympique. 25 January 2014. Retrieved 26 January 2014. 
  12. ^ a b "19e journée Top 14 - Oyonnax-Bordeaux-Bègles reporté!" (in French). Midi Olympique. 15 February 2014. Retrieved 17 February 2014. 
  13. ^ "Toulouse 16 – 21 Racing-Métro 92". L'Équipe. 9 May 2014. Retrieved 22 May 2014. 
  14. ^ "Clermont 16 – 22 Castres". L'Équipe. 10 May 2014. Retrieved 22 May 2014. 
  15. ^ "Toulon 16 – 6 Racing-Métro 92". L'Équipe. 16 May 2014. Retrieved 22 May 2014. 
  16. ^ "Montpellier 19 – 22 Castres". L'Équipe. 17 May 2014. Retrieved 22 May 2014. 
  17. ^ "Toulon 18 – 10 Castres". L'Équipe. 31 May 2014. Retrieved 31 May 2014. 

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