The Top 14, Part Three: The Fixtures

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The Top 14, Part Three: The Fixtures
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The final look at the Top 14 preview, as we look at the fixtures for the season.

The French Top 14 season is played on a return fixture format, which means that in Round One through to Round 13 the teams all play each other, but then from Round 14 to Round 26, the matches are then played at the corresponding opponents home ground. 

 

So when Biarritz host Castres in Round One, then Biarretz will then play Castres away in Round 14, and so forth.

 

Note: Home team first

 

 

Round One

 

14 and 15 August 2009

Return fixture 27-28 November, Round 14

 

Biarritz vs Castres
Bourgoin vs Clermont-Auvergne
Montauban vs Toulouse
Brive vs Montpellier
Perpignan vs Bayonne
Toulon vs Stade Français
Albi vs Racing-Mètro

 

 

Round Two

21 and 22 August 2009

Return fixture 4-5 December, Round 15

 

Castres vs Bourgoin
Clermont-Auvergne vs Montauban
Toulouse vs Brive
Montpellier vs Perpignan
Bayonne vs Stade Français
Toulon vs Racing-Mètro
Biarritz vs Albi

 

 

Round Three

28 and 29 August 2009

Return fixture 30 December, Round 16

 

Montauban vs Castres
Brive vs Clermont-Auvergne
Perpignan vs Toulouse
Stade Français vs Montpellier
Racing-Mètro vs Bayonne
Albi vs Toulon
Bourgoin vs Biarritz

 

 

Round Four

2 September 2009

Return fixture 3 January 2010, Round 17

Albi vs Castres
Toulon vs Clermont-Auvergne
Toulouse vs Bayonne
Bourgoin vs Racing-Mètro
Stade Français vs Montauban
Perpignan vs Brive
Montpellier vs Biarritz

 

 

Round Five

6 September 2009

Return fixture 8-9 January 2010, Round 18

 

Castres vs Montpellier
Clermont-Auvergne vs Toulouse
Bayonne vs Bourgoin
Montauban vs Toulon
Brive vs Albi
Racing-Mètro vs Perpignan
Biarritz vs Stade Français

 

 

Round Six

11 and 12 September 2009

Return fixture 27-28 January 2010, Round 19

 

Stade Français vs Castres
Clermont-Auvergne vs Racing-Mètro
Toulouse vs Albi
Montpellier vs Toulon
Bourgoin vs Perpignan
Montauban vs Brive
Biarritz vs Bayonne

 

 

Round Seven

18 and 19 September 2009

Return fixture 19-20 February 2010, Round 20

 

Castres vs Racing-Mètro
Albi vs Clermont-Auvergne
Toulon vs Toulouse
Bayonne vs Montpellier
Stade Français vs Bourgoin
Perpignan vs Montauban
Brive vs Biarritz

 

 

Round Eight

25 and 26 September 2009

Return fixture 5-6 March 2010, Round 21

 

Brive vs Castres
Perpignan vs Clermont-Auvergne
Toulouse vs Stade Français
Racing-Mètro vs Montpellier
Albi vs Bayonne
Montauban vs Bourgoin
Biarritz vs Toulon

 

 

Round Nine

2 and 3 October 2009

Return fixture 12-13 March 2010, Round 22

 

Castres vs Toulon
Clermont-Auvergne vs Bayonne
Montpellier vs Toulouse
Bourgoin vs Albi
Racing-Mètro vs Montauban
Stade Français vs Brive
Biarritz vs Perpignan

 

 

Round 10

23 and 24 October 2009

Return fixture 26-27 March 2010, Round 23

 

Bayonne vs Castres
Montpellier vs Clermont-Auvergne
Toulon vs Bourgoin
Montauban vs Albi
Brive vs Racing-Mètro
Stade Français vs Perpignan
Toulouse vs Biarritz

 

 

Round 11

30 and 31 October 2009

Return fixture 2-3 April 2010, Round 24

 

Perpignan vs Castres
Clermont-Auvergne vs Stade Français
Racing-Mètro vs Toulouse
Albi vs Montpellier
Bayonne vs Toulon
Bourgoin vs Brive
Montauban vs Biarritz

 

 

Round 12

5 November 2009

Return fixture 16-17 April 2010, Round 25

 

Castres vs Clermont-Auvergne
Toulouse vs Bourgoin
Montpellier vs Montauban
Brive vs Bayonne
Perpignan vs Toulon
Stade Français vs Albi
Biarritz vs Racing-Mètro

 

 

Round 13

20 and 21 November 2009

Return fixture 24 April 2010, Round 26

 

Castres vs Toulouse
Bourgoin vs Montpellier
Bayonne vs Montauban
Toulon vs Brive
Albi vs Perpignan
Racing-Mètro vs Stade Français
Clermont-Auvergne vs Biarritz

 

 

Playoffs for semifinals: 7-8 May 2010
Semifinals: 14-15 May 2010
Grand Final: 29 May 2010

 

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