2017–18 Top 14 season

2017–18 Top 14
Countries  France
Date 26 August 2017 – 2 June 2018
Champions Castres (5th title)
Runners-up Montpellier
Relegated Brive, Oyonnax
Matches played 187
Attendance 2,681,834
(average 14,341 per match)
Highest attendance 78,442 (play-offs)
Montpellier v Castres
2 June 2018
42,000 (league)
Toulon v Montpellier
14 April 2018
Lowest attendance 5,678
Stade Français v Agen
24 February 2018
Top point scorer New Zealand Ben Botica (Oyonnax)
315 points
Top try scorer England Chris Ashton (Toulon)
24 tries
Official website
www.lnr.fr/rugby-top-14

The 2017–18 Top 14 competition is the 119th French domestic rugby union club competition operated by the Ligue Nationale de Rugby (LNR). Two new teams from the 2016–17 Pro D2 season were promoted to Top 14 (Oyonnax and Agen) in place of the two relegated teams, Grenoble and Bayonne. It marks the second time in a row that both promoted teams had returned on their first opportunity after relegation (Oyonnax and Agen were both relegated during the 2015–16 Top 14 season).

Teams[]

Club City (department) Stadium Capacity
Agen Agen (Lot-et-Garonne) Stade Armandie 14,000
Bordeaux Bègles Bordeaux (Gironde) Stade Chaban-Delmas
Matmut Atlantique
34,694
42,115
Brive Brive-la-Gaillarde (Corrèze) Stade Amédée-Domenech 13,979
Castres Castres (Tarn) Stade Pierre-Fabre[a 1] 12,500
Clermont Clermont-Ferrand (Puy-de-Dôme) Parc des Sports Marcel Michelin 19,022
La Rochelle La Rochelle (Charente-Maritime) Stade Marcel-Deflandre 16,000
Lyon Lyon (Métropole de Lyon) Matmut Stadium de Gerland 25,000
Montpellier Montpellier (Hérault) Altrad Stadium 15,697
Oyonnax Oyonnax (Ain) Stade Charles-Mathon 11,400
Pau Pau (Pyrénées-Atlantiques) Stade du Hameau 18,324
Racing 92 Nanterre (Hauts-de-Seine) Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir
U Arena[a 2][a 3]
14,000
30,681[4]
Stade Français Paris, 16th arrondissement Stade Jean-Bouin 20,000
Toulon Toulon (Var) Stade Mayol[a 4] 18,200
Toulouse Toulouse (Haute-Garonne) Stade Ernest-Wallon[a 5] 19,500

Number of teams by regions[]

Teams Region or country Team(s)
5  Nouvelle-Aquitaine Agen, Bordeaux Bègles, Brive, La Rochelle, and Pau
3  Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Clermont, Lyon, and Oyonnax
 Occitanie Castres, Montpellier, and Toulouse
2  Île-de-France Racing 92 and Stade Français
1  Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur Toulon

Competition format[]

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 the Stade de France in Saint-Denis.

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,[5] 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.[6]

France's bonus point system operates as follows:[6]

Table[]

2017–18 Top 14 Table view · watch · · discuss
Club Played Won Drawn Lost Points For Points Against Points Diff. Tries For Tries Against Try Bonus Losing Bonus Points
1 Montpellier (RU) 26 17 0 9 752 559 +193 98 59 11 2 81
2 Racing (SF) 26 18 0 8 622 478 +144 73 45 5 3 80
3 Toulouse (QF) 26 16 1 9 719 595 +124 80 62 4 4 74
4 Toulon (QF) 26 14 0 12 766 507 +259 93 52 9 8 73
5 Lyon (SF) 26 15 0 11 689 545 +148 78 54 7 3 70
6 Castres (CH) 26 15 0 11 638 624 +14 69 66 4 5 69
7 La Rochelle 26 14 1 11 686 531 +155 81 52 6 3 67
8 Pau 26 15 0 11 590 584 +6 58 66 2 4 66
9 Clermont 26 11 1 14 629 687 –58 67 76 4 4 54
10 Bordeaux 26 10 1 15 557 623 –66 54 74 2 4 48
11 Agen 26 10 0 16 537 757 –220 59 96 2 4 46
12 Stade Français 26 9 0 17 540 740 –200 58 87 2 4 42
13 Oyonnax (R) 26 7 3 16 566 824 –258 55 101 1 4 39
14 Brive (R) 26 7 1 18 485 726 –241 50 83 1 5 36

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 2018–19 European Rugby Champions Cup.
Blue background (rows 3 to 6) receive quarter-final play-off places, and receive berths in the Champions Cup.
Plain background indicates teams that earn a place in the 2018–19 European Rugby Challenge Cup.
Pink background (row 13) will qualify to the Relegation play-offs.
Red background (row 14) will automatically be relegated to Rugby Pro D2.


(CH) Champions. (RU) Runners-up. (SF) Losing semi-finalists. (QF) Losing quarter-finalists.

Relegation[]

Starting from the 2017–18 season forward, only the 14th placed team will be automatically relegated to Pro D2. The 13th placed team will face the runner-up of the Pro D2 play-off, with the winner of that play-off taking up the final place in Top 14 for the following season.[7]

Fixtures & Results[]

Round 1[]

26 August 2017
15:10
Oyonnax 23–23 Toulouse
Report
Stade Charles-Mathon
Attendance: 10,089
Referee: Mathieu Raynal
26 August 2017
18:00
Racing 25–21 Castres (1 BP)
Report
26 August 2017
18:00
(1 BP) Montpellier 48–19 Agen
Report
Altrad Stadium
Attendance: 10,122
Referee: Tual Trainini
26 August 2017
18:00
Stade Français 16–25 Lyon
Report
Stade Jean-Bouin
Attendance: 12,340
Referee: Sébastien Minery
26 August 2017
18:00
Brive 10–19 La Rochelle
Report
Stade Amédée-Domenech
Attendance: 11,176
Referee: Alexandre Ruiz
26 August 2017
20:45
Bordeaux Bègles 32–25 Clermont
Report
Stade Chaban-Delmas
Attendance: 23,212
Referee: Thomas Charabas
27 August 2017
17:00
Toulon 41–14 Pau
Report
Stade Mayol
Attendance: 15,940
Referee: Laurent Cardona

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Round 2[]

2 September 2017
14:45
Agen 23–19 Racing (1 BP)
Report
Stade Armandie
Attendance: 6,576
Referee: Pierre Brousset
2 September 2017
16:45
Stade Français 35–24 La Rochelle
Report
Stade Jean-Bouin
Attendance: 10,360
Referee: Mathieu Raynal
2 September 2017
18:45
(1 BP) Montpellier 37–6 Oyonnax
Report
Altrad Stadium
Attendance: 10,500
Referee: Ludovic Cayre
2 September 2017
18:45
Lyon 29–14 Brive
Report
Matmut Stadium de Gerland
Attendance: 13,890
Referee: Jonathan Dufort
2 September 2017
18:45
(1 BP) Castres 33–19 Bordeaux Bègles
Report
Stade Pierre-Antoine
Attendance: 8,691
Referee: Romain Poite
2 September 2017
20:45
Toulouse 23–19 Pau (1 BP)
Report
Stade Ernest-Wallon
Attendance: 13,230
Referee: Cyril Lafon
3 September 2017
16:50
Clermont 21–16 Toulon (1 BP)
Report

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Round 3[]

9 September 2017
14:45
(1 BP) La Rochelle 51–20 Clermont
Report
Stade Marcel-Deflandre
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: Romain Poite
9 September 2017
18:00
Bordeaux Bègles 30–10 Stade Français
Report
Stade Chaban-Delmas
Attendance: 19,629
Referee: Adrien Descottes
9 September 2017
18:00
Oyonnax 12–10 Agen (1 BP)
Report
Stade Charles-Mathon
Attendance: 8,000
Referee: Julien Castaignède
9 September 2017
18:00
Brive 6–25 Racing (1 BP)
Report
Stade Amédée-Domenech
Attendance: 9,447
Referee: Laurent Cardona
9 September 2017
20:45
(1 BP) Castres 17–22 Montpellier
Report
Stade Pierre-Fabre
Attendance: 12,023
Referee: Pascal Gaüzère
10 September 2017
12:30
Pau 30–14 Lyon
Report
Stade du Hameau
Attendance: 10,500
Referee: Maxime Chalon
10 September 2017
16:50
Toulon 20–16 Toulouse (1 BP)
Report
Stade Mayol
Attendance: 15,538
Referee: Alexandre Ruiz

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Round 4[]

16 September 2017
14:45
(1 BP) Toulouse 53–17 Stade Français
Report
Stade Ernest-Wallon
Attendance: 13,850
Referee: Thomas Charabas
16 September 2017
18:00
(1 BP) Lyon 49–14 Bordeaux Bègles
Report
Matmut Stadium de Gerland
Attendance: 12,752
Referee: Ludovic Cayre
16 September 2017
18:00
Pau 28–13 Castres
Report
Stade du Hameau
Attendance: 10,300
Referee: Alexandre Ruiz
16 September 2017
18:00
(1 BP) Agen 15–20 La Rochelle
Report
Stade Armandie
Attendance: 7,356
Referee: Cyril Lafon
16 September 2017
20:45
(1 BP) Clermont 62–6 Brive
Report
17 September 2017
12:30
Racing 25–13 Oyonnax
Report
17 September 2017
16:50
(1 BP) Montpellier 43–20 Toulon
Report
Altrad Stadium
Attendance: 15,034
Referee: Mathieu Raynal

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Round 5[]

23 September 2017
14:45
Clermont 23–21 Racing (1 BP)
Report
23 September 2017
18:00
(1 BP) Bordeaux Bègles 47–17 Montpellier
Report
Stade Chaban-Delmas
Attendance: 21,619
Referee: Laurent Cardona
23 September 2017
18:00
(1 BP) Agen 14–20 Pau
Report
Stade Armandie
Attendance: 6,869
Referee: Adrien Descottes
23 September 2017
18:00
(1 BP) La Rochelle 57–12 Oyonnax
Report
Stade Marcel-Deflandre
Attendance: 16,000
Referee: Sébastien Minery
23 September 2017
20:45
(1 BP) Brive 19–22 Toulouse
Report
Stade Amédée-Domenech
Attendance: 10,664
Referee: Pascal Gaüzère
24 September 2017
12:30
(1 BP) Lyon 31–12 Castres
Report
Matmut Stadium de Gerland
Attendance: 11,143
Referee: Tual Trainini
24 September 2017
16:50
(1 BP) Stade Français 15–19 Toulon (1 BP)
Report
Stade Jean-Bouin
Attendance: 14,075
Referee: Jonathan Dufort

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Round 6[]

30 September 2017
14:45
Toulon 26–20 La Rochelle
Report
Stade Mayol
Attendance: 16,128
Referee: Romain Poite
30 September 2017
18:00
(1 BP) Pau 23–25 Stade Français
Report
Stade du Hameau
Attendance: 11,312
Referee: Ludovic Cayre
30 September 2017
18:00
(1 BP) Toulouse 30–10 Agen
Report
Stade Ernest-Wallon
Attendance: 12,979
Referee: Jonathan Dufort
30 September 2017
18:00
Oyonnax 9–39 Bordeaux Bègles (1 BP)
Report
Stade Charles-Mathon
Attendance: 7,854
Referee: Maxime Chalon
30 September 2017
20:45
(1 BP) Racing 17–20 Lyon
Report
1 October 2017
12:30
(1 BP) Montpellier 54–10 Brive
Report
Altrad Stadium
Attendance: 8,928
Referee: Thomas Charabas
1 October 2017
16:50
Castres 29–23 Clermont
Report
Stade Pierre-Fabre
Attendance: 10,012
Referee: Cyril Lafon

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Round 7[]

7 October 2017
14:45
Stade Français 31–20 Montpellier
Report
Stade Jean-Bouin
Attendance: 9,704
Referee: Sébastien Minery
7 October 2017
16:45
Bordeaux Bègles 30–27 Toulon (1 BP)
Report
Matmut Atlantique
Attendance: 21,678
Referee: Pierre Brousset
7 October 2017
18:45
(1 BP) Oyonnax 16–19 Pau
Report
Stade Charles-Mathon
Attendance: 7,756
Referee: Tual Trainini
7 October 2017
18:45
Brive 27–22 Castres (1 BP)
Report
Stade Amédée-Domenech
Attendance: 9,556
Referee: Adrien Descottes
7 October 2017
20:45
Agen 6–25 Lyon (1 BP)
Report
Stade Armandie
Attendance: 6,104
Referee: Laurent Cardona
8 October 2017
16:50
La Rochelle 16–9 Racing
Report
Stade Marcel-Deflandre
Attendance: 16,000
Referee: Pascal Gaüzère
8 October 2017
21:00
Toulouse 28–18 Clermont
Report
Stade Ernest-Wallon
Attendance: 18,838
Referee: Alexandre Ruiz

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Round 8[]

28 October 2017
14:45
(1 BP) Toulon 41–24 Brive
Report
Stade Mayol
Attendance: 16,128
Referee: Sébastien Minéry
28 October 2017
18:00
Racing 29–13 Bordeaux Bègles
Report
28 October 2017
18:00
Pau 16–22 Montpellier
Report
Stade du Hameau
Attendance: 12,306
Referee: Cyril Lafon
28 October 2017
18:00
(1 BP) Lyon 52–18 Oyonnax
Report
Matmut Stadium de Gerland
Attendance: 13,542
Referee: Jonathan Dufort
28 October 2017
20:45
Clermont 33–10 Stade Français
Report
29 October 2017
12:30
(1 BP) Castres 43–28 Agen
Report
Stade Pierre-Fabre
Attendance: 9,193
Referee: Thomas Charabas
29 October 2017
16:50
La Rochelle 37–21 Toulouse
Report
Stade Marcel-Deflandre
Attendance: 16,000
Referee: Jérôme Garcès

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Round 9[]

4 November 2017
14:45
Toulouse 38–37 Bordeaux Bègles (1 BP)
Report
Stade Ernest-Wallon
Attendance: 16,356
Referee: Pascal Gaüzère
4 November 2017
18:30
Oyonnax 19–32 Castres
Report
Stade Charles-Mathon
Attendance: 8,054
Referee: Ludovic Cayre
4 November 2017
18:30
Racing 23–20 Pau (1 BP)
Report
4 November 2017
18:30
(1 BP) Lyon 15–19 La Rochelle
Report
Matmut Stadium de Gerland
Attendance: 15,708
Referee: Mathieu Raynal
4 November 2017
20:45
Agen 26–24 Toulon (1 BP)
Report
Stade Armandie
Attendance: 8,660
Referee: Maxime Chalon
5 November 2017
12:30
Brive 20–19 Stade Français (1 BP)
Report
Stade Amédée-Domenech
Attendance: 9,812
Referee: Laurent Cardona
5 November 2017
16:50
Montpellier 28–24 Clermont (1 BP)
Report
Altrad Stadium
Attendance: 14,198
Referee: Jérôme Garcès

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Round 10[]

18 November 2017
14:45
(1 BP) Clermont 39–18 Lyon
Report
18 November 2017
18:00
Pau 34–15 Brive
Report
Stade du Hameau
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Jonathan Dufort
18 November 2017
18:00
Castres 31–15 La Rochelle
Report
Stade Pierre-Fabre
Attendance: 9,126
Referee: Adrien Descottes
18 November 2017
18:00
Bordeaux Bègles 33–23 Agen
Report
Stade Chaban-Delmas
Attendance: 21,028
Referee: Cyril Lafon
18 November 2017
18:00
(1 BP) Montpellier 32–22 Toulouse
Report
Altrad Stadium
Attendance: 10,525
Referee: Tual Trainini
19 November 2017
12:30
Stade Français 39–35 Oyonnax (1 BP)
Report
Stade Jean-Bouin
Attendance: 7,020
Referee: Jérôme Garcès
19 November 2017
16:50
Toulon 29–40 Racing
Report
Stade Mayol
Attendance: 13,500
Referee: Thomas Charabas

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Round 11[]

25 November 2017
14:45
Castres 20–19 Toulon (1 BP)
Report
Stade Pierre-Fabre
Attendance: 10,117
Referee: Alexandre Ruiz
25 November 2017
18:00
(1 BP) La Rochelle 44–14 Pau
Report
Stade Marcel-Deflandre
Attendance: 16,000
Referee: Maxime Chalon
25 November 2017
18:00
Bordeaux Bègles 27–27 Brive
Report
Stade Chaban-Delmas
Attendance: 20,676
Referee: Cédric Marchat
25 November 2017
18:00
Agen 19–13 Stade Français
Report
Stade Armandie
Attendance: 6,441
Referee: Thomas Charabas
25 November 2017
18:00
Oyonnax 32–32 Clermont
Report
Stade Charles-Mathon
Attendance: 11,400
Referee: Tual Trainini
26 November 2017
12:30
(1 BP) Racing 26–0 Montpellier
Report
26 November 2017
16:50
Lyon 9–17 Toulouse
Report
Matmut Stadium de Gerland
Attendance: 14,149
Referee: Ludovic Cayre

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Round 12[]

2 December 2017
14:45
La Rochelle 26–14 Montpellier
Report
Stade Marcel-Deflandre
Attendance: 16,000
Referee: Pierre Brousset
2 December 2017
18:00
Toulouse 31–41 Castres
Report
Stade Ernest-Wallon
Attendance: 16,206
Referee: Maxime Chalon
2 December 2017
18:00
Brive 33–30 Oyonnax (1 BP)
Report
Stade Amédée-Domenech
Attendance: 9,448
Referee: Mathieu Raynal
2 December 2017
18:00
Pau 27–17 Bordeaux Bègles
Report
Stade du Hameau
Attendance: 18,300
Referee: Adrien Descottes
2 December 2017
20:45
(1 BP) Toulon 39–11 Lyon
Report
Stade Mayol
Attendance: 16,206
Referee: Romain Poite
3 December 2017
12:30
Clermont 35–26 Agen
Report
3 December 2017
16:50
Stade Français 27–17 Racing
Report
Stade Jean-Bouin
Attendance: 13,064
Referee: Alexandre Ruiz

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Round 13[]

22 December 2017
20:45
Racing 23–19 Toulouse (1 BP)
Report
U Arena
Attendance: 29,347
Referee: Jérôme Garcès
23 December 2017
14:00
Agen 27–13 Brive
Report
Stade Armandie
Attendance: 7,705
Referee: Romain Poite
23 December 2017
16:00
Bordeaux Bègles 29–19 La Rochelle
Report
Matmut Atlantique
Attendance: 36,253
Referee: Thomas Charabas
23 December 2017
18:00
(1 BP) Montpellier 38–17 Lyon
Report
Altrad Stadium
Attendance: 11,557
Referee: Pascal Gaüzère
23 December 2017
20:45
(1 BP) Castres 28–6 Stade Français
Report
Stade Pierre-Fabre
Attendance: 9,883
Referee: Ludovic Cayre
23 December 2017
20:45
Pau 22–21 Clermont (1 BP)
Report
Stade du Hameau
Attendance: 18,000
Referee: Mathieu Raynal
23 December 2017
20:45
(1 BP) Toulon 49–25 Oyonnax
Report
Stade Mayol
Attendance: 16,647
Referee: Maxime Chalon

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Round 14[]

30 December 2017
14:00
(1 BP) La Rochelle 47–6 Agen
Report
Stade Marcel-Deflandre
Attendance: 16,000
Referee: Alexandre Ruiz
30 December 2017
16:00
(1 BP) Stade Français 22–12 Bordeaux Bègles
Report
Stade Jean-Bouin
Attendance: 8,025
Referee: Pierre Brousset
30 December 2017
18:00
(1 BP) Brive 29–10 Montpellier
Report
Stade Amédée-Domenech
Attendance: 9,752
Referee: Adrien Descottes
30 December 2017
18:00
(1 BP) Oyonnax 12–16 Racing
Report
Stade Charles-Mathon
Attendance: 7,955
Referee: Sébastien Minery
30 December 2017
20:45
Toulouse 18–13 Toulon (1 BP)
Report
Stade Ernest-Wallon
Attendance: 18,838
Referee: Laurent Cardona
31 December 2017
14:00
Lyon 35–23 Pau
Report
Matmut Stadium de Gerland
Attendance: 10,069
Referee: Tual Trainini
31 December 2017
16:00
(1 BP) Clermont 27–31 Castres
Report

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Round 15[]

6 January 2018
14:45
Bordeaux Bègles 19–10 Lyon
Report
Stade Chaban-Delmas
Attendance: 19,185
Referee: Jonathan Dufort
6 January 2018
16:45
Brive 13–12 Toulon (1 BP)
Report
Stade Amédée-Domenech
Attendance: 10,057
Referee: Pierre Brousset
6 January 2018
18:45
(1 BP) Agen 30–3 Castres
Report
Stade Armandie
Attendance: 6,440
Referee: Pascal Gaüzère
6 January 2018
18:45
Oyonnax 38–38 La Rochelle
Report
Stade Charles-Mathon
Attendance: 7,345
Referee: Cédric Marchat
6 January 2018
20:45
(1 BP) Montpellier 28–16 Stade Français
Report
Altrad Stadium
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Julien Castaignède
7 January 2018
16:50
Pau 11–10 Toulouse (1 BP)
Report
Stade du Hameau
Attendance: 18,000
Referee: Alexandre Ruiz
7 January 2018
21:00
(1 BP) Racing 58–6 Clermont
Report
U Arena
Attendance: 19,263
Referee: Romain Poite

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Round 16[]

27 January 2018
14:45
(1 BP) Toulon 36–12 Bordeaux Bègles
Report
Stade Mayol
Attendance: 15,192
Referee: Mathieu Raynal
27 January 2018
18:00
(1 BP) Toulouse 37–15 Oyonnax
Report
Stade Ernest-Wallon
Attendance: 10,816
Referee: Thomas Charabas
27 January 2018
18:00
La Rochelle 33–24 Brive
Report
Stade Marcel-Deflandre
Attendance: 15,856
Referee: Ludovic Cayre
27 January 2018
18:00
(1 BP) Lyon 71–17 Agen
Report
27 January 2018
20:45
(1 BP) Castres 13–18 Racing
Report
Stade Pierre-Fabre
Attendance: 9,525
Referee: Alexandre Ruiz
28 January 2018
12:30
Stade Français 5–40 Pau (1 BP)
Report
Stade Jean-Bouin
Attendance: 7,780
Referee: Pascal Gaüzère
28 January 2018
16:50
(1 BP) Clermont 29–30 Montpellier
Report

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Round 17[]

17 February 2018
14:45
(1 BP) Toulon 43–5 Stade Français
Report
Stade Mayol
Attendance: 15,056
Referee: Cédric Marchat
17 February 2018
18:00
Oyonnax 30–43 Montpellier
Report
Stade Charles-Mathon
Attendance: 7,450
Referee: Jonathan Dufort
17 February 2018
18:00
(1 BP) Brive 16–21 Pau
Report
Stade Amédée-Domenech
Attendance: 9,479
Referee: Romain Poite
17 February 2018
18:00
Agen 25–52 Toulouse (1 BP)
Report
Stade Armandie
Attendance: 10,360
Referee: Mathieu Raynal
17 February 2018
20:45
(1 BP) Lyon 36–10 Clermont
Report
Matmut Stadium de Gerland
Attendance: 17,375
Referee: Laurent Cardona
18 February 2018
12:30
(1 BP) Bordeaux Bègles 6–7 Castres
Report
Stade Chaban-Delmas
Attendance: 20,172
Referee: Tual Trainini
18 February 2018
16:50
Racing 19–13 La Rochelle
Report
U Arena
Attendance: 21,136
Referee: Pierre Brousset

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Round 18[]

24 February 2018
14:45
Montpellier 11–10 Bordeaux Bègles (1 BP)
Report
Altrad Stadium
Attendance: 9,000
Referee: Ludovic Cayre
24 February 2018
18:00
Clermont 12–18 Oyonnax
Report
24 February 2018
18:00
(1 BP) Stade Français 34–36 Agen
Report
Stade Jean-Bouin
Attendance: 5,678
Referee: Thomas Charabas
24 February 2018
18:00
Castres 33–22 Lyon
Report
Stade Pierre-Fabre
Attendance: 9,000
Referee: Sebastien Minery
24 February 2018
20:45
Pau 24–15 Racing
Report
Stade du Hameau
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: Adrien Descottes
25 February 2018
12:30
(1 BP) Toulouse 45–28 Brive
Report
Stade Ernest-Wallon
Attendance: 11,434
Referee: Alexandre Ruiz
25 February 2018
16:50
La Rochelle 20–27 Toulon
Report
Stade Marcel-Deflandre
Attendance: 16,000
Referee: Cyril Lafon

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Round 19[]

3 March 2018
14:45
Lyon 15–6 Toulon
Report
3 March 2018
18:00
Racing 17–13 Brive (1 BP)
Report
U Arena
Attendance: 13,135
Referee: Jonathan Dufort
3 March 2018
18:00
(1 BP) Castres 27–29 Pau
Report
Stade Pierre-Fabre
Attendance: 9,257
Referee: Mathieu Raynal
3 March 2018
18:00
Agen 31–29 Montpellier (1 BP)
Report
Stade Armandie
Attendance: 7,066
Referee: Laurent Cardona
3 March 2018
20:45
Bordeaux Bègles 19–25 Toulouse
Report
Matmut Atlantique
Attendance: 24,000
Referee: Romain Poite
4 March 2018
12:30
Oyonnax 33–27 Stade Français
Report
Stade Charles-Mathon
Attendance: 7,800
Referee: Tual Trainini
4 March 2018
16:50
Clermont 21–17 La Rochelle (1 BP)
Report

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Round 20[]

10 March 2018
14:45
(1 BP) Montpellier 41–3 Racing
Report
Altrad Stadium
Attendance: 11,221
Referee: Romain Poite
10 March 2018
20:30
(1 BP) Toulon 54–5 Agen
Report
Stade Mayol
Attendance: 14,241
Referee: Jonathan Dufort
10 March 2018
20:30
Pau 18–15 La Rochelle (1 BP)
Report
Stade du Hameau
Attendance: 16,000
Referee: Cédric Marchat
10 March 2018
20:30
Bordeaux Bègles 20–26 Oyonnax
Report
Stade Chaban-Delmas
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Pierre Brousset
10 March 2018
20:45
(1 BP) Brive 9–11 Clermont
Report
Stade Amédée-Domenech
Attendance: 12,412
Referee: Adrien Descottes
11 March 2018
12:30
Stade Français 23–17 Castres
Report
Stade Jean-Bouin
Attendance: 7,340
Referee: Alexandre Ruiz
11 March 2018
16:50
Toulouse 20–27 Lyon
Report
Stade Ernest-Wallon
Attendance: 13,506
Referee: Tual Trainini

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Round 21[]

17 March 2018
14:45
Racing 28–22 Stade Français
Report
U Arena
Attendance: 20,063
Referee: Mathieu Raynal
17 March 2018
20:30
(1 BP) Agen 10–15 Bordeaux Bègles
Report
Stade Armandie
Attendance: 7,751
Referee: Cyril Lafon
17 March 2018
20:30
La Rochelle 19–15 Lyon (1 BP)
Report
Stade Marcel-Deflandre
Attendance: 16,000
Referee: Thomas Charabas
17 March 2018
20:30
Oyonnax 29–26 Toulon (1 BP)
Report
Stade Charles-Mathon
Attendance: 9,312
Referee: Romain Poite
17 March 2018
20:45
(1 BP) Clermont 38–14 Pau
Report
18 March 2018
12:30
Castres 37–28 Brive
Report
Stade Pierre-Fabre
Attendance: 8,878
Referee: Laurent Cardona
18 March 2018
16:50
Toulouse 22–14 Montpellier
Report
Stade Ernest-Wallon
Attendance: 15,306
Referee: Adrien Descottes

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Round 22[]

24 March 2018
(1 BP) La Rochelle 31–20 Bordeaux Bègles
Report
Stade Marcel-Deflandre
Attendance: 16,000
Referee: Tual Trainini
24 March 2018
(2 BP) Stade Français 33–37 Toulouse (1 BP)
Report
Stade Jean-Bouin
Attendance: 13,439
Referee: Romain Poite
24 March 2018
Brive 15–12 Agen (1 BP)
Report
Stade Amédée-Domenech
Attendance: 10,133
Referee: Mathieu Raynal
24 March 2018
(1 BP) Pau 33–12 Oyonnax
Report
Stade du Hameau
Attendance: 11,289
Referee: Alexandre Ruiz
24 March 2018
(1 BP) Montpellier 45–7 Castres
Report
Altrad Stadium
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Pascal Gauzere
25 March 2018
(1 BP) Toulon 49–0 Clermont
Report
Stade Mayol
Attendance: 17,209
Referee: Laurent Cardona
25 March 2018
(1 BP) Lyon 22–24 Racing
Report
Matmut Stadium de Gerland
Attendance: 12,724
Referee: Pierre Brousset

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Round 23[]

7 April 2018
Castres 28–23 Toulouse (1 BP)
Report
Stade Pierre-Fabre
Attendance: 12,258
Referee: Alexandre Ruiz
7 April 2018
(1 BP) Stade Français 50–13 Clermont
Report
Stade Jean-Bouin
Attendance: 15,350
Referee: Thomas Charabas
7 April 2018
Bordeaux Bègles 19–18 Pau (1 BP)
Report
Stade Chaban Delmas
Attendance: 19,729
Referee: Cyril Lafon
7 April 2018
(1 BP) Brive 25–27 Lyon
Report
Stade Amédée-Domenech
Attendance: 12,077
Referee: Romain Poite
7 April 2018
(1 BP) Agen 36–21 Oyonnax
Report
Stade Armandie
Attendance: 8,500
Referee: Jerome Garces
8 April 2018
(1 BP) Montpellier 40–24 La Rochelle
Report
Altrad Stadium
Attendance: 12,392
Referee: Mathieu Raynal
8 April 2018
Racing 17–13 Toulon (1 BP)
Report
U Arena
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: Pascal Gauzere

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Round 24[]

14 April 2018
(1 BP) Toulon 32 – 17 Montpellier
Report
Stade Vélodrome, Marseille
Attendance: 42,000
Referee: Romain Poite
14 April 2018
Clermont 33 – 3 Bordeaux Bègles
Report
14 April 2018
(1 BP) Oyonnax 40 – 17 Brive
Report
Stade Charles-Mathon
Attendance: 10,362
Referee: Pascal Gauzere
14 April 2018
Pau 22 – 33 Agen (1 BP)
Report
Stade du Hameau
Attendance: 14,878
Referee: Tual Trainini
14 April 2018
(1 BP) Lyon 44 – 3 Stade Français
Report
Matmut Stadium de Gerland
Attendance: 14,900
Referee: Laurent Cardona
15 April 2018
La Rochelle 18 – 26 Castres
Report
Stade Marcel-Deflandre
Attendance: 16,000
Referee: Jerome Garces
15 April 2018
(1 BP) Toulouse 42 – 27 Racing
Report
Stade Ernest-Wallon
Attendance: 18,838
Referee: Mathieu Raynal

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Round 25[]

28 April 2018
(1 BP) Toulon 52 – 13 Castres
Report
Stade Mayol
Attendance: 18,131
Referee: Mathieu Raynal
28 April 2018
Agen 27 – 17 Clermont
Report
Stade Armandie
Attendance: 12,517
Referee: Julien Castaignede
28 April 2018
(1 BP) Montpellier 45 – 13 Pau
Report
Altrad Stadium
Attendance: 11,112
Referee: Sebastien Minery
28 April 2018
(1 BP) Oyonnax 39 – 18 Lyon
Report
Stade Charles Mathon
Attendance: 11,398
Referee: Alexandre Ruiz
28 April 2018
(1 BP) Stade Français 30 – 20 Brive
Report
Stade Jean-Bouin
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: Jerome Garces
29 April 2018
Bordeaux Bègles 15 – 39 Racing (1 BP)
Report
Stade Chaban-Delmas
Attendance: 18,251
Referee: Ludovic Cayre
29 April 2018
Toulouse 19 – 14 La Rochelle (1 BP)
Report
Stade Ernest-Wallon
Attendance: 18,838
Referee: Romain Poite

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Round 26[]

5 May 2018
(1 BP) Brive 24 – 22 Bordeaux Bègles (1 BP)
Report
Stade Amédée-Domenech
Attendance: 10,561
Referee: Jonathan Dufort
5 May 2018
(1 BP) Castres 54 – 3 Oyonnax
Report
Stade Pierre-Fabre
Attendance: 12,073
Referee: Romain Poite
5 May 2018
(1 BP) La Rochelle 31 – 7 Stade Français
Report
Stade Marcel-Deflandre
Attendance: 15,895
Referee: Adrien Descottes
5 May 2018
(1 BP) Lyon 32 – 24 Montpellier
Report
Matmut Stadium de Gerland
Attendance: 19,205
Referee: Mathieu Raynal
5 May 2018
(1 BP) Pau 38 – 27 Toulon (1 BP)
Report
Stade du Hameau
Attendance: 18,220
Referee: Laurent Cardona
5 May 2018
(1 BP) Racing 42 – 13 Agen
Report
Stade de la Rabine, Vannes
Attendance: 7,556
Referee: Pierre Brousset
5 May 2018
Clermont 36 – 26 Toulouse (1 BP)
Report

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Relegation playoff[]

The team finishing in 13th place faces the runner-up of the Pro D2, with the winner of this match playing in Top 14 in 2018–19 and the loser in Pro D2.

12 May 2018
14:45
Grenoble 47–22 Oyonnax
Try: Visinia (2) 8' c, 68' c
Mélé 11' c
Oz 33' c
Taumalolo 38' c
Guillemin 65' m
Mas 77' c
Con: Mélé (4/4) 9', 11', 34', 39'
Pourteau (1/2) 69'
Francis (1/1) 78'
Report Try: Ikpefan (2) 21' c, 51' c
Müller 80+1' m
Con: Botica (2/2) 22', 52'
Pen: Botica (1/1) 15'
Stade des Alpes, Grenoble
Attendance: 18,500
Referee: Laurent Cardona

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Playoffs[]

  Semi-final Qualifiers     Semi-finals     Final
                           
      1 Montpellier 40  
  4 Toulon 19     5 Lyon 14    
  5 Lyon (a.e.t.) 19         1 Montpellier 13
      6 Castres 29
      2 Racing 92 14    
  3 Toulouse 11     6 Castres 19  
  6 Castres 23  

Semi-final Qualifiers[]

18 May 2018
21:00
Toulon 19–19 (a.e.t.) Lyon
Try: Ashton 56' c
Con: Belleau (1/1) 56'
Pen: Belleau (2/3) 37', 50'
Trinh-Duc (2/2) 69', 82'
Report Try: Arnold 64' m
Cretin 69' m
Pen: Harris (3/3) 24', 32', 93'
Stade Mayol
Attendance: 18,200
Referee: Mathieu Raynal

19 May 2018
16:15
Toulouse 11–23 Castres
Try: Ghiraldini 60' m
Pen: Ramos (2/4) 16', 20'
Report Try: Batlle (2) 12' c, 44' c
Con: Urdapilleta (2/2) 13', 45'
Pen: Kockott (2/3) 25', 48'
Urdapilleta (1/1) 35'
Stade Ernest-Wallon
Attendance: 18,800
Referee: Romain Poite

Semi-finals[]

25 May 2018
21:00
Montpellier 40–14 Lyon
Try: Nadolo 24' c
Dumoulin 38' c
Picamoles 48' c
Willemse 72' c
Con: Pienaar (4/4) 25', 39', 49', 73'
Pen: Pienaar (3/3) 4', 18', 43'
Steyn (1/1) 14'
Report Try: Harris 78' m
Pen: Harris (3/3) 10', 23', 29'

26 May 2018
16:45
Racing 92 14–19 Castres
Try: Imhoff 19' c
Dupichot 25' c
Con: Iribaren (2/2) 20', 26'
Report Try: Vaipulu 8' c
Con: Urdapilleta (1/1) 9'
Pen: Urdapilleta (4/5) 11', 33', 40+1', 64'

Final[]

2 June 2018
20:45
Montpellier 13–29 Castres
Try: Penalty try 55'
Pen: Steyn (1/2) 12'
Pienaar (1/3) 34'
Report Try: Dumora 39' c
Mafi 76' c
Con: Urdapilleta (2/2) 40', 77'
Pen: Urdapilleta (5/5) 8', 15', 19', 30', 62'
Stade de France, Saint-Denis
Attendance: 78,442
Referee: Jérôme Garcès

Leading scorers[]

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

Attendances[]

Club Home
Games
Total Average Highest Lowest % Capacity
Agen 13 102,345 7,873 12,517 6,104 56%
Bordeaux Bègles 13 285,432 21,956 36,253 18,251 60%
Brive 13 134,574 10,352 12,412 9,447 74%
Castres 13 130,036 10,003 12,258 8,691 80%
Clermont 13 222,101 17,085 18,801 13,950 90%
La Rochelle 13 206,751 15,904 16,000 15,000 99%
Lyon 13 184,041 14,157 19,205 10,069 57%
Montpellier 13 144,589 11,122 15,034 8,928 71%
Oyonnax 13 114,775 8,829 11,400 7,345 77%
Pau 13 184,105 14,162 18,300 10,000 77%
Racing 92 13 172,581 13,275 29,347 5,830 62%
Stade Francais 13 139,175 10,706 15,350 5,678 54%
Toulon[a 6] 14 250,116 17,865 42,000 13,500 86%
Toulouse[a 7] 14 217,835 15,560 18,838 10,816 80%

See also[]

Notes[]

  1. ^ Castres' stadium was known as Stade Pierre-Antoine at the start of the season. It was renamed after late club owner Pierre Fabre on 9 September 2017.[1]
  2. ^ Racing opened the 2017–18 season at Yves-du-Manoir in Colombes. Their first match at U Arena was against Toulouse on 22 December 2017.[2]
  3. ^ Racing were forced to play their Round 26 home fixture against Agen on 5 May 2018 elsewhere because Beyoncé and Jay-Z booked U Arena as a rehearsal space for the European leg of their On the Run II Tour. The club chose Stade de la Rabine in Vannes (capacity 9,500) as the substitute venue.[3]
  4. ^ In recent years, Toulon has taken occasional home matches to Stade Vélodrome in Marseille and Allianz Riviera in Nice.
  5. ^ Toulouse often takes high-demand home matches to the city's largest sporting venue, Stadium Municipal.
  6. ^ Toulon's attendance figure includes home semi-final qualifier play-off game.
  7. ^ Toulouse's attendance figure includes home semi-final qualifier play-off game.

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  3. ^ "ESPN's rugby predictions: Games of the week, potential upsets & more". ESPN (UK). 3 May 2018. Retrieved 5 May 2018.
  4. ^ "Racing Family : U Arena" (in French). Racing 92. Retrieved 5 February 2018.
  5. ^ "French try out new bonus point system". Planet-rugby.com. 27 June 2007. Archived from the original on 29 September 2007. Retrieved 13 August 2007.
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  9. ^ "RÉSULTATS JOURNEE 2". Midi Libre. 3 September 2017.
  10. ^ "RÉSULTATS JOURNEE 3". Midi Libre. 10 September 2017.
  11. ^ "RÉSULTATS JOURNEE 4". Midi Libre. 17 September 2017.
  12. ^ "RÉSULTATS JOURNEE 5". Midi Libre. 24 September 2017.
  13. ^ "RÉSULTATS JOURNEE 6". Midi Libre. 1 October 2017.
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  27. ^ "RÉSULTATS JOURNEE 19". Midi Libre. 4 March 2018.
  28. ^ "RÉSULTATS JOURNEE 20". Midi Libre. 11 March 2018.
  29. ^ "RÉSULTATS JOURNEE 21". Midi Libre. 18 March 2018.
  30. ^ "RÉSULTATS JOURNEE 22". Midi Libre. 25 March 2018.
  31. ^ "RÉSULTATS JOURNEE 23". Midi Libre. 8 April 2018.
  32. ^ "RÉSULTATS JOURNEE 24". Midi Libre. 15 April 2018.
  33. ^ "RÉSULTATS JOURNEE 25". Midi Libre. 29 April 2018.
  34. ^ "RÉSULTATS JOURNEE 26". Midi Libre. 6 May 2018.
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