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Rugby: two derbies to ignite the Top 14

Racing 92-Stade Français to join the semi-finals and Biarritz-Bayonne for a place among the elite …

The regular season delivered its verdict after a 26e indecisive day until the last minute. If Toulouse and La Rochelle have confirmed their status as favorites by going directly to the semi-finals, the fight for the play-offs has claimed two victims: Castres and, above all, Toulon. Clermont saved his 5e place and the Stade Français tore off the last folding seat to play an explosive barrage against the neighbor of Racing 92. It will not be the only glowing derby next weekend, the Aviron bayonnais having to play its maintenance in Top 14 against the neighbor biarrot.

Racing 92-Stade Français, with Fickou as a detonator

His annoyed pout in front of the Canal + cameras said all of his embarrassment. For Gaël Fickou, defector from Stade Français to Racing 92 in mid-April, this reunion in the jump-off (Friday evening at the Arena in Nanterre) is necessarily special. “It’s going to be very hard, I know the potential of this great team“, Sighed the center of the XV of France, aware that it will crystallize

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