The final day of the Top 14 sees Clermont battling with Montpellier for a semifinal spot and a point separates Racing 92 (6th), Stade Francais (7th) and Pau (8th) for the last Champions Cup spot.
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Clermont Auvergne vs. La Rochelle
First face second in the top of the table clash. La Rochelle have secured to top spot, while Clermont are chasing that second automatic semifinal spot. With next week’s Champions Cup final on their mind, and La Rochelle looking to a home semifinal, this may be a stepping stone to what both teams hope will be bigger things.
Montpellier Herault vs. Stade Francais Paris
Montpellier still have hopes of finishing second, but with two points separating Clermont and themselves in third, they need a favour from La Rochelle. After defeating Racing last week, Stade still have hopes of securing sixth place and the final playoff and Champions Cup spot. They are level on points with Racing but will need to better Racnig’s result to secure sixth.
Racing vs. Bordeaux Begles
Racing have their Champions Cup and playoff aspirations in their own hands and with Bordeaux unable to secure a playoff spot, there shouldn’t be much fight from them in Paris.
Brive vs. Castres Olympique
Castres have secured a playoff spot while Brive would need a miracle to make the Top 14 playoffs or even the Champions Cup playoff spot. Fireworks may go off elsewhere but we’re not expecting drama here. Brive would need a bonus point victory and hope that Racing, Stade and Pau all lose without picking up a point.
Grenoble vs. Lyon
Lyon will be hoping for a miracle, sitting in ninth, two points adrift of Pau, and three away from Racing and Stade Francais. Grenoble will look to sign off their season on a high after getting relegated.
Toulon vs. Pau
Toulon can’t climb higher than fourth but Pau are still in search of a playoff spot. They are a point behind Stade and Racing and will be going all out to secure victory and a possible playoff spot. If they do, it will see them gain automatic qualification to the Champions Cup.
Stade Toulousain vs. Bayonne
This is as dead rubber as it gets with Toulouse not even close to their past glories. The only thing to say about their performances this year is that they have avoided relegation, unlike their opposition.
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