Multiple reports have emerged in the French media today highlighting the budgets of the Top 14 clubs for the 2018/19 season.
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- 2018 Season
- Montpellier 25 Aug
- Racing 92 1 Sep
- Oyonnax 8 Sep
- La Rochelle 15 Sep
- Pau 22 Sep
- Toulouse 29 Sep
- Lyon 6 Oct
- Castres 28 Oct
- Toulon 3 Nov
- Bordeaux Begles 17 Nov
- Stade Francais 24 Nov
- Clermont Auvergne 2 Dec
- Brive 22 Dec
- La Rochelle 29 Dec
- Castres 5 Jan
- Lyon 26 Jan
- Toulouse 16 Feb
- Stade Francais 23 Feb
- Montpellier 2 Mar
- Toulon 9 Mar
- Bordeaux Begles 16 Mar
- Brive 23 Mar
- Oyonnax 6 Apr
- Pau 13 Apr
- Clermont Auvergne 27 Apr
- Racing 92 4 May
- Team Play
Lineouts Won %Lineouts142Wins118Losses24
Scrums Won %Scrums84Wins78Losses6
Tackle Accuracy %Attempts1711Tackles1454Missed257
AttackPoints275Conversion Goals23Penalty Goals23Metres5228Clean Breaks109Defenders Beaten286Kicks from Hand183
Team PlayPasses1786Rucks Won1226Rucks Lost40Rucks Total1266Lineouts Lost24Lineouts Won118Scrums Won78Scrums Lost6Scrums Success1099%Scrums Total84
DefenceTackles1454Tackles Missed257Turnovers Conceded148Turnovers Won51
DisciplinePenalties Conceded98Yellow Cards5Red Cards0
The RFU have banned a registered rugby agent for 22 months after he was found guilty of breaches of betting regulations.
Montpellier's lead at the summit was cut to three points after they went down at Agen and Racing 92 defeated struggling Brive.
Lyon ran riot to thrash Agen 71-17 on Saturday, while Racing 92 and La Rochelle moved top of the Top 14 table.
Struggling Brive's victory over Montpellier ensured that La Rochelle lead the Top 14 following their hammering of Agen.
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Pau made it four wins out of four in the Challenge Cup with their second victory over Agen in the space of six days.
Struggling Stade Francais claimed the honours in the Paris derby, while Agen were beaten at Clermont.
Last season's European Challenge Cup finalists Gloucester responded to their opening defeat to Pau by hammering Agen.