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Toulouse rest trio for Toulon trip

26th March 2014 11:41

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Toulouse have given French internationals Yoann Maestri, Gaël Fickou and Maxime Médard a week off ahead of Saturday's Top 14 clash with Toulon.

Toulouse are precariously placed in sixth position as they face a high-pressure game against the European champions, who currently lie second.

But with their Heineken Cup quarter-final against Munster looming large on the horizon, Toulouse manager Guy Novès has decided to give the trio, who were part of France's Six Nations squad, a break and they will not travel to Stade Felix Mayol on Saturday.

French international wing Yoann Huget will return however having missed the clash against Stade Français in Paris last weekend. The same goes for fly-half Lionel Beauxis.

Centre Yann David and loose forward Yannick Nyanga are also both likely to return from injury layoffs.

Florian Fritz will start in midfield for the first time since December added Novès but Luke McAlister has been sidelined with a back injury sustained at the Stade de France last week. It is hoped he will be fit to face Munster.

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Friday , August 22
Toulouse vs Castres20:45
Saturday , August 23
Brive vs Clermont Auvergne14:45
Toulon vs La Rochelle18:30
Montpellier vs Grenoble18:30
Bordeaux-Begles vs Racing Metro Paris18:30
Bayonne vs Oyonnax18:30
Stade Francais vs Lyon20:45
Friday , August 29
Clermont Auvergne vs Montpellier20:45
Saturday , August 30
La Rochelle vs Toulouse14:45
Lyon vs Brive18:30
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Saturday , August 16
Clermont Auvergne 30 - 26 GrenobleClermont Auvergne vs Grenoble Report
Toulouse 20 - 19 Oyonnax
Castres 22 - 25 Stade Francais
Brive 37 - 15 La Rochelle
Montpellier 16 - 19 Racing Metro ParisMontpellier vs Racing Metro Paris Report
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Bayonne 15 - 29 ToulonBayonne vs Toulon Report
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1Brive15
2Toulon14
3Bordeaux-Begles14
4Clermont Auvergne14
5Stade Francais14