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14th April 2014 13:21

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Thigh tear: Luke McAlister

Louis Picamoles, Yannick Nyanga and Luke McAlister will play no part for Toulouse in this weekend's fixture against Oyonnax.

French internationals Picamoles and Nyanga both missed last weekend's 16-9 win over Brive.

Nyanga is still suffering from the sprained ankle he picked up in the loss to Toulon two weeks ago in the Top 14, which kept him out of the Heineken Cup quarter-final defeat to Munster.

Picamoles was also injured in that loss to Toulon, damaging his hip, with neither player set to be risked this weekend.

McAlister meanwhile suffered a small tear to his thigh in the victory over Brive and while not serious his return date is unknown.

"I don't think they'll be back for this match," said Toulouse boss Guy Novés.

"Nyanga will be tested this week but I'm not sure of anything, while Louis I'm certain won't be ready.

"Luke has had a small tear to his thigh but we don't know how long he will be out for."

Toulouse are currently 5th in the Top 14, eight points behind leaders Montpellier and tied with champions Castres.

  • Top 14 Fixtures
Forthcoming Fixtures
FixtureDetails
All times are local
Top 14
Friday , September 5
Montpellier vs Castres20:45
Saturday , September 6
Brive vs Toulouse14:45
Clermont Auvergne vs Racing Metro Paris17:00
Grenoble vs La Rochelle18:30
Stade Francais vs Bayonne18:30
Lyon vs Oyonnax18:30
Toulon vs Bordeaux-Begles20:45
Saturday , September 13
Toulon vs Stade Francais18:00
Racing Metro Paris vs Lyon18:00
La Rochelle vs Castres18:00
More Top 14 fixtures
  • Top 14 Results
Recent Results
FixtureDetails
All times are local
Top 14
Saturday , August 30
La Rochelle 37 - 25 ToulouseLa Rochelle vs Toulouse Report
Oyonnax 33 - 6 Stade Francais
Grenoble 37 - 23 Bordeaux-Begles
Racing Metro Paris 17 - 10 ToulonRacing Metro Paris vs Toulon Report
Castres 30 - 6 BayonneCastres vs Bayonne Report
Lyon 24 - 6 Brive
Friday , August 29
Clermont Auvergne 20 - 21 MontpellierClermont Auvergne vs Montpellier Report
Saturday , August 23
Brive 6 - 21 Clermont AuvergneBrive vs Clermont Auvergne Report
Bayonne 38 - 12 Oyonnax
Bordeaux-Begles 30 - 21 Racing Metro Paris
More Top 14 results
  • Top 14 Table
Overall 2014
Top 14 Table
PosTeamPPts
1Toulon39
2Toulouse39
3Montpellier39
4Clermont Auvergne39
5Bordeaux-Begles38