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06th June 2014 09:51

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Luke Charteris Wales 2014

Big fish: Luke Charteris

Racing Metro have confirmed the arrival of a handful of big name players including Johan Goosen, Luke Charteris and Antonie Claassen.

Wales lock Charteris joins the exodus from Perpignan on a two-year contract with an option for a third while Springbok fly-half Goosen has inked a three-year deal with the Parisian club.

Loose forward Claassen is joined by fellow French international Brice Dulin and prop Anton Peikrishvili in heading north from beaten Top 14 finalists Castres.

Former All Black Casey Laulala arrives from Munster while promising winger Teddy Thomas joins from relegated Biarritz.

Arrivals: Brice Dulin, Antonie Claassen, Anton Peikrishvili (all from Castres), Thibaut Dubarry, Teddy Thomas (both from Biarritz), Casey Laulala (Munster), Yoan Audrin (Montpellier), Johan Goosen (Cheetahs), Luke Charteris (Perpignan).

Departures: Fabrice Estebanez, Karim Ghezal, Masi Matadigo (to Lyon), Jonathan Wisniewski, Julien Brugnaut (to Grenoble), Benjamin Fall, Antoine Battut (to Montpellier), Jone Qovu (to La Rochelle), Soane Tonga'uiha (to Oyonnax), Virimi Vakatawa (France Sevens)

  • Top 14 Fixtures
Forthcoming Fixtures
FixtureDetails
All times are local
Top 14
Saturday , August 30
La Rochelle vs Toulouse14:45
Castres vs BayonneCastres vs Bayonne Preview
Lyon vs Brive18:30
Grenoble vs Bordeaux-Begles18:30
Oyonnax vs Stade Francais18:30
Racing Metro Paris vs Toulon20:45
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
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  • Top 14 Results
Recent Results
FixtureDetails
All times are local
Top 14
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
Stade Francais 23 - 20 Lyon
Toulon 60 - 19 La Rochelle
Montpellier 20 - 17 GrenobleMontpellier vs Grenoble Report
Friday , August 22
Toulouse 35 - 6 CastresToulouse vs Castres Report
Saturday , August 16
Clermont Auvergne 30 - 26 GrenobleClermont Auvergne vs Grenoble Report
Toulouse 20 - 19 Oyonnax
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  • Top 14 Table
Overall 2014
Top 14 Table
PosTeamPPts
1Toulon29
2Toulouse29
3Montpellier39
4Clermont Auvergne39
5Bordeaux-Begles28