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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 , 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
More Top 14 fixtures
  • Top 14 Results
Recent Results
FixtureDetails
All times are local
Top 14
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
Bordeaux-Begles 18 - 9 Lyon
Friday , August 15
Bayonne 15 - 29 ToulonBayonne vs Toulon Report
More Top 14 results
  • Top 14 Table
Overall 2014
Top 14 Table
PosTeamPPts
1Brive15
2Toulon14
3Bordeaux-Begles14
4Clermont Auvergne14
5Stade Francais14