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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 , October 3
Oyonnax vs Toulon20:45
Saturday , October 4
Bordeaux-Begles vs Clermont Auvergne14:45
Racing Metro Paris vs Brive18:30
La Rochelle vs Lyon18:30
Castres vs Grenoble18:30
Bayonne vs Montpellier18:30
Toulouse vs Stade Francais20:45
Friday , October 10
Grenoble vs Brive20:45
Saturday , October 11
Bordeaux-Begles vs Castres14:35
Lyon vs Bayonne15:00
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  • Top 14 Results
Recent Results
FixtureDetails
All times are local
Top 14
Saturday , September 27
Toulon 40 - 17 MontpellierToulon vs Montpellier Report
Brive 34 - 24 Bordeaux-Begles
Grenoble 27 - 25 Racing Metro ParisGrenoble vs Racing Metro Paris Report
Oyonnax 8 - 19 Clermont Auvergne
Stade Francais 43 - 10 La Rochelle
Lyon 28 - 18 Castres
Friday , September 26
Bayonne 35 - 19 ToulouseBayonne vs Toulouse Report
Saturday , September 20
Racing Metro Paris 27 - 16 ToulouseRacing Metro Paris vs Toulouse Report
Castres 27 - 18 Oyonnax
Grenoble 24 - 15 Bayonne
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  • Top 14 Table
Overall 2014
Top 14 Table
PosTeamPPts
1Clermont Auvergne727
2Toulon724
3Stade Francais722
4Grenoble720
5Racing Metro Paris718