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Lyon promoted to Top 14

26th April 2014 18:59

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Promoted: Lyon

Big-spending Lyon were promoted to the Top 14 on Saturday as a bonus-point 31-13 defeat of Tarbes assured them the Pro D2 championship title.

Lyon, who with a budget of 15million euros have recruited the likes of former France internationals Lionel Nallet and Sebastien Chabal, last played in the Top 14 in the 2011/12 season but finished bottom and were relegated.

LOU won the old French title in 1932 and 1933 but have not been a real force since. They will be joined in the elite league by a second club, who will emerge from the play-offs contested by the second to fifth-placed teams.

The two promoted clubs will replace already relegated Biarritz and one of Oyonnax, Perpignan and Bayonne, who play their final matches of the season next weekend.

  • 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
More Top 14 fixtures
  • 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
More Top 14 results
  • Top 14 Table
Overall 2014
Top 14 Table
PosTeamPPts
1Clermont Auvergne727
2Toulon724
3Stade Francais722
4Grenoble720
5Racing Metro Paris718