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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 , August 15
Bayonne vs Toulon20:45
Saturday , August 16
Clermont Auvergne vs Grenoble14:45
Brive vs La Rochelle18:30
Bordeaux-Begles vs Lyon18:30
Castres vs Stade Francais18:30
Toulouse vs Oyonnax18:30
Montpellier vs Racing Metro Paris20:45
Friday , August 22
Toulouse vs Castres20:45
Saturday , August 23
Brive vs Clermont Auvergne14:45
Toulon vs La Rochelle18:30
More Top 14 fixtures
  • Top 14 Table
Top 14 Table
PosTeamPPts
1Toulon2677
2Montpellier2676
3Clermont Auvergne2673
4Toulouse2669
5Racing Metro Paris2669