The highlights of the Top 14 in 2021

The Top 14 was marked in 2021 by the hegemony of Stade Toulouse, winner of the championship. SU Agen has also been a major player in rugby in France.

The year 2021 was that of Stade Toulouse. The red and black armada confirmed its superiority at the national level by lifting, on June 25 at the Stade de France, the 21st Brennus Shield in its history. To do this, the players of Ugo Mola, leaders after the 26 days of the main phase, gave cover against a team from the Stade Rochelais (18-8) that they had already dominated a month before in the final of the Champions Cup (22-17). For its great season, Toulouse was acclaimed on the occasion of the 17th Rugby Night with the trophy for best player in the championship awarded to its international Antoine Dupont, extraordinary. Without now Cheslin Kolbe, transferred to RC Toulon where Franck Azéma also took up residence, the results are still there. The Stadistes started the 2021-2022 fiscal year with six successes but were beaten in mid-season by Bordeaux-Bègles (1st), which inflicted on them their third defeat (17-7) of the season at the beginning of the month.

Against her will, Agen goes down in history

At the bottom of the classification, Agen was logically relegated to Pro D2 and entered his name in the top 14 records book. The SUA did worse than Bourgoin-Jallieu (11 points) during the 2010-2011 fiscal year by taking only two points, lowest total points in the history of the championship. It must be said that with 26 defeats in as many outings, the Lot-et-Garonnais could not hope for much better. The Pro D2, Bayonne could not avoid it either. The scenario is cruel for Rowing, forced to play the dams by its 13th place at the end of the round trip. In the Basque derby against their rival Biarritz, the Bayonnais cracked in the performance of the penalty shootout after six points were scored on each side. A result causing scenes of jubilation for the soundtrack and immense sorrow for his rival.

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