ALL THE DRAMA OF FRANCE’S TOP 14 FINAL LIVE ON PREMIER SPORTS TOMORROW (FRI) NIGHT

Every minute from the Stade de France as Castres face Montpellier for the prestigious Brennus Shield
Plus two international rugby fixtures on Saturday: Japan v Uruguay and Chile v Scotland A

The stage is set for a showcase finale to the French club rugby season as the TOP 14 final gets underway in Paris tomorrow evening (Friday 24 June) with every second of the drama live from the Stade de France in Saint Denis on Premier Sports 1 from 7.40pm.
As one of World Rugby’s most high profile and competitive club competitions with a huge following and 100+ year-old heritage, the 2022 showdown sees table-toppers Castres take on second-placed Montpellier.
A re-run of the 2018 TOP 14 final, these two sides beat off top competition to win their final places after two hotly contested semi-finals in the south east of France as the TOP 14 crowds got behind a big double-header in Nice with teams playing in temperatures of more than 30C.
TOP 14 table toppers Castres put in a strong, tactical and dogged performance to beat former Champions Toulouse 24-18 at the Allianz Rivera to secure their final place against Montpellier who saw off third-placed Bordeaux Begles 19-10 at the same venue the following day.
Both coaches Castres’ Pierre-Henry Broncan and Montpellier’s Philippe Saint-Andre have guided their clubs to a TOP14 final spot in their first full season in charge with their last five meetings between the two clubs seeing Castres win 4 of their 5 encounters including a 25-9 victory for Castres when they last met in March this year in round 20.

Montpellier finished 10th last season and their semi-final win was their first victory against Bordeaux this season.  They have never won the TOP14 title, having reached three finals over the past 11 years but losing out each time.  For Castres, it will be their 6th TOP14 title win and their third since 2013.
Who will lift the Bouchier de Brennus in 2022 and be Champions of French club rugby this season? Tune in from 7.40pm on Friday night on Premier Sports 1 to find out.
Premier Sports signed a new two-year rights agreement with TOP 14 last summer which includes both the 2021/22 and 2022/23 seasons with the pick of four live games each weekend shown across a mix of its channels Premier Sports 1 & 2.

Plus on Saturday there’s an international rugby double-header as Premier Sports shows live coverage of Japan against Uruguay (Premier Sports 1 from 6.50am) followed by Chile against Scotland A (Premier Sports 1 from 8.50pm).  

It’s Uruguay’s second match in their tour of Japan and the South Americans will be looking to respond to their loss in game one last weekend which saw Japan seal a 35-15 victory over Los Teros with some dominant set-piece play. All the action will be live from the Mikuni World Stadium in Kitakyushu on Saturday morning at 6.50am UK time on Premier Sports 1 (3.05pm Japan).

On Saturday evening, there’s a unique look at Scotland A’s contest against Chile in the first match of the national side’s tour of South America. Scotland Head Coach Gregor Townsend has handed opportunities to many of his younger talent to gain experience ahead of a three test series against Argentina.Scotland A were last in action in February 2014 at Scotstoun Stadium in a match against England Saxons where Byron McGuigan scored Scotland’s only try in a 16-16 draw. Tune in for all the live action from Estadio Santa Laura Universidad SEK in the Chilean capital Santiago on Premier Sports 1 from 8.50pm.

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