Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Throughout the season weve posted random Best Tries compilations from the Top 14 in France. As the season nears its end, and relegation and top spots are revealed, weve got a recap video of some of the more enjoyable tries from the past few months.
Constantly in the headlines, the Top 14 and its big money spenders are often the subject of transfer speculation and discussions.
The biggest spenders of them all, Toulon, have now officially survived the season in the top flight despite things at one stage looking like it was all falling to pieces.
Jonny Wilkinson looks to be heading to Toulon for a huge amount of money, something that they will confirm and discuss with the public after their last game of the season on May 18th. Felipe Contepomi, Sebastien Bruno, Pierre Mignoni, Tom May and Kris Chesney will be joining him at the club that will be managed by Phillip Saint Andre.
Other big English players are heading across to France, as well as a big Frenchman who has played in England for the past few years. Sebastien Chabal will be joining the newly promoted Racing Metro, and theres rumours of Francois Steyn joining him.
While this season featured big signings that failed to deliver completely, aka Sonny Bill Williams and Dan Carter, next season will be just as high profile as we see a new batch of big name players join one of the most intriguing leagues in world rugby.