Top 14: Stade Toulousain will start against Bordeaux, Castres will go to Racing. Discover the schedule of the Top 14

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The Top 14 2022-2023 season calendar is now official. Stade Toulousain and Castres Olympique know their opponents.

The first day will take place on the weekend of September 3 and 4. The Stade Toulousain will go to challenge Bordeaux on Saturday while Castres, unfortunate finalist of the Top 14, will be on the side of Racing.

Toulouse and Castres will meet at the end of the alley phase on Saturday December 24 at Ernest-Wallon and on Saturday March 25 during the 21st day of the championship, in Castres therefore.

A doubloon in autumn and Boxing Day on December 24

The championship will then continue without a rest weekend until the 9th day. The first doubloon will take place on Matchday 10, November 5 during France – Australia.

The Top 14 will then observe a break for fifteen days during France – South Africa (November 12) and France – Japan (November 19). It will then resume for two days before giving way to the European Cup and then to Boxing Day scheduled for the weekend of December 24 (Saturday) during the 13th day while the 14th is scheduled for the following Saturday. But it is very likely that arrangements will take place in consultation with the Provale players’ union so that the latter can spend Christmas with their families. As for January, it will be mixed between championship and European Cup.

Two doubloons during the Tournament

Days 18 and 19 will be affected by the duplicates of the Tournament (Italy – France on February 5 and France – Scotland on February 26). We are talking about duplicates here, but during this period of the Tournament it will also be necessary to manage false duplicates (players protected and unable to participate in a championship day).

The end of the season is scheduled for the weekend of June 17, 2023, a week earlier than the previous season to allow the best possible preparation for the World Cup.

Semi-finals in San Sebastián

Next year, the semi-finals will take place in San Sebastián, the weekend of June 10. It is the return of rugby to the Basque Country, which hosted matches relocated from Biarritz and in particular a memorable quarter-final between Biarritz and Stade Toulousain. The final will once again take place at the Stade de France on June 17, before moving to Marseille the following season, due to preparations for the Olympic Games in Paris.

The NRL Management Committee has designated, after in-depth study of the files, the host cities below:

– Semi-finals of the TOP 14 2022/2023: San Sebastián
– Final of the TOP 14 2023/2024: Marseille
– Semi-finals of the TOP 14 2024/2025: Bordeaux

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