RUGBY. Does the Top 14 Final rhyme historically with an orgy of points and tries?

This Friday evening, Castres and Montpellier face each other in the final of the Top 14. Whatever the way, all that matters now is to win the match for the shield of Brennus. So yes, some observers fear a closed match where the defenses will be put forward and where the game on foot will be essential. But have you ever seen a final with 10 tries and 70 points scored? First of all, it’s not really the kind of house in Castres and Montpellier. Second, the Top 14 finals have never really been prolific matches. Since the transition to fourteen formations, on a boat exceeded only once the 50 units at the planchot. It was in 2006 during the success of Biarritz over Toulouse, 40 to 13, or 53 points. This is also the final where we saw the most tries, six including five from the soundtrack.

With 18 points scored in 2015, the final between Paris and Clermont is the least prolific in the history of the Top 14.

Since then, we have rarely seen more than two goals per game. Four in 2008 (46 points scored) and three in 2006 on the side of Barcelona during the coronation of Racing 92. It is also the second final with the highest total of points scored (50). The average points scored in the final is 35 for 1.9 tries. Averages that are impacted by the 2012 and 2015 finals where no try was scored. With 18 points scored in 2015, the final between Paris and Clermont is the least prolific in the history of the Top 14. With 42 points scored in 2018 by Castres and Montpellier, this final is therefore at the top of the basket. Which is recommended for Friday.

Top 14 Finals History

  • 2006: 40-13, 6 tries
  • 2007: 23-18, 2 tries
  • 2008: 20-26, 4 tries
  • 2009: 22-13, 2 tries
  • 2010: 6-19, 1 try
  • 2011: 15-10, 1 try
  • 2012: 18-12
  • 2013: 14-19, 2 tries
  • 2014: 18-10, 1 try
  • 2015: 12-6
  • 2016: 21-29, 3 tries
  • 2017: 22-16, 2 tries
  • 2018: 13-29, 2 tries
  • 2019: 24-18, 2 tries
  • 2021: 18-8, 1 try

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