Midweek pile-ups impossible to avoid | James Harrington

The focus may be mostly on European rugby this weekend, but here is a reminder: the 26th and final round of the regular Top 14 season kicks off on the weekend of June 5, five weekends from now.
A full run of Top 14 fixtures are already programmed into four of those. The other is the European finals weekend – which now looks like it will feature some additional matches.
But the end-of-season calendar in the French top flight isn’t that simple.
Because of Covid, four sides in the Top 14 still have at least five matches to play. Two of them – European semi-finalists Bordeaux and Montpellier ...

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