Rugby. The programming of the 11th day of Top 14 turned upside down: here is the reason

The traditional Saturday 3 p.m. poster between Racing 92 and Clermont has been postponed to Sunday 5 p.m. (©Icon Sport)

After a 3-week break due to the Autumn Nations Series, which notably saw the XV of France end the year 2022 undefeated, the Top 14 recover his rights on Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 November, on behalf of the 11e daytime. Lovers of the French championship will have to revise their weekend schedule somewhat, because the programming for this deadline has been completely overhauled by the LNR and Canal+. Here’s why.

The multiplex advanced to 3 p.m., the first poster from Saturday shifted to Sunday

Usually, the weekend should have started on Saturday at 3 p.m. with Racing 92-Clermont (Canal+), but this meeting was finally postponed to 5 p.m. this Sunday. The multiplex is also impacted. Instead of starting at 5 p.m. this Saturday (Rugby+) with Montpellier-Bayonne, Paul Brive, La Rochelle-Castres and Perpignan-Bordeauxthe latter was brought forward to 3 p.m., in place of the usual poster.

But why ? Well, it’s because of the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar. The National Rugby League (LNR) and the exclusive broadcaster of the Top 14 (Canal+) have decided to modify the schedules of the 11e day of the championship to avoid competing with the match of the French football team. After having easily disposed of australia (4-1) this Tuesday, November 22, the protégés of Didier Deschamps will play their second match of the Qatari World Cup against Denmark, this Saturday, November 26, at 5 p.m. The schedule therefore falls right at the same time as the traditional Top 14 multiplex.

The Stade Français-Toulon and Lyon-Toulouse shocks not impacted

On the other hand, the shocks in prime-time, Stade Français-Toulon (Canal+), and on Sunday evening, Lyon-Stade Toulousain (Canal+), have not been turned upside down and will keep to the traditional prime-time schedules (9 p.m. ).

On the other hand, the 3th and last group match of French footballers will have no impact on the next day of Top 14 (December 3 and 4), because the Blues of Didier Deschamps will close the group stages against Tunisia during the week, Wednesday November 30.

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