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Toulouse rugby team lock Patricio Albacete holds the Brennus Shield trophy in front of supporters on June 10, 2012 on the Capitole square in the French southwestern city of Toulouse. Toulouse won 18-12 the French Top 14 rugby union final match vs Toulon, on June 9, 2011 at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, northern Paris. AFP PHOTO / REMY GABALDAREMY GABALDA/AFP/GettyImages
Toulouse rugby team lock Patricio Albace
Toulouse rugby team lock Patricio Albacete holds the Brennus Shield trophy in front of supporters on June 10, 2012 on the Capitole square in the French southwestern city of Toulouse. Toulouse won 18-12 the French Top 14 rugby union final match vs Toulon, on June 9, 2011 at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, northern Paris. AFP PHOTO / REMY GABALDAREMY GABALDA/AFP/GettyImages
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 09: Census Johnston of Toulouse celebrates after winning the French Top 14 Final match between Toulouse and RC Toulon at Stade de France on June 09, 2012 in Paris, France. (Photo by Tom Dulat/Getty Images) *** BESTPIX ***
*** BESTPIX *** Toulouse v RC Toulon - French Top 14 Final
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 09: Census Johnston of Toulouse celebrates after winning the French Top 14 Final match between Toulouse and RC Toulon at Stade de France on June 09, 2012 in Paris, France. (Photo by Tom Dulat/Getty Images) *** BESTPIX ***
Toulon's French centre Mathieu Bastareaud (C) tackles Toulouse's French winger Vincent Clerc during the French Top 14 rugby union final match Toulouse vs Toulon, on June 9, 2011 at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, outside Paris. AFP PHOTO / FRANCOIS GUILLOTFRANCOIS GUILLOT/AFP/GettyImages
Toulon's French centre Mathieu Bastareau
Toulon's French centre Mathieu Bastareaud (C) tackles Toulouse's French winger Vincent Clerc during the French Top 14 rugby union final match Toulouse vs Toulon, on June 9, 2011 at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, outside Paris. AFP PHOTO / FRANCOIS GUILLOTFRANCOIS GUILLOT/AFP/GettyImages
A supporter of Toulouse, with his face painted with the colours of his team, looks on before the French Top 14 rugby union final match Toulouse vs Toulon, on June 9, 2011 at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, outside Paris. Toulouse won 18-12. AFP PHOTO / MARTIN BUREAUMARTIN BUREAU/AFP/GettyImages
A supporter of Toulouse, with his face p
A supporter of Toulouse, with his face painted with the colours of his team, looks on before the French Top 14 rugby union final match Toulouse vs Toulon, on June 9, 2011 at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, outside Paris. Toulouse won 18-12. AFP PHOTO / MARTIN BUREAUMARTIN BUREAU/AFP/GettyImages
Toulouse's players hold the "Bouclier de Brennus" (Brennus shield) as they celebrate after winning the French Top 14 rugby union final match Toulouse vs Toulon, on June 9, 2011 at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, outside Paris. AFP PHOTO / FRED DUFOURFRED DUFOUR/AFP/GettyImages
Toulouse's players hold the "Bouclier de
Toulouse's players hold the "Bouclier de Brennus" (Brennus shield) as they celebrate after winning the French Top 14 rugby union final match Toulouse vs Toulon, on June 9, 2011 at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, outside Paris. AFP PHOTO / FRED DUFOURFRED DUFOUR/AFP/GettyImages
Toulouse's South-African prop Gurthro Steenkamp (R) and Toulouse's French flanker Gregory Lamboley celebrate after winning the French Top 14 rugby union final match Toulouse vs Toulon, on June 9, 2011 at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, outside Paris. AFP PHOTO / FRED DUFOURFRED DUFOUR/AFP/GettyImages
Toulouse's South-African prop Gurthro St
Toulouse's South-African prop Gurthro Steenkamp (R) and Toulouse's French flanker Gregory Lamboley celebrate after winning the French Top 14 rugby union final match Toulouse vs Toulon, on June 9, 2011 at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, outside Paris. AFP PHOTO / FRED DUFOURFRED DUFOUR/AFP/GettyImages
Supporters of Toulouse celebrate after their team's victory in the French Top 14 rugby union final match against Toulon on June 9, 2012 on the capitol square in Toulouse, southern France. Toulouse were crowned French champions for the 19th time after battling to a hard-fought, tryless 18-12 victory over Toulon in the Top 14 final at the Stade de France, near Paris. AFP PHOTO / REMY GABALDAREMY GABALDA/AFP/GettyImages
Supporters of Toulouse celebrate after t
Supporters of Toulouse celebrate after their team's victory in the French Top 14 rugby union final match against Toulon on June 9, 2012 on the capitol square in Toulouse, southern France. Toulouse were crowned French champions for the 19th time after battling to a hard-fought, tryless 18-12 victory over Toulon in the Top 14 final at the Stade de France, near Paris. AFP PHOTO / REMY GABALDAREMY GABALDA/AFP/GettyImages
Toulon's British fly-half Jonny Wilkinson looks on during the French Top 14 rugby union final match Toulouse vs Toulon, on June 9, 2011 at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, outside Paris. AFP PHOTO / MARTIN BUREAUMARTIN BUREAU/AFP/GettyImages
Toulon's British fly-half Jonny Wilkinso
Toulon's British fly-half Jonny Wilkinson looks on during the French Top 14 rugby union final match Toulouse vs Toulon, on June 9, 2011 at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, outside Paris. AFP PHOTO / MARTIN BUREAUMARTIN BUREAU/AFP/GettyImages
Toulouse's French flanker Gregory Lamboley (L) and Toulouse's French centre Louis Picamoles celebrate after winning the French Top 14 rugby union final match Toulouse vs Toulon, on June 9, 2011 at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, outside Paris. AFP PHOTO / FRED DUFOURFRED DUFOUR/AFP/GettyImages
Toulouse's French flanker Gregory Lambol
Toulouse's French flanker Gregory Lamboley (L) and Toulouse's French centre Louis Picamoles celebrate after winning the French Top 14 rugby union final match Toulouse vs Toulon, on June 9, 2011 at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, outside Paris. AFP PHOTO / FRED DUFOURFRED DUFOUR/AFP/GettyImages
Toulon's French fullback Benjamin Lapeyre (C) catches the ball during the French Top 14 rugby union final match Toulouse vs Toulon, on June 9, 2011 at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, outside Paris. AFP PHOTO / MARTIN BUREAUMARTIN BUREAU/AFP/GettyImages
Toulon's French fullback Benjamin Lapeyr
Toulon's French fullback Benjamin Lapeyre (C) catches the ball during the French Top 14 rugby union final match Toulouse vs Toulon, on June 9, 2011 at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, outside Paris. AFP PHOTO / MARTIN BUREAUMARTIN BUREAU/AFP/GettyImages
Toulouse's players celebrate after winning the French Top 14 rugby union final match Toulouse vs Toulon, on June 9, 2011 at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, outside Paris. AFP PHOTO / FRED DUFOURFRED DUFOUR/AFP/GettyImages
Toulouse's players celebrate after winni
Toulouse's players celebrate after winning the French Top 14 rugby union final match Toulouse vs Toulon, on June 9, 2011 at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, outside Paris. AFP PHOTO / FRED DUFOURFRED DUFOUR/AFP/GettyImages
Toulon's Australian centre Matthew Giteau is tackled by Toulouse's players during the French Top 14 rugby union final match Toulouse vs Toulon, on June 9, 2011 at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, outside Paris. AFP PHOTO / FRED DUFOURFRED DUFOUR/AFP/GettyImages
Toulon's Australian centre Matthew Gitea
Toulon's Australian centre Matthew Giteau is tackled by Toulouse's players during the French Top 14 rugby union final match Toulouse vs Toulon, on June 9, 2011 at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, outside Paris. AFP PHOTO / FRED DUFOURFRED DUFOUR/AFP/GettyImages
Toulouse's French flanker Gregory Lamboley (L) and Toulouse's French centre Louis Picamoles celebrate after winning the French Top 14 rugby union final match Toulouse vs Toulon, on June 9, 2011 at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, outside Paris. AFP PHOTO / FRED DUFOURFRED DUFOUR/AFP/GettyImages
Toulouse's French flanker Gregory Lambol
Toulouse's French flanker Gregory Lamboley (L) and Toulouse's French centre Louis Picamoles celebrate after winning the French Top 14 rugby union final match Toulouse vs Toulon, on June 9, 2011 at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, outside Paris. AFP PHOTO / FRED DUFOURFRED DUFOUR/AFP/GettyImages
Toulouse's players pose with the "Bouclier de Brennus" (Brennus shield) as they celebrate after winning the French Top 14 rugby union final match Toulouse vs Toulon, on June 9, 2011 at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, outside Paris. AFP PHOTO / FRANCOIS GUILLOTFRANCOIS GUILLOT/AFP/GettyImages
Toulouse's players pose with the "Boucli
Toulouse's players pose with the "Bouclier de Brennus" (Brennus shield) as they celebrate after winning the French Top 14 rugby union final match Toulouse vs Toulon, on June 9, 2011 at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, outside Paris. AFP PHOTO / FRANCOIS GUILLOTFRANCOIS GUILLOT/AFP/GettyImages
Toulouse's French hooker William Servat (R) and Toulouse's Argentinian lock Patricio Albacete celebrate after winning the French Top 14 rugby union final match Toulouse vs Toulon, on June 9, 2011 at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, outside Paris. Toulouse won 18-12. AFP PHOTO / MARTIN BUREAUMARTIN BUREAU/AFP/GettyImages
Toulouse's French hooker William Servat
Toulouse's French hooker William Servat (R) and Toulouse's Argentinian lock Patricio Albacete celebrate after winning the French Top 14 rugby union final match Toulouse vs Toulon, on June 9, 2011 at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, outside Paris. Toulouse won 18-12. AFP PHOTO / MARTIN BUREAUMARTIN BUREAU/AFP/GettyImages
Toulouse's South-African prop Gurthro Steenkamp (R) and Toulouse's French lock Yoann Maestri (L) celebrate after winning the French Top 14 rugby union final match Toulouse vs Toulon, on June 9, 2011 at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, outside Paris. AFP PHOTO / FRED DUFOURFRED DUFOUR/AFP/GettyImages
Toulouse's South-African prop Gurthro St
Toulouse's South-African prop Gurthro Steenkamp (R) and Toulouse's French lock Yoann Maestri (L) celebrate after winning the French Top 14 rugby union final match Toulouse vs Toulon, on June 9, 2011 at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, outside Paris. AFP PHOTO / FRED DUFOURFRED DUFOUR/AFP/GettyImages
Toulouse's players celebrate after winning the French Top 14 rugby union final match Toulouse vs Toulon, on June 9, 2011 at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, outside Paris. Toulouse won 18-12. AFP PHOTO / FRED DUFOURFRED DUFOUR/AFP/GettyImages
Toulouse's players celebrate after winni
Toulouse's players celebrate after winning the French Top 14 rugby union final match Toulouse vs Toulon, on June 9, 2011 at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, outside Paris. Toulouse won 18-12. AFP PHOTO / FRED DUFOURFRED DUFOUR/AFP/GettyImages
Toulon's British fly-half Jonny Wilkinson prepares to hit a penalty kick during the French Top 14 rugby union final match Toulouse vs Toulon, on June 9, 2011 at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, outside Paris. AFP PHOTO / FRED DUFOURFRED DUFOUR/AFP/GettyImages
Toulon's British fly-half Jonny Wilkinso
Toulon's British fly-half Jonny Wilkinson prepares to hit a penalty kick during the French Top 14 rugby union final match Toulouse vs Toulon, on June 9, 2011 at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, outside Paris. AFP PHOTO / FRED DUFOURFRED DUFOUR/AFP/GettyImages
Toulouse's French lock Yoann Maestri grabs the ball in a line-out during the French Top 14 rugby union final match Toulouse vs Toulon, on June 9, 2011 at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, outside Paris. AFP PHOTO / MARTIN BUREAUMARTIN BUREAU/AFP/GettyImages
Toulouse's French lock Yoann Maestri gra
Toulouse's French lock Yoann Maestri grabs the ball in a line-out during the French Top 14 rugby union final match Toulouse vs Toulon, on June 9, 2011 at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, outside Paris. AFP PHOTO / MARTIN BUREAUMARTIN BUREAU/AFP/GettyImages
A young supporter of Toulon looks on before the French Top 14 rugby union final match Toulouse vs Toulon, on June 9, 2011 at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, outside Paris. Toulouse defeated Toulon 18-12. AFP PHOTO / FRED DUFOURFRED DUFOUR/AFP/GettyImages
A young supporter of Toulon looks on bef
A young supporter of Toulon looks on before the French Top 14 rugby union final match Toulouse vs Toulon, on June 9, 2011 at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, outside Paris. Toulouse defeated Toulon 18-12. AFP PHOTO / FRED DUFOURFRED DUFOUR/AFP/GettyImages
People buy accessories for RCT's fans in the store of Rugby Club Toulonnais on June 6, 2012 in the French southeastern city of Toulon, prior to the French Top 14 rugby union final match against defending champions Toulouse. The final will be held at the Stade de France, near Paris, on June 9, 2012. AFP PHOTO/GERARD JULIENGERARD JULIEN/AFP/GettyImages
People buy accessories for RCT's fans in
People buy accessories for RCT's fans in the store of Rugby Club Toulonnais on June 6, 2012 in the French southeastern city of Toulon, prior to the French Top 14 rugby union final match against defending champions Toulouse. The final will be held at the Stade de France, near Paris, on June 9, 2012. AFP PHOTO/GERARD JULIENGERARD JULIEN/AFP/GettyImages
Toulon's fly-half Johnny Wilkinson arrives for a training session, on June 5, 2012 at the Gilbert Moga stadium in La Teste-de-Buch, southwestern France, prior to the French Top 14 rugby union final match against defending champions Toulouse. The final will be held at the Stade de France, near Paris, on June 9, 2012. AFP PHOTO PIERRE ANDRIEUPIERRE ANDRIEU/AFP/GettyImages
Toulon's fly-half Johnny Wilkinson arriv
Toulon's fly-half Johnny Wilkinson arrives for a training session, on June 5, 2012 at the Gilbert Moga stadium in La Teste-de-Buch, southwestern France, prior to the French Top 14 rugby union final match against defending champions Toulouse. The final will be held at the Stade de France, near Paris, on June 9, 2012. AFP PHOTO PIERRE ANDRIEUPIERRE ANDRIEU/AFP/GettyImages
Clermont's center Aurelien Rougerie (R) runs with the ball followed by Toulon's flanker Johann Van Niekerk during the French Top 14 rugby union semi-final match Clermont vs Toulon on June 3, 2012 at the municipal stadium in the French southwestern city of Toulouse. AFP PHOTO / REMY GABALDAREMY GABALDA/AFP/GettyImages
Clermont's center Aurelien Rougerie (R)
Clermont's center Aurelien Rougerie (R) runs with the ball followed by Toulon's flanker Johann Van Niekerk during the French Top 14 rugby union semi-final match Clermont vs Toulon on June 3, 2012 at the municipal stadium in the French southwestern city of Toulouse. AFP PHOTO / REMY GABALDAREMY GABALDA/AFP/GettyImages
TOULOUSE, FRANCE - JUNE 02: The Patrouille de France fly over the Stade de Toulouse before the start of the match during the French Top 14 Semi Final match between Toulouse and Castres Olympique at Stade de Toulouse on June 2, 2012 in Toulouse, France. (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images) ***BESTPIX***
***BESTPIX*** Toulouse v Castres Olympique - French Top 14 Semi Final
TOULOUSE, FRANCE - JUNE 02: The Patrouille de France fly over the Stade de Toulouse before the start of the match during the French Top 14 Semi Final match between Toulouse and Castres Olympique at Stade de Toulouse on June 2, 2012 in Toulouse, France. (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images) ***BESTPIX***
Stade Toulousain's Luc Mac Alister (L) participates with teammates in a training session on June 1, 2012 in Saix, southwestern France, on the eve of the Top 14 semi-final rugby match in Toulouse opposing Toulouse and Castres. AFP PHOTO/REMY GABALDAREMY GABALDA/AFP/GettyImages
Stade Toulousain's Luc Mac Alister (L) p
Stade Toulousain's Luc Mac Alister (L) participates with teammates in a training session on June 1, 2012 in Saix, southwestern France, on the eve of the Top 14 semi-final rugby match in Toulouse opposing Toulouse and Castres. AFP PHOTO/REMY GABALDAREMY GABALDA/AFP/GettyImages
Toulouse's hooker William Servat (C), Toulouse's captain Yannick Nyanga (L) and Toulouse's prop Yohan Montes participate in a training session on June 1, 2012 in Saix, southwestern France, on the eve of the Top 14 semi-final rugby match in Toulouse opposing Toulouse and Castres. AFP PHOTO/REMY GABALDAREMY GABALDA/AFP/GettyImages
Toulouse's hooker William Servat (C), To
Toulouse's hooker William Servat (C), Toulouse's captain Yannick Nyanga (L) and Toulouse's prop Yohan Montes participate in a training session on June 1, 2012 in Saix, southwestern France, on the eve of the Top 14 semi-final rugby match in Toulouse opposing Toulouse and Castres. AFP PHOTO/REMY GABALDAREMY GABALDA/AFP/GettyImages
Toulon's Australian fullback Luke Rooney passes the ball during the French Top 14 rugby union play-off match RC Toulon vs. Racing Metro at the Mayol stadium on May 26, 2012 in Toulon, southern France. AFP PHOTO / GERARD JULIENGERARD JULIEN/AFP/GettyImages
Toulon's Australian fullback Luke Rooney
Toulon's Australian fullback Luke Rooney passes the ball during the French Top 14 rugby union play-off match RC Toulon vs. Racing Metro at the Mayol stadium on May 26, 2012 in Toulon, southern France. AFP PHOTO / GERARD JULIENGERARD JULIEN/AFP/GettyImages
Toulon's South African flanker Joe Van Niekerk (R) vies with Racing Metro's French flanker Antoine Battut (L) during the French Top 14 rugby union play-off match RC Toulon vs. Racing Metro at the Mayol stadium on May 26, 2012 in Toulon, southern France. AFP PHOTO / GERARD JULIENGERARD JULIEN/AFP/GettyImages
Toulon's South African flanker Joe Van N
Toulon's South African flanker Joe Van Niekerk (R) vies with Racing Metro's French flanker Antoine Battut (L) during the French Top 14 rugby union play-off match RC Toulon vs. Racing Metro at the Mayol stadium on May 26, 2012 in Toulon, southern France. AFP PHOTO / GERARD JULIENGERARD JULIEN/AFP/GettyImages
South Korea's Hwang Youn-Joo (top, #14) spikes the ball over Taiwan's Teng Yen Min (bottom) during their women's volleyball qualifying tournament match for the London Olympics in Tokyo, on May 25, 2012. South Korea won the match 3-0 (25-8, 25-12, 25-18). AFP PHOTO / KAZUHIRO NOGIKAZUHIRO NOGI/AFP/GettyImages
South Korea's Hwang Youn-Joo (top, #14)
South Korea's Hwang Youn-Joo (top, #14) spikes the ball over Taiwan's Teng Yen Min (bottom) during their women's volleyball qualifying tournament match for the London Olympics in Tokyo, on May 25, 2012. South Korea won the match 3-0 (25-8, 25-12, 25-18). AFP PHOTO / KAZUHIRO NOGIKAZUHIRO NOGI/AFP/GettyImages
Castres' wing Marc Andreu (R) is tackled by Montpellier's lock Mickael de Marco during the French Top 14 rugby union play-off match Castres vs. Montpelliers at the Ernest Wallon Stadium in Toulouse on May 25, 2012. AFP PHOTO / REMY GABALDAREMY GABALDA/AFP/GettyImages
Castres' wing Marc Andreu (R) is tackled
Castres' wing Marc Andreu (R) is tackled by Montpellier's lock Mickael de Marco during the French Top 14 rugby union play-off match Castres vs. Montpelliers at the Ernest Wallon Stadium in Toulouse on May 25, 2012. AFP PHOTO / REMY GABALDAREMY GABALDA/AFP/GettyImages
Castres' wing Marc Andreu (R) is tackled by Montpellier's lock Mickael de Marco during the French Top 14 rugby union play-off match Castres vs. Montpelliers at the Ernest Wallon Stadium in Toulouse on May 25, 2012. AFP PHOTO / REMY GABALDAREMY GABALDA/AFP/GettyImages
Castres' wing Marc Andreu (R) is tackled
Castres' wing Marc Andreu (R) is tackled by Montpellier's lock Mickael de Marco during the French Top 14 rugby union play-off match Castres vs. Montpelliers at the Ernest Wallon Stadium in Toulouse on May 25, 2012. AFP PHOTO / REMY GABALDAREMY GABALDA/AFP/GettyImages
Castres' coaches Laurent Labit takes part in a training session on May 24, 2012 at Ernest Wallon stadium in Toulouse, on the eve of the French Top 14 rugby union play-off match Castres vs Montpellier. AFP PHOTO / PASCAL PAVANIPASCAL PAVANI/AFP/GettyImages
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Castres' coaches Laurent Labit takes part in a training session on May 24, 2012 at Ernest Wallon stadium in Toulouse, on the eve of the French Top 14 rugby union play-off match Castres vs Montpellier. AFP PHOTO / PASCAL PAVANIPASCAL PAVANI/AFP/GettyImages
Montpellier's Fulgence Ouedraogo (C) looks at his coach Fabien Galthie (R) during a training session on May 24, 2012 at Ernest Wallon stadium in Toulouse, on the eve of the French Top 14 rugby union play-off match Castres vs. Montpellier. AFP PHOTO / PASCAL PAVANIPASCAL PAVANI/AFP/GettyImages
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Montpellier's Fulgence Ouedraogo (C) looks at his coach Fabien Galthie (R) during a training session on May 24, 2012 at Ernest Wallon stadium in Toulouse, on the eve of the French Top 14 rugby union play-off match Castres vs. Montpellier. AFP PHOTO / PASCAL PAVANIPASCAL PAVANI/AFP/GettyImages
Montpellier's Mamuka Gorgodze takes part in a training session on May 24, 2012 at Ernest Wallon stadium in Toulouse, on the eve of the French Top 14 rugby union play-off match Castres vs. Montpellier. AFP PHOTO / PASCAL PAVANIPASCAL PAVANI/AFP/GettyImages
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Montpellier's Mamuka Gorgodze takes part in a training session on May 24, 2012 at Ernest Wallon stadium in Toulouse, on the eve of the French Top 14 rugby union play-off match Castres vs. Montpellier. AFP PHOTO / PASCAL PAVANIPASCAL PAVANI/AFP/GettyImages
Castres's fullback Romain Teulet takes part in a training session on May 24, 2012 at Ernest Wallon stadium in Toulouse, on the eve of the French Top 14 rugby union play-off match Castres vs Montpellier. AFP PHOTO / PASCAL PAVANIPASCAL PAVANI/AFP/GettyImages
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Castres's fullback Romain Teulet takes part in a training session on May 24, 2012 at Ernest Wallon stadium in Toulouse, on the eve of the French Top 14 rugby union play-off match Castres vs Montpellier. AFP PHOTO / PASCAL PAVANIPASCAL PAVANI/AFP/GettyImages
Montpellier's fly-half Francois Trinc-Duc (L) speaks with his coach Fabien Galthie during a training session on May 24, 2012 at Ernest Wallon stadium in Toulouse, on the eve of the French Top 14 rugby union play-off match Castres vs. Montpellier. AFP PHOTO / PASCAL PAVANIPASCAL PAVANI/AFP/GettyImages
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Montpellier's fly-half Francois Trinc-Duc (L) speaks with his coach Fabien Galthie during a training session on May 24, 2012 at Ernest Wallon stadium in Toulouse, on the eve of the French Top 14 rugby union play-off match Castres vs. Montpellier. AFP PHOTO / PASCAL PAVANIPASCAL PAVANI/AFP/GettyImages
Brive's flanker Vincent Forgues (L) is tackled by Clermont's flanker Jason White (C) following by Clermont's French flanker Alexandre Audebert (R) during the French Top 14 rugby union match ASM Clermont Auvergne vs. Brive on May 12, 2012 at the Marcel Michelin stadium in the French central city of Clermont-Ferrand. AFP PHOTO / THIERRY ZOCCOLANTHIERRY ZOCCOLAN/AFP/GettyImages
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Brive's flanker Vincent Forgues (L) is tackled by Clermont's flanker Jason White (C) following by Clermont's French flanker Alexandre Audebert (R) during the French Top 14 rugby union match ASM Clermont Auvergne vs. Brive on May 12, 2012 at the Marcel Michelin stadium in the French central city of Clermont-Ferrand. AFP PHOTO / THIERRY ZOCCOLANTHIERRY ZOCCOLAN/AFP/GettyImages
Begles-Bordeaux' Felix Le Bourhis (C) runs with the ball during the French Top 14 rugby union match Begles-Bordeaux vs. Perpignan on May 12, 2012, at the Andre Moga stadium in the French southeastern city of Begles. AFP PHOTO / NICOLAS TUCATNICOLAS TUCAT/AFP/GettyImages
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Begles-Bordeaux' Felix Le Bourhis (C) runs with the ball during the French Top 14 rugby union match Begles-Bordeaux vs. Perpignan on May 12, 2012, at the Andre Moga stadium in the French southeastern city of Begles. AFP PHOTO / NICOLAS TUCATNICOLAS TUCAT/AFP/GettyImages
Begles-Bordeaux' Laurent Ferreres (L) fights for the ball with Perpignan's James Hook (R) during the French Top 14 rugby union match Begles-Bordeaux vs. Perpignan on May 12, 2012, at the Andre Moga stadium in the French southeastern city of Begles. AFP PHOTO / NICOLAS TUCATNICOLAS TUCAT/AFP/GettyImages
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Begles-Bordeaux' Laurent Ferreres (L) fights for the ball with Perpignan's James Hook (R) during the French Top 14 rugby union match Begles-Bordeaux vs. Perpignan on May 12, 2012, at the Andre Moga stadium in the French southeastern city of Begles. AFP PHOTO / NICOLAS TUCATNICOLAS TUCAT/AFP/GettyImages
Clermont's French scrum-half Morgan Parra hits a penalty kick during the French Top 14 rugby union match ASM Clermont Auvergne vs. Brive on May 12, 2012 at the Marcel Michelin stadium in the French central city of Clermont-Ferrand. AFP PHOTO / THIERRY ZOCCOLANTHIERRY ZOCCOLAN/AFP/GettyImages
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Clermont's French scrum-half Morgan Parra hits a penalty kick during the French Top 14 rugby union match ASM Clermont Auvergne vs. Brive on May 12, 2012 at the Marcel Michelin stadium in the French central city of Clermont-Ferrand. AFP PHOTO / THIERRY ZOCCOLANTHIERRY ZOCCOLAN/AFP/GettyImages
Toulon Samoan wing David Smith (C) is tackled by Lyon's French wing Remy Grosso (2ndL) and hooker Tony Testa (R) during the French Top 14 rugby union match Lyon vs. Toulon on May 12, 2012 in Lyon. AFP PHOTO PHILIPPE MERLEPHILIPPE MERLE/AFP/GettyImages
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Toulon Samoan wing David Smith (C) is tackled by Lyon's French wing Remy Grosso (2ndL) and hooker Tony Testa (R) during the French Top 14 rugby union match Lyon vs. Toulon on May 12, 2012 in Lyon. AFP PHOTO PHILIPPE MERLEPHILIPPE MERLE/AFP/GettyImages
Toulon's English fly-half Jonny Wilkinson (R) vies with Lyon's French wing Franck Romanet (L) during the French Top 14 rugby union match Lyon vs. Toulon on May 12, 2012 in Lyon. AFP PHOTO PHILIPPE MERLEPHILIPPE MERLE/AFP/GettyImages
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Toulon's English fly-half Jonny Wilkinson (R) vies with Lyon's French wing Franck Romanet (L) during the French Top 14 rugby union match Lyon vs. Toulon on May 12, 2012 in Lyon. AFP PHOTO PHILIPPE MERLEPHILIPPE MERLE/AFP/GettyImages
Toulouse's flanker Gregory Lamboley (L) vies with Montpellier's lock Jansen Van Vuuren (R) during the French Top 14 rugby union match Toulouse vs. Montpellier on May 12, 2012 at the Stadium in Toulouse , southern France. AFP PHOTO PASCAL PAVANIPASCAL PAVANI/AFP/GettyImages
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Toulouse's flanker Gregory Lamboley (L) vies with Montpellier's lock Jansen Van Vuuren (R) during the French Top 14 rugby union match Toulouse vs. Montpellier on May 12, 2012 at the Stadium in Toulouse , southern France. AFP PHOTO PASCAL PAVANIPASCAL PAVANI/AFP/GettyImages
Toulon's English fly- half Jonny Wilkinson hits a penalty kick during the French Top 14 rugby union match Lyon vs. Toulon on May 12, 2012 in Lyon. AFP PHOTO PHILIPPE MERLEPHILIPPE MERLE/AFP/GettyImages
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Toulon's English fly- half Jonny Wilkinson hits a penalty kick during the French Top 14 rugby union match Lyon vs. Toulon on May 12, 2012 in Lyon. AFP PHOTO PHILIPPE MERLEPHILIPPE MERLE/AFP/GettyImages
Toulon's Samoan wing David Smith (C) breaks away from Lyon's French wing Remy Grosso and hooker Tony Testa during the French Top 14 rugby union match Lyon vs. Toulon on May 12, 2012 in Lyon. AFP PHOTO PHILIPPE MERLEPHILIPPE MERLE/AFP/GettyImages
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Toulon's Samoan wing David Smith (C) breaks away from Lyon's French wing Remy Grosso and hooker Tony Testa during the French Top 14 rugby union match Lyon vs. Toulon on May 12, 2012 in Lyon. AFP PHOTO PHILIPPE MERLEPHILIPPE MERLE/AFP/GettyImages
Begles-Bordeaux' Francois Tisseau (C) vies with Perpignan's Marius Tincu (R) during the French Top 14 rugby union match Begles-Bordeaux vs. Perpignan on May 12, 2012, at the Andre Moga stadium in the French southeastern city of Begles. AFP PHOTO / NICOLAS TUCATNICOLAS TUCAT/AFP/GettyImages
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Begles-Bordeaux' Francois Tisseau (C) vies with Perpignan's Marius Tincu (R) during the French Top 14 rugby union match Begles-Bordeaux vs. Perpignan on May 12, 2012, at the Andre Moga stadium in the French southeastern city of Begles. AFP PHOTO / NICOLAS TUCATNICOLAS TUCAT/AFP/GettyImages
Toulouse's winger Timoci Matanavou celebrates after scoring a try during the French Top 14 rugby union match Toulouse vs Montpellier on May 12, 2012 in Toulouse, southern France. AFP PHOTO PASCAL PAVANIPASCAL PAVANI/AFP/GettyImages
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Toulouse's winger Timoci Matanavou celebrates after scoring a try during the French Top 14 rugby union match Toulouse vs Montpellier on May 12, 2012 in Toulouse, southern France. AFP PHOTO PASCAL PAVANIPASCAL PAVANI/AFP/GettyImages
Biarritz's full-back Marcelo Bosch (R) passes the ball during the French Top 14 rugby union match Biarritz vs Stade Français at the Aguilera stadium in Biarritz, southern France, on May 12, 2012. AFP PHOTO / GAIZKA IROZGAIZKA IROZ/AFP/GettyImages
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Biarritz's full-back Marcelo Bosch (R) passes the ball during the French Top 14 rugby union match Biarritz vs Stade Français at the Aguilera stadium in Biarritz, southern France, on May 12, 2012. AFP PHOTO / GAIZKA IROZGAIZKA IROZ/AFP/GettyImages
Clermont's fullback Kini Murimurivalu (L) is tackled by Brive's fullback Scott Spedding during the French Top 14 rugby union match ASM Clermont Auvergne vs. Brive on May 12, 2012 at the Marcel Michelin stadium in the French central city of Clermont-Ferrand. AFP PHOTO / THIERRY ZOCCOLANTHIERRY ZOCCOLAN/AFP/GettyImages
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Clermont's fullback Kini Murimurivalu (L) is tackled by Brive's fullback Scott Spedding during the French Top 14 rugby union match ASM Clermont Auvergne vs. Brive on May 12, 2012 at the Marcel Michelin stadium in the French central city of Clermont-Ferrand. AFP PHOTO / THIERRY ZOCCOLANTHIERRY ZOCCOLAN/AFP/GettyImages
Brive's fullback Scott Spedding scores a try during the French Top 14 rugby union match ASM Clermont Auvergne vs. Brive on May 12, 2012 at the Marcel Michelin stadium in the French central city of Clermont-Ferrand. AFP PHOTO / THIERRY ZOCCOLANTHIERRY ZOCCOLAN/AFP/GettyImages
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Brive's fullback Scott Spedding scores a try during the French Top 14 rugby union match ASM Clermont Auvergne vs. Brive on May 12, 2012 at the Marcel Michelin stadium in the French central city of Clermont-Ferrand. AFP PHOTO / THIERRY ZOCCOLANTHIERRY ZOCCOLAN/AFP/GettyImages
Castres' scrum-half Thierry Lacrampe (up) gets ready to throw the ball in a scrum during the French Top 14 rugby union match Begles-Bordeaux vs. Perpignan on May 12, 2012, at the Andre Moga stadium in the French southeastern city of Begles. AFP PHOTO / NICOLAS TUCATNICOLAS TUCAT/AFP/GettyImages
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Castres' scrum-half Thierry Lacrampe (up) gets ready to throw the ball in a scrum during the French Top 14 rugby union match Begles-Bordeaux vs. Perpignan on May 12, 2012, at the Andre Moga stadium in the French southeastern city of Begles. AFP PHOTO / NICOLAS TUCATNICOLAS TUCAT/AFP/GettyImages
Biarritz's second row Pelu Ian Taele (C) vies with Stade Français' flanker George Smith (L) during the French Top 14 rugby union match Biarritz vs Stade Français at the Aguilera stadium in Biarritz, southern France, on May 12, 2012. AFP PHOTO / GAIZKA IROZGAIZKA IROZ/AFP/GettyImages
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Biarritz's second row Pelu Ian Taele (C) vies with Stade Français' flanker George Smith (L) during the French Top 14 rugby union match Biarritz vs Stade Français at the Aguilera stadium in Biarritz, southern France, on May 12, 2012. AFP PHOTO / GAIZKA IROZGAIZKA IROZ/AFP/GettyImages
Biarritz's winger Takudzwa Ngwenya (R) passes the ball during the French Top 14 rugby union match Biarritz vs Stade Français at the Aguilera stadium in Biarritz, southern France, on May 12, 2012. AFP PHOTO / GAIZKA IROZGAIZKA IROZ/AFP/GettyImages
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Biarritz's winger Takudzwa Ngwenya (R) passes the ball during the French Top 14 rugby union match Biarritz vs Stade Français at the Aguilera stadium in Biarritz, southern France, on May 12, 2012. AFP PHOTO / GAIZKA IROZGAIZKA IROZ/AFP/GettyImages
Begles-Bordeaux' Fabien Rofes (down) scores a try during the French Top 14 rugby union match Begles-Bordeaux vs. Perpignan on May 12, 2012, at the Andre Moga stadium in the French southeastern city of Begles. AFP PHOTO / NICOLAS TUCATNICOLAS TUCAT/AFP/GettyImages
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Begles-Bordeaux' Fabien Rofes (down) scores a try during the French Top 14 rugby union match Begles-Bordeaux vs. Perpignan on May 12, 2012, at the Andre Moga stadium in the French southeastern city of Begles. AFP PHOTO / NICOLAS TUCATNICOLAS TUCAT/AFP/GettyImages
Begles-Bordeaux' coach Marc Delpoux is pictured during the French Top 14 rugby union match Begles-Bordeaux vs. Perpignan on May 12, 2012, at the Andre Moga stadium in the French southeastern city of Begles. AFP PHOTO / NICOLAS TUCATNICOLAS TUCAT/AFP/GettyImages
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Begles-Bordeaux' coach Marc Delpoux is pictured during the French Top 14 rugby union match Begles-Bordeaux vs. Perpignan on May 12, 2012, at the Andre Moga stadium in the French southeastern city of Begles. AFP PHOTO / NICOLAS TUCATNICOLAS TUCAT/AFP/GettyImages
Begles-Bordeaux' Leroy Houston (C) vies with Perpignan's James Hook (L) during the French Top 14 rugby union match Begles-Bordeaux vs. Perpignan on May 12, 2012, at the Andre Moga stadium in the French southeastern city of Begles. AFP PHOTO / NICOLAS TUCATNICOLAS TUCAT/AFP/GettyImages
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Begles-Bordeaux' Leroy Houston (C) vies with Perpignan's James Hook (L) during the French Top 14 rugby union match Begles-Bordeaux vs. Perpignan on May 12, 2012, at the Andre Moga stadium in the French southeastern city of Begles. AFP PHOTO / NICOLAS TUCATNICOLAS TUCAT/AFP/GettyImages
Bayonne's fullback Yoann Huget runs for scores a try during the French top 14 rugby union match Castres vs Bayonne on May 12, 2012 at the Pierre Antoine stadium in the French southern city of Castres. AFP PHOTO / REMY GABALDAREMY GABALDA/AFP/GettyImages
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Bayonne's fullback Yoann Huget runs for scores a try during the French top 14 rugby union match Castres vs Bayonne on May 12, 2012 at the Pierre Antoine stadium in the French southern city of Castres. AFP PHOTO / REMY GABALDAREMY GABALDA/AFP/GettyImages
Stade Français' winger Paul Sackey (C) breaks away from Biarritz's flanker Imanol Harinordoquy (2ndR) and full-back Marcelo Bosch (R) during the French Top 14 rugby union match Biarritz vs Stade Français at the Aguilera stadium in Biarritz, southern France, on May 12, 2012. AFP PHOTO / GAIZKA IROZGAIZKA IROZ/AFP/GettyImages
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Stade Français' winger Paul Sackey (C) breaks away from Biarritz's flanker Imanol Harinordoquy (2ndR) and full-back Marcelo Bosch (R) during the French Top 14 rugby union match Biarritz vs Stade Français at the Aguilera stadium in Biarritz, southern France, on May 12, 2012. AFP PHOTO / GAIZKA IROZGAIZKA IROZ/AFP/GettyImages
Toulon French scrum half Fabien Cibray (C) runs with the ball during the French Top 14 rugby union match Lyon vs.Toulon on May 12, 2012 at the Matmut stadium in Lyon. AFP PHOTO PHILIPPE MERLEPHILIPPE MERLE/AFP/GettyImages
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Toulon French scrum half Fabien Cibray (C) runs with the ball during the French Top 14 rugby union match Lyon vs.Toulon on May 12, 2012 at the Matmut stadium in Lyon. AFP PHOTO PHILIPPE MERLEPHILIPPE MERLE/AFP/GettyImages
Brive's fullback Scott Spedding scores a try during the French Top 14 rugby union match ASM Clermont Auvergne vs. Brive on May 12, 2012 at the Marcel Michelin stadium in the French central city of Clermont-Ferrand. AFP PHOTO / THIERRY ZOCCOLANTHIERRY ZOCCOLAN/AFP/GettyImages
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Brive's fullback Scott Spedding scores a try during the French Top 14 rugby union match ASM Clermont Auvergne vs. Brive on May 12, 2012 at the Marcel Michelin stadium in the French central city of Clermont-Ferrand. AFP PHOTO / THIERRY ZOCCOLANTHIERRY ZOCCOLAN/AFP/GettyImages
Montpellier's fly-half Francois Trinh-Duc (L) kicks the ball in front of Toulouse's Lionel Beauxis during the French Top 14 rugby union match Toulouse vs Montpellier on May 12, 2012 at the Stadium in Toulouse , southern France. AFP PHOTO PASCAL PAVANIPASCAL PAVANI/AFP/GettyImages
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Montpellier's fly-half Francois Trinh-Duc (L) kicks the ball in front of Toulouse's Lionel Beauxis during the French Top 14 rugby union match Toulouse vs Montpellier on May 12, 2012 at the Stadium in Toulouse , southern France. AFP PHOTO PASCAL PAVANIPASCAL PAVANI/AFP/GettyImages
Toulon French scrum-half Sebastien Tillous-Borde scores a try during the French Top 14 rugby union match Lyon vs. Toulon on May 12, 2012 in Lyon. AFP PHOTO PHILIPPE MERLEPHILIPPE MERLE/AFP/GettyImages
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Toulon French scrum-half Sebastien Tillous-Borde scores a try during the French Top 14 rugby union match Lyon vs. Toulon on May 12, 2012 in Lyon. AFP PHOTO PHILIPPE MERLEPHILIPPE MERLE/AFP/GettyImages
Toulouse's flanker Jean Bouilhou (R) breaks away from Montpellier's Francois Trinc Duc (L) during the French Top 14 rugby union match Toulouse vs Montpellier on May 12, 2012 in Toulouse, southern France. AFP PHOTO / PASCAL PAVANIPASCAL PAVANI/AFP/GettyImages
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Toulouse's flanker Jean Bouilhou (R) breaks away from Montpellier's Francois Trinc Duc (L) during the French Top 14 rugby union match Toulouse vs Montpellier on May 12, 2012 in Toulouse, southern France. AFP PHOTO / PASCAL PAVANIPASCAL PAVANI/AFP/GettyImages
Toulon's Samoan wing David Smith (R) runs with the ball during the French Top 14 rugby union match Lyon vs. Toulon on May 12, 2012 in Lyon. AFP PHOTO PHILIPPE MERLEPHILIPPE MERLE/AFP/GettyImages
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Toulon's Samoan wing David Smith (R) runs with the ball during the French Top 14 rugby union match Lyon vs. Toulon on May 12, 2012 in Lyon. AFP PHOTO PHILIPPE MERLEPHILIPPE MERLE/AFP/GettyImages
Begles-Bordeaux' Laurent Ferreres celebrates after scoring a try during the French Top 14 rugby union match Begles-Bordeaux vs. Perpignan on May 12, 2012, at the Andre Moga stadium in the French southeastern city of Begles. AFP PHOTO / NICOLAS TUCATNICOLAS TUCAT/AFP/GettyImages
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Begles-Bordeaux' Laurent Ferreres celebrates after scoring a try during the French Top 14 rugby union match Begles-Bordeaux vs. Perpignan on May 12, 2012, at the Andre Moga stadium in the French southeastern city of Begles. AFP PHOTO / NICOLAS TUCATNICOLAS TUCAT/AFP/GettyImages
Perpignan's Jean-Pierre Perez (L) passes the ball next to Begles-Bordeaux' Vungakoto Lilo (R) during the French Top 14 rugby union match Begles-Bordeaux vs. Perpignan on May 12, 2012, at the Andre Moga stadium in the French southeastern city of Begles. AFP PHOTO / NICOLAS TUCATNICOLAS TUCAT/AFP/GettyImages
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Perpignan's Jean-Pierre Perez (L) passes the ball next to Begles-Bordeaux' Vungakoto Lilo (R) during the French Top 14 rugby union match Begles-Bordeaux vs. Perpignan on May 12, 2012, at the Andre Moga stadium in the French southeastern city of Begles. AFP PHOTO / NICOLAS TUCATNICOLAS TUCAT/AFP/GettyImages
Toulouse's flanker Thierry Dusautoir (C) tackles Montpellier's winger Timoci Nagusa (R) during the French Top 14 rugby union match Toulouse vs Montpellier on May 12, 2012 at the Stadium in Toulouse , southern France. AFP PHOTO PASCAL PAVANIPASCAL PAVANI/AFP/GettyImages
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Toulouse's flanker Thierry Dusautoir (C) tackles Montpellier's winger Timoci Nagusa (R) during the French Top 14 rugby union match Toulouse vs Montpellier on May 12, 2012 at the Stadium in Toulouse , southern France. AFP PHOTO PASCAL PAVANIPASCAL PAVANI/AFP/GettyImages
Agen's fly-half Conrad Barnard (R) tackles Metro Racing's centre Virimi Vakatawa (L) during the French Top 14 rugby Union match Agen vs Racing on May 12, 2012 in the French southern city of Agen. AFP PHOTO/PIERRE ANDRIEUPIERRE ANDRIEU/AFP/GettyImages
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Agen's fly-half Conrad Barnard (R) tackles Metro Racing's centre Virimi Vakatawa (L) during the French Top 14 rugby Union match Agen vs Racing on May 12, 2012 in the French southern city of Agen. AFP PHOTO/PIERRE ANDRIEUPIERRE ANDRIEU/AFP/GettyImages
Players get ready to play a line-out during the French Top 14 rugby union match Lyon vs. Toulon on May 12, 2012 in Lyon. AFP PHOTO PHILIPPE MERLEPHILIPPE MERLE/AFP/GettyImages
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Players get ready to play a line-out during the French Top 14 rugby union match Lyon vs. Toulon on May 12, 2012 in Lyon. AFP PHOTO PHILIPPE MERLEPHILIPPE MERLE/AFP/GettyImages
Toulouse's fullback Clement Poitreneau (L) is tackled by Montpellier's centre Paul Bosh (r) during the French Top 14 rugby union match Toulouse vs Montpellier on May 12, 2012 in Toulouse, southern France. AFP PHOTO PASCAL PAVANIPASCAL PAVANI/AFP/GettyImages
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Toulouse's fullback Clement Poitreneau (L) is tackled by Montpellier's centre Paul Bosh (r) during the French Top 14 rugby union match Toulouse vs Montpellier on May 12, 2012 in Toulouse, southern France. AFP PHOTO PASCAL PAVANIPASCAL PAVANI/AFP/GettyImages
Toulon's French scrum-half Fabien Cibray (L) vies with Lyon's French flanker Eugène N'Zi during the French Top 14 rugby union match Lyon vs.Toulon on May 12, 2012 at the Matmut stadium in Lyon. AFP PHOTO PHILIPPE MERLEPHILIPPE MERLE/AFP/GettyImages
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Toulon's French scrum-half Fabien Cibray (L) vies with Lyon's French flanker Eugène N'Zi during the French Top 14 rugby union match Lyon vs.Toulon on May 12, 2012 at the Matmut stadium in Lyon. AFP PHOTO PHILIPPE MERLEPHILIPPE MERLE/AFP/GettyImages
Begles-Bordeaux' Benoit Madaule (L) fights for the ball with Perpignan's Jean-Pierre Perez (R) during the French Top 14 rugby union match Begles-Bordeaux vs. Perpignan on May 12, 2012, at the Andre Moga stadium in the French southeastern city of Begles. AFP PHOTO / NICOLAS TUCATNICOLAS TUCAT/AFP/GettyImages
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Begles-Bordeaux' Benoit Madaule (L) fights for the ball with Perpignan's Jean-Pierre Perez (R) during the French Top 14 rugby union match Begles-Bordeaux vs. Perpignan on May 12, 2012, at the Andre Moga stadium in the French southeastern city of Begles. AFP PHOTO / NICOLAS TUCATNICOLAS TUCAT/AFP/GettyImages
Begles-Bordeaux' Laurent Ferreres (R) celebrates after scoring a try next to his teammate Vungakoto Lilo (L) during the French Top 14 rugby union match Begles-Bordeaux vs. Perpignan on May 12, 2012, at the Andre Moga stadium in the French southeastern city of Begles. AFP PHOTO / NICOLAS TUCATNICOLAS TUCAT/AFP/GettyImages
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Begles-Bordeaux' Laurent Ferreres (R) celebrates after scoring a try next to his teammate Vungakoto Lilo (L) during the French Top 14 rugby union match Begles-Bordeaux vs. Perpignan on May 12, 2012, at the Andre Moga stadium in the French southeastern city of Begles. AFP PHOTO / NICOLAS TUCATNICOLAS TUCAT/AFP/GettyImages
Begles-Bordeaux' Laurent Ferreres (R) runs to score a try during the French Top 14 rugby union match Begles-Bordeaux vs. Perpignan on May 12, 2012, at the Andre Moga stadium in the French southeastern city of Begles. AFP PHOTO / NICOLAS TUCATNICOLAS TUCAT/AFP/GettyImages
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Begles-Bordeaux' Laurent Ferreres (R) runs to score a try during the French Top 14 rugby union match Begles-Bordeaux vs. Perpignan on May 12, 2012, at the Andre Moga stadium in the French southeastern city of Begles. AFP PHOTO / NICOLAS TUCATNICOLAS TUCAT/AFP/GettyImages
Toulon's English fly-half Jonny Wilkinson (L) runs with the ball past Lyon's French centres Laurent Tranier (C) and Nicolas Raffault (R) during the French Top 14 rugby union match Lyon vs. Toulon on May 12, 2012 in Lyon. AFP PHOTO PHILIPPE MERLEPHILIPPE MERLE/AFP/GettyImages
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Toulon's English fly-half Jonny Wilkinson (L) runs with the ball past Lyon's French centres Laurent Tranier (C) and Nicolas Raffault (R) during the French Top 14 rugby union match Lyon vs. Toulon on May 12, 2012 in Lyon. AFP PHOTO PHILIPPE MERLEPHILIPPE MERLE/AFP/GettyImages
Biarritz's center Damien Traille (up) is tackled by Stade Français's center Felipe Contepomi during the French Top 14 rugby union match Biarritz vs Stade Français at the Aguilera stadium in Biarritz, southern France, on May 12, 2012. AFP PHOTO / GAIZKA IROZGAIZKA IROZ/AFP/GettyImages
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Biarritz's center Damien Traille (up) is tackled by Stade Français's center Felipe Contepomi during the French Top 14 rugby union match Biarritz vs Stade Français at the Aguilera stadium in Biarritz, southern France, on May 12, 2012. AFP PHOTO / GAIZKA IROZGAIZKA IROZ/AFP/GettyImages
Stade Francais' French winger Julien Arias (L) runs with the ball despite of Racing Metro's French fly-half Sebastien Descons (R) during the French Top 14 rugby union match Stade Francais vs. Racing Metro on May 5, 2012 at the Stade de France stadium in Saint-Denis. AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFEFRANCK FIFE/AFP/GettyImages
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Stade Francais' French winger Julien Arias (L) runs with the ball despite of Racing Metro's French fly-half Sebastien Descons (R) during the French Top 14 rugby union match Stade Francais vs. Racing Metro on May 5, 2012 at the Stade de France stadium in Saint-Denis. AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFEFRANCK FIFE/AFP/GettyImages
Racing Metro's French fly-half Sebastien Descons (front) celebrates with a teammate after he scored a try during the French Top 14 rugby union match Stade Francais vs. Racing Metro on May 5, 2012 at the Charlety stadium in Paris. AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFEFRANCK FIFE/AFP/GettyImages
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Racing Metro's French fly-half Sebastien Descons (front) celebrates with a teammate after he scored a try during the French Top 14 rugby union match Stade Francais vs. Racing Metro on May 5, 2012 at the Charlety stadium in Paris. AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFEFRANCK FIFE/AFP/GettyImages
Agen's Romain Edmond Samuel (R) passes the ball before being tackled by Bayonne's second row Guillaume Bernad during the French Top 14 rugby union match Aviron Bayonnais vs. Agen on May 5, 2012 at the Jean Dauger stadium in Bayonne. Bayonne won 31-10. AFP PHOTO / GAIZKA IROZGAIZKA IROZ/AFP/GettyImages
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Agen's Romain Edmond Samuel (R) passes the ball before being tackled by Bayonne's second row Guillaume Bernad during the French Top 14 rugby union match Aviron Bayonnais vs. Agen on May 5, 2012 at the Jean Dauger stadium in Bayonne. Bayonne won 31-10. AFP PHOTO / GAIZKA IROZGAIZKA IROZ/AFP/GettyImages
Stade Français' scrum-half Julien Dupuy kicks the ball during the French Top 14 rugby union match Stade Francais vs. Racing Metro on May 5, 2012 at the Charlety stadium in Paris. AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFEFRANCK FIFE/AFP/GettyImages
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Stade Français' scrum-half Julien Dupuy kicks the ball during the French Top 14 rugby union match Stade Francais vs. Racing Metro on May 5, 2012 at the Charlety stadium in Paris. AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFEFRANCK FIFE/AFP/GettyImages
Stade Francais' French lock Alexandre Flanquart (L) and Racing Metro's Fijian flanker Jone Qovu (2nd R) during the French Top 14 rugby union match Stade Francais vs. Racing Metro on May 5, 2012 at the Stade de France stadium in Saint-Denis. AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFEFRANCK FIFE/AFP/GettyImages
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Stade Francais' French lock Alexandre Flanquart (L) and Racing Metro's Fijian flanker Jone Qovu (2nd R) during the French Top 14 rugby union match Stade Francais vs. Racing Metro on May 5, 2012 at the Stade de France stadium in Saint-Denis. AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFEFRANCK FIFE/AFP/GettyImages
Lyon's French scrum-half Mickael Forest (R) clears the ball out of a scrum during the French Top 14 rugby union match Perpignan vs Lyon, on May 5, 2012 in Perpignan, southern France. Perpignan won 34-22. AFP PHOTO / RAYMOND ROIGRAYMOND ROIG/AFP/GettyImages
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Lyon's French scrum-half Mickael Forest (R) clears the ball out of a scrum during the French Top 14 rugby union match Perpignan vs Lyon, on May 5, 2012 in Perpignan, southern France. Perpignan won 34-22. AFP PHOTO / RAYMOND ROIGRAYMOND ROIG/AFP/GettyImages
Brive's French lock Julien Ledevedec (C) collapses with Bordeaux’s French fly-half Camille Lopez during the French Top14 rugby union match Brive vs Bordeaux on May 5, 2012, in the French central city of Brive. Bordeaux defeated Brive 9-23. AFP PHOTO / DIARMID COURREGESDIARMID COURREGES/AFP/GettyImages
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Brive's French lock Julien Ledevedec (C) collapses with Bordeaux’s French fly-half Camille Lopez during the French Top14 rugby union match Brive vs Bordeaux on May 5, 2012, in the French central city of Brive. Bordeaux defeated Brive 9-23. AFP PHOTO / DIARMID COURREGESDIARMID COURREGES/AFP/GettyImages
Racing Metro's French fly-half Jonathan Wisniewski (C) passes the ball during the French Top 14 rugby union match Stade Francais vs. Racing Metro on May 5, 2012 at the Charlety stadium in Paris. AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFEFRANCK FIFE/AFP/GettyImages
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Racing Metro's French fly-half Jonathan Wisniewski (C) passes the ball during the French Top 14 rugby union match Stade Francais vs. Racing Metro on May 5, 2012 at the Charlety stadium in Paris. AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFEFRANCK FIFE/AFP/GettyImages
Stade Francais' flanker Antoine Burban (C) and Racing Metro's South African Number 8 and captain Jacques Cronje during the French Top 14 rugby union match Stade Francais vs. Racing Metro on May 5, 2012 at the Charlety stadium in Paris. AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFEFRANCK FIFE/AFP/GettyImages
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Stade Francais' flanker Antoine Burban (C) and Racing Metro's South African Number 8 and captain Jacques Cronje during the French Top 14 rugby union match Stade Francais vs. Racing Metro on May 5, 2012 at the Charlety stadium in Paris. AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFEFRANCK FIFE/AFP/GettyImages
Brive's New-Zealander winger Roonie Cooke (C) collapses with Bordeaux’s New-Zealander prop Andre-Patrick Toetu (R) during the French Top14 rugby union match Brive vs Bordeaux on May 5, 2012, in the French central city of Brive. Bordeaux defeated Brive 9-23. AFP PHOTO / DIARMID COURREGESDIARMID COURREGES/AFP/GettyImages
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Brive's New-Zealander winger Roonie Cooke (C) collapses with Bordeaux’s New-Zealander prop Andre-Patrick Toetu (R) during the French Top14 rugby union match Brive vs Bordeaux on May 5, 2012, in the French central city of Brive. Bordeaux defeated Brive 9-23. AFP PHOTO / DIARMID COURREGESDIARMID COURREGES/AFP/GettyImages
Stade Francais' Australian flanker George Smith (C) vies with Racing Metro's French centre Fabrice Estebanez (R) and Racing Metro's French fly-half Jonathan Wisniewski (L) during the French Top 14 rugby union match Stade Francais vs. Racing Metro on May 5, 2012 at the Charlety stadium in Paris. AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFEFRANCK FIFE/AFP/GettyImages
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Stade Francais' Australian flanker George Smith (C) vies with Racing Metro's French centre Fabrice Estebanez (R) and Racing Metro's French fly-half Jonathan Wisniewski (L) during the French Top 14 rugby union match Stade Francais vs. Racing Metro on May 5, 2012 at the Charlety stadium in Paris. AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFEFRANCK FIFE/AFP/GettyImages
Stade Français' French lock Pascal Pape (C) vies with Stade Francais' Italian number eight and captain Sergio Parisse (R) during the French Top 14 rugby union match Stade Francais vs. Racing Metro on May 5, 2012 at the Charlety stadium in Paris. AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFEFRANCK FIFE/AFP/GettyImages
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Stade Français' French lock Pascal Pape (C) vies with Stade Francais' Italian number eight and captain Sergio Parisse (R) during the French Top 14 rugby union match Stade Francais vs. Racing Metro on May 5, 2012 at the Charlety stadium in Paris. AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFEFRANCK FIFE/AFP/GettyImages
Racing Metro's French inside centre Henry Chavancy (R) celebrates at the end of the French Top 14 rugby union match Stade Francais vs. Racing Metro on May 5, 2012 at the Stade de France stadium in Saint-Denis. Racing Metro won 19-13. AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFEFRANCK FIFE/AFP/GettyImages
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Racing Metro's French inside centre Henry Chavancy (R) celebrates at the end of the French Top 14 rugby union match Stade Francais vs. Racing Metro on May 5, 2012 at the Stade de France stadium in Saint-Denis. Racing Metro won 19-13. AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFEFRANCK FIFE/AFP/GettyImages
Stade Français' scrum-half Julien Dupuy (L) vies with Racing Metro's Fijian flanker Jone Qovu (R) during the French Top 14 rugby union match Stade Francais vs. Racing Metro on May 5, 2012 at the Charlety stadium in Paris. AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFEFRANCK FIFE/AFP/GettyImages
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Stade Français' scrum-half Julien Dupuy (L) vies with Racing Metro's Fijian flanker Jone Qovu (R) during the French Top 14 rugby union match Stade Francais vs. Racing Metro on May 5, 2012 at the Charlety stadium in Paris. AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFEFRANCK FIFE/AFP/GettyImages
Stade Francais' centre Martin Rodriguez Gurruchaga (C) runs with the ball during the French Top 14 rugby union match Stade Francais vs. Racing Metro on May 5, 2012 at the Stade de France stadium in Saint-Denis. AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFEFRANCK FIFE/AFP/GettyImages
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Stade Francais' centre Martin Rodriguez Gurruchaga (C) runs with the ball during the French Top 14 rugby union match Stade Francais vs. Racing Metro on May 5, 2012 at the Stade de France stadium in Saint-Denis. AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFEFRANCK FIFE/AFP/GettyImages
Stade Français' French flanker David Lyons (R) kicks the ball during the French Top 14 rugby union match Stade Francais vs. Racing Metro on May 5, 2012 at the Charlety stadium in Paris. AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFEFRANCK FIFE/AFP/GettyImages
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Stade Français' French flanker David Lyons (R) kicks the ball during the French Top 14 rugby union match Stade Francais vs. Racing Metro on May 5, 2012 at the Charlety stadium in Paris. AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFEFRANCK FIFE/AFP/GettyImages
Stade Francais' French hooker Dimitri Szarzewski (C) vies with Racing Métro's prop from New Zealand Benjamin Sa (2ndR) during the French Top 14 rugby union match Stade Francais vs. Racing Metro on May 5, 2012 at the Charlety stadium in Paris. AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFEFRANCK FIFE/AFP/GettyImages
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Stade Francais' French hooker Dimitri Szarzewski (C) vies with Racing Métro's prop from New Zealand Benjamin Sa (2ndR) during the French Top 14 rugby union match Stade Francais vs. Racing Metro on May 5, 2012 at the Charlety stadium in Paris. AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFEFRANCK FIFE/AFP/GettyImages
Racing Metro's Fijian flanker Jone Qovu (C) runs with the ball during the French Top 14 rugby union match Stade Francais vs. Racing Metro on May 5, 2012 at the Charlety stadium in Paris. AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFEFRANCK FIFE/AFP/GettyImages
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Racing Metro's Fijian flanker Jone Qovu (C) runs with the ball during the French Top 14 rugby union match Stade Francais vs. Racing Metro on May 5, 2012 at the Charlety stadium in Paris. AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFEFRANCK FIFE/AFP/GettyImages
Stade Français' scrum-half Julien Dupuy (C) runs with the ball during the French Top 14 rugby union match Stade Francais vs. Racing Metro on May 5, 2012 at the Stade de France stadium in Saint-Denis. AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFEFRANCK FIFE/AFP/GettyImages
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Stade Français' scrum-half Julien Dupuy (C) runs with the ball during the French Top 14 rugby union match Stade Francais vs. Racing Metro on May 5, 2012 at the Stade de France stadium in Saint-Denis. AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFEFRANCK FIFE/AFP/GettyImages
Stade Francais' Italian number eight and captain Sergio Parisse (L) runs with the ball during the French Top 14 rugby union match Stade Francais vs. Racing Metro on May 5, 2012 at the Charlety stadium in Paris. AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFEFRANCK FIFE/AFP/GettyImages
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Stade Francais' Italian number eight and captain Sergio Parisse (L) runs with the ball during the French Top 14 rugby union match Stade Francais vs. Racing Metro on May 5, 2012 at the Charlety stadium in Paris. AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFEFRANCK FIFE/AFP/GettyImages
Stade Francais' flanker Antoine Burban (R) vies with a Racing Metro's player during the French Top 14 rugby union match Stade Francais vs. Racing Metro on May 5, 2012 at the Charlety stadium in Paris. AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFEFRANCK FIFE/AFP/GettyImages
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Stade Francais' flanker Antoine Burban (R) vies with a Racing Metro's player during the French Top 14 rugby union match Stade Francais vs. Racing Metro on May 5, 2012 at the Charlety stadium in Paris. AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFEFRANCK FIFE/AFP/GettyImages
Bayonne's Abdelatif Boutaty (L) and David Roumieu celebrate at the end of the French Top 14 rugby union match Aviron Bayonnais vs. Agen on May 5, 2012 at the Jean Dauger stadium in Bayonne. Bayonne won 31-10. AFP PHOTO GAIZKA IROZGAIZKA IROZ/AFP/GettyImages
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Bayonne's Abdelatif Boutaty (L) and David Roumieu celebrate at the end of the French Top 14 rugby union match Aviron Bayonnais vs. Agen on May 5, 2012 at the Jean Dauger stadium in Bayonne. Bayonne won 31-10. AFP PHOTO GAIZKA IROZGAIZKA IROZ/AFP/GettyImages
Brive's French winger Jacques Boussuge (C) collapses with Bordeaux’s Number eight New-Zealander Matthew Clarkin during the French Top14 rugby union match Brive vs Bordeaux on May 5, 2012, in the French central city of Brive. Bordeaux defeated Brive 9-23. AFP PHOTO / DIARMID COURREGESDIARMID COURREGES/AFP/GettyImages
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Brive's French winger Jacques Boussuge (C) collapses with Bordeaux’s Number eight New-Zealander Matthew Clarkin during the French Top14 rugby union match Brive vs Bordeaux on May 5, 2012, in the French central city of Brive. Bordeaux defeated Brive 9-23. AFP PHOTO / DIARMID COURREGESDIARMID COURREGES/AFP/GettyImages
Stade Français' French lock Pascal Pape (2ndR) passes the ball to Stade Francais' French winger Julien Arias during the French Top 14 rugby union match Stade Francais vs. Racing Metro on May 5, 2012 at the Charlety stadium in Paris. AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFEFRANCK FIFE/AFP/GettyImages
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Stade Français' French lock Pascal Pape (2ndR) passes the ball to Stade Francais' French winger Julien Arias during the French Top 14 rugby union match Stade Francais vs. Racing Metro on May 5, 2012 at the Charlety stadium in Paris. AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFEFRANCK FIFE/AFP/GettyImages

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