New-look Lyon shaking things up as they lead the French Top 14

Published: 2017/10/28

These might still be early days in the current Top 14 season but the table shows a surprising new name at the top. Lyon, who host struggling Oyonnax on Saturday, proudly sit in first place after seven games ahead of regular giants Clermont, Montpellier, Toulon and Toulouse.

Known in town as the LOU – Lyon Olympique Universitaire – the club have spent the best part of this decade lurching between France’s top two divisions, with their most recent promotion coming in 2016.

These might still be early days in the current Top 14 season but the table shows a surprising new name at the top. Lyon, who host struggling Oyonnax on Saturday, proudly sit in first place after seven games ahead of regular giants Clermont, Montpellier, Toulon and Toulouse.

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