After Toulouse beat Clermont Auvergne to win the Top 14 title for the 20th time, Ugo Mola paid tribute to his players.

Toulouse's 'incredible generation' delights Mola


Toulouse coach Ugo Mola lauded the club's "incredible generation" after they sealed Top 14 glory for the 20th time in the club's history on Saturday.

Yoann Huget scored a pair of tries in a 24-18 victory over Clermont Auvergne at the Stade de France, earning Toulouse their first title since 2012 and the glory days under Guy Noves.

The club set a record points total of 98 during the regular season and established a new benchmark for tries scored by running in 102.

"A 20th title in Toulouse, it's huge for the club," said Mola in a post-match interview.

"When I arrived four years ago, we rebuilt and rebuilt. We have an incredible generation.

"Clermont and Toulouse will often meet in this kind of match for the years to come."

France winger Huget said: "Before the match, we were told to imagine all possible scenarios.

"I could not imagine another way of ending this beautiful season. The group was stronger than anything.

"Everything aligned for us this season."

The result meant Clermont hooker Benjamin Kayser brought the curtain down on his career on the back of a disappointing defeat.

While the former France international was frustrated with Clermont's attack, he was proud of a season that included European Challenge Cup glory and anticipates the club will continue to compete for major honours.

"There are many regrets. We did not have enough ambition and there was indiscipline at stupid moments, which made the difference," said Kayser.

"But I'm proud of what he did this year. The group did not give up and I am proud to have been able to transmit that to this young group, which will take the club far."



Eddie Jones faces train abuse

England coach Jones to avoid public transport following train abuse

Eddie Jones was reportedly subjected to physical and verbal abuse on a train journey and has vowed to avoid public transport from now on.


Springboks appoint Erasmus

Erasmus to lead new Springboks management team

Former Springbok Rassie Erasmus is the man to replace Allister Coetzee, who was sacked this month.


Delaigue: Imports harming Les Bleus

Overseas imports harming French rugby - Delaigue

Former France fly-half Yann Delaigue says young players are not being given a chance to develop in the Top 14.


Reds and Chiefs off the mark

Depleted Reds and Chiefs get off the mark

The Chiefs beat the Blues even without a host of players due to injury, while the Reds triumphed despite two key suspensions.


Kings claim first Pro14 win

Kings slay Dragons for first Pro14 win

The Southern Kings scored six tries against Dragons to claim their first Pro14 victory at the 17th time of asking.