The Top 14 fixtures have just been released and the opening weekend will be gripping viewing as there are no shortage of excellent matches.
In a repeat of the Top 14 final, Montpellier will have the opportunity to exact revenge on champions Castres as they welcome them to the Altrad Stadium.
Top 14 fixtures out and no surprise to see a remake of the final in the very first week! Montpellier host their conquerors Castres.
— Paul Eddison (@pauleddison) July 5, 2018
Meanwhile, Racing 92, who will be disappointed with their playoff performance, will travel to Toulon in what should be a cracking match.
Of course, that means Simon Zebo may well make his debut in Racing colours in that game against a side who he recently played against as his former Munster team beat the French outfit in the Champions Cup quarter-final.
Top 14 Opening Weekend 25th August:
Bordeaux Begles v Pau
Clermont v Agen
Lyon v Toulouse
Montpellier v Castres
Perpignan v Castres
La Rochelle v Grenoble
Toulon v Racing 92