The first barrage of the Top 14 was initially scheduled for Saturday June 3 at 9 p.m. by the organizer of the competition, the LNR, and Canal, which wanted to broadcast the poster in prime time. But, finally, the kick-off of the derby between Stade Français Paris and Racing 92 will be given on Saturday at 2 p.m.
The League and the broadcaster have seen their plans thwarted by Ligue 1 and the Paris prefecture. Indeed, Saturday evening will also be the last day of the French football championship with a meeting between Paris SG and Clermont.
The security forces being mobilized around this meeting and the neighborhood cordoned off to avoid overflows, the Prefecture refused that the two meetings be held at the same time.
The ten matches of the last day of L1 being played simultaneously, it was therefore rugby that had to bow and adapt to the constraints imposed by football.