Camp Nou to host Top 14 final

The final of France's 2016 Top 14 competition will be held at the 98,000-seater Camp Nou Stadium in Barcelona.

The showpiece match in French rugby will be held outside of the country for the first time after a clash in scheduling with the 2016 Euro Cup football finals, which will be hosted by France.

Usually held earlier in the month of June, the Top 14 final has been pushed back due to the 2015 World Cup in England next year. As a result, the final will be played on the final weekend of June. The regular venue, the Stade de France in Paris, will be hosting a round of 16 clash over that weekend.

Several European venues had been considered as possible hosts including Wembley Stadium in London and the San Siro in Milan, but Barcelona has been favoured due to it's close proximity to many clubs based in the south of France.

In another change to tradition, the final will be played on a Friday, so as to avoid conflict with any football matches.

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