TOP 14 - Day 10 : Summary of all games
All the action from the 10th day of Top 14 rugby
Top 14 was back with a weekend full of brilliant rugby!
TOP 14 | RACING 92 - BORDEAUX-BEGLES: 30-34
In a spectacular match where Racing 92 and Union Bordeaux Bègles gave the public a total of 8 tries, it is Bordeaux who eventually emerged victorious. Semi Radradra, the author of a double this afternoon, offered the victorious try at the 67th minute. The Franciliens tried to clinch the draw in the final minutes, and it's Maxime Machenaud that finally obtained a defensive bonus point from an illegal ruck. In the standings, Bordeaux-Bègle is temporarily one point away from Lyon.
TOP 14 | ASM CLERMONT AUVERGNE - SU AGEN: 30-13
The score is flattering for Clermont in view of the great performance by Agen. At the break, the score was 13-13 with two tries scored by both teams: Ryan scored for Agen in the 30th minute, while Ezeala scored for Clermont in the 33rd. In the second half, Pau was not able to score, as it proved challenging against a team like Clermont. After this victory, the Auvergnats are now 4th in the rankings.
TOP 14 | PALOISE SECTION - RC TOULON: 9-19
Toulon strikes a blow by winning against Pau. The Toulonnais can thank Sergio Parisse, the author of the only try in the 39th minute. The difference between the teams was especially noted in the first half of the game: the Toulon strikers were able to flip the game when Pau had already scored two penalties (6-0 in the 16th minute). Parisse’s try just before the break was a big blow to the Palois, as they were not able to recover in the second half. In the standings, Toulon temporarily takes 3rd place, while Pau moves down to 6th.
TOP 14 | ROCHELAIS STADIUM - OLYMPIC CASTRES: 22-13
This transition season is complicated for Castres Olympique. The Castraits were unable to take advantage of the fact that Stade Rochelais was still recovering from two defeats in the Champions Cup. However, Castres Olympique led 10-13 at half-time thanks to a try by Kockott. Tanguy's try at the 40th + 1 minute surely must have weighed heavily for Castres players: in the second half, they were unable to score. Brock James, on the other hand, scored 3 penalties in this game. And Jules Plisson, came in the 54th minute and scored his first two penalties in his debut with La Rochelle.
TOP 14 | MONTPELLIER - LOU RUGBY: 33-8
Tonight, there was no comparison between Montpellier and Lyon. The MHR changed the championship leaderboard by scoring 5 tries. The difference was already set in the first half of the game by the intermediary of Nadolo, Du Plessis and Picamoles. The score at half-time was 21-0. Lyon scored its first points in the 54th minute thanks to a penalty by Wisniewski. In the end, Montpellier wins a victory bonus point and temporarily takes 4th place in the ranking.
RACING 92 - BORDEAUX-BEGLES
TOP 14 | CA BRIVE - FRENCH STADIUM PARIS 26-21
At home, Brive beats Stade Français. Authors of a very good first half, the Brivistes quickly led the score. At the 32nd minute, the CAB was already leading 20 to 3. The Parisians scored a try by Delbouis just before half-time, where the score was 20-8. In the second half, Hamdaoui gave hope to his team with his try in the 62nd minute which brought them back to 5 points from Brive (23-18). But Laranjeira kept watch and converted a penalty in the 77th minute, which ensured Brive’s victory. Segonds won the Parisian bonus in the 79th minute with a penalty. In the standings, Brive temporarily climbs to 7th place while waiting for the match between Stade Toulousain - Aviron Bayonnais. Stade Français, on the other hand, is in last position, 6 points from Agen.
TOP 14 | STADE TOULOUSAIN - AVIRON BAYONNAIS: 45-10
In the Ernest Wallon Stadium, Stade Toulousain outclassed the Aviron Bayonnais, especially due to the latter’s indiscipline on the field. The Bayonnais received two red cards during this encounter: the first for Luamanu in the 33rd minute for a dangerous clearing out, and the second for Taofifenua in the 64th minute for a high tackle. Toulouse took this opportunity to win by scoring 6 tries. In the standings, Toulouse goes back to 4th place, and Bayonne drops to 10th.