This Friday the second date of the French Top 14 began and Argentine Juan Imhoff scored again in a new victory for Racing 92, this time against Montpellier.
On the other hand, the pillar Ignacio Calles was the starter in Pau’s victory against Ayen and was replaced at the beginning of the second half. Also, this Saturday, Bordeaux (Guido Petti and Santiago Cordero starters) will receive Brive, Toulouse will do the same with La Rochelle, Bayonne with Clermont, while on Sunday Castres-Stade Francais and Toulon-Lyon will face.
RACING 92 41-17 MONTPELLIER (Friday)
In his 50th game with the Racing 92 jersey, hooker Teddy Baubigny was going to mark the first conquest of the Parisian night after a nice collective maneuver. But when everything was still very even, in the last play of the first half, Rosario wing Juan Imhoff appeared, who only had to support after scrum-half Iribaren showed off with a pass between his legs. In the second half, the home team settled down comfortably and began to control the actions of the game. Thanks to two strokes with the foot of the Esocés opening Finn Russell, the tries of Virimi Vakatawa and Antoine Claassen arrived. At 63 ‘, Kurtley Beale went to tackle dangerously and left the court with a red card. Later, despite the tries of Janse Van Rensburg and Jacobus Reinach, Montpellier could do nothing to reverse the situation. Thus the things, the Racing 92 of Imhoff returned to celebrate, as it had done before Lyon, and obtained the offensive bonus point.
PAU 33-23 AYEN (Friday)
Already early, at 3 minutes into the game, the local team was the first to hit through the opening Antoine Hastoy, making a difference that a few minutes later Martin Puech was going to stretch the third line. However, during that first stage, the team in which the Argentine pillar Ignacio Calles started, committed many infractions, which Ayen was going to exchange for points through the aim of Raphael Lagarde, who during the first 40 ‘of the game scored 12 points . The penalty try at the beginning of the complement again hurt the visitors, who also suffered the expulsion of Reid Noel at 73 ‘. And at that point, the result was insurmountable.