Date six of the French Top 14 began and Clermont remains the undisputed leader after beating Brive (Axel Muller scored a try) as a visitor. On the other hand, Bordeaux displayed its full potential and gave Agen a hard defeat, while Castres (with Benjamin Urdapilleta as the starter) was left with a tight victory against Racing 92. Both Bayonne vs. Toulon as Lyon vs. Montpellier were suspended. For its part, this Sunday, Ramiro Herrera’s La Rochelle managed, through a great first half, to get a valuable away victory against Pau. The sixth day will be closed by Stade Français and Toulouse.
PAU 24-35 LA ROCHELLE (Sunday)
With the Argentine first row Ramiro Herrera as the starter, the visiting team made a big difference in the first half, that although it was not going to be able to maintain the level in the complement, it was going to be enough to take a valuable victory. 4 tries was going to support La Rochelle in the span of those first 40 minutes, which was going to allow him to reach the break with a partial advantage of 32-3: Willem Andries Liebenberg (9 ‘), Leo Aouf (12’), Jules Favre (31 ‘) and Zeno Kieft (40’). The second half was totally different, not to say that it developed in the opposite way. Pau was going to take the initiative, but the conquests of Hugo Bonneval and Lucas Rey (in duplicate) would not reach him to reverse a result that was far away.
BRIVE 21-43 CLERMONT (Saturday)
Axel Muller was present from the beginning in his team’s loss to Clermont. After a tough first half, which ended 10-0 in favor of the visit, the emotions came in the complement, where there were seven conquests. In addition to the Argentine back, in Brive Simon Pierre Chauvac and Sootala Fa´Aso´o scored tries, all converted by Thomas Laranjeira. In Clermont, those who reached the ingoal were Fritz Lee, Jean Pascal Barraque, Sebastien Bezy (2), Etienne Fourcade and Peter Betham.
BORDEAUX 71-5 AGEN (Saturday)
Without Santiago Cordero and Guido Petti, who are together with Los Pumas in Australia, the Bègles made friends with victory after three defeats that installed them in the last places of the standings. Geoffrey Gros led the way with a try and was followed by Ulupano Seuteni and Clément Maynadier. On the other hand, Benjamin Botica added two conversions and three penalties. Paul Abadie scored the only five road points in the first half. The second, an absolute monologue of the locals, who violated the rival ingoal on 7 different occasions! That, through Geoffrey Cros (in duplicate), Ulupano Seuteni, Yoram Falatea Moefana, Setareki Tamanivalu, Alexandre Flanquart and Maxime Lucu.
CASTRES 28-26 RACING 92 (Saturday)
With Benjamín Urdapilleta as the starter, the local achieved a narrow victory against Racing 92, which did not have the presence of Juan Imhoff who is with Los Pumas. Between both teams, they provided a very entertaining meeting that could be for anyone. In Castres, Julien Dumora, Filipo Nakosi and Geoffrey Palis supported, two of them converted by the Argentine opening, who also added three penalties. At Racing 92, Kevin Le Guen, Kurtley James Beale and Donovan Taofifenua scored. The difference was in the time of kicking the sticks after the try, since the visit only made a conversion from the feet of Antoine Gibert.