Date 7 of France top 14 had great matches, but the big winner of the date was La Rochelle which exceeded 19 to 10 a Clermont and he stayed with the top of the competition this Sunday. On the other hand, Lyon beat Agen 19 to 16 as a visitor.
Next week, La Rochelle will visit Paris on Sunday to face the Stade Francais and Clermont will host Lyon.
LA ROCHELLE 19-10 CLERMONT (Sunday)
La Rochelle won against Clermont one of those victories that have a double flavor, since the 19 to 10 allowed them to lead the Top 14 to the team of Argentine Ramiro Herrera. Jules Plisson was one of the great architects of the celebration adding four penalties and a conversion. For his part, Brice Dulin came to the try. On the visit, Tim Williams supported a try and Camille Lopez added a conversion and a penalty.
AGEN 16-19 LYON (Sunday)
Lyon went from lowest to highest to return from his visit to Agen with the success of 19 to 16. As soon as the game began, Matheu Basteraud had to leave the game due to a blow and everything was going wrong for the lions. But there appeared the aim of Jonathan Wisniewski who contributed four penalties and a conversion. To this was added the try of the fulback Toby Arnold. At home, Pual Abadie provided three penalties, while Tapu Falatea supported a try and Hugo Verdu a conversion.
RACING 92 24-22 PAU (Saturday)
With just enough and on the end! Racing 92, without Juan Imhoff, who meets Los Pumas in Australia for the Three Nations, was left with a triumph with a lot of suspense in Paris. While he was going to hit first through Olivier Klemenczak’s try, Pau was going to start to tip the balance in his favor: first, thanks to Eliott Roudil’s conquest over the beginning of the complement, but especially for the aim of his opening Antoine Hastoy, who in addition to having contributed the conversion of his team’s only try, added 15 more points through penalties to the sticks. However, Maxime Machenaud was also straight when it came to the posts to the posts, so his team kept hope despite the deficit on the scoreboard. And that’s when the third line Fabien Sanconnie appeared, who led the defense ahead and supported the winning try for his team.
TOULON 35-19 BRIVE (Friday)
The local team, which had a Sergio Parisse on, was the dominator of the game throughout the 80 minutes. So much so that at 12 ‘he would be the first to hit, through Gervais Cordin’s try. And then, on the end of the first half, the show of the Italian third line would arrive. First, at 36 ‘, he threw a tremendous cross kick, in a play that ended with Erwan Dridi in the Brive ingoal, and just 4 minutes later, he assisted Dridi (again) with a spectacular offload. Although it is true that the visiting team started the second half with a different attitude and reached the try in the hands of Otari Giorgadze, he was not going to have too many emotions, beyond the try of Thomas Jolmes (Toulon) to decorate the result .
TOULOUSE 16-16 CASTRES (Saturday)
More even, impossible. And not only because of the final result, which obviously reflects the parity between one team and the other. But also for the development of it. Both teams managed to hurt their respective rival in the same way: a converted try and three penalties. For the locals, the try would reach 26 ‘through hooker Peato Mauvaka, while the rest of the points were contributed by Zack Holmes with his aim when kicking the posts. The conquest of Castres was going to mark the center Thomas Combezou on the start of the second half, while the Argentine Benjamin Urdapillera was the author of the remaining 11 points.
BORDEAUX 43-19 BAYONNE (Saturday)
After last weekend’s win against Agen by 71-5, Bordeaux, which did not have either Santiago Cordero or Guido Petti because they are with Los Pumas in Australia, showed off again. This time, he did it against Bayonne of Argentine second line Mariano Galarza, who joined his team at halftime. For the locals, the tries were provided by Matthieu Jalibert, Yoram Falatea Moefana, Joseph Dweba, Scott Higginbotham, Thierry Paiva and Jandre Marais. On the visit side, Torsten Van Jaarsveld, Guillaume Rouet and Yan Lestrade.