Top 14: Despite the loss to Lyon, La Rochelle is at the top


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Top 14: Despite the loss to Lyon, La Rochelle is at the top

The date 11 of France top 14 started with a great game between Clermont and Montpellier. Subsequently, Saturday’s day began with a narrow victory of Racing 92 on Bordeaux, and continued with the triumphs of Lyon on La Rochelle, from Toulouse on Bayonne Y Brive on Agen.

Sunday will continue the activity when Pau receive to Castres. To close the date, the Stade Francais by Gonzalo Quesada will face Toulon.

AGEN 6-15 BRIVE (Saturday)
With Axel Muller starting but no tries on the part of both teams, Brive was hit with four penalties and a drop from Thomas Laranjeira to get a key victory and detach himself from a direct rival for leaving the last positions of the table of positions of the French tournament. In the homeowner the points came with two penalties from Hugo Verdu.

BAYONNE 20-24 TOULOUSE (Saturday)
The homeowner tried it on the closing but it was too late against a Toulouse that featured French star Antoine Dupont, author of a try at six minutes. On the other hand, the visitors ‘victory also contributed with two conquests Alban Placines (29 and 33’) and Thomas Ramos with three conversions and a penalty. On the Bayonne side, which featured Argentine Mariano Galarza as the starter, the tries came thanks to Joseva Ravouvou (4 ‘) and Maxime Delonca (79’).

LYON 22-18 LA ROCHELLE (Saturday)
The homeowner managed to beat the leader of the tournament, but could not get the top of the table. Jonathan Wisniewski was the key to the victory for Lyon, scoring 17 points with his foot, the product of a conversion and five penalties. Despite the fact that La Rochelle, where Argentine Ramiro Herrera entered at 61 ‘, started better with two tries by Samuel Lagrange (38 and 42’), he could not cope with the infallible kick of the rival opening and conceded penalties that were fundamental to decree the final result. The only try for the locals was Xavier Mignot (57 ‘).

BORDEAUX 12-17 RACING 92 (Saturday)
Without Argentine participation, it was a duel in which there was no type of parity. The leading role was taken by Benjamin Botica and Maxime Machenaud with four penalties each. The key difference came just five minutes from time when the skilled Teddy Thomas scored the only try of the match, giving the victory over the closing to Racing 92, which continues to climb the Top 14 table.

CLERMONT 15-21 MONTPELLIER (Friday)
The game was very even during the 80 minutes, in which none of the protagonists managed to break the rival defense and reach the ingoal to score tries. All Clermont’s points came thanks to the foot of Camille Lopez who scored a total of five penalties, while from the opposite sidewalk, Louis Bourdette made better use of the opportunities offered by the opponent’s indiscipline and added 21 points through seven penalties. Due to the defeat, Clermont momentarily fell to third position in the French championship.


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