Top 14: Despite Imhoff’s injury, Racing 92 overtook La Rochelle

Top 14: Despite Imhoff's injury, Racing 92 overtook La Rochelle

This week there will be no Top 14 date because the Six Nations began to be disputed but he took advantage the weekend to be able to play the games that were postponed. On Friday Clermont achieved a great victory against Lyon that featured the former Belgrano Francisco Gomez Kodela in the first line as a starter. This Saturday followed the action with the defeat of Stade Français (Mark Kremer holder) by 31 to 6 during his visit to Montpellier. On Sunday, Castres, with Benjamín Urdapilleta among the headlines, beat Bayonne, with Mariano Galarza, by 31 to 21; and continued with the victory of Racing 92 on La Rochelle, which had the presence of Juan Imhoff Y Facundo Bosch, respectively.

CASTRES 31 – BAYONNE 21 (Sunday)

Argentine presence in both teams needed victory to escape the red zone of the table (Urdapilleta in Castres, Galarza in Bayonne). From the beginning, the one who proposed was the premises, which dominated throughout the first half. So much so that the plate at rest scored 24 to 7 in his favor. Already in the complement, the expulsion of Vaipulu played a trick on Castres that he could not dominate as in the first forty minutes. At the local, Barlot, Nakosi, Vaipulu and Pieterse supported, all converted by Urdapilleta, who also contributed a penalty and finished with 100% effectiveness in his deliveries to the posts. For Bayonne, the tries were from Ducat. Luamanu and Ravouvou, the three converted by Costosseque.

RACING 92 26 – 22 LA ROCHELLE (Sunday)

Maximum explosion duel, since both teams are fighting at the top of the table. In both teams, an Argentine. On the Racing 92 side, Juan Imhoff was there from the start -although he had to leave before the end of the first half due to injury-, and on the side of La Rochelle, Facundo Bosch was present in the initial XV. For the local, those who reached the ingoal were Baubigny and Bird, both converted by Gilbert, also author of four penalties. On the visit, four tries, supported by Vito, Boudehent, Kerr-Barlow and Alonso, and a single conversion by West.


Both had the need to add, the local looking to get out of the bottom, while Gonzalo Quesada’s team – where Marcos Kremer started from the start – tries to get into the cup area. Montpellier was far superior to Stade and at the time of rest, they took an advantage (23 to 6) that became irreversible. For the local, they supported Martin Vincent, twice, and Jacobus Meyer Reinach; They also added Benoit Paillaugue through two conversions and three penalties; plus a Henry Immelman penalty. In the visitor, the six points came from the feet of Joris Segonds.

CLERMONT 26-18 LYON (Friday)

It was a fundamental duel to be able to be closer to those above and the yellow submarine took a great victory in a match that was not exciting, but fought between two teams that are struggling to achieve consistency. Apisai Naqalevu and JP Barraque were in charge of the local tries that had the contribution of Morgan Parra with 2 conversions and 4 penalties. Jonathan Wisniewski took charge of the 6 penalties of the visiting team that had Francisco Gómez Kodela as a starter and was replaced 1 minute from the end.

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