Lyon opened Date 22 of the Top 14 with an incredible 41-30 win over Clermont. Later, Stade Francais was imposed on Pau with PI open Matera from the start. And, to close the day, Toulouse will wait for Racing 92.
Bordeaux – MOntpellier, Bayonne – Castres, Toulon – Agen and Brive – La Rochelle were postponed.
STADE FRANCAIS 46-32 PAU (Saturday)
In the return to the competition, the Parisian team managed to do it in the best way. With Pablo Matera in the initial XV, it was Sekou Macalou, Sefanaia Naivalu, James Hall, Kylan Hamdaoui, Paul Alo-Emile and Alex Arrate who supported for the premises, meanwhile Joris Segonds scored five conversions and another two penalties. On the visitor’s side, which had Ignacio Calles entering from the bench, Atila Septar, Aminiasi Tuimaba, Daniel Ramsay and Tumua Manu scored the tries. Clovis Lebail was the author of one conversion and two penalties and Thibault Daubagna of two other conversions.
LYON 41-30 CLERMONT (Saturday)
Peceli Yato woke up early with a try as soon as the first five minutes had arrived. Xavier Mignot and Josua Tuisova would cut off the illusion of the visiting team after two conquests that would be the protagonists of the first half without much more activity to go to the changing rooms 17-7. In the complementary stage, at 11 minutes Francisco Gómez Kodela entered the field in huge triumph. For its part, Clermont did not give up and managed to get up on the scoreboard after a fantastic try by George Moala and the huge successful kicks to the posts of Morgan Parra who placed the 20-23 in favor of the visit. Nonetheless, Thibaut Consider Baptiste Couilloud and Josua Tuisova, again, they would seal the victory that left them only three units of the recently defeated rival in the standings.