The twenty-fourth date of Top 14 started with an away win by Racing 92 over Pau 29-35. Saturday, Santiago Cordero’s Bordeuax and Guido Petti defeated Benjamin Urdapilleta’s Castres 20-16. Later, Facundo Bosch’s La Rochelle crushed Agen 59-0. Francisco Gómez Kodela’s Lyon beat Axel Muller’s Brive team 24-7, while Stade Français, with Pablo Matera and Nicolás Sánchez, defeated Montpellier 32-10. The surprise was taken by Toulouse of Santiago Chocobares and Juan Cruz Mallía who lost to Bayonne 32-28. And, to close the day, Toulon, with Facundo Isa, will visit Clermont.
TOULOUSE 28-32 BAYONNE (Saturday)
Bayonne exceptionally surprised Toulouse. Despite the fact that Joe Tekori and Thomas Ramos started with a try each for the locals, the team converted a cataract of penalties that Maxime Lafage did not hesitate to take advantage of. Dimitri Delibes gave hope with a conquest at the end, but it was not enough. Aymeric Luc and Rémy Baget supported the only two tries that gave the agonizing victory to a team that came out of relegation and placed Pau second to last. Santiago Chocobares and Juan Cruz Mallía started and played the entire match for Toulouse. While Manuel Ordas and Mariano Galarza entered the last 20 minutes of the match.
STADE FRANÇAIS 32-10 MONTPELLIER (Saturday)
Nicolás Sánchez and Pablo Matera from the start, Stade managed to maintain dominance of the game. The first try would come just near the end of the first half with the merit of Sefanaia Naivalu and quickly James Hall would stretch the advantage. In the complementary stage, Romain Macurdy was the only one to score for Montpellier in the match. The team led by Gonzalo Quesada knew how to have great possession of the ball and committed only eight penalties against the 11 of the visiting team. Then, Tekusa Veainu, Alex Arrate and Talalelei Gray sentenced the resounding 32-10 victory.
LYON 24-7 BRIVE (Saturday)
Lyon took advantage of the 18 penalties that Brive gave him throughout the match and that with the passing of the clock they harvested four yellows: David Delarue, Daniel Brennan, Cody Thomas and Esteban Abadie. Mickael Ivaldi, Izack Rodda and Léo Berdeu were the protagonists who supported the ingoal visitor to grant him a comfortable victory. It was only after 70 minutes of the meeting that Simon-Pierre Chauvac discounted for the team led by Nicolas Godignon. Francisco Gómez Kodela entered in the last 20 minutes of the game.
LA ROCHELLE 59-0 AGEN (Saturday)
La Rochelle was a steamroller against Agen. The locals safely cleaned the ingoal. However, the visitors suffered eight times. Those responsible for supporting were: Thomas Lavault, Ihaia West, Geoffrey Doumayrou, Pierre Bourgarit, Raymond Rhule (two), Mathis Lafon and Greg Alldritt. It was a total monologue by the Facundo Bosch team who entered the final 25 minutes in the spectacular and categorical victory of La Rochelle.
BORDEAUX 20-16 CASTRES (Saturday)
Benjamin Urdapilleta lost the Argentine battle to Guido Petti and Santaigo Cordero. The starter converted 11 points, but Matthieu Jalibert outscored him with four more points. However, both teams supported only once on the corresponding Ingoals. Pablo Uberti for Bordeuax and Thomas Combezou for Castres. Despite this, the locals achieved greater possession of the ball and took advantage of the number of penalties made: six against the 11 of the Urdapilleta team.
PAU 29-35 RACING 92 (Friday)
Racing 92 increased the level by going clockwise. First, Giovanni Kuffner gave the first conquest to Pau. then Ibrahim Diallo would turn it over to meet. Near the end of the first half, Tumua Manu put the home team ahead. However, Kurtley Beale put the team led by Laurent Travers up on the scoreboard, the points rained. In the complementary stage, Teddy Baubgny stretched the lead even further. In spite of this, after the numerous penalties converted by the locals, the game was going to those of blue and white, but Donovan Taofifenua was the lifeguard and the man who supported the victory try five minutes after the end of the game and he snatched the victory away from Pau.