This Saturday, after the stop for the Autumn series, began the eleventh France Top 14 date. In the first round of matches, duels were experienced by other even, among them, the adjusted victory of Montpellier by 25-24 ante Castres, who on this date did not have Benjamin Urdapilleta. For his part, Biarritz from Thomas Cubelli, who scored a try, beat him on the end at Stade Francais from Gonzalo Quesada by 17-14. What’s more, Perpignan he stayed with the duel before Clermont 26-24 with a try in the last minute.
Secondly, La Rochelle-who managed to overcome a bad start in the tournament- got his fifth win with a 36-8 win against Pau. And finally, Bordeaux overcame without major inconveniences Racing by 37-14 with a hat-trick of Santiago Lamb who was the figure of the field.
MONTPELLIER 25-24 CASTRES (Saturday)
Montpellier had to work to get the victory against Castres and not lose track of the pointer Toulouse. The meeting maintained an intense and even level throughout its course. It was a blow for blow, which started first with a Pollard penalty and was found 8-7 in favor of Castres at halftime. The scoreboard was very changeable, to the point that each point situation – whether through the penalty or tries – brought with it a change in the leadership of the match. It was finally Serfontein’s try and Garbisi’s last-minute conversion that ended up defining the result in Montpellier’s favor.
BIARRITZ 17-14 STADE FRANCAIS (Saturday)
The duel between two teams fighting for relegation was left to the locals. Biarritz took advantage of their home and won from the first minute, with a try from Tomás Cubelli-who accumulates his second conquest since arriving in France. Despite failing to be effective in the final meters, Stade Francais managed to stay in the game thanks to the precision of Segonds, who finished with nine points in the match. Just into the last quarter of an hour, a great play by Veinu down the touchline gave the visitors the advantage for the first time. However, Biarritz’s response was explosive and, after forcing a yellow from Van Der Mescht, he got the try that restored the lead. Already with one more player, the locals managed the clock well and closed a victory necessary to start moving away from the red zone.
PERPIGNAN 26-24 CLERMONT (Saturday)
In another of the passionate duels of the day, Perpignan became strong at home and achieved a much-needed victory. Clermont, who does not want to lose track of the leaders, struck first with Tiberghien’s try three minutes into the match. However, and for the tranquility of the fans, the response of the premises did not take long to arrive. With a penalty from Jaminet and a try from Taumoepeau, Perpignan put the result in favor with a quarter of an hour completed. But this comeback was not final. Minutes from the end, Clermont returned to the top with a conquest from Vili and another from Tiberghien. The second half kept this round trip but in this case it was through the kicking duel between Jaminet and Parra. It was Alan Brazo’s try seconds from the end that finally broke the suspense at the Perpignan stadium.
LA ROCHELLE 36-8 PAU (Saturday)
La Rochelle lectured their fans and thrashed Pau, who for the first twenty minutes managed to withstand the gale from the premises. The first conquest of La Rochelle – signed by Le Bail – came at 5 minutes and was quickly answered by his rival, who got his try through Hastoy. That blow ended up waking up the beast, who never took his foot off the gas: four tries (Skelton, Favre, Kerr-Barlow and West) before 50 minutes into the game. That was enough for the locals to win a comfortable victory against a team that is already beginning to move the bottom of the table.
TOULON 19 – 13 LYON (Saturday)
An encounter that the difference went through small errors, Toulon was very firm in all his lines, on the other hand, Lyon felt the blow early when a piece as important as Mathieu Bastareaud left the field injured. At the end of the first stage, a well-armed counterattack by Toulon, supported by Duncan Paia’Aua t put the bow to the play, put them ahead on the scoreboard before going to rest. However, Tevita Veredamu appeared at the beginning of the complement, surprising the entire defense. The minutes passed and the spaces were scarce, which is why Louis Carbonel chose to kick the posts at every opportunity that presented itself. This triumph left the locals with optimism for what is to come, they are 5 points behind the international cup positions, while Lyon is in the top positions.
TOULOUSE 18-11 BRIVE (Saturday)
In a game marked more by infractions than good play, Toulouse was imposed with just Brive from 18 to 11. From home, the team led by Maxime Médard He did not show the best game, but he managed to win and become strong at home. At the beginning of the match, Brive presented a good game plan, which culminated in a great collective try supported by Joris Jurand. After that, everything was uphill for the visitor. The number of penalties committed and the red to Enzo Hervé they managed to wake up Toulouse with the kicks of Thomas ramos and put the party in your favor 18-11.
RACING 92 14-37 BORDEAUX (Sunday)
With an extraordinary match by Argentine Santiago Cordero, Bordeaux took a very good victory from Racing 92 by 37-14. The winger emerged from Regatas de Bella Vista showed off with three tries to give him a key victory for his team. In addition, his teammate Ulupano Seuteni was dispatched with a double to decorate the result. Racing had started the game very well with a very solid defense, but in the second half a significant physical decline was noticed and it made the visiting team find the gaps to mark their conquests