Top 14: Bordeaux beat Toulouse and is the leader

Began to develop date 12 of the Top 14 of France and in the most important meeting Bourdeaux surpassed Toulouse by 17-7 and it climbed to the first position of the general table. What’s more, Montpellier overcame without major inconveniences 30-6, Lyon he became very strong as a local in front of Brive and he won by 41-0

In other results, Castres stayed with the meeting in front of Racing 92 by 25-3, Clermont did the same in front of Biarritz by 39-11, while Pau and Toulon no advantages were taken and they tied in 16. Next Sunday, they will close the date Stade Francais and La Rochelle.


With the presence of Joaquín Oviedo and Bautista Delguy from the beginning, Perpignan He could not face Montpellier, who won him remarkably 30-6. The locals prevailed throughout the game, first with two Garbisi conversions. Jaminet equalized the game with two penalties but Montpellier reached the try by Vincent Rattez already in the second half. The local again stretched the lead with a try from its center Pierre Lucas and from there, the field was tilted for the local. Its opening Paolo Garbisi He converted everything within his reach and the team culminated the triumph of the hand of Aubin Eymeri who supported the end of the match.

LYON 41 – 0 BRIVE (Saturday)

Lyon’s overwhelming victory against Brive. Where the local team completely erased the visit and climbed to fourth position in the Top 14 of France. Throughout the course of the game, Axel Muller’s team could not specify the possibilities it generated and faced a team with a high percentage of effectiveness. The first half ended with a 24-point difference, but in the second half they managed to score 17. In this way, Lyon achieved a very important victory for the next gameas it will face La Rochelle. Secondly, Brive will receive Clermont to change the negative image of this week.

CASTRES 25 – 3 RACING 92 (Saturday)

With Juan Imhoff among the 15 starters, Castres dominated the match from start to finish. Despite not being able to reflect their power on the scoreboard, the local achieved a valuable triumph in the search for the playoffs. However, Racing 92 had some chances to support try but could not before the granite defense of Castres. For the second half, the entry of Santiago Arata appeared, the Uruguayan scrum half, who knew how to lead the team to victory. With all four points in their pocket, they break away from their pursuers in seventh position.

CLERMONT 39 – 11 BIARRITZ (Saturday)

Clermont prevailed at home against Biarritz, which had Tomás Cubelli from the start. The local dominated the visit territorially and took an important victory so as not to lose track of the Top 14 leaders. Yohan Beheregaray was the figure of the party. With a hat-trick, the hooker won the applause in the stadium. The first half had already ended with a good difference in favor of Clermont, 22 to 6, but it was in the second half where they displayed all their game and prevailed against a Biarritz that could not get out of the bottom of the table.

PAU 16 – TOULON 16 (Saturday)

With Facundo Isa and Sergio Parisse from the start, Toulon equalized in the last against Pau, who had Ignacio Calles. A duel where the game and the result were totally conditioned by the torrential rain, both teams bet on kicking and applying defensive pressure on the rival field. Hastoy for the local and Carbonel for the visit, they gave most of the points to their teams and were highly effective with kicking the sticks. A very even game and back and forth until the end. In the 78th minute of play, and after ten minutes of extreme defense from Toulon, Pau arrived at the try converted for the tie.

BORDEAUX 17 – TOULOUSE 7 (Saturday)

In an extremely even and close match, Bordeaux became strong at home and beat Toulouse 17-7. In the first half, the defenses of both teams were essential, but the homeowner was able to find two penalties that left him up on the scoreboard 6-0. Already in the complement, the one who managed to score the first try was the visitor in the hands of Francois Cros, but a few minutes later, Bordeaux also reached the opposite ingoal product of a beautiful conquest by Bastien Vergnes Taillefer. The good efficiency of their kickers allowed the locals to close the match 17-7 and thus rise to the top of the standings.