UBB feasts in Pau
Bordeaux-Bègles, carried by an inspired Matthieu Jalibert, assumed his status as runner-up to the leader Toulouse by going to win on the ground of Pau (37-33) on Saturday on the occasion of the 7th day of Top 14. A mid – each time but in the end, it was Christophe Urios’ men who won a second affiliation success away from home, thanks in particular to a very realistic first act (27-9) with a Jalibert author at that time 22 points (2 tries, 3 conversions, 2 penalties).
Castres pushes the soundtrack
Castres, thanks to a new double from his international pillar Wilfrid Hounkpatin, won with an offensive bonus (38-20) on Saturday during the 7th day of the Top 14 against the red lantern Biarritz, in decline after his good start of the season. Still undefeated in 2021 on his home turf, the CO temporarily climbed to third place in a ranking closed by the Basque club, beaten for the fourth time in a row.
Sluggish victory for La Rochelle
The Rochelais, irregular since the start of the season, won a sluggish but crucial victory on Saturday in Brive (8-6) in a match of the 7th day of Top 14 of extreme technical poverty. This success, the first for the Maritimes outside this season, confirms the good arrangements seen last weekend against Castres and definitively launches the men of Ronan O’Gara, who bided their time before striking.
Stade Français continues in Perpignan
After a complicated start to the season, Stade Français confirmed its recovery by chaining, on the wire, a second consecutive victory on Saturday in Perpignan (23-22) during the 7th day of the Top 14. With this first success away from home , the Parisians come out of the water, while the Catalans already concede their second loss to Aimé-Giral on four receptions. A new quack in their course of maintenance.
Clermont gives himself some air
In a rhythmic match with a few small inaccuracies of each, it was finally Clermont who won with a short head in Montpellier (20-22) thanks in particular to the 17 points of Camille Lopez at the foot. The Montpellier had the match point in the 80th but Pollard’s penalty was too short to the dismay of Philippe Saint-André. This is the first away win for ASM this season which takes four points at GGL Stadium.
Toulon in the crisis … while waiting for Kolbe
“See you soon on the field”: the star rookie of Toulon Cheslin Kolbe was presented to the public of Mayol before the kick-off of the lost match against Racing 92 (27-20).
While waiting to be able to count on his world champion winger, snatched this summer in Toulouse two years before the end of his contract, the RCT points very far from his rank.
Powerless for a long time, despite good offensive intentions, facing a very tight defense in Ile-de-France, the Var club remains stuck in the second part of the standings (11th).
The Hauts-de-Seine club climbed to third place.