Bordeaux-Bègles au sommet, le Racing au point mort, Clermont remercie ses avants… Ce qu’il faut retenir de la douzième journée
In a tight championship, the Top 14 teams try to grab every point to climb the standings. Saturday December 4, Castres, Clermont, Montpellier and Lyon (winner of Brive, 41-0), won the offensive bonus while Pau and Toulon parted back to back. In the shock of the 12th day, Bordeaux-Bègles won against Toulouse, whom they take the place of leader. The French internationals are shown to their advantage, like Vincent Rattez, Damian Penaud, Melvyn Jaminet and Maxime Lucu.
Bordeaux-Bègles, head and shoulders
Beaten in the semi-finals of the Top 14 and European Cup by Stade Toulousain last season, the Bordelais took their revenge on Saturday night. UBB won 17-7 on a score that does not reflect the intensity of the meeting. Enterprising, the Bordelais put Toulouse under pressure from the start of the match, but the Rouge et Noir did not give in.
More efficient, the teammates of Antoine Dupont and Romain Ntamack scored the first try in the second period, before the UBB reacted, in particular thanks to the points gleaned at the foot by Maxime Lucu, while Matthieu Jalibert had left touched at thigh . Strong in conquest against imprecise Toulouse, the Bordelais take first place in the standings over their evening opponents.
– UBB Rugby (@UBBrugby) December 4, 2021
Racing stalls again
The Racingmen have a third defeat in a row, in Castres (25-3). In difficulty, encountered by the Castres, the Ciel et Blanc had great difficulty in settling in the opposing camp in the first period. They still revolted just before the break, but the test they thought had been entered was canceled for a forward.
Bis repeated after returning from the locker room, with a new attempt invalidated since a main castraise to Ibrahim Diallo to flatten. The Ile-de-France residents have not converted any of their chances and have let their chances pass. Opposite, the Castres, very united in defense, are shown patients to finally snatch the offensive bonus in the 81st minute.
Yohan Beheregaray power 3
Ultra-domineering, the Clermontois win against a courageous team from Biarritz (39-11). A success built on his first lines, which scored four of the five tests in Auvergne. Peni Ravi allowed ASM to start the game ideally, in the 6th minute, before hooker Yohan Beheregaray took advantage of his power to flatten on the line three times.
Clermont a test the highlight thanks to a fifth, scored by Damian Penaud on a superb past at the foot of Camille Lopez. Biarritz remains the red lantern of the Top 14.
The beautiful story of Montpellier Aubin Eymeri
Entering in the 67th minute for his first appearance with the professionals, Aubin Eymeri offered the offensive bonus to MHR ten minutes later, against Perpignan. The young Montpellier took advantage of a missed release from the Catalans to flatten in the in-goal and complete the success of his family (30-6). The Cistes were also able to count on an impeccable Paolo Garbisi at the foot, and tests of Vincent Rattez and Pierre Lucas, who crucified his former team.
On the Perpignan side, Melvyn Jaminet scored his team’s six points on two superb penalties, the first more than 50 meters from the posts, and the second more than 55 meters from his camp. His magic right paw has not yet been enough for the USAP, penultimate in the standings, while the MHR consolidates its third place.
Pau pays tribute to François Moncla
On November 28, François Moncla, former captain of the XV of France and player of the Paloise Section, disappeared. He made 31 selections in Blue and had won the French championship in 1964 with the clubbéarnais.
– Section Paloise (@SectionPaloise) December 4, 2021
A tribute was paid to him at the Hameau stadium, with a minute of applause before the meeting of Pau against Toulon, in the presence of his former teammates, on Saturday. On the ground, the Section Paloise hooked the Toulonnais, 16-16, in a match marked by the return of Sergio Parisse, recovered from a scaphoid fracture that occurred last September.