Racing 92 won on Sunday at the end of the 12th day of the Top 14. Victory (31-14) against Toulon which allows the Ile-de-France club to cling to second place in the standings, five points behind leader Toulouse. The Stade Français offered La Rochelle and settled a little more on the podium.
Toulouse regains the hair of the beast against Perpignan (31-14)
After a series of three games without a win (two defeats interspersed with a draw), Stade Toulousain has found its cap
. Even if it took time to establish his superiority, the leader, sometimes rough, fulfilled his mission in accounting terms against Perpignan (34-13) with the offensive bonus. Buoyed by the return of its internationals, including scrum-half Antoine Dupont, who entered at the same time as Julien Marchand and Anthony Jelonch, Toulouse is five points ahead of second-placed Racing 92.
La Rochelle victim of the awakening of Stade Français (14-27)
Impressive last weekend, the Rochelais showed a pale face on Saturday against Stade Français. Dété (14-27) for the maritimes
who suffered the Parisian awakening. After three unsuccessful matches, the Pink Soldiers reassured themselves and doubled their opponent of the day in the standings, thanks to the bonus point snatched at the end of the match.
Clermont breathes against Montpellier (19-14)
Under pressure, Clermont suffered to end, facing defending champion Montpellier
(19-14), on its four-game winless streak. In 10th place, ASM is within three points of Montpellier, who nevertheless leave with the deserved defensive bonus point.
UBB down Brive (33-13)
The UBB also breathes a little better
. The Girondin club won with the offensive bonus the match of fear against the red lantern, Brive (33-13). Beaten in Perpignan last week for their first outing after manager Christophe Urios was sidelined, Matthieu Jalibert’s teammates, once again brilliant on Saturday, can continue to look up. The electroshock is on the other hand still waiting for the Corréziens who chain a seventh consecutive defeat, despite the movement also on their bench.
Bayonne brings down Lyon (19-7)
After Racing, Bordeaux-Bègles, La Rochelle and Toulouse, another big car in the championship, Lyon, fell in the Bayonne fortress of Jean-Dauger (19-7). Thanks in particular to two drops from his opener Camille Lopez in the Basque rain, the promoted extended his invincibility at home, which could allow him to experience a serene end to the season.
Racing 92 has a fifth success against Toulon (31-14)
Racing 92 chained a fifth success in a row, Sunday in Toulon (31-14), which allows it to settle in second place in the standings. The Ile-de-France club, carried by the XXL performance of its hinge Antoine Gibert-Teddy Iribaren, is five points behind the Toulouse leader, winner of Usap (34-13) the day before. Racing is three points ahead of its Parisian neighbor, Stade Français, 3rd.
Castres offers Pau (26-22)
Castres Olympique wakes up. A week after the slap conceded on the lawn of Stade Rochelais (53-7), Castres regained color by winning against Section Paloise
(26-22). Long bitter and disputed, this match could have ended with a sharing of points between the two teams. But the Tarnais won in character in the last moments thanks to a try by Vilimoni Botitu. Pierre-Henry Broncan’s men are still undefeated at home this season with this sixth success.