Those in bad shape fight back. Bayonne and Perpignan, respectively 12th and 14th at the start of the weekend, signed two prestigious victories on their lawn against Bordeaux-Bègles (20-15) and Toulon (19-13), during the 4th day of Top 14 , Saturday, September 24. On the other hand, Montpellier quietly won against Pau (43-17), and Toulouse against Racing (30-17), while the LOU took the best of the Stade Français after a hung match (33- 27). For his part, Castres raised his head against Brive (12-6).
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Toulouse sweeps away Racing
Stade Toulousain is reassured. A week after their setback in Pau, Toulouse have largely dominated Racing (37-10). Ugo Mola’s men stifled too feverish Racingmen, as evidenced by the yellow card which Teddy Iribaren quickly received for anti-game (16th). Yet revived by Donovan Taofifenua’s try just before the break, the only one from Ciel et Blanc, the Ile-de-France residents never managed to climb to local level.
At the heart of Toulouse’s good performance, the young Ange Capuozzo particularly shone. His well-meaning interception allowed him to register his team’s third try, his first in the Toulouse jersey (66th). With this improved success, the Hauts-Garonnenais blow Montpellier the lead in the championship, before the match from La Rochelle to Clermont on Sunday.
Montpellier continues against Pau
The MHR keeps pace. Without pity, the Montpellier residents dominated the Pau Section on their lawn of the GGL Stadium (43-17) to confirm their place as runner-up in the championship.
Carried by a very good Léo Coly, author of the first try for the locals after a quarter of an hour of play, Philippe Saint-André’s men sealed their success in the first period, with two other achievements before the break (22nd , 40th). For his first tenure this season, the young striker Louis Foursans-Bourdette was imperial against the poles (5/5). The MHR, which has not bowed since the inaugural day, signs a third consecutive victory, with the offensive bonus as a bonus.
Perpignan and Bayonne find colors
It moves at the bottom of the ranking. Bayonne and Perpignan, 12th and 14th, both won at home after two thrilling matches. At the start of this 4th day, Usap worked to get the best of Toulon (19-13). In the lead almost throughout the game, the Catalans resisted the return of the Varois and the test of Gaël Dréan in the 79th. What to win their first victory of the season.
The suspense will have been present until the end but the victory is there!
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The Bayonnais have dominated a struggling UBB team since the start of the season (only one victory). Author of a very good first period (3 tries), Rowing marked time after returning from the locker room but was able to contain the Bordeaux offensives (20-15). Thanks to this success, they move up to provisional 9th place.
The LOU revives against Stade Français
The Lyonnais rediscover the taste of victory. After two consecutive losses, Xavier Garbajosa’s men won against Stade Français after a hard-fought game. Carried by Niniashvili’s opener from the first minute, they took control, before seeing the Parisians return. But the test of Peyresblanques in the 82nd did not change the final result. The Lyonnais had not won since the first day, on the lawn of Brive. They go back to 4th place.