Bordeaux-Bègles – Brive: 33-13
In this match of fear, between two poorly ranked teams, it was the UBB who won and even largely with four tries and the point of the offensive bonus. But the international opener Matthieu Jalibert, author of a full match with a new try scored, and his partners took a period to gain the upper hand. At the break, despite a clear territorial domination, they only led 13-6, the fault of an incredible number of technical approximations.
Upon returning from the locker room, also taking advantage of Arnold’s yellow card (46th), the Girondins were much more precise, and above all more effective. For Brive, who lost to injury, and from the start of the match, Stuart Olding, the nightmare continues with a seventh consecutive defeat.
An easy victory, four tries scored, a guaranteed attacking bonus, internationals back in the game… After two defeats and a draw in three games, Stade Toulousain reassured themselves this Saturday against a catchy Perpignan. A week before his start in the European Cup on the lawn of Munster, he first messed up his start to the match, like a feverish Martin Page-Relo at his post of 9, before unfold and find the opening thanks to Lebel (34th), Roumat (39th), Willis (50th) and Ntamack (77th).
Carried by a sparkling Ramos (100% on foot), a very good Jack Willis (his last English recruit) and his constant desire to send the game despite some blunders, the red and black club thus consolidates its first place in the ranking . The USAP, which nevertheless saved the honor thanks to a try from its hooker to replace Victor Montgaillard (64th), remains stuck in 13th place, that of the virtual play-off.
Aviron Bayonnais returned to victory by winning on a LOU which was sorely lacking in sharpness in the heavy rain and continued to fall on the Basque Country. After having launched their match perfectly with a try from Bogado (5th), the Bayonnais then lacked efficiency on a counterattack (7th) and suffered the Lyon offensive furia by conceding a magnificent try from ninety meters signed Dumortier (17th).
The match is balanced and Camille Lopez gives her team a slight advantage with a drop-goal (20th, 10-7). In difficult atmospheric conditions, the second period saw the impeccable Bayonne international opener deliver two new drops (64th, 73rd) which ensured the success of an undefeated Rowing in Jean-Dauger, this season. Lyon starts from the Basque Country with zero points.