Brive wins in Perpignan, Bayonne overthrows Racing 92

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Brive wins in Perpignan, Bayonne overthrows Racing 92

Perpignan-Brive: 6-17

In a tense and uncertain match until the end, the Brivistes never cracked, going to draw on their resources to succeed in blocking the Catalan advances. To the fine test of the Corrèze winger Joris Jurand (18th) and to that, in power, of the second row Renger Van Eerten (39th) after two good plays, the Catalans could only respond by two penalty goals signed by their opener Tristan Tedder (14th, 20th).

Clumsy, confusing speed and precipitation, the pugnacious Perpignanese did not know how to take advantage of a numerical superiority (yellow card against Ratuva, 65th) to cross the opposing in-goal (66th, 70th) behind penalties. With a third try (Sanga, 78th), the Corréziens also won the offensive bonus and erased their inaugural defeat at home against Lyon.

Bayonne-Racing 92: 31-25

For his first at Jean-Dauger, Bayonne offered himself the sclap of Racing 92, attacking with a try from his hooker Facundo Bosch (6th). Then the meeting went into a false rhythm. The Bayonnais held the helm until the counter of Ile-de-France winger Enzo Benmegal (34th). Just before the break, on an inspiration from Le Garrec, Russell widened a gap (8-18).

In the second half, the scenario was completely reversed with two tries in quick succession from Bayonne, who were revived in the game. First by Ceyte after three penalties (54th) then by Jacquelin on a wonderful game at the foot of Lopez (57th, 22-18). Not to mention a penalty from Germain (63rd), or 17 points in 20 minutes. Germain finally sealed the fate of the game with two penalty goals (31-18). Racing 92 reduced the score on the gong by Gibert (31-25), but for nothing.

Clermont-Pau: 33-24

In front of sparse spans, ASM won its first victory of the season at the end of a match which it dominated against Pau (33-24), escaping the offensive bonus after the siren because of a try from penalty (80th). After a first half hour marked by the indiscipline of the two teams, the Clermontois made the difference thanks to a double from Alivereti Raka (26th, 34th) and a try from Arthur Iturria (48th).

Dominated in the rucks and in conquest, the Palois showed a reassuring face after the break, rewarded with a ball carried by Youri Delhommel (52nd). For his first tenure this season, Damian Penaud put an end to the suspense after a turnover (76th). Note that during the curtain raiser, the Auvergne public had paid tribute to its three-quarter Wesley Fofana (34 years old, 48 selections), retired since July.

Castres – Stade Français: 30-20

Castres was scared, but managed to win against Stade Français for his first of the season at home. At the break, however, it was hard to imagine the Parisians coming back into the game. Dominated in all areas of the game, they had seen the Tarnais register three tries by Palis (7th) Cocagi (32nd) and Botitu (38th), and be penalized a lot, which Julien Dumora took advantage of wonderfully, who stumbled in the absence of Benjamin Urdapilleta.

The second period was totally different with a conquering and rediscovered Ile-de-France pack, in particular thanks to the contribution of Seckou Makalou. With a try from Naiavalu (45th) and a penalty from Segonds (72nd), Stade Français came back to 20-10, but could not reverse the trend, due to a lack of realism in the camp of Castrais who did not did not score a point after returning from the locker room.

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