In the shock of this first part of the evening, Grenoble brought down the leader Rouen (20-6). A success acquired in the first period, following two tries scored by Karim Qadiri (10th, 8-3 then 16th, 13-3). Solid defensively, the Isérois did not concede a try, suffering only two penalties converted by Thibault Olender. In control during the second act, Grenoble even scored a new try on the hour mark by Bautista Ezcurra. This victory allows the Reds and Blues to temporarily take the lead in the Pro D2 and inflict on the Rouennais their first defeat of the season.
At 7 p.m., Vannes kicked off this Pro D2 evening with a controlled victory against Carcassonne (34-21). Carried by a Maxime Lafage in great shape (one try converted and five penalties), the Vannetais took advantage of the yellow of Amrouni (65th) to make the difference in the second half, with two other tries scored in quick succession by Nathanaël Hulleu (68th , 27-7) then Théo Costosseque (70th, 34-7). A success that allows the Bretons to pick up 8th place and overtake their evening opponent (10th).
Aurillac comes out against Massy, Montauban and Soyaux-Angoulême sink
The Aurillacois Stadium, he experienced all the trouble in the world to get rid of the promoted Massy (36-29). Aurillac, now 4th, conceded four tries but had the last laugh to claim his third victory in a row. Colomiers, for his part, snatched a narrow success against Agen (22-21). The Agenais, despite one more try than their opponents, made too many mistakes, allowing Maxime Javaux to transform four penalties.
At the bottom of the table, Montauban hung Béziers until the end, but ended up losing (33-43), even preventing his evening opponent from leaving with the offensive bonus thanks to a converted try on the siren. The Montalbanais are now 14th, just ahead of the red zone, in which Soyaux-Angoulême plunges. Defeated 35-15 by Aix-en-Provence, the Charentais are now 15th. A ranking still closed by Massy, last with one point.