Montpellier wins in Brive, Racing 92 wins ahead of Lyon

Home » Montpellier wins in Brive, Racing 92 wins ahead of Lyon
Montpellier wins in Brive, Racing 92 wins ahead of Lyon

Brive-Montpellier 26-31

It was therefore thanks to an iron defense in front of their in-goal in the four minutes following the siren that the French champions won at Amédée-Domenech. After scoring their first try very early on by Rattez (7th), the French champions then had difficulty in developing their game, blocked by Corrèze initiatives quickly rewarded by the try of Captain Laranjeira (12th) and the acrobatic one of the third-line center Papali’i (19th). Louis Carbonel could add up the goals well (3rd, 23rd, 28th, 40th+1), Brive led at the break (20-17).

In the second half, the debates were balanced until the third-line center Hérault Mercer, very active, scored at the end of the line (63rd) the try which revived this match, Montpellier returning to the lead (23-24) . But the Brive reaction was not long in coming, with the inevitable Laranjeira, top scorer (67th, 26-24). But he was countered by Van Rensburg (71st) who planted the winning try, transformed by Louis Carbonel, author of sixteen points on foot but sanctioned with a yellow card (80th) which could have cost his team dearly.

Stade Français – Bayonne: 26-16

Last week, in Castres, the Stade Français had experienced a terrible air pocket at the end of the first period, with 30 points conceded. This Saturday, it was more consistent, but just as disappointing. He beat Aviron Bayonnais in a match that smelled good maintenance (26-16). It took a brilliant inspiration from Barré and a try from Macalou at the very end of the game for Gonzalo Quesada’s men to take a deep breath, and get out of the grip of the Basques who left empty, when they deserved better .

Racing 92-Lyon: 32-19

Beaten in Bayonne, Racing wanted its revenge and pay tribute to Vakatawa who came to say goodbye before kick-off. It was the Ile-de-France residents who took the match on their own, taking advantage of Lyon’s faults to settle in the opposing camp and play their hand. For half an hour, the players of Laurent Travers will play their offensive game with three tries in the key by Dupichot, Spring and Tabuavou. Fortunately for the Lyonnais, two flashes from Couilloud and Cretin allowed them to stay in touch in a match where the attacks largely outweighed the defenses (23-14 at the break).

Then the pace dropped. The Lyonnais are too undisciplined and too rough to reverse the score even if they scored a third try by Mignot after a breakthrough from Maraku and spent the last ten minutes in front of the opposition line without crossing. Russell was able to take advantage of Lyon’s faults to investigate penalties (5 out of 5) and ensure Racing’s victory (32-19).

La Rochelle-Perpignan: 43-8

Provisionally leading the championship pending the result of Stade Toulousain in Pau (9:05 p.m.), the Rochelais crushed the limited Catalans during the first period, before being upset when they returned from the locker room. The European champion folded the case in the first period thanks to four tries. Alldritt (3rd), in force, opened the scoring.

Then the English opener Glynn scored a double (20th, 37th) full of mischief, interrupted by a try from Bourgarit (31st). The bonus in hand, the Maritimes relaxed and Ramasibana saved the honor for the red lantern (57th). The Yellow and Black recovered in the last ten minutes, with three tries from Colombe (73rd), Sazy (76th) and Bourdeau (79th).

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.