After the epic victory of Béziers in Agen, seven matches were on the program this Friday. Provence Rugby won on its home turf against Rouen (27-19). After a lackluster first period (3-3), the Provençaux accelerated in the second half and secured victory thanks to three tries from Martin (55th), Tarel (62nd) and Massip (78th). But a Rouennais try after the siren through Maafu (81st) deprived the locals of the offensive bonus. In his den of Aguiléra, Biarritz disposed of Soyaux-Angoulême (32-15) with a great nights Ilian Perraux (22 points scored). The Biarrots are second in the standings.
The leader Oyonnax did not tremble on his lawn against Montauban (26-10). The difference was made in the first period with the 26 points of Joe el-Abd’s men registered before the break. Then the Montalbanais were unable to come back. The situation continues to be critical for the Tarn-et-Garonnais who are now 13th in the standings. Colomiers narrowly won away from its bases, on the lawn of Massy (28-31) who definitely can’t do it.
Stade Aurillacois has clearly beaten Vannes on its lawn (30-19) and has a second consecutive victory on its ground while Carcassonne (12th) gave itself air by beating Nevers (25-20) in a match without great flights and in which the scorers have distinguished themselves.