The LOU affords Montpellier, the Stade Français overthrows Pau on the finish of the match


Montpellier-Lyon: 26-33

Third consecutive defeat for Montpellier. After Toulouse (17-19) and Castres (26-13), it was LOU who introduced down the outgoing champion at GGL Stadium on Saturday afternoon. The guests entered the match properly, main 10-0 after a attempt from Dumortier (0-7, tenth) and a penalty from Léo Berdeu (0-10, thirteenth). The MHR managed to reverse the pattern on the finish of the primary interval due to magnificent tries from Léo Coly (10-10, thirty first) and Brandon Paenga-Amosa (17-10, thirty seventh).

However the champion, clumsy and undisciplined, fell again into his methods within the second interval. The LOU first approached due to the boot of Léo Berdeu earlier than passing in entrance on a second attempt from Dumortier, completely served by its opener (20-26, 54th). Thibaut Regard elevated the rating (23-33, seventieth). Due to this success, which confirms that acquired towards UBB on Sunday (36-21), LOU, tenth at kick-off, goes up within the standings, the place it even doubles its sufferer of the day.


Pau-Stade Français: 29-31

The Part suffered a fourth consecutive defeat within the Prime 14 this Saturday. And the situation of the assembly towards Stade Français didn’t counsel such a outcome. On the break, the Pau counted with 22 factors forward (29-7). Led by an impressed Zack Henry and an environment friendly Daniel Ikpefan, the Béarnais took benefit of the indiscipline and largesse of Parisians, who had however scored the primary attempt of the sport by Paul Gabrillagues within the eighth minute.

The second interval was performed at a slower tempo, till the violent begin of Gonzalo Quesada’s males. Whereas they had been nonetheless trailing by 22 factors, the Parisians scored three tries and registered a penalty within the final quarter of an hour throughout which the Béarnais broke down. It was first Harry Glover who gave hope to his crew (66th), then JJ van der Mescht imitated him (71st).

Joris Segonds allowed his crew to get even nearer to Pau (73rd) earlier than Glover equalized within the eightieth. It then remained for Segonds to cross the nook transformation. What the opener managed to do to supply victory to his household (31-29). The Stade Français climbs due to this success to 2nd place within the Championship.

Perpignan-Clermont: 10-20

Clermont had focused its journey to Perpignan with the need to win in Catalonia, after having rotated its workforce in Toulouse the earlier weekend. But when the Yellow and Blue may have achieved their accounting goal, triumphing at Aimé-Giral, they may have missed the way in which. This match may have been disadvantaged of rhythm, the USAP clearly searching for to decelerate the tempo, and the ASM, slowed down on this ambient slowness, has lengthy lacked a binder.

Thankfully, the pack was in fight and Anthony Belleau sanctioned the indiscipline of the premises with 5 penalty objectives to offer the benefit to Clermont (15-3). We needed to look ahead to the final ten minutes to see the previous Usapist Bautista Delguy lastly conclude a bonus obtained by a yellow maul (20-3). Far behind, Usap saved the honour on the finish of the match by its captain, Acebes, however this second defeat of the season at Aimé-Giral caught them within the pink zone, when ASM, with a primary victory on the outdoors, factors on the prime of the desk.

Castres-Bayonne: 39-22

Castres suffered to beat Bayonne, a shock crew for the reason that begin of the season, together with a prestigious success final week towards La Rochelle. Within the forty first, Maxime Machenaud’s teammates even took the lead (19-16), benefiting from the feverishness and quite a few errors made by Pierre-Henry Broncan’s gamers.

Firstly of this era, we thought that the invincibility of CO at house which has lasted since December 2020 was going to finish. However within the ranks of the final finalist, there’s Benjamin Urdapilleta, an unimaginable participant who desires of taking part in within the World Cup, and main his membership so far as attainable within the league… The Argentinian who was taking part in his second match of the season within the Prime 14 reversed the pattern, single-handedly, by scoring 22 factors, together with an impressive drop within the 54th. There was additionally this decisive cross, on the foot, for the take a look at of Palis (74th) …


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