La Rochelle dominates Toulon and temporarily takes the lead

La Rochelle dominates Toulon and temporarily takes the lead

And ten! La Rochelle finished first in the top 14 thanks to its 10th consecutive victory on Saturday at Toulon (23-8) on the grass at the Stade Velodrome in Marseille, during the 24th day of the tournament. Ronan O’Gara’s men are now ten points clear of third-placed Stade Français.

Toulon lost its place in the top six after this setback, the third of the season at home. Varois is seventh, a point behind the Bordeaux Beagle, who travels to Toulouse on Sunday night.

During this clash between two future European qualifiers, La Rochelle quickly showed his ambitions by scoring a try thanks to New Zealand’s second-row Will Skelton from the start (6). If they suffered from indiscipline and were undisciplined, the Maritimes were able to take advantage of Farr’s clumsiness to widen the gap despite a try from South African three-quarter winger Cheslin Colby (25).

At the end of the first half, Stade Rochelais advanced by five points, then resisted the attacks of Toulon and managed to advance thanks to the accuracy of Antoine Hastoy against the publications, who scored 13 points (5/5), and a new attempt signed by Al Janoub. The African third line, Kyle Hatherell, ended the match (73).

La Rochelle will travel to Montpellier on Saturday (5pm) to secure a place directly in the Top 14 semi-final while Toulonny will face a tough ride to Le Havre against direct rivals in the battle for the closing stages, Racing. 92 (9:05 p.m.).

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