Top 14. La Rochelle falls home, Brive getting some air against Clermont

Top 14. La Rochelle falls home, Brive getting some air against Clermont

Impressive in the Champions Trophy, La Rochelle on Friday regressed their top-14 misses against Purdue Biglis (12-8) over 13e A special day, punctuated by regional labels such as the Massif Central derby won by Brave, finally triumphing after nine straight defeats.

Stamped Atlantic derby Despite the lack of history and the 180 kilometers between the two cities, the competition between Stade Rochelais and UBB has established itself for several seasons as a classic of the championship between new ambitious powers.

the Maritimes He had won the last 16, but the series ended in front of his home crowd in Deflandre, once an impregnable fortress that actually fell at the end of October against Pau. Much less intense than the previous two weeks in the Champions Cup, El Rochelle missed the chance to climb to second place.

UBB returns to the top half of the standings

On the other hand, things are going better for the Girondins, who are back in seventh place thanks to this second success in a row after going through a fatal crisis for their coach, Christophe Aureus.

Jeremy Davidson missed Brave in October, without feeling the results yet, with a black streak of nine defeats in all competitions. Has the arrival of his successor, Patrice Collazo, announced this week, now taking effect?

Sitting in the stands of Stade Amédée Domenech, the former La Rochelle and Toulon coach, who will take up his new duties only on Monday, witnessed the revolution of the Corisans, the winners in the minds of Clermont (20-16) on a bid at the end of the suspense.

Upset by a home fall last weekend against the Ospreys, Montpellier logically redeemed itself against Perpignan (38-10), penultimate in the standings at the time of the meeting, thanks in particular to a good performance from the hinge Leo Colley and Louis Carbonell, authors of the article one each.

Bao and Payun back off

Matches between the Occitans also scored from 3e A minute after a massive collision between South African full-back and Josep pivot Tristan Tedder, who was released on a stretcher, the New Zealand international winger at MHR George Bridge was forced to leave the field shortly after.

The “real” derby from Aviron Bayonnais is played against Biarritz, but the Basque club didn’t have to leave the division to go and win the two tie-breakers in Pau (22-22) at the end of an out game. Author of his sixth and seventh attempts of the season, Divisional winger Émilienne Guilleton (19 years old) is now the tournament’s top scorer with Lyonnais Ethan Duportier (21 years old), two young players on the XV’s radar from France.

This is 13e The day of celebration, also placed under the sign of solidarity, in which nearly 300 shirts worn by the different teams will be auctioned for Restos du Coeur, began on Thursday with Toulon’s victory over Lyon (21-3) in May. Stadium.

The day will end Saturday (3pm) with the Île-de-France Derby between Racing 92 and Stade Français, respectively in second and fourth place in the standings.

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