Top 14 Wrap: Home teams on top

Date published: November 5 2016

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There were home victories for Bordeaux-Bègles, Brive, Clermont, Toulouse and Racing 92 in round 10 of the Top 14 on Saturday.

Fixtures/Results

Saturday

Bordeaux-Bègles 37-19 Stade Français
Toulouse 16-15 Castres
Brive 26-9 Bayonne
Clermont 21-20 Grenoble
Racing 92 21-9 Montpellier

Sunday

La Rochelle v Pau
Lyon v Toulon

Bordeaux-Bègles 37-19 Stade Français
Stade Chaban Delmas, Bordeaux

Bordeaux-Bègles kept the pressure on the Top 14 pace-setters as they picked up a 37-19 victory over Stade Français at Stade Chaban Delmas.

Stade Français hit the front on eight minutes when fly-half Hugo Bonneval crossed for a try that was converted by full-back Paul Williams.

Simon Hickey closed the gap to four points with a penalty three minutes later and then his second three-pointer on 16 minutes made it 6-7.

Bordeaux-Bègles continued their recovery with a crossing from flank Hugh Chalmers nudging them in front at 13-7 with Hickey's conversion.

UBB were now on a roll, adding tries two and three before the break, from hooker Clement Maynadier and centre Julien Rey, to make it 27-7.

Whatever was said at half-time clearly lifted Stade as early tries from Jeremy Sinzelle and Waisea Nayacalevu cut the gap to eight points.

But Hickey's smart drop-goal helped UBB move 30-19 in front on 53 minutes and when scrum-half Yann Lesgourgues crossed on 63 minutes, the lead was up to 18 points which was how things remained in the home win.

The scorers:

For Bordeaux-Bègles:
Tries: Chalmers, Maynadier, Rey, Lesgourgues
Cons: Hickey 4
Pens: Hickey 2
Drop-Goal: Hickey
Yellow Card: Jones (71 min)

For Stade Français:
Tries: Bonneval, Sinzelle, Nayacalevu
Cons: Williams, Bonneval
Yellow Card: Gabrillagues (20 min)

Bordeaux-Bègles: 15 Jean-Marcellin Buttin, 14 Adam Ashley-Cooper, 13 Jayden Spence, 12 Julien Rey, 11 Blair Connor, 10 Simon Hickey, 9 Yann Lesgourgues, 8 Marco Tauleigne, 7 Hugh Chalmers, 6 Luke Braid, 5 Cyril Cazeaux, 4 Luke Jones, 3 Vadim Cobilas, 2 Clement Maynadier, 1 Sebastien Taofifenua
Replacements: 16 Ole Avei, 17 Steven Kitshoff, 18 Tom Palmer, 19 Joe Edwards, 20 Julien Audy, 21 Metuisela Talebula, 22 Romain Lonca, 23 Jean-Baptiste Poux

Stade Français: 15 Paul Williams, 14 Waisea Nayacalevu, 13 Theo Millet, 12 Jonathan Danty, 11 Jeremy Sinzelle, 10 Hugo Bonneval, 9 Will Genia, 8 Sergio Parisse, 7 Sylvain Nicolas, 6 Antoine Burban, 5 Alexandre Flanquart, 4 Paul Gabrillagues, 3 Sakaria Taulafo, 2 Remy Bonfils, 1 Heinke Van der Merwe
Replacements: 16 Craig Burden, 17 Emmanuel Felsina, 18 Hugh Pyle, 19 Mathieu De Giovanni, 20 Willem Alberts, 21 Arthur Coville, 22 Josaia Raisuqe, 23 Giorgi Melikidze

Referee: Thomas Charabas


Toulouse 16-15 Castres
Stade Ernest Wallon, Toulouse

Samuel Marques kicked a 78th minute penalty to hand Toulouse a dramatic 16-15 victory over Castres at Stade Ernest Wallon on Saturday.

Castres had the better of the first half, mainly due to the boot of Rory Kockott, who kicked three penalties in the first 40 to give his side a 12-3 lead at the break. Toulouse could only reply with a penalty from Marques.

Toulouse fought back well in the second half. They started with another penalty from marques before Leonardo Ghiraldini went over for a five-pointer which, together with the conversion from Marques, gave the home side the lead for the first time in the match.

Kockott slotted his fifth penalty in the 65th minute and as the minutes ticked by it looked like it would be enough to snatch a big away victory for Castres, but they conceded a penalty at the death to lose by a point.

The scorers:

For Toulouse:
Tries: Ghiraldini
Cons: Marques
Pens: Marques 3
Yellow Card: Flood

For Castres:
Tries:
Cons:
Pens: Kockott 5
Yellow Card: Caminati

Toulouse: 15 Luke McAlister, 14 Semi Kunatani, 13 Florian Fritz, 12 Yann David, 11 Alexis Palisson, 10 Toby Flood, 9 Samuel Marques, 8 Talalelei Gray, 7 François Cros, 6 Thierry Dusautoir, 5 Joe Tekori, 4 Richie Gray, 3 Census Johnston, 2 Leonardo Ghiraldini, 1 Gurthro Steenkamp
Replacements: 16 Julien Marchand, 17 Vasil Kakovin, 18 Gregory Lamboley, 19 Carl Axtens, 20 Edwin Maka, 21 Arthur Bonneval, 22 Paul Perez, 23 Dorian Aldegheri

Castres: 15 Geoffrey Palis, 14 Julien Caminati, 13 Afusipa Taumoepeau, 12 Florian Vialelle, 11 David Smith, 10 Julien Dumora, 9 Rory Kockott, 8 Alex Tulou, 7 Steve Mafi, 6 Mathieu Babillot, 5 Rodrigo Capo Ortega, 4 Thibault Lassalle, 3 Daniel Kotze, 2 Jody Jenneker, 1 Antoine Tichit
Replacements: 16 Marc-Antoine Rallier, 17 Mihaita Lazar, 18 Victor Moreaux, 19 Loic Jacquet, 20 Benjamin Urdapilleta, 21 Antoine Dupont, 22 Yannick Caballero, 23 Damien Tussac

Referee: Pascal Gauzère


Brive 26-9 Bayonne
Stade Amédée Domenech, Brive

Brive were full value for their 26-9 home victory over Bayonne on Saturday night thanks to the boot of Gaetan Germain.

Germain kicked 16 points – four penalties and two conversions – to supplement tries by Guillaume Namy and Sisa Koyamaibole. Bayonne could only reply with three penalties from Manu Saubusse.

The match was evenly poised at half time with the scores locked at 9-9, but Brive went clear with Namy and Koyamaibole's tries in the second half, while Germain added a fourth penalty to secure the win.

Bayonne failed to score any points in the second 40.

The scorers:

For Brive:
Tries: Namy, Koyamaibole
Cons: Germain 2
Pens: Germain 4

For Bayonne:
Tries:
Cons:
Pens: Saubusse 3

Brive: 15 Gaetan Germain, 14 Benjamin Lapeyre, 13 Arnaud Mignardi, 12 Seremaia Burotu, 11 Guillaume Namy, 10 Nicolas Bezy, 9 Teddy Iribaren, 8 Sisa Koyamaibole, 7 Said Hireche, 6 Petrus Gherardus Hauman, 5 Arnaud Mela, 4 Dominiko Waqaniburotu, 3 Soso Bekoshvili, 2 Francois Da Ros, 1 Lucas Pointud
Replacements: 16 Thomas Acquier, 17 Karlen Asieshvili, 18 Wilhelm Steenkamp, 19 Fabien Sanconnie, 20 Jean-Baptiste Pejoine, 21 Thomas Laranjeira, 22 Takudzwa Ngwenya, 23 Kevin Buys

Bayonne: 15 Romain Martial, 14 Martin Laveau, 13 Felix Le Bourhis, 12 Gabiriele Lovobalavu, 11 Julien Jane, 10 Willie du Plessis, 9 Manu Saubusse, 8 PJ Van Lill, 7 Pierre Gayraud, 6 John Beattie, 5 Adam Jaulhac, 4 Tom Donnelly, 3 Lorenzo Cittadini, 2 Manu Leiataua, 1 Aretz Iguiniz
Replacements: 16 David Menage, 17 Jérôme Schuster, 18 Pablo Huete, 19 Baptiste Chouzenoux, 20 Guillaume Rouet, 21 Benjamin Thiery, 22 Bastien Fuster, 23 Ben Broster

Referee: Adrien Descottes


Clermont 21-20 Grenoble
Stade Marcel Michelin, Clermont-Ferrand

Two tries in the first half from Morgan Parra and Otar Giorgadze gave Clermont a 15-7 lead at the break, Grenoble replying with a try from Gio Aplon which Jonathan Wisniewski converted.

Wisniewski added two penalties in the first 10 minutes after half time to bring his team within two points, before Camille Lopez slotted a penalty to make it 18-13. But Grenoble hit right back with another try, this time through Alexandre Dardet and after Wisniewski added the extras, the visitors had a slight 20-18 lead.

In the end, Patricio Fernandez kicked a penalty in the 68th minute which gave Clermont back the lead and ultimately the game.

The scorers:

For Clermont:
Tries: Parra, Giorgadze
Cons: Parra
Pens: Lopez, Fernandez
Drop Goal: Lopez

For Grenoble:
Tries: Aplon, Dardet
Cons: Wisniewski 2
Pens: Wisniewski 2

Clermont: 15 Nick Abendanon, 14 David Strettle, 13 Damian Penaud, 12 Benson Stanley, 11 Alivereti Raka, 10 Camille Lopez, 9 Morgan Parra, 8 Peceli Yato, 7 Alexandre Lapandry, 6 Otar Giorgadze, 5 Sitaleki Timani, 4 Flip van der Merwe, 3 Davit Zirakashvili, 2 Benjamin Kayser, 1 Etienne Falgoux
Replacements: 16 Nathan Charles, 17 Vincent Debaty, 18 Camille Gerondeau, 19 Viktor Kolelishvili, 20 Charlie Cassang, 21 Patricio Fernandez, 22 Aurelien Rougerie, 23 Clement Ric

Grenoble: 15 Fabien Gengenbacher, 14 Gio Aplon, 13 Chris Farrell, 12 Nigel Hunt, 11 Armand Batlle, 10 Jonathan Wisniewski, 9 Lilian Saseras, 8 Rory Grice, 7 Fabien Alexandre, 6 Peter Kimlin, 5 Aly Muldowney, 4 Mickael Capelli, 3 Rossouw De Klerk, 2 Laurent Bouchet, 1 Denis Coulson
Replacements: 16 Loick Jammes, 17 Alexandre Dardet, 18 Hendrik Roodt, 19 Steven Setephano, 20 David Mele, 21 Gilles Bosch, 22 Sisa Waqa, 23 Dayna Edwards

Referee: Sébastien Minery


Racing 92 21-9 Montpellier
Stade Yves du Manoir, Colombes

Two tries in five minutes gave Racing 92 a hard fought 21-9 victory over Montpellier in Colombes on Saturday.

The scored were locked at 9-9 after 62 minutes with Ben Botica and Johan Goosen exhanging penalties throughout the game. But two tries in the final 10 minutes, five minutes apart, sealed the win after Henry Chavancy and Xavier Chauveau touched down.

The scorers:

For Racing 92:
Tries: Chavancy, Chauveau
Con: Goosen 
Pens: Goosen 3

For Montpellier:
Pens: Botica 3

Racing 92: 15 Johan Goosen, 14 Joe Rokocoko, 13 Henry Chavancy, 12 Anthony Tuitavake, 11 Juan Imhoff, 10 Remi Tales, 9 James Hart, 8 Leone Nakarawa, 7 Chris Masoe, 6 Yannick Nyanga, 5 Francois van der Merwe, 4 Manuel Carizza, 3 Ben Tameifuna, 2 Dimitri Szarzewski, 1 Viliamu Afatia
Replacements: 16 Teddy Baubigny, 17 Julien Brugnaut, 18 Ali Williams, 19 Olivier Missoup, 20 Xavier Chauveau, 21 Benjamin Dambielle, 22 Albert Vulivuli, 23 Luc Ducalcon

Montpellier: 15 Joffrey Michel, 14 Timoci Nagusa, 13 Vincent Martin, 12 Joseph Tomane, 11 Jesse Mogg, 10 Ben Botica, 9 Tomas O'Leary, 8 Pierre Spies, 7 Kelian Galletier, 6 Wian Liebenberg, 5 Nicolaas Janse van Rensburg, 4 Konstantin Mikautadze, 3 Jannie du Plessis, 2 Romain Ruffenach, 1 Gregory Fichten
Replacements: 16 Shalva Mamukashvili, 17 Mikheil Nariashvili, 18 Robins Tchale-Watchou, 19 Antoine Battut, 20 Nic White, 21 Francois Steyn, 22 Marvin O'Connor, 23 Davit Kubriashvili

Referee: Alexandre Ruiz

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