Top 14 wrap: Wilko kicks Toulon home

Date published: November 1 2012

Toulon needed eight penalties from Jonny Wilkinson to scrape past Stade Français on Thursday and retain their lead in the Top 14.

Toulon needed eight penalties from Jonny Wilkinson to scrape past Stade Français on Thursday and retain their lead in the Top 14.

Biarritz become the latest big team to taste defeat in Grenoble after going down 34-21 at Stade Lesdiguières.

Clermont and Montpellier kept the pressure on the leaders with comfortable wins over Agen and Mont-de-Marsan respectively.

Elsewhere, Bayonne were the big winners in the battle of the basement at home to Bordeaux-Bègles.

And in the final Round 10 match, former All Blacks playmaker Luke McAlister contributed 17 points towards Toulouse's 32-13 win over Racing Métro.

Grenoble 34-21 Biarritz Olympique
Agen 11-18 Clermont
Bayonne 22-11 Bordeaux-Bègles
Castres 38-36 Perpignan
Montpellier 32-16 Mont-de-Marsan
Toulon 24-19 Stade Français
Stade Toulouse 32-13 Racing Métro

FC Grenoble 34-21 Biarritz Olympique
Stade Lesdiguières, Grenoble

Grenoble maintained their unbeaten home record and a place in the top six with another impressive display against heavyweight opposition.

Grenoble led from start to finish as young fly-half Jonathan Pelissie punished the Basques' poor discipline from the kicking tee.

The result is Biarritz's sixth consecutive loss as they slip to ninth in the standings. Takudzwa Ngwenya's late try added some respectability to the scoreline, but it will be scant consoltaion for BO.

The scorers:

For Grenoble:
Try: Courrent
Con: Pelissie
Pens: Pelissie 8
Drop: Laharrague

For Biarritz:
Tries: Bosch, Ngwenya
Pens: Bosch, Peyrelongue
Drop: Traille
Yellow cards: Guyot (19th min – offside)

Grenoble: 15 Fabien Gengenbacher, 14 Lucas Dupont, 13 Nigel Hunt, 12 Aloisio Butonidualevu, 11 Viliamem Waqaseduadua, 10 Jonathan Pelissie, 9 Valentin Courrent , 8 Florian Faure, 7 Jonathan Best, 6 Henry Vanderglas, 5 Naude Beukes, 4 Benjamin Hand, 3 Dayna Edwards, 2 Anthony Hegarty, 1 Albertus Buckle.
Replacements: 16 Kenan Mutapcic, 17 Vincent Campo castillo, 18 Andrew Farley, 19 Fabien Alexandre, 20 Shaun Sowerby, 21 Joaquin Tuculet, 22 Nicolas Laharrague, 23 Feliuaki Taukeiaho

Biarritz: 15 Iain Balshaw, 14 Takudzwa Ngwenya , 13 Seremaia Burotu, 12 Marcelo Bosch, 11 Benoit Baby, 10 Damien Traille, 9 Julien Peyrelongue, 8 Raphael Lakafia, 7 Thibault Dubarry, 6 Benoit Guyot, 5 Pelu ian Taele, 4 Erik Lund , 3 Francisco Gomez Kodela, 2 Jean Philippe Genevois, 1 Wikus Blaauw.
Replacements: 16 Arnaud Heguy, 17 Fabien Barcella, 18 Jerome Thion, 19 Magnus Lund, 20 Yann Lesgourgues, 21 Jean pascal Barraque , 22 Aled Brew, 23 Thomas Synaeghel.

SU Agen 11-18 ASM Clermont Auvergne
Stade Armandie, Agen

Clermont led 3-0 at the end of a hard-fought first period before stepping on the gas in the second half.

Agen full-back Mathieu Lamoulie's late try earned his side a losing bonus point and denied Clermont an extra point.

Les Jaunards nevertheless remain in second place on the Top 14 table. Agen's seventh loss leaves them level with Bordeaux on the edge of the relegation zone.

The scorers:

For Agen:
Try: Lamoulie
Pens: Barnard 2

For Clermont:
Tries: Sivivatu, Buttin, Nalaga
Pen: James

Agen: 15 Mathieu Lamoulie, 14 Ilaitia lekaiwala Tagotago, 13 Benjamin Petre, 12 Senio junior Pelesasa, 11 Jean francois Coux, 10 Conrad Barnard, 9 Mathieu Loree , 8 Marc Giraud, 7 Ueleni Fono, 6 Jean Monribot, 5 Ross Skeate, 4 Esteban Lozada, 3 Jonathan Garcia, 2 Jalil Narjissi, 1 Laurent Cabarry.
Replacements: 16 Julien Janaudy, 17 John Schwalger, 18 William Demotte, 19 Remi Vaquin, 20 Sylvain Dupuy, 21 Vincent Roux, 22 Belisario Agulla, 23 Euan Murray.

Clermont:15 Jean Marcellin Buttin, 14 Sitiveni Sivivatu, 13 Aurelien Rougerie, 12 Wesley Fofana, 11 Naipolioni Nalaga, 10 Brock James, 9 Ludovic Radosavljevic, 8 Damien Chouly, 7 Julien Bardy, 6 Julien Bonnaire, 5 Julien Pierre, 4 Loic Jacquet, 3 Daniel Kotze, 2 Benjamin Kayser, 1 Thomas Domingo.
Replacements: 16 Ti'i Paulo, 17 Vincent Debaty, 18 Jamie Cudmore, 19 Viktor Kolelishvili, 20 Kevin Senio, 21 Benson Stanley, 22 Lee Byrne, 23 Adrien Oleon.

Aviron Bayonnais 22-11 Union Bordeaux-Bègles
Stade Jean Dauger, Bayonne

Wales scrum-half Mike Philips came off the bench to help Bayonne close out a 22-11 win at home to Bordeaux-Begles.

By the time he came on all the scoring had been done with South African full-back Scott Spedding scoring Bayonne's try and Fijian wing Metuisela Talebulamaijaina replying for their Atlantic coast rivals.

The scorers:

For Bayonne:
Try: Spedding
Con: Boyet
Pens: Boyet 5

For Bordeaux-Bègles:
Tries: Talebula
Pens: Sanchez
Drop: Sanchez
Yellow card: Jaulhac

Bayonne: 15 Scott Spedding, 14 Joe Rokocoko, 13 Thibault Lacroix, 12 Sam Gerber, 11 Marvin O connor, 10 Benjamin Boyet, 9 Cedric Garcia , 8 Julien Puricelli, 7 Dwayne Haare, 6 Jean joseph Marmouyet, 5 Mark Chisholm, 4 Dewald Senekal, 3 Nemiah Tialata, 2 David Roumieu, 1 Aretz Iguiniz.
Replacements: 16 Gregory Arganese, 17 Vitolio Manukula, 18Abdellatif Boutaty, 19 Marc Baget, 20 Mike Phillips, 21 Matthieu Ugalde, 22 Lionel Mazars, 23 Pierre Lafond.

Bordeaux-Bègles: 15 Bruce Reihana, 14 Metuisela Talebulamaijaina, 13 Julien Rey, 12 Andrew Mailei, 11 Blair Connor, 10 Nicolas Sanchez, 9 Heini Adams, 8 Matthew Clarkin, 7 Hugh Chalmers, 6 Louis benoit Madaule, 5 Adam Jaulhac, 4 Justin Purll , 3 Albert Toetu 2 Wayne Avei, 1 Laurent Delboulbes.
Replacements: 16 Fabien Rofes, 17 Franck Labbe, 18 Cameron Treloar, 19 Damien Larrieu, 20 Julien Seron, 21 Camille Lopez, 22 Felix Le bourhis, 23 Jefferson Poirot.

Castres Olympique 38-36 USA Perpignan
Stade Pierre Antoine, Castres

Castres needed a 79th-minute penalty from Rory Kockott to save the day.

CO led 23-16 at the break but fell behind after a score from David Marty on his comeback from injury, and Adrien Plante's second try gave the Catalan visitors the lead.

USAP must settle for a losing bonus point.

The scorers:

For Castres:
Tries: Andreu, Mach, Kockott
Cons: Kockott 2
Pens: Kockott 6
Drop: Bai

For Perpignan:
Tries: Plante 2, Marty
Cons: Hook 3
Pens: Hook 4
Drops: Mele
Yellow card: Guirado

Castres: 15 Brice Dulin, 14 Romain Martial, 13 Paul Bonnefond, 12 Romain Cabannes, 11 Marc Andreu, 10 Remi Tales, 9 Rory Kockott , 8 Pedrie Wannenburg, 7 Ibrahim Diarra, 6 Jan de bruin Bornman, 5 Rodrigo Capo ortega, 4 Christophe Samson, 3 Anton