Planet Rugby

Top 14 wrap: Grenoble win again

05th January 2013 19:32

Share:

Grenoble s South African lock Naude Beukes vies with Castres defence

On a roll: Grenoble

Grenoble claimed yet another big scalp in the Top 14 on Saturday and maintained their unbeaten home record with victory over Castres.

That result all but assures Grenoble of a place in the top flight next year. In fact, a play-off berth is on the cards.

Elsewhere, both Stade Français and Perpignan needed big performances from their goal kickers to get the better of Bayonne and Bordeaux-Begles respectively.

In the late game, Toulouse were made to work very hard to claim a narrow win over lowly Mont-de-Marsan.

Results:
Biarritz 16-11 Agen - Match report here
Clermont 36-18 Montpellier - Match report here
Stade Français 21-13 Bayonne
Perpignan 26-16 Bordeaux-Begles
Grenoble 14-12 Castres
Mont-de-Marsan 12-16 Toulouse

Sunday:
Toulon v Racing Metro


Stade Français 21-13 Bayonne
Stade Charlety

Stade Français were unable to cross the whitewash but put in a workman-like performance to bounce back from a heavy defeat last week with full-back Jerome Porical kicking all the Parisians' points.

Stade Français led 15-10 at half time as Porical punished Bayonne's errors after number eight scored to give the visitors an early lead.

The second half was continued in the same vein, with Porical finishing with seven penalties from eight attempts.

The scorers:

For Stade Français :
Pens: Porical 7

For Bayonne:
Try: Haare
Con: Potgieter
Pens: Potgieter, Boyet
Yellow cards: Boutaty

Stade Français: 15 Jerome Porical, 14 Paul Sackey, 13 Paul Williams, 12 Morgan Turinui, 11 Jeremy Sinzelle, 10 Paul Warwick, 9 Julien Dupuy, 8 Sergio Parisse, 7 David Lyons, 6 Olivier Missoup, 5 Pascal Pape, 4 Scott Lavalla, 3 David Attoub, 2 Remi Bonfils, 1 Aled De malmanche.
Replacements: 16 Laurent Sempere, 17 Rabah Slimani, 18 Alexandre Flanquart, 19 Pierre Rabadan, 20 Jerome Fillol, 21 Nicolas Bezy, 22 Francis Fainifo 23 Stanley Wright

Bayonne: 15 Scott Spedding, 14 Sam Gerber, 13 Joe Rokocoko, 12 Manu Ahotaeiloa, 11 Marvin O'Connor, 10 Jacques Louis Potgeiter, 9 Mike Phillips, 8 Dwayne Haare, 7 Julien Puricelli, 6 Mark Chisholm, 5 Abdellatif Boutaty, 4 Dewald Senekal, 3 Nemiah Tialata, 2 David Roumieu, 1 Aretz Iguiniz,
Replacements: 16 Gregory Arganese, 17 Pierre Lafond, 18 Marc Baget, 19 Jean joseph Marmouyet, 20 Guillaume Rouet, 21 Benjamin Boyet, 22 Thibault Lacroix, 23 Renaud Boyoud.


Perpignan 26-16 Bordeaux-Begles
Stade Aimé Giral

Perpignan were forced to pull this one out of the fire after trailing by a point with nine minutes left on the clock.

The scores were locked at 9-all at half time but UBB went 16-15 ahead thanks to a brilliant 90m try from full-back Metuisela Talebula.

But the Catalans would have the lost laugh as David Mélé kicked the hosts back in front before Gavin Hume's last-minute try denied Bordeaux a deserved bonus point, meaning they drop into the relegation zone.

The scorers:

For Perpignan:
Try: Hume
Pens: Mélé 7

For Bordeaux-Begles:
Try:Talebula
Con: Lopez
Pens: Sanchez 3
Yellow cards: Avei

Perpignan: 15 Richard Haughton, 14 Farid Sid, 13 David Marty, 12 Lifeimi Mafi, 11 Adrien Plante, 10 Gavin Hume, 9 David Mele, 8 Luke Narraway, 7 Bertrand Guiry, 6 Alasdair Strokosch, 5 Bobins Tchale watchou, 4 Romain Taofifenua, 3 Nicolas Mas, 2 Romain Terrain, 1 Sebastien Taofifenua.
Replacements: 16 Maxime Delonca, 17 Kisi Pulu, 18 Sebastien Vahaamahina, 19 Daniel Leo, 20 Florian Cazenave, 21 Gilles Bosch, 22 Joffrey Michel, 23 Jeremy Castex.

Bordeaux: 15 Metuisela Talebulamaijaina, 14 Felix Le bourhis, 13 Julien Rey, 12 Andrew Mailei, 11 Rafael Carballo, 10 Nicolas Sanchez, 9 Heini Adams, 8 Justin Purll, 7 Hugh Chalmers, 6 Louis benoit Madaule, 5 Adam Jaulhac, 4 Cameron Treloar, 3 Silviu Florea, 2 Wayne Avei, 1 Laurent Delboulbes,
Replacements: 16 Hikairo Forbes, 17 Jefferson Poirot, 18 Francois Tisseau, 19 Gautier Gibouin, 20 Baptiste Serin, 21 Camille Lopez, 22 Blair Connor, 23 Tamato Leupolu,


Grenoble 14-12 Castres
Stade Lesdiguières

Another huge win for Grenoble, who are yet to lose at home this season as they rack up their third consecutive win and charge into the top six!

Grenoble led 11-5 at half time thanks to a 5th-minute try by wing Lucas Dupont, who collected scrum-half Jonathan Pelissie kick in-goal to open the scoring.

Castres scored two tries of their own but were always chasing the game after Grenoble fly-half Blair Stewart's neat drop early in the second period gave the hosts a healthy lead.

CO pushed hard in the dying minutes but Grenoble showed real courage to hold on for a deserved win.

The scorers:

For Grenoble:
Try: Dupont
Pens: Stewart, Pelissie
Drop: Stewart
Yellow card: Bancroft

For Castres:
Tries: Andreu, Lacrampe
Con: Kirkpatrick

Grenoble: 15 Fabien Gengenbacher, 14 Lucas Dupont, 13 Aaron Bancroft, 12 Nigel Hunt, 11 Viliame Waqaseduadua, 10 Blair Stewart, 9 Jonathan Pelissie, 8 Florian Faure, 7 Fabien Alexandre, 6 Jonathan Best, 5 Naude Beukes, 4 Benjamin Hand, 3 Dayna Edwards, 2 Laurent Bouchet, 1 Kenan Mutapcic.
Replacements: 16 Romain David, 17 Vincent Campo castillo, 18 Andrew Farley, 19 Henry Vanderglas, 20 Roland Bernard, 21 Rudolf Coetzee, 22 Gregory Fabro, 23 Feliuaki Taukeiaho.

Castres: 15 Brice Dulin, 14 Romain Martial, 13 Seremaia Bai, 12 Remi Lamerat, 11 Marc Andreu, 10 Pierre Bernard, 9 Thierry Lacrampe, 8 Antonie Claassen, 7 Yannick Caballero, 6 Piula Faasalele, 5 Iosefa Tekori, 4 Christophe Samson, 3 Anton Peikrishvili, 2 Mathieu Bonello, 1 Mihaita Lazar,
Replacements: 16 Marc antoine Rallier, 17 Michael Coetzee, 18 Matthias Rolland, 19 Jan de bruin Bornman, 20 Thomas Sanchou, 21 Daniel Kirkpatrick, 22 Marcel Garvey, 23 Karena Wihongi.


Mont-de-Marsan 12-16 Toulouse
Stade Guy Boniface

A very disappointing performance from Toulouse, who never looked in total control, although slippery conditions did not help.

For Mont-de-Marsan, another loss at home moves relegation ever closer, but a losing bonus point against the giants of French rugby is just reward for their efforts.

Toulouse forwards coach/hooker William Servat was at the back of a maul that rumbled over the line to give the visitors an early lead.

Toulouse were 10-6 up at half time and were unable to extend their lead in the second period as a tenacious Montois side fed of their numerous errors.

The scorers:

For Mont-de-Marsan:
Pens: Duvallet 2, Claverie 2

For Toulouse:
Try: Servat
Con: McAlister
Pens: McAlister 2, Beauxis

Mont-de-Marsan: 15 Thibault Duvallet, 14 Jean marc Mazzonetto, 13 Jean baptiste Dubie, 12 Baptiste Chedal, 11 Julien Cabannes, 10 Bernard Arrayet, 9 Arnaud Pic, 8 Haisini Taulanga, 7 Philipus Liebenberg, 6 Julien Tastet, 5 Berend Botha, 4 Wame Lewaravu, 3 Sebastien Ormaechea, 2 Ephraim Taukafa, 1 Julian Fiorini.
Replacements: 16 Joan Caudullo, 17 Alexandre Menini, 18 Sebastian De chaves, 19 Yann Brethous, 20 Jean baptiste Claverie, 21 Martin Jagr, 22 Yohann Durquet 23 Mathieu Giudicelli

Toulouse: 15 Clement Poitrenaud, 14 Maxime Medard, 13 Yann David, 12 Gael Fickou, 11 Yoann Huget, 10 Luke McAlister, 9 Jean marc Doussain, 8 Edwin Maka, 7 Yannick Nyanga, 6 Louis Picamoles, 5 Yoann Maestri, 4 Gregory Lamboley, 3 Census Johnston, 2 William Servat, 1 Gurthro Steenkamp,
Replacements: 16 Gary Botha, 17 Vasil Kakovin, 18 Romain Millo Chlusky, 19 Jean Bouilhou, 20 Sebastien Bezy, 21 Yannick Jauzion, 22 Lionel Beauxis, 23 Antoine Guillamon.

Forthcoming Fixtures
FixtureDetails
All times are local
Aviva Premiership
Friday , September 19
Gloucester vs ExeterGloucester vs Exeter Preview
Saturday , September 20
Sale vs London Welsh14:00
London Irish vs Saracens15:00
Harlequins vs Wasps15:00
Bath vs Leicester15:15
Sunday , September 21
Newcastle vs Northampton14:00
More Aviva Premiership fixtures
Guinness PRO12
Friday , September 19
Munster vs ZebreMunster vs Zebre Preview
Cardiff Blues vs UlsterCardiff Blues vs Ulster Preview
Connacht vs LeinsterConnacht vs Leinster Preview
Saturday , September 20
Newport Gwent D'gons vs Glasgow14:40
Scarlets vs Benetton Treviso18:00
Sunday , September 21
Ospreys vs EdinburghOspreys vs Edinburgh Preview
More Guinness PRO12 fixtures
Top 14
Friday , September 19
Brive vs ToulonBrive vs Toulon Preview
Saturday , September 20
Racing Metro Paris vs Toulouse14:45
La Rochelle vs Bordeaux-Begles18:30
Clermont Auvergne vs Lyon18:30
Castres vs Oyonnax18:30
Grenoble vs Bayonne18:30
Montpellier vs Stade Francais20:45
More Top 14 fixtures
Currie Cup
Friday , September 19
Lions vs PumasLions vs Pumas Preview
Saturday , September 20
Western Province vs Griquas15:00
Blue Bulls vs Sharks17:05
Eastern Province Kings vs Cheetahs19:10
More Currie Cup fixtures
ITM Cup
Friday , September 19
Counties Manukau vs CanterburyCounties Manukau vs Canterbury Preview
Saturday , September 20
Hawkes Bay vs Bay Of Plenty14:35
More ITM Cup fixtures
Recent Results
FixtureDetails
All times are local
ITM Cup
Thursday , September 18
Northland 20 - 31 TaranakiNorthland vs Taranaki Report
Wednesday, September 17
Southland 14 - 38 TasmanSouthland vs Tasman Report
More ITM Cup results
Aviva Premiership
Sunday , September 14
Wasps 20 - 16 NorthamptonWasps vs Northampton Report
Newcastle 18 - 20 London IrishNewcastle vs London Irish Report
More Aviva Premiership results
Guinness PRO12
Cardiff Blues 12 - 33 GlasgowCardiff Blues vs Glasgow Report
More Guinness PRO12 results
Top 14
Bordeaux-Begles 27 - 21 MontpellierBordeaux-Begles vs Montpellier Report
More Top 14 results
ITM Cup
Waikato 26 - 21 Counties ManukauWaikato vs Counties Manukau Report
Hawkes Bay 41 - 0 Otago
More ITM Cup results
Aviva Premiership
Saturday , September 13
Gloucester 34 - 27 Sale SharksGloucester vs Sale Sharks Report
Bath 53 - 26 London WelshBath vs London Welsh Report
Exeter 20 - 24 LeicesterExeter vs Leicester Report
More Aviva Premiership results
Rugby Championship
New Zealand 14 - 10 South AfricaNew Zealand vs South Africa Report
Australia 32 - 25 ArgentinaAustralia vs Argentina Report
More Rugby Championship results
Guinness PRO12
Leinster 42 - 12 ScarletsLeinster vs Scarlets Report
More Guinness PRO12 results
Top 14
Toulouse 9 - 13 Clermont AuvergneToulouse vs Clermont Auvergne Report
Bayonne 23 - 6 Brive
Oyonnax 40 - 27 Grenoble
Toulon 24 - 28 Stade FrancaisToulon vs Stade Francais Report
Racing Metro Paris 28 - 11 LyonRacing Metro Paris vs Lyon Report
More Top 14 results
Currie Cup
Griquas 31 - 27 PumasGriquas vs Pumas Report
Lions 35 - 33 Western ProvinceLions vs Western Province Report
Cheetahs 30 - 30 SharksCheetahs vs Sharks Report
More Currie Cup results
ITM Cup
Bay Of Plenty 12 - 27 AucklandBay Of Plenty vs Auckland Report
Southland 36 - 34 Northland
More ITM Cup results
Aviva Premiership
Friday , September 12
Harlequins 0 - 39 SaracensHarlequins vs Saracens Report
More Aviva Premiership results
Aviva Premiership Table
PosTeamPPts
1Saracens29
2Bath29
3Leicester Tigers29
4Exeter26
5Northampton26