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Top 14 wrap: Montpellier go top

29th March 2014 19:42

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Montpellier s Mamuka Gorgodze C is tackled by Bayonne

Try for Montpellier: Mamuka Gorgodze

Montpellier moved to the summit of the Top 14 standings on Saturday thanks to a bonus-point win over relegation-threatened Bayonne.

Oyonnax were the other big winners of the day as they secured a massive result in their bid to avoid relegation with a bonus point victory over Grenoble.

Elsewhere, Biarritz fought back to claim a draw at home to defending champions Catres while Bordeaux-Bègles thrashed Perpignan.

Earlier in the day, Racing moved into the play-off places thanks to victory in the Paris derby.

Results:
Brive 26-24 Clermont
Stade Français 22-32 Racing Métro
Biarritz 34-34 Castres
Bordeaux-Bègles 23-5 Perpignan
Montpellier 43-27 Bayonne
Oyonnax 40-13 Grenoble
Still to follow: Toulon v Toulouse


Biarritz Olympique 34-34 Castres Olympique
Parc des Sports d'Aguilera, Biarritz

There was a healthy dose of controversy in Biarritz after referee Salem Attalah told Castres there was time left on the clock only to blow his full-time whistle when they kicked for touch to set up an attacking line-out.

This after BO were awarded a late penalty try after a series of collapsed scrums.

Biarritz led 19-15 at the break as Rory Kockott had an off day with the boot, missing three first-half penalties.

The scorers:

For Biarritz:
Tries: Ngwenya, Couet-Lannes, Penalty try
Cons: Yachvili 2
Pens: Yachvili 5
Yellow cards: Peyrelongue

For Castres:
Tries: Gray, Grosso, Bornman
Cons: Kockott 2
Pens: Kockott 5
Yellow card: Lazar

Biarritz: 15 Paul Couet-Lannes, 14 Takudzwa Ngwenya, 13 Aled Brew, 12 Charles Gimenez, 11 Teddy Thomas, 10 Julien Peyrelongue, 9 Dimitri Yachvili, 8 Imanol Harinordoquy, 7 Raphael Lakafia, 6 Benoit Guyot, 5 Thibault Dubarry, 4 Erik Lund, 3 Francisco Gomez Kodela, 2 Arnaud Heguy, 1 Thomas Synaeghel.
Replacements: 16 Fabien Barcella, 17 Benedict Broster, 18 Eric dos Santos, 19 Joshua Furno, 20 Yann Lesgourgues, 21 Seremaia nakala Burotu, 22 Damien Traille, 23 Eugene Van staden.

Castres: 15 Brice Dulin, 14 Geoffrey Palis, 13 Remi Lamerat, 12 Daniel Kirkpatrick, 11 Remy Grosso, 10 Remi Tales, 9 Rory Kockott, 8 Antonie Claassen, 7 Ibrahim Diarra, 6 Jan Bornman, 5 Rodrigo Capo Ortega, 4 Richard Gray, 3 Anton Peikrishvili, 2 Brice Mach, 1 Saimone Taumoepeau.
Replacements: 16 Marc Antoine Rallier, 17 Mihaita Lazar, 18 Benjamin Desroche, 19 Piula Faasalele, 20 Cedric Garcia, 21 Paul Bonnefond, 22 Romain Teulet, 23 Michael Coetzee.

Referee: Salem Attalah


Union Bordeaux-Bègles 23-5 USA Perpignan
Stade Jacques Chaban-Delmas, Bordeaux

Bordeaux-Bègles provisionally climb above Stade Français and Toulouse into the play-off places!

UBB, who led 16-5 at the break, will regret missing out on a bonus point but Matuisela Talebula extended his lead at the top of the try scoring charts with his 13th of the season.

For Perpignan, relegation is now a very real threat as they gear up for a crucial clash with Oyonnax.

The scorers:

For Bordeaux-Bègles:
Tries: Le Bourhis, Talebula
Cons: Bernard 2
Pens: Bernard 3
Yellow card: Connor

For Perpignan:
Try: Taumalolo
Yellow card: Ion

Bordeaux-Bègles: 15 Darly Domvo, 14 Metuisela Talebula, 13 Felix le Bourhis, 12 Julien Rey, 11 Blair Connor, 10 Pierre Bernard, 9 Heini Adams, 8 Matthew Clarkin, 7 Hugh Chalmers, 6 Louis Madaule, 5 Alikisio Fakate, 4 Cameron Treloar, 3 Albert Toetu, 2 Wayne Avei, 1 Jefferson Poirot.
Replacements: 16 Clement Maynadier, 17 Jean-Batiste Poux, 18 Jandre Marais, 19 Matt Graham, 20 Emmanuel Saubusse, 21 Thibault Lacroix, 22 Nicolas Sanchez, 23 Silviu Florea.

Perpignan: 15 James Hook, 14 Joffrey Michel, 13 Lifeimi Mafi, 12 Sione Piukala, 11 Richard Haughton, 10 Tommaso Allan, 9 Dewaldt Duvenage, 8 Daniel Leo, 7 Bertrand Guiry, 6 Alasdair Strokosch, 5 Luke Charteris, 4 Sebastien Vahaamahina, 3 Giorge Jgenti, 2 Guilhem Guirado, 1 Sona Taumalolo,
Replacements: 16 Romain Terrain, 17 Sebastien Taofifenua, 18 Romain Taofifenua, 19 Justin Purll, 20 Nicolas Durand, 21 David Marty, 22 Tommaso Benvenuti, 23 Paulica Ion.


US Oyonnax 40-13 FC Grenoble
Stade Charles-Mathon, Oyonnax

Oyonnax are still alive! The smallest club in the Top 14 are now level with Bayonne on the edge of the relegation zone, but have a game in hand.

It was one-way traffic as the hosts, who led 23-6 at the interval, scored four unanswered tries before Grenoble claimed a consolation five-pointer in the last minute.

The scorers:

For Oyonnax:
Tries: Penalty try, Soqeto, Diaby, Figuerola
Cons: Urdapilleta 4
Pens: Urdapilleta 4
Yellow cards: Jenneker, Urdapilleta, Tichit

For Grenoble:
Try: Penalty try
Con: Lorée
Pens: Hart 2
Yellow cards: Hunt, Hegarty, David

Oyonnax: 15 Regis Lespinas, 14 Silvere Tian, 13 Pierre Aguillon, 12 Roimata Pune, 11 Jonathan Bousquet, 10 Benjamin Urdapilleta, 9 Agustin Figuerola, 8 Chad Slade, 7 Valentin Ursache, 6 Viliami Maafu, 5 Damien Lagrange, 4 Nemia Soqeta, 3 Marc Clerc, 2 Jody Jenneker, 1 Lukas Rapant.
Replacements: 16 Salim Tebani, 17 Clement Baiocco, 18 Damian Browne, 19 Mahamadou Diaby, 20 Fabien Cibray, 21 Samuela Wara, 22 Guillaume Bousses, 23 Antoine Tichit.

Grenoble: 15 Romain David, 14 Fabien Gengenbacher, 13 Ratu Ratini, 12 Rida Jaouher, 11 Nigel Hunt, 10 Benjamin Thiery, 9 Jordan Michallet, 8 James Hart, 7 Fabien Alexandre, 6 Henry Vanderglas, 5 Jonathan Best, 5 Benjamin Hand, 4 Naude Beukes, 3 Dayna Edwards, 2 Anthony Hegarty, 1 Albertus Buckle.
Replacements: 16 Laurent Bouchet, 17 Andrew Farley, 18 Hendrik Roodt, 19 Olivier Chaplain, 20 Julien Caminati, 21 Mathieu Loree, 22 Kevin Goze.

Referee: Sébastien Minery


Montpellier Hérault Rugby 43-27 Aviron Bayonnais
Stade Yves Du Manoir, Montpellier

What a performance from Montpellier, who outscored their visitors six tries to three with Flying Fijian Timoci Nagusa bagging a hat-trick.

Bayonne held on for 35-off minutes until the pace of the Montpellier game yielded dividends.

Montpellier led 19-17 but a one-sided second half saw the hosts cruise home.

The scorers:

For Montpellier:
Tries: Nagusa 3, Tulou, Gorgodze, Penalty try
Cons: Pélissié 5
Pen: Pélissié
Yellow card: Trinh-Duc

For Bayonne:
Tries: Rokocoko, Ugalde, Fa'Aoso
Cons: Ugalde 3
Pens: Ugalde 2

Montpellier: 15 Pierre Berard, 14 Timoci Nagusa, 13 Anthony Tuitavake, 12 Wynand Olivier, 11 Yoan Audrin, 10 François Trinh-Duc, 9 Jonathan Pélissié, 8 Alex Tulou, 7 Mamuka Gorgodze, 6 Alexandre Bias, 5 Thibaut Privat, 4 Sitaleki Timani, 3 Nicolas Mas, 2 Thomas Bianchin, 1 Mikheil Nariashvili.
Replacements: 16 Charles Geli, 17 Yvan Watremez, 18 Jim Hamilton, 19 Paul Grant, 20 Benoit Paillaugue, 21 Robert Ebersohn, 22 Benoit Sicart, 23 Paea Faanunu.

Bayonne: 15 Scott Spedding, 14 Saimoni Vaka, 13 Joe Rokocoko, 12 Matthieu Ugalde, 11 Marvin O'Connor, 10 Santiago Fernandez, 9 Guillaume Rouet, 8 Opeti Fonua, 7 Jean Joseph Marmouyet, 6 Jean Monribot, 5 Lisiate Fa'Aoso, 4 Dewald Senekal, 3 Gert Muller, 2 Anthony Etrillard, 1 JC Janse van Rensburg.
Replacements: 16 David Roumieu, 17 Aretz Iguiniz, 18 Abdellatif Boutaty, 19 Dwayne Haare, 20 Charles Ollivon, 21 Mathieu Belie, 22 Manu Ahotaeiloa, 23 Nemiah Tialata.

Referee: Christophe Berdos


Rugby Club Toulonnais v Stade Toulousain
Stade Vélodrome, Marseille

Kick-off: 20.45 local (19.45 GMT)

Toulon: 15 Delon Armitage, 14 Drew Mitchell, 13 Mathieu Bastareaud, 12 Maxime Mermoz, 11 David Smith, 10 Frederic Michalak, 9 Sebastien Tillous Borde, 8 Steffon Armitage, 7 Juan Martin Fernandez lobbe, 6 Juan Smith, 5 Danie Rossouw, 4 Jocelino Suta, 3 Carl Hayman, 2 Craig Burden, 1 Xavier Chiocci.
Replacements: 16 Jean Charles Orioli, 17 Florian Fresia, 18 Konstantine Mikautadze, 19 Virgile Bruni, 20 Bryan Habana, 21 Matt Giteau, 22 Michael Claassens, 23 Levan Chilachava.

Toulouse: 15 Yoann Huget, 14 Vincent Clerc, 13 Yann David, 12 Florian Fritz, 11 Hosea Gear, 10 Lionel Beauxis, 9 Jean Marc Doussain, 8 Louis Picamoles, 7 Akapusi Qera, 6 Yannick Nyanga, 5 Joe Tekori, 4 Romain Millo Chlusky, 3 Census Johnston, 2 Christopher Tolofua, 1 Gurthro Steenkamp,
Replacements: 16 Jaba Bregvadze, 17 Schalk Ferreira, 18 Patricio Albacete, 19 Yacouba Camara, 20 Sebastien Bezy, 21 Timoci Matanavou, 22 Gillian Galan, 23 Yohan Montes.

Referee: Romain Poite

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