At A Glance – Top 14 Round 9

|Published by Christie Gilmartin16th November 2020
Top 14 standings after Round 9

Top 14 Round 9 Results:

  • Castres Olympique 29 – 32 Bordeaux-Begles
  • Pau 16 – 22 Toulouse
  • Agen 9 – 38 Toulon
  • Bayonne 29 – 20 Montpellier
  • Brive 19 – 23 Racing 92
  • Stade Français 35 – 13 La Rochelle

Castres 29 – 32 Bordeaux-Begles

Castres: Tries – Combezou 1, Nakosi 1. Cons – Urdapilleta 2. Pens – Urdapilleta 4, Kockott 1.

Bordeaux: Tries – Moefana 1, Amosa 1. Cons – Jalibert 1, Botica 1. Pens – Jalibert 6. Yellows – Roumat 1.

This one went right down to the wire. Castres have begun to pull their season back, after a terrible start to the season. They look far more competitive and nearly had the win here. It was a superb all round display from Mathieu Jalibert that really drove Bordeaux on and not for the first time. However, it took a late try from substitute Afaesetiti Amosa, to get the win.

Star Man – Mathieu Jalibert (Bordeaux-Begles)

Pau 16 – 22 Toulouse

Pau: Tries – Hastoy 1. Cons – Hastoy 1. Pens – Hastoy 3. Yellows – Tuimaba 1.

Toulouse: Tries – Medard 1. Cons – Holmes 1. Pens – Holmes 5.

A close one here and Antoine Hastoy nearly dragged Pau to another win. He has been ridiculously good this season and is involved in so much of what is good at Pau. In the end, Hastoy’s efforts weren’t enough, as they were bested by the boot of Zach Holmes and a Try from old faithful, Maxime Medard.

Star Man – Zach Holmes (Toulouse)

Agen 9 – 38 Toulon

Agen: Pens – Abadie 2. Drop Goals – Buttin 1. Yellows – Jegerihener 1.

Toulon: Tries – Dridi 1, Dakuwaqa 1, Takulua 1, Dachary 1, Rebbadj 1. Cons – Serin 2. Pens – Serin 3. Yellows – Alainu’uese 1.

Agen’s woes continue, with a big home loss. RC Toulon are getting into their stride now this season. Erwan Dridi is having one hell of a season and they have tries throughout their squad. Both Flankers, Dakuwaqa and Rebbadj, got on the scoresheet and both were superb.

Star Man – Swan Rebbadj (Toulon)

Bayonne 29 – 20 Montpellier

Bayonne: Tries – Ravouvou 1, Luc 1. Cons – Germain 2. Pens – Germain 5. Yellows – Lestrade 1, Van Jaarsveld 1, Mikautadze 1.

Montpellier: Tries – Timu 1, Taufu 1. Cons – Darmon 1. Pens – Lozowski 2.

A big home win for Bayonne, as Montpellier’s up and down form continues. Gaeten Germain has an accurate boot, that will punish you and Joe Ravouvou has been on form all season. Despite their own indiscipline, three yellow cards, it was the pens that won it for Bayonne.

Star Man – Joe Ravouvou (Bayonne)

Brive 19 – 23 Racing 92

Brive: Tries – Thompson-Stringer 1. Cons – Laranjeira 1. Pens – Laranjeira 4.

Racing 92: Tries – Taofifenua 1, Sanconnie 1. Cons – Machenaud 1, Trinh-Duc 1. Pens – Machenaud 2, Trinh-Duc 1. Yellows – Jones 1.

Racing 92 snatched a late win, in this tense affair. Brive started strong, with a try from former Saracen Hayden Thompson-Stringer. The boot of Laranjeira looked liek it may take them to the W, but not with the likes of Fabien Sanconnie and Francois Trinh-Duc about.

Star Man – Fabien Sanconnie (Racing 92)

Stade Français 35 – 13 La Rochelle

Stade: Tries – Naivalu 1, Macalou 2, Etien 1. Cons – Segonds 3. Pens – Segonds 2. Drop Goals – Segonds 1. Yellows – Alo-Emile 1, Veainu 1, Godener 1.

La Rochelle: Tries – Retiere 1. Cons – Plisson 1. Pens – Plisson 2. Yellows – Leyds 1.

Again, despite three yellow cards, the home team came away triumphant. Stade were well worth their bonus point win here and it is a real statement win. To beat the form team of the season, without their Argentinian Internationals, shows the quality of this side.

Star Man – Sekou Macalou (Stade Français)

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