PAU, RACING AND CASTRES WIN AWAY FROM HOME
Section Paloise confirmed their excellent start to the season with a 24-39 win at Aimé Giral. The Catalans, on the other hand, were left without a single point in the standings...
Racing beat Montpellier in their own backyard, while the Castrais achieved the performance of the day with a 24-27 win over La Rochelle at Marcel Deflandre.
LYON AND TOULON ON TOP, TOULOUSE IN TROUBLE
After a poor start to the league season, Lyon and Toulon came out on top on their home turf. The LOU won with an attacking bonus against Clermont, while Toulon largely dominated Oyonnax (41-7) with the return of Ollivon and Villière.
For their part, reigning champions Toulouse, had a scare at Ernest-Wallon. Faced with a valiant Bordeaux side, it was late in the game that the Red and Blacks made the difference, winning 29-22.
BAYONNE, UNSINKABLE AT JEAN-DAUGER
In what was their 15th sold-out match, the Basques once again proved their worth in front of their home crowd against Stade Français. Bayonnais have been unbeaten at Jean-Dauger since their return to the top flight in 2022. It was a victory that will not go down in the annals (16-3), but which enabled Grégory Patat's men to maintain their mid-table position.