RACING AND TOULON WIN AWAY FROM HOME
Racing beat their Parisian rivals 13-9 in disastrous conditions. Henry Chavancy, who scored the only try of the match, gave his team-mates an 8th consecutive victory at Jean-Bouin against Stade Français.
For their part, Toulon produced the performance of the day by winning at their great rivals Clermont-Ferrand. Pierre Mignoni's men had a scare at the end of the match, but were able to get the job done, winning 30-27.
BAYONNE AND OYONNAX ON TOP, MONTPELLIER IN FREEFALL
18 years! Aviron Bayonnais had not won against Section Paloise for 18 years, and now they have! The Basques continue their unbeaten run at Jean-Dauger since their return to the top flight, and did so with an attacking bonus (35-16).
Oyonnax, for their part, easily overcame Lyon 38-20. The only negative point was that they missed out on an attacking bonus point that was within their grasp...
In the duel between Perpignan and Montpellier, USAP came out on top 23-16. Les Cistes leave Aimé-Giral empty-handed and in last place in the table... A very difficult moment for the Héraultais.
LA ROCHELLE AND CASTRES WIN THE CLASHES
Castres-Toulouse and La Rochelle-Bordeaux, the two matches that rugby fans have been waiting for!
In the first, Castres Olympique beat their neighbours Toulouse 31-23. A late try from Wilfrid Hounkpatin secured the win. The Toulousains are still going through their running-in period since the start of the season...
On Sunday evening, it was the Rochelais who came out on top in front of their home crowd at Marcel Deflandre. Trailing by 13 points, Ronan O'Gara's men fought back to claim a precious win on home soil (25-21).