Top 14: Toulon Prevail, Brive Stun Toulouse & Clermont Defy Racing
Here’s the complete lowdown from all Saturdays Top 14 games LADS…
Toulon 18-13 Bordeaux Begles
Defending champions Toulon remain a third – a point behind Montpellier and Clermont – after an 18-13 win over Brdeaux Begles at Stade Mayol on Saturday evening.
Brive 26-19 Toulouse
Former Fiji Sevens star Benito Masilevu dealt the telling blow with a sublime piece of skill to help Brive escape with a shock 26-19 victory over Toulouse.
Clermont 32-6 Racing Metro
Aurelien Rougerie raced in two tries as Clermont returned to winning ways with an emphatic 32-6 victory over Racing Metro at the Marcel Michelin.
Lyon 26-23 Oyonnax
Late tries from Toby Arnold and Deon Fourie helped Lyon edge out Oyonnax 26-23 for a second win in as many weeks.
Grenoble 30-12 La Rochelle
Elsewhere, Grenoble cruised to a second straight win as they had far too much for La Rochelle at the Stade des Alpes, running out 30-12 winners in the end.
Stade Francais 34-29 Bayonne
Stade Francais ran in five tries as they got back to winning ways with a 34-29 success over Bayonne, but the Parisian side did have to overcome a second-half slump to hold out for victory.