Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Top 14 - Round 5 WRap

Round 5 Wrap

Home Happy: Brive, Bayonne, Castres, Toulouse;
Road Warriors: Clermont, Lyon;
Sis-Kiss: Bordeaux-Montpellier

Lyon the only club with a pristine record after the initial handful of matches. T14 will see some of its internationals return in the next fortnight as 2019 RWC pool play completes and the players from nations that don’t make the quarterfinals will be back in their club shirts. Both clubs from Paris occupy relegation stations just now... only 8-from-35, or less than 23%, of matches won by travelers thus far this season.

On the Weekend, By the Numbers

22           for Brive 15, Thomas Laranjeira, on 3-and-6 true da sticks and home team trounced Toulon at Stade Amédée Domenech, 39-17;

14           for Toulouse 10, Zach Holmes, on 1-and-4 from the floor against 13 for Pau 10, Colin Slade, on 2-and-3 from his tee made the difference and 24-23 that record;

20           for Castres 10, Julien Dumora, on a 3-3-1 triple to propel his XV past Agen at Stade Pierre Fabre, 30-27;

1              the difference at end of ’80 as Bayonne defeated La Rochelle at Stade Jean Dauger, 23-22;

2              second stanza touch downs for Lyon 13, Thibaut Regard, and Racing lost at La Défense, 20-31;

17           for everyone at the Altrad and Montpellier drew traveling Bordeaux despite 2 yellow seats for Bègles;

22           for Clermont 10, Aussie Jake McIntyre, on 2-and-6 true da sticks and Auvergne hammered Stade Français on the trot at the Jean Bouin, 32-18.

Upcomes Round 6: every match save for Pau’s has the potential to re-order the table significantly

                Saturday, 10.5:
                                Clermont (12) v (12) Montpellier at Marcel Michelin;
                                Agen (9) v (13)  Bayonne at Stade Armandie;
                                Brive (8) v (9) Toulouse at Amédée Domenech;
                                Castres (9) v (5) Stade Français at Pierre Fabre;
                                Lyon (22) v (20) Bordeaux Bègles at Stade Gerland;

                Sunday, 10.6:
                                Section Paloise  (13) v (6) Racing 92 at Stade du Hameau;
                                Toulon (9) v (9) La Rochelle at the Felix Mayol

Links to RMR Forms

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