La Rochelle and Bayonne win away in the Top 14

Clermont Bayonne: 20-25 Clermont Bayonne: 20-25 Bayonne had never won a match at Clermont in the Top 14. It is now chosen done. Rowing achieved a historic feat at Michelin this Saturday. The locals had however ideally started their match, scoring two tries in three minutes in the first quarter of an hour. Samuel Ezeala … Read more

David Darricarrère, deputy of Castres, after the victory against Clermont: “The contacts were real contacts”

David Darricarrère (assistant coach of Castres, after the victory against Clermont (26-22)): “On a wasted two or three ammunition, it came back to us like a boomerang. The last minutes were tough, we showed the courage of solidarity. On the physiognomy, the victory is the most important. It was hard to get out of our … Read more

Jonathan Gibbes, Clermont coach, after the defeat in Castres: “Proud and frustrated”

Jonathan Gibbes (Clermont-Ferrand coach, after the defeat (22-26) at Castres): “Proud and frustrated, because we fought well for a point, we showed character, that’s the positive point, but a lot of mistakes, missed opportunities, we made easy mistakes which gave Castres easy points. We changed the composition but expect the same, you know, here, we … Read more

Stade Français outclass Brive, Bayonne, Toulon and Lyon win at home

Bayonne-Perpignan: 24-20 Led 6-17 at the break, still 12-17 ten minutes from the end, surprised at the end of the first act by two tries from centers George Tilsley and Afusipa Taumoepeau, Aviron Bayonnais ended up defeating Perpignan (24-20 ) to Jean-Dauger after a crazy finale. He who had not really managed to take advantage … Read more

In a remake of the last Top 14 final, Castres masters Montpellier

The game: 26-13 Is it because they find their executioners from the last Top 14 final that the Castres have from the start of the match seemed inhabited by a surplus of motivation? Still, in front of their audience, the Tarnais partly won their duel against Montpellier thanks to their start full of punch. After … Read more

Bayonne offers Bordeaux-Bègles, Montpellier takes the offensive bonus in front of Pau

Bayonne – Bordeaux-Bègles: 20-15 After Racing 92 a fortnight ago (31-25), Aviron Bayonnais offered themselves another prestigious victory against Bordeaux-Bègles (20-15) at home. After a fairly balanced first half, the game went wild just before the break. Following a high tackle, Bordeaux prop Ben Tameifuna received a yellow card. On the penal touch, the Bayonne … Read more

Quentin Walcker extends Castres until 2025

Finalist in the Championship last season, Castres continues its wave of contract extensions. After formalizing those of Staniforth (2026), Zeghdar (2025), Humbert (2023) and Guillamon (2024), this Wednesday, the leaders of the Tarn club announced the signing of Quentin Walcker, the left pillar, who is now linked to Castres until 2025. Aged 26, he arrived … Read more

Jefferson Poirot (Bordeaux-Bègles): “We are entering this championship”

Jefferson Poirot (UBB captain after the win over Castres): “I remember the victory which was essential in our start to the season. It was essential to take 4 points after our first two defeats (Toulouse and Montpellier). The match is more messy than the previous two, the match was disjointed, we were also less well … Read more

Bordeaux-Bègles wins without brilliance against Castres

The game: 33-12 Even if they did their best to bring the ball to life and increase playing time, the Bordelais did not know how to transform their attacks into winning actions, except after the siren… Played at a false rhythm, polluted by too many penalties on each side, this opening match of the third … Read more

David Darricarrère (Castres, Stade Français scorer): “Despite everything, a great performance”

David Darricarrère (assistant coach of Castres, winner of the Stade Français): “It’s often like that in games where you come to the break with a fairly high score. We can prevent, re-prevent and again re-prevent, and you fall into the trap of imprecision, indiscipline, which means that the Stade Français is coming back, and very … Read more