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The LOU caps the Stade Français

LOU won 20-19 against Stade Français at the end of the 10th day of Top 14 thanks to a try from Demba Bamba at the end of the match.

The Stade Français dreamed of winning on the lawn of Lyon to pay the best possible tribute to Christophe Dominici, its historic winger, who died suddenly last Tuesday. The Roses did not succeed, but they still set off from the Rhône with the defensive bonus, following their narrow 20-19 defeat at the end of the 10th day of Top 14. And it was not long before the men of Gonzalo Quesada (who had a n ° 11 in tribute to Dominici and a n ° 10 in tribute to Maradona on each arm) do come away with the four points.

Despite the ambient cold, a heavy minute of silence and an unfavorable history against the LOU in recent years (no tries scored and more than 40 points conceded in the last three trips to Matmut Stadium), the Stade Français has played bravely luck, and won the first half 13-9. If Jean-Marc Doussain had opened the scoring in the 8th on a 40-meter penalty, Joris Segonds had answered him four minutes later, still at the foot (3-3). Doussain gave that to the 17th (6-3), but on the dismissal, the Stade Français scored his first try in Lyon for four years, thanks to Kylan Hamdaoui, served by Segonds, who transformed (6-10) . Doussain and Segonds each managed one more penalty, so the score was 9-13 at the break.

The start of the second period saw Doussain pull off two new penalties to give his team a small lead (15-13). But the Stade Français is the team that tries the most drops in this Top 14, and Segonds did not have to pray at the hour mark when he found himself in the axis, at about thirty meters from the posts (15-16). The same Segonds even put Stade Français at +4 eight minutes from the end on a penalty. But there was still enough time for the Lyonnais, who had not yet played for three weeks (due to coronavirus in their squad or that of their opponents), to tear themselves away and go score a try. And it was Demba Bamba who took care of it, in the 74th minute, left side. The try was granted after video refereeing and Jean-Marc Doussain missed the transformation. But the essentials are acquired for the Lyonnais: a fifth victory and sixth place, before hosting La Rochelle next week. The Parisians are seventh, with the same number of points (but one more contested game), before receiving Toulon.

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