Without mercy for the red lantern, Toulouse atomized Agen (63-18) and temporarily regains second place behind La Rochelle, winner at home from Brive (36-22) but who let slip the offensive bonus at the end of the match. UBB won in the very last moments in Montpellier (23-22).
Still at a standstill (nine defeats before Saturday), Agen hoped that the Haute-Garonne derby against Toulouse would allow him to finally win this first victory of the season. Unfortunately for the red lantern, not only did she leave the lawn of the Ernest-Wallon stadium with a tenth defeat in her bag, but she also lived through hell coupled with a terrible correction (63-18) against irresistible Toulouse offensively like an untenable Thomas Ramos and author of one of the seven tries of the Red and Black in this part which saw the locals kill all suspense from the first half (28-3) before add an extra layer after the break. If Agen has still not won, Toulouse, for its part, pockets a sixth success which allows it to temporarily settle in second position behind La Rochelle.
Largely in the lead at the halfway point (24-10), at home against Brive, the leader continued his march forward by easily dominating the Brivistes (36-22) thanks to five tries, signed Retière, Alonso, Alldritt and Leyds, very prominent in this match. Still, the Maritimes cannot be fully satisfied despite this eighth victory. The test scored by Julien Blanc for the CAB at the very end of the match effectively deprived the Rochelais of the offensive bonus point. A point that could prove to be valuable at the time of the final scoring.
A point which makes the happiness on the other hand of Bordeaux-Bègles, which went to snatch from Montpellier its second success on the move by overthrowing (23-22) in the very last moments this MHR which seemed however to hold its first victory for a month. Ben Lam (test) and Maxime Lucu (transformation) decided otherwise, and offered the UBB its first success in Montpellier land for… ten years.
TOP 14 / 10TH DAY
Friday November 27, 2020
Castres – Clermont : 14-40
Saturday November 28, 2020
Toulon – Pau: 18-13
La Rochelle – Brive: 36-22
Montpellier – Bordeaux-Bègles: 22-23
Toulouse – Agen: 63-18
Sunday November 29, 2020
6:00 p.m .: Racing 92 – Bayonne
9:05 p.m .: Lyon – Stade Français