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  • 9th Feb 2013
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Top 14 rugby round-up: Bordeaux crush Toulon, Agen beat Toulouse

Last updated: 10th February 2013  

Top 14 rugby round-up: Bordeaux crush Toulon, Agen beat Toulouse

Huge win: Bordeaux-Begles scrum-half Heini Adams

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There were plenty of upsets in the Top 14 on Saturday with leaders Toulon thrashed 41-0 by Bordeaux-Begles while Toulouse lost in Agen.

The bottom four clubs were victorious this weekend while the leading trio all lost as Mont-de-Marsan claimed only their second win of the season over high-flying Grenoble.

Elsewhere, Castres bounced back from three consecutive losses with a bonus-point win over Stade Français while Bayonne continued their revival against Perpignan.

In the late game, Montpellier came from behind to beat Biarritz.

Agen 22-9 Toulouse

Toulouse coach Guy Noves slammed his team for not turning up as they lost second place in the standings as a result of yet another disjointed performance.

"It was a non-match. Agen deserved to win," said Novès of the defending champions' showing.

Despite the much-needed win, Agen, who led 11-6 at the break, do not move away from the relegation zone since the bottom four all won.Bordeaux-Begles 41-0 Toulon

Something stinks about this result, especially in the light of Toulon president Mourad Boudjellal's comments on Friday that his club should be reimbursed for the wages of their French internationals on duty in Paris.

Despite fielding a team packed with world-class players, Toulon were totally dominated and trailled 20-0 at half time.

UBB fly-half Camille Lopez was brilliant, orchestrating a great attacking display from the hosts. RCT were never up for the fight but nevertheless retain the championship lead.

Aviron Bayonnais 13-0 Perpignan

In heavy rain, Bayonne continued their revival with their third consecutive win and the closest result of the day.

A losing bonus point for Perpignan means the Catalans are now eighth, three points short of the play-off zone.

Three yellow cards didn't help the visitors' cause as they played most of the second half a man down.

Bayonne led 13-10 at the break and the scorers were not troubled in the second half.

Castres 44-13 Stade Francais

After five consecutive losses in all competitions, Castres bounced back in the best possible way: with a bonus-point win to close the gap on the leading trio.

CO led 20-6 at the interval with three of their five tries coming after the break, including Romain Cabannes' second.

Stade Français's continued poor form on the road leaves them five points off the play-off places.

Mont-de-Marsan 32-14 Grenoble

Mont-de-Marsan's second win of the season - which came with a bonus point - does nothing to ease their relegation status as all three teams above them also got positive results.

Grenoble's loss in a major blow to their play-off ambitions however as four clubs are now within striking distance of their sixth place. They are still yet to win away from home.

Montpellier 33-10 Biarritz

Montpellier came from 10-6 down late in the first half to claim what was ultimately a comfortable win.

The hosts missed out on a bonus point despite pushing hard in the closing stages but they still return to fourth place in the standings, while Biarritz are left in tenth.

Montpellier led 13-10 at the break after BO had taking the early lead thanks to Toulouse-bound fly-half Jean Pascal Barraque's try.Mont-de-Marsan's second win of the season - which came with a bonus point - does nothing to ease their relegation status as all three teams above them also got positive results.

Grenoble's loss in a major blow to their play-off ambitions however as four clubs are now within striking distance of their sixth place. They are still yet to win away from home.

The scorers:

For Mont-de-Marsan:
Tries: Cabannes 2, Arrayet, Tastet
Cons: Arrayet 3
Pens: Duvalle
Yellow card: Bost

For Grenoble:
Try: Coetzee
Pens: Pelissie 2
Drop: Stewart
Yellow card: Bernard

Mont-de-Marsan: 15 Simon Lucu, 14 Martin Jagr, 13 Jean Baptiste Dubie, 12 Baptiste Chedal, 11 Julien Cabannes, 10 Bernard Arrayet, 9 Arnaud Pic, 8 Alexandre Ricaud, 7 Vassili Bost, 6 Julien Tastet, 5 Berend Botha, 4 Wame Lewaravu, 3 Tevita Mailau, 2 Ephraim Taukafa, 1 Alexandre Menini.
Replacements: 16 Thomas Bordes, 17 Julian Fiorini, 18 Philipus Liebenberg, 19 Haisini Taulanga, 20 Antoine Vignau Tuquet, 21 Daniele Baleinadogo, 22 Thibault Duvallet, 23 Mathieu Giudicelli.

Grenoble: 15 Joaquin Tuculet, 14 Lucas Dupont, 13 Rida Jaouher, 12 Nigel Hunt, 11 Rudolf Coetzee, 10 Blair Stewart, 9 Valentin Courrent, 8 Florian Faure, 7 Henry Vanderglas, 6 Roland Bernard, 5 Andrew Farley, 4 Benjamin Hand, 3 Dayna Edwards, 2 Anthony Hegarty, 1 Kenan Mutapcic.
Replacements: 16 Romain David, 17 Vincent Campo Castillo, 18 Jonathan Best, 19 Richard Sowerby, 20 Fabien Alexandre, 21 Matthieu Nicolas, 22 Jonathan Pelissie, 23 Albertus Buckle.


Montpellier Hérault Rugby 33-10 Biarritz Olympique
Stade Yves Du Manoir, Montpellier

Montpellier came from 10-6 down late in the first half to claim what was ultimately a comfortable win.

The hosts missed out on a bonus point despite pushing hard in the closing stages but they still return to fourth place in the standings, while Biarritz are left in tenth.

Montpellier led 13-10 at the break after BO had taking the early lead thanks to Toulouse-bound fly-half Jean Pascal Barraque's try.

The scorers:

For Montpellier:
Tries: Paillaugue, Nagusa, Penalty try
Cons: Paillaugue 2, Bustos Moyano
Pens: Paillaugue 4

For Biarritz:
Try: Barraque
Con: Yachvili
Pen: Yachvili
Yellow cards: Brew

Montpellier: 15 Lucas Gonzales Amorosino, 14 Timoci Nagusa, 13 Thomas Combezou, 12 Paul Bosch, 11 Yoan Audrin, 10 Santiago Fernandez, 9 Benoit Paillaugue, 8 Alex Tulou, 7 Remy Martin, 6 Alexandre Bias, 5 Thibaut Privat, 4 Mickael De marco, 3 Maximiliano Bustos, 2 Agustin Creevy, 1 Juan Figallo,
Replacements: 16 Charles Geli, 17 Yvan Watremez, 18 Hendrikus Hancke, 19 Kelian Galletier, 20 Julien Tomas, 21 Matthew Carraro, 22 Martin Bustos Moyano, 23 Barry Faamausili.

Biarritz: 15 Iain Balshaw, 14 Takudzwa Ngwenya, 13 Benoit Baby, 12 Marcelo Bosch, 11 Aled Brew, 10 Jean Pascal Barraque, 9 Dimitri Yachvili, 8 Imanol Harinordoquy, 7 Talalelei Gray, 6 Benoit Guyot , 5 Thibault Dubarry, 4 Erik Lund, 3 Eugene Van staden, 2 Benoit August, 1 Thomas Synaeghel.
Replacements: 16 Arnaud Heguy, 17 Fabien Barcella, 18 Pelu Ian Taele, 19 Raphael Lakafia, 20 Yann Lesgourgues, 21 Julien Peyrelongue, 22 Charles Gimenez, 23 Francisco Gomez Kodela.

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