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Brive brings down Pau despite two red cards

ByRoborto Sykes

Oct 3, 2020

It needs to be done ! Brive suffered his first defeat of the season (19-13) in Pau on Friday evening in one of the two advanced matches of the 3rd day of the Top 14. A performance that would not be exceptional in absolute terms if their second success (after the victory against Bayonne on the first day) since the start of the championship, the Corréziens had not obtained it at .. . thirteen. The CAB has indeed lost two players (second row Mitch Lees in the first half, winger Setareki Bituniyata in second) on two red cards during this meeting which resulted in three expulsions in total, the Pau being also entitled to their expelled player (scrum-half Clovis Le Bail just before the hour mark). An indiscipline that could have cost Brive dear. However, not only the locals managed to keep their lead acquired in the first half, following in particular a test scored from entry by Axel Muller (6th) – Pau had responded just before the break on a try by Lucas Rey – but They also managed to increase it on a fourth penalty in this part of Thomas Laranjeira, great architect of this victory which allows Brive to temporarily take control of the classification, tied with Racing 92 (9) and one point ahead the section.

Bayonne, ten years later!

Exploit for Brive, winner at thirteen of Pau, who had not yet lost this season, and also exploit in the other match for Bayonne. Rowing had not won on the lawn of the Stade Français since 2010. Ten years of famine which the Basques put an end to Friday evening by winning on the lawn of the Stade Jean-Bouin (26-19). Gaétan Germain and his family at the same time won their first away success since the start of the championship, a week after offering Clermont to Jean-Dauger. The former Grenoblois greatly contributed to this second consecutive victory by showing himself imperial at the foot (four penalties, two conversions), but, above all, by intercepting a ball at the very start of the second period when the score was 13-13 and that the Parisians were pushing to go and register the second (and last) test of the Bayonnais after that scored by Joe Ravouvou in the 11th minute. With only seven points ahead of the siren, the Rowing was not immune. Stade Français, even outnumbered (Tagi expulsion five minutes from the end), also tried to the end to go and pull at least the equalizer, but the Basques held. Here they are fourth.

TOP 14 / 3RD DAY
Friday, October 2, 2020
Brive – Pau: 19-13
French Stadium – Bayonne : 19-26

Saturday October 3, 2020
3.15 p.m .: Clermont – Agen

Sunday October 4, 2020
9:00 p.m .: Toulouse – Toulon

Monday, October 5, 2020
8:45 p.m .: Lyon – Bordeaux-Bègles

La Rochelle – Racing 92
Montpellier – Castres

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