Ruan Pienaar kicked 17 points as Montpellier thrashed Lyon 40-14 in their French Top 14 semi-final on Friday. MARIETTE ADAMS reports.
Clermont lock Flip van der Merwe received a four-week ban for pushing a referee out of the way at a ruck.
Highlights of the 19-19 extra-time draw between Toulon and Lyon in the first Top 14 semi-final qualifier.
Lyon advanced to the Top 14 semi-finals after scoring two tries to one in a 19-19 extra-time semi-final qualifier draw against Toulon on Friday. MARIETTE ADAMS reports.
Castres have agreed to sign fullback Scott Spedding from French rivals Clermont on a one-year deal.
Racing 92 crushed Agen 42-13, while there were also Top 14 wins for Lyon, Castres, La Rochelle, Pau, Clermont and Brive.
Montpellier thrashed Pau 45-13, while there were also wins for Toulon, Oyonnax, Agen and Stade Français in the penultimate round of the Top 14. Frans Steyn and Ruan Pienaar combined to give Montpellier a 10-6 lead at the break, with the former scoring a try and the latter kicking the conversion and a penalty. It was one-way traffic after the… Read more →
Toulouse’s Cheslin Kolbe and Danie Mienie were allegedly involved in a nightclub brawl, which has left one of the club’s financial backers in hospital.
Heyneke Meyer has vowed to turn Stade Français into ‘the best team in the world’.
Jan Serfontein scored the winning try as Montpellier beat Bordeaux 11-10, while there were also French Top 14 wins for Agen, Castres, Oyonnax, Pau, Toulouse and Toulon.