• Kockott cooks as Castres bounce back

    Rory Kockott scored 21 points as Castres hammered Grenoble 51-10 to move off the bottom of the Top 14 log.

    The former Sharks scrumhalf, who is set to make his Test debut for France in November, grabbed a try and kicked five conversions and two penalties

    However, he did blot his copybook by being yellow-carded for stamping in the second half.

    In other results, Ben Mowen's double was enough for Montpellier to get a vital away win at Bayonne, Toulouse ended their run of five straight defeats with a 22-10 win over Stade Français, La Rochelle claimed a comprehensive 29-10 victory over Lyon in the battle of the promoted sides at Marcel Deflandre, Racing Métro scored seven tries to beat Brive 46-32, and Bordeaux produced the performance of the season so far to hammer Clermont 51-21 at Chaban Delmas, running in six tries.

    Round 8 results:

    Oyonnax 18 Toulon 21
    Bordeaux-Bègles 51 Clermont 21
    Bayonne 10 Montpellier 15
    Castres 51 Grenoble 10
    La Rochelle 29 Lyon 10
    Racing Métro 46 Brive 32
    Toulouse 22 Stade Français 10

    Photo: Remy Gabalda/AFP Photo

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    Simon Borchardt