• Kockott on fire in France

    Rory Kockott was named Man of the Match as Castres beat Oyonnax 27-18 in the Top 14 at Stade Pierre Antoine.

    The former Sharks scrumhalf, who was recently included in a 74-man France squad, scored a great try as he collected his own chip ahead, and kicked a conversion and five penalties (two late in the game) for a personal haul of 22 points.

    The win took Castres out of the relegation zone.

    In other results, Clermont returned to the top of the Top 14 standings with a 43-12 victory against Lyon, Grenoble maintained their unbeaten home record as they beat Bayonne 24-15, Bordeaux-Bègles came from behind to snatch a last-gasp 29-26 win at La Rochelle (despite playing for eight minutes with 13 men) to rocket up into the top four, while champions Toulon thrashed Brive 53-13 to move into second place.

    Round 6 results:

    Brive 13 Toulon 53
    Racing Métro 27 Toulouse 16
    Castres 27 Oyonnax 18
    Clermont 43 Lyon 12
    Grenoble 24 Bayonne 15
    La Rochelle 26 Bordeaux-Bègles 29
    Montpellier 23 Stade Français 3

    Photo: Remy Gabalda/AFP Photo

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    Simon Borchardt