Racing pipped Stade Français 17-16, while there were also victories for Castres, Lyon, Bordeaux, Pau, Montpellier and Clermont in the French Top 14.
In an intense, but exciting Parisian derby, Racing 92 did just about enough to overcome their hosts and bitter city rivals Stade. The result takes Racing up to third on the log, while Stade drop from top spot to second position.
After conceding an early penalty, Heyneke Meyer’s Stade replied with 10 unanswered points to take a 10-3 lead. But Finn Russell knocked over another penalty before teammate Virimi Vakatawa scored on the stroke of half-time to give Racing a one-point advantage.
Stade’s Morné Steyn and Russell traded penalties twice as the visitors held onto their slender lead. Steyn was then replaced by Jules Plisson and it proved a costly error. With nine minutes remaining, Plisson skewed a reasonably easy penalty attempt which could have turned the game in Stade’s favour.
— Racing 92 (@racing92) September 30, 2018
In other results, Ben Urdapilleta kicked 16 points to guide Castres to a 26-22 win against Toulouse, Lyon scored four tries to down Grenoble 34-6, Bordeaux defeated La Rochelle 34-22 despite conceding two yellow cards, flyhalf Antoine Hastoy contributed 23 points (two tries, two conversions and three penalties) as Pau edged Agen 28-25, centre Jan Serfontein scored one of three tries as Montpellier beat Perpignan 23-20, and Clermont lashed the struggling Toulon 28-8 at home.
Round 6 results:
Stade Français 16 Racing 17
Toulouse 22 Castres 26
Lyon 34 Grenoble 6
Bordeaux 34 La Rochelle 22
Agen 25 Pau 28
Perpignan 20 Montpellier 23
Clermont 28 Toulon 8
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