Siya Kolisi’s Racing 92 accelerated to the summit of the High 14, whereas Johann van Graan’s Tub cleaned up Harlequins in England.

High 14

–  Siya Kolisi performed the entire recreation as Racing 92 hammered newly-promoted Oyonnax 66-10 to go three factors clear in first place within the High 14. Former Junior Springbok scrumhalf James Corridor made his return from damage instead, with Stuart Lancaster’s workforce claiming a primary win in three video games.

– Jan Serfontein dotted down to assist Montpellier declare simply their second win of the season in a 30-21 victory over sixth-placed Castres. Serfontein went over the tryline within the fourth minute for the 2021 High 14 champions, who’re nonetheless backside of the desk after a poor begin to the season. Springboks Cobus Reinach and Nico Janse van Rensburg performed off the bench for Montpellier.

– On Friday evening, winger Madosh Tambwe crossed for his second attempt of the marketing campaign as Bordeaux-Begles beat 46-10 Lyon to maintain up the tempo with Racing.

– There was extra disappointment for La Rochelle, because the European champions had been unable to rebound from a Champions Cup to the Stormers, dropping 13-18 in opposition to Stade Francais in Paris. Former Sharks centre Jeremy Ward scored the decisive attempt for Stade, however was yellow-carded within the second half for beginning a fracas with reverse quantity Jonathan Danty, which noticed the French centre red-carded for kicking out in retaliation. Dillyn Leyds was on the fitting win for La Rochelle, who’re nonetheless and not using a handful of star gamers as a result of damage, and subsequent face Toulouse in a repeat of final season’s last.


– Johann van Graan‘s Tub moved to the highest of the Premiership desk, with a masterclass from Scotland flyhalf Finn Russell steering the ship in a 25-17 victory in opposition to Harlequins. Springbok prop Thomas du Toit was joined by veteran utility ahead GJ van Velze in Tub’s lineup, whereas flank Jaco Coetzee, loosehead Juan Schoeman and scrumhalf Louis Schreuder had been on the bench. Heart Andre Esterhuizen, blindside flank Stephan Lewies and fullback Tyrone Inexperienced began for Harlequins, who suffered a 3rd loss in 4 video games.

– Sale Sharks stayed in contact of Tub by holding out for a 22-20 house win in opposition to Saracens. No 8 Jean-Luc du Preez, flank Ernst van Rhyn, tighthead prop Nic Schonert and playmaker Robert du Preez – at outdoors centre – all began for Sale, who’re one level away from first place after profitable 4 of their final 5 video games. Springbok scrumhalf Ivan van Zyl dotted down for Saracens, who’ve misplaced two video games in a row within the Premiership.

– Northampton Saints claimed a 31-29 away victory over Gloucester to earn a 3rd win in a row. Juarno Augustus was an alternative choice to the third-placed Saints, whereas flank Ruan Ackermann began for Gloucester.

– Exeter Chiefs produced a robust show to knock down high-flying Leicester Tigers and earn a 29-10 victory. Flank Jacques Vermeulen continued his sizzling streak by scoring an early attempt for Exeter, laying the platform for an important win which noticed them rise to fourth. Springboks Handre Pollard and Jasper Wiese began for Leicester, however couldn’t proceed their heroics which have helped the Tigers flip their season round.

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