The Auvergnats won their first victory of the season (23-22), Saturday night at Marcel-Michelin, against Stade Rochelais, which collected at the last moment a defensive bonus during this third day of the Championship. The match: 23-22 At the end of this particularly wet meeting, Clermont returned to victory, leaving La Rochelle to flirt with the bottom of the standings with three defeats in as many games. The Maritimes were not unworthy, wetting the jersey, but they were too clumsy ball – slippery – in hands, not sharp enough and too unruly in the scoring areas. Let’s face it straight away, the first half was totally boring. The pouring rain did not encourage the farandole between two bottom teams (two defeats in as many matches) and therefore under pressure, the movement was limited to intense shoulders flush and in the axis, a little game in which the left pillar of the Auvergne Ravaï was illustrated. This is how another wall-piercer, Yato, entered between the drops the first attempt of the ASM quite early (19th, 10-6). read also The film of Clermont – La Rochelle This advantage was short-lived, the Clermont indiscipline allowing the Rochelais striker Jules Plisson to add up the goals (4 in the first period for a failure) to place his team in a good position at the break (13-12). The attack of the second half was more exciting when the Auvergne opener Camille Lopez slalom in the La Rochelle defense, mystifying his vis-à-vis, thus opening an interval in which he placed his center Vili with a short pass at height for trial (43rd, 20-12).

But that did not dampen the ardor of La Rochelle: Jules Plisson improved a strong moment to put his own in contact (50th, 20-15) before the two scorers failed one after the other shortly before the hour mark. La Rochelle had a magnificent opportunity (72nd) to win in the money-time but his hooker Pierre Bougarit, greedy, crawled to try to score in force, before taking advantage of a final recovery from Auvergne, hazardous, to plant an unexpected try by Haddad (80th 2nd, 23-22), synonymous with defensive bonus. 2 The number of minutes after regulation time it took for the Rochelais to register their try. The player: Camille Lopez orchestrates everything Three penalty goals (4th, 40th, 80th) to frame this part, two transformations in average position to improve the Auvergne trials (19th, 43rd), a very useful defensive foot game in withdrawal, a individual exploit (feint, side run, flush pass) to offer a try to his center Vili (43rd) and also an intercepted pass (80th 2nd) which deposits an offensive bonus in the hands of La Rochelle: the international opener Camille Lopez (32 years, 28 caps) was at the top of his game during regulation time before the big nonsense of the end … read also Calendar / results read also The standings

Lensois goalkeeper Jean-Louis Leca reacted after his team’s victory against Lille (1-0), during the 6th day of Ligue 1.

Atalanta Bergamo dominated Salernitana (1-0) this Saturday and moved back into the top third of the standings. Franck Ribery’s club, who played the first half, conceded their fourth defeat in four matches.

For the reception in Nantes, this Sunday (3 p.m.), Angers coach Gérald Baticle has a full squad. He called a group of 20 players including Cho, Boufal and Fulgini.

Former Danish climber Chris Anker Sørensen died this Saturday in Belgium, at the age of 37, in a road accident.

El Bilal Touré and Mathieu Cafaro do not appear in the group of Reims, which welcomes Lorient this Sunday (3 p.m.) in Ligue 1.

FOOTBALL – The large banner deployed before the match by the RC Lens ultras was not the one announced to club officials during the week

Thanks to his success during the second descent of Snowshoe, the French Loïc Bruni won the general classification of the World Cup.

Nantes largely beat Celles-sur-Belle (41-29), Saturday, on the occasion of the second day of Ligue Butagaz Énergie. In the other evening meetings, Bourg-de-Péage notably dominated Nice (28-26).

OL coach Peter Bosz has called a group of 21 players to face PSG this Sunday (8:45 p.m.) in Ligue 1. Moussa Dembélé, Léo Dubois and Thiago Mendes do not appear.

Arnaud Pouille, the general manager of RC Lens, came to the press this Saturday to discuss the incidents that marked the Lens-Lille derby.

Loïc Bruni won the second World Cup of his career, this Saturday in Snwoshoe, in the United States. Two other French people complete the podium.

FOOTBALL – The overwhelming half-time fan pitch and scuffles that left six injured clearly spoiled the Northern Derby

The young striker Willem Geubbels, on loan from Monaco, makes his first appearance without the Nantes group, traveling to Angers this Sunday (3 p.m.) in Ligue 1.

Lille coach Jocelyn Gourvennec did not hide his frustration after his team’s defeat in Lens (0-1), this Saturday in Ligue 1.

Montpellier scrum-half Gela Aprasidze will miss between three and four weeks of competition. The Georgian injured his right shoulder against Stade Toulousain on the 3rd day of the Top 14.

The Bordeaux scrum-half Maxime Lucu reassured everyone on Twitter after the violent tackle he suffered against Castres Olympique this Saturday during the 3rd day of the Top 14.

Nantes won its first league match in Dunkirk (25-21) on Saturday, on the second day of Liqui Moly Starligue. In the other match of the evening, Montpellier went to win at Istres (29-23).

Arnaud Pouille, the general manager of RC Lens, came to the press this Saturday to discuss the incidents that marked the Lens-Lille derby.

Myriam Nicole finished 2nd in the 2021 World Cup this Saturday at Snowshoe in the United States. The Frenchwoman misses the world title because of a fall at the very end of the course …

Lens coach Franck Haise relished his team’s victory against Lille (1-0) this Saturday in Ligue 1. And preferred not to dwell on the excesses at half-time.