For the 6th day of the Top 14, beautiful posters will be on the menu. Starting with an enticing Stade Rochelais / Castres on Saturday afternoon. Undefeated leader, Stade Toulousain will aim for the pass of six with the reception of the Section Paloise.
The question arises day after day: will Stade Toulousain have a perfect season? The sixth candidate for the fall of the French champion and European champion 2021 is the Section Paloise (5th).
Having made an excellent start to the season with three wins and two losses – one of them with the defensive bonus – Pau will surrender to Ernest Wallon with nothing to lose. But Antoine Hastoy’s partners, who have already scored 43 points this season, making him the second top scorer in the Top 14, will be in greater demand than ever against the strength of the Stade Toulousain forwards. Especially with the current success of Romain Ntamack (3 tries) and Antoine Dupont (2 tries). Behind the pack is trying to hang on as best they can so as not to let go of the Stadists’ wake. The Union Bordeaux Bègles which has just achieved a performance of choice by winning in Lyon (15-20) welcomes Montpellier (8th). The second in the standings will rely on Matthieu Jalibert’s boot to score as high as possible and leave the Hérault people at a respectable distance.
Third, Brive against Lyon (7th) will try to take advantage of a possible misstep by the Bordelais, but also the Castres for third tied. This is not impossible, since the Castres will have a more than perilous trip to Charente-Maritime. 13th with seven points and only one success, Stade Rochelais must get out of the red zone as quickly as possible, otherwise the Rochelais would start to think about maintenance before considering the final phase. If there is not yet danger in the remains for the double 2021 finalist in the Top 14 and European Cup, the red lantern must really be panicking. Offering disturbing content for five days now, apart from a clearing up against Castres (34-10), the Stade Français is walking on a wire. And it is not the reception of Clermont (9th) that is likely to fix things.
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