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Top 14: Stade Français misses its mark in Biarritz


Capped by recovered Biarrots (17-14), the Parisian club has lost precious points and will have to continue to fight to stay in

Beaten by Biarritz (17-14) after a breathless match despite the weather conditions, Stade Français, which won the defensive bonus, remains stuck in the bottom of the standings.

What you must remember

Gonzalo Quesada shouldn't have been content with buckets of water and speakers playing Basque chants to prepare his players. The Stade Français manager should also have planned a giant wind tunnel and large blocks of ice this week on the lawn of the Christophe-Dominici stadium, the Parisian club's training place in the Bois de Boulogne. Because the weather was particularly severe this Saturday afternoon in Biarritz where Paul Gabrillagues and his teammates were playing a crucial meeting in the race to maintain. Rain therefore, cold (3 ° C felt), gusts of nearly 100 km / h made the game complicated on both sides. The Basques, against the wind, nevertheless enter the match well. A breakthrough by the opener Herron concluded by the scrum-half Cubelli (11th) launched the debates at a good pace despite the conditions.Paris, led by the score, reacts but fails to exploit its power.

The Biarrots turn in front at the break (10-3) but they remain within reach of the Parisians as much as they multiply the faults.

The meeting seems to switch to a try against refused for the Biarrots for an offside position, transformed into a penalty for the Stade Français (10-9, 57th).

The final promises to be breathtaking.

At the end of a three-quarter school movement, Veainu on his right wing takes a little kick to follow and flattens in the in-goal (10-14, 68th).

First step of the crossover.

Because the Biarrots push and end up propelling their Soury hooker behind the line after a series of mauls and penaltouches (17-14, 75th).

The rain has subsided.

The public ignites.

Stade Français loses precious points.

His battle for his Top 14 survival is not over.

The player: Joris Segonds

The Stade Français opener was able to improve most of the balls he touched.

Tonic, solid in defense, he especially scored the points he needed to stay in contact with his feet, including a penalty of 53 m at the height of the squalls (34th).

The number: 3

After setbacks in Pau (18-9) and ahead of Montpellier at home (31-27), the Parisian club continues with a third straight setback which plunges it back to the bottom of the standings.



 : 2 tries by Cubelli (11th), Soury (75th);

2 conversions and 1 penalty (40th) from Herron.

Stade Français

 : 1 test by Veainu (68th);

3 penalties (34th, 46th, 57th) from Segonds.

Source: leparis

All sports articles on 2021-11-27

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