On the 19th day of the top 14, Montpellier regained second place on Sunday (30-3) with an offensive bonus at home ground against Stedde Frances, leaving Lyon suspended.
Philippe Saint-Andre’s team, two games behind (against Toulon and Toulouse), has a two-point lead over LOU, and is tied with Bordeaux-Begles, the leader moving to Toulouse at the end of the day. Very low. Everything is rolling into the Herald machine. MHR, who have not lost in the top 14 since October 16, make mistakes at home to Clermont (22-20), extending their unbeaten run to their ninth win in ten matches.
Montpellier, who had been transformed since coming under the control of St. Andre, was again forced to make a decision, relying on their strength and their unwavering defense. Stade Franസois (eighth), who has won only five times in seven days, is struggling to rise to the top of the standings, but is six points behind La Rochelle in sixth.
Two yellow cards for Paris
The undisciplined Gonzalo Cusada team, with yellow cards from Ryan Chapois (24th) and Moses Alo-Emile (58th), missed several chances to claim better than zero points. After a great counter (18th) Montpellier gave their third line center a great start to the match thanks to an attempt by English Sach Mercer to increase the gap to thirteen points.
The turning point of the meeting came shortly after the resumption. Touching him, Paris winger Adrian Lാപpez (44) turned down an attempt to revive Paris. Three minutes later, third-seeded Alexander Bekogni, full of tactics, scored a second attempt and gave the MHR some air. Six minutes into the match, winger Gabriel Nagandebe offered an attacking bonus to the undefeated MHR.
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