Toulon and Bordeaux-Bègles, still unbeaten, have the opportunity to take a big step towards qualifying for the quarterfinals of the European Challenge if they win on the fourth day on Saturday.
The RCT (14 points in Pool 2), the author of a faultless, will try to maintain, on the ground of London Irish (6 pts) he largely beaten last weekend (37-17), his lead over the Scarlets (9 pts). The Welsh should double the bet against Bayonne (2 pts), eliminated.
The Bordelais (12 pts in Pool 3) will receive for their part Agen, trull Friday (73-3), to take the lead alone: at the same time, Edinburgh (12 pts also) makes indeed a perilous move on the lawn Wasps (5 pts), who play their all.
The other French team still really in the race, Castres (8 pts in the pool 1), will aim a new victory against the Russians of Enisei-STM, but this time with the point of offensive bonus. While hoping that the Dragons (11 pts) and Worcester (10 pts) lose feathers in their clash.
In Pool 4, Brive (5 pts) and Stade Français (4 pts) will shoot their last (weak) card to snatch a best second ticket, respectively against Zebre (6 pts) and Bristol (15 pts). Faced with the leader of the pool and second in the championship of England, Parisians will especially try to garner confidence before the deadline of the Top 14, which they occupy the last place.
The chances of qualifying Pau (5 pts) in Pool 5 are even thinner before receiving Cardiff (11 pts), Leicester's dolphin (14 pts).
The program of French clubs:
(18h00) Castres - Enisei-STM (RUS)
(8 pm) Brive - Zebra (ITA)
Pau - Cardiff Blues (WAL)
(14h00) Bordeaux-Bègles - Agen
London Irish (ENG) - Toulon
(8:45 pm) Scarlets (WAL) - Bayonne
(9 pm) Stade Français - Bristol (ENG)
© 2019 AFP