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Top 14: Castres narrowly misses Brive

2019-11-09T19:51:45.473Z

Top 14: Castres narrowly misses Brive



Castres (AFP)

Thanks to a final penalty from his back Julien Dumora in stoppage time, Castres Olympique won on his turf against Brive (28-26) on Saturday for the 9th day of Top 14.

This fourth victory in their lair of Pierre-Fabre, the third in a row, allows the Tarn to return to their night victim (9th), which in turn for the fifth time in five games away .

This first point of defensive bonus collected probably will not be enough to console the Brivists, who let the success escape the siren.

Brive, who still has not won in Castres since the introduction of the Top 14 (13 defeats and 1 draw), was however ideally launched to end this series after climbing his thirteen points behind the break (9-7). 22).

Perfectly back in their match, the Castrais first dominated the debates in the first half, thanks to the fifth test of the season of their center Thomas Combezou.

An advantage that did not resist the rebellion of Corréziens returned to three points on the hour of play after a test of their winger Axel Muller (22-19, 59th).

Boosted, the Brivists even took control for the first time of the meeting on a test in strength of their hooker replacing Francois Da Ros two minutes from the term.

After recovering the kickoff, the Tarn have inflicted a long sequence of possession to Brivists who finally cracked in the penalty area after a top tackle sanctioned with a penalty. And Julien Dumora delivered his.

© 2019 AFP

Source: france24

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