The big blow of the UBB: Bordeaux-Bègles derailed Racing 92, beaten at home (33-32) for the second time in a row, Saturday during the 19th day of the Top 14, which saw Agen collect a fifteenth reverse in a row.
Fifteen matches, fifteen defeats.
Agen, stunned without emotion by Toulouse (59-0), equalized the worst start to the championship in history, until then held by Usap during the 2018-2019 season.
The trip to Bayonne, next week, will be decisive to avoid entering sadly in the history books.
Because, on Saturday, the SUA, already almost promised to Pro D2 next season, never made Toulouse tremble, carried by a Mathis Lebel again inspired.
The young Rouge et Noir winger has also signed a hat-trick to settle quietly at the top of the test scorers standings with eleven goals in thirteen matches.
Stade Toulouse thus overtook La Rochelle at the top of the standings.
UBB with forceps
Worn by Matthieu Jalibert and Cameron Woki, Christophe Urios' men achieved a good deal by winning, narrowly, on the field of Racing 92 (33-32).
A second consecutive defeat at home, after that of Toulon (29-23), which hurts the Ile-de-France residents, too rough, too undisciplined, too imprecise.
Worse, the international center Virimi Vakatawa came out after eleven minutes of play, visibly affected in the left knee on a tackle from Uberti and Maynadier ... Bad news for Racing but also for the Blues, that Vakatawa was to join in Nice from Sunday, to prepare for the 2021 Six Nations Tournament.
Montpellier can't do it
The MHR, ambitious at the start of the season, went into commando mode.
Montpellier has not won since December 4 and a trip to Clermont (21-15).
Almost two months and six defeats in the league later, the Héraultais are penultimate, saved only by the agenais dunce.
Bitten by Lyon (21-16), Philippe Saint-André's men, paralyzed, unable to react, cashed three tries and sank into the crisis, not really helped by Mohamed Haouas, the pillar of the Blues, who collected a yellow card (30th) for the second time in three matches.
Clermont on a walk
Unbeaten for three meetings, Clermont has found a smile after a delicate period.
Against Castres (59-19), ASM was pleased with six tries and a first success at home for more than three months.
For the CO, it is the soup to the grimace after three consecutive victories, the Tarn series having broken teeth on the realism of the Jaunards and Aliveriti Raka, author of a double (13th, 50th).
Bourgarit serial scorer
Friday, on the ground of Bayonne (40-3), the hooker of La Rochelle Pierre Bourgarit split a double to bring his total of tests registered to eight.
Quite simply the co-best performance for a first row in the Top 14. The Rochelais thus joins Marius Tincu (Pau 2002-2003), Dimitri Szarzewski (Stade français 2008-2009) and Bismarck du Plessis (Montpellier 2017-2018).
The 19th day continues and ends Sunday with Pau-Brive and the clash between Toulon and the French Stadium.
© 2021 AFP