Greater than a month after their final match, Bayonne’s return to competitors led to a slender house defeat in opposition to Pau (22-23) in a late match of the thirteenth day of High 14.
The Palois have been ready for this since September 4 and the primary day. Touring on the Bayonne garden this Saturday for a late match for the thirteenth day of the High 14, the Part Paloise went to glean their second victory out of their bases this season. A slightly particular assembly as a result of, affected by the English variant of the coronavirus following the Problem Cup match in opposition to Leicester on December 19, Aviron Bayonnais returned to competitors after 4 weeks with out matches. It was the Basques who struck the primary, after 4 minutes of play, by Gaëtan Germain’s boot for a ball stored on the bottom by Charly Malié. 5 minutes later, Antoine Hastoy’s response was not lengthy in coming, however the Palois continued to speed up. A takeover which materialized by the primary strive of the assembly within the nineteenth minute.
Bayonne was capable of react
Out of the scrum, Luke Whitelock completely served Clovis Le Bail, who made his pace converse to flatten. After a second penalty from Gaëtan Germain, the Palois believed to make the addition worse with a strive from Julien Fumat however the latter put his foot in contact simply earlier than flattening, which the video revealed. The 2 scorers then surrendered blow for blow whereas Aviron Bayonnais completed the primary act at fourteen with the yellow card for Aymeric Luc, following a deal with with reversal on Malié. For the second time, Pau noticed the video cancel a strive for, once more, a landing from Lekima Tagitagivalu. And what needed to occur… occurred. An excessive amount of lack of alternative, Pau opened the door to Bayonne and Jean Monribot didn’t let his probability move simply earlier than half-time. On the exit of a carried ball, the Bayonnais third-line was capable of seize the ball and drive the passage into the Béarn protection to flatten and permit the Rowing to show within the lead at half-time with three lengths of superior.
Pau had the final phrase
A bonus that Gaëtan Germain pushed to 6 factors 9 minutes after the break. After refusing a strive from Ugo Boniface for a ahead when flattening, the referee penalized a Pau foul. The turning level on the finish of the match will undoubtedly stay the yellow card obtained by Luc Mousset due to the Bayonnais’ repeated faults in scrum. Watisoni Votu got here into play within the 53rd minute and took ten minutes to flatten his strive. The Fijian winger got here to conclude an motion initiated by the forwards of the Part in melee. With just one level behind, Bayonne gave all the pieces within the final fifteen minutes to reverse the development but it surely was Pau who held his victory removed from Stade du Hameau (22-23). A 3rd defeat in a row for Rowing which, if it was not unworthy in such particular circumstances, noticed Pau come again in entrance whereas Montpellier, barrage, is simply three factors.
TOP 14 / 13TH DAY
Saturday January 2, 2021
Bordeaux-Begles – Toulon: 31-18
Montpellier – Toulouse : 9-16
Agen – La Rochelle : 13-43
Lyon – Castres : 14-15
Sunday January 3, 2021
Stade Français Paris – Brive: 51-21
Clermont – Racing 92 : 22-24
Saturday January 16, 2021
Bayonne – Pau : 22-23