Champions Castres dismantle struggling Perpignan
Top 14 champions Castres closed the gap to the top two as they defeated basement side Perpignan 36-17 on Saturday.
With Toulouse and Clermont Auvergne not in action until Sunday, Castres moved above Lyon into third with a sixth straight win as Benjamin Urdapilleta starred.
Urdapilleta scored the first and last of five home tries and also kicked four conversions and a penalty in a fine individual display.
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Meanwhile, Montpellier battled back from 12-0 down to win at Toulon 21-18.
Bismarck du Plessis went through and, with just over 10 minutes remaining, Yvan Reilhac followed suit to steal victory.
Elsewhere, Teddy Thomas scored a pair of tries in Racing 92’s 34-16 triumph at Grenoble, while Bordeaux prevented Stade Francais from crossing in a 26-12 success.
Jake McIntyre kicked three first-half penalties as Agen downed La Rochelle 19-7.
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