Former All Black lock Hoeata was dismissed for dangerous play as Agen pushed for an early try, with the hosts taking full advantage to claim back-to-back wins for the first time this season.
Tamaz Mchedlidze and Johann Sadie closed the gap before a yellow card for Paul Willemse further enhanced Agen’s numerical advantage, Jake McIntyre and Filipo Nakosi punishing the visitors’ indiscipline with another two scores.
Lyon got back to winning ways with the boot of Mike Harris seeing them past Toulon 15-6, Pau moved up to fourth with a 29-27 victory over Castres and Toulouse overcame Bordeaux-Begles, who had Thierry Paiva sent off, 25-19.
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