At the end of a very spectacular derby, the Stade Français managed the feat of winning (35-29) on the lawn of Racing this Saturday at the Paris La Défense Arena, during this late match of the 21st Top 14 day. Parisians can always dream of the play-offs. As for the Ciel et Blancs, they recorded a worrying fourth defeat in a row in the league.
The Stade Français offers itself the derby. The players of Gonzalo Quesada achieved a magnificent blow by going to win on the lawn of their rival, Racing 92 this Saturday at the Paris Defense Arena during this late match of the 21st day of Top 14 (35-29) . With this prestigious success, the Parisians came back to the level of the UBB in 7th place (but with two more games), and can always dream of playing in the play-offs. For Racing (3rd), which has not won for a month, it is however a bad deal in the race to the dams. Remember that this meeting took place without the neo-Racingman and ex-Parisian Gaël Fickou, for reasons of “sports ethics” indicated the Hauts-de-Seine club.
Racing irrelevant in the first period
The Racingmen, who remained on three defeats in a row in the Top 14, started the game very badly. Uninspired and unruly, the Ciel et Blancs were notably dominated by the players from the capital on the sidelines. Penalized eight times, they conceded a first try by Jonathan Danty after a poor appreciation of the ball on a candle from Segonds (30th). Racing then reacted with a test signed by Donnacha Ryan. However, insufficient to finish ahead at the break (19-7).
When they returned from the locker room, Stade Français came under pressure from their rival and made a mistake, like the yellow card received by their winger Naivalu at the start of the second period (tackle without the ball). Reduced to 14, the Parisians are immediately punished by a test from Teddy Thomas, but remain in the game thanks to the precision of the game at the foot of Joris Segonds (8/10). At the end of the meeting, Teddy Iribaren briefly entertained the hope of a victory for the Racingmen, before Burban definitively sealed the victory of the Stade Français. Despite a final test by Teddy Thomas, Racing must bow. And can be worried about the end of the championship. The Stade Français, for its part, has revived brilliantly.