Sunday, September 13, 2009
Round 5 of the French Top 15 produced another batch of sensational tries, with the highlight of this video being the players' ability to offload in the tackle, and be there in support to finish off the tries.
Perpignan beat Top 14 new boys Racing Metro 18-14 in a tightly contested match, with tries to Nicholas Durand, and Maxime Mermoz, as well as Henry Chavancy for Racing Metro.
Castres picked up a bonus point win against Montpellier by beating them 33-18 following tries from Roman Teulet and Chris Masoe. The Masoe try came from a brilliant break by speedster Mark Andreu who sliced through the defence sensationally. The big kiwi then simply charged over the line to finish it.
Bayonne pumped Bourgoin 53-6 as they ran in seven tries, with Pepito Elhorga, Jean-Baptiste Peyras, and Bejamin Fall all scoring two tries each. Peyras scored a notably excellent individual try.
Brive were also on fine form as they punished Albi by 36-9. Argentinian Horacio Agulla got on the scoresheet, as did Jamie Noon and another foreigner, Antoine Claassen.
Pocket Rocket Brent Russell scored for Clermont against Toulouse as they won 19-12 after taking a 13-3 lead at half time. Montauban just beat Toulon with the final kick in a match that was packed with drama. The hosts won 21-18, with a nice try from Julien Raynaud.
Elsewhere, Stade Francais poor form continued as they lost 30-22 to Biarritz.
Theres some great tries on show here that are, as always, all the more enjoyable with the excitable French commentary. Enjoy.