In addition to being at the head of the Pro D2, with a small point ahead of two pursuers, Mont-de-Marsan continues to crush the competition. Friday evening, Vannes simply had no answer on the field of the leader, ending the game with a correction (46-5) and six tries conceded.
In the wake of the Montois, Colomiers and Montauban have also chained a fourth victory in as many matches. The Columérins won on the lawn of Rouen (24-19) while Montauban easily dominated Béziers (37-11), beaten for the second time in a row after starting the season with two successes.
Frustrating draw for Bayonne
At home against Nevers, Aviron Bayonnais thought they had done the hardest on a late penalty (78th) to gain the upper hand in a long uncertain match (23-20), and thus record a fourth victory in a row. But the visitors, who got a penalty against the posts in added time, opted for the draw (23-23) and the sharing of points.
Nevers players congratulate each other after snatching a draw in Bayonne. (N. Luttiau / The Team)
Bourg-en-Bresse obtained its first victory of the season by going to win at Agen, the only team with Vannes to have not yet won. Oyonnax did not tremble against Carcassonne (23-6) while Narbonne, led at the break (7-12), finally won on the ground of Provence Rugby (18-15).