Fiji Time: 4:59 PM on Tuesday 3 May

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / Sport

French rugby history

Afp
Monday, May 05, 2014

PARIS - A late try by Oyonnax's Jonathan Bousquet gave his side a losing bonus point that kept them in French Top 14 rugby and sent Perpignan down for the first time in 103 years.

With Bayonne winning comfortably 23-13 against champions Castres it came down to a straight fight between Perpignan and Oyonnax for survival.

The Catalans led several times and came close to ending Clermont's four-year winning run at home, which now extends to 75 matches, before succumbing 25-22.

That bonus point defeat would still have been enough to keep the 2009 champions in the Top 14.

But Oyonnax came back from 19-3 down at Brive, who had nothing left to play for, to score tries from Guillaume Bousses in the 66th minute and then Bousquet eight minutes from time to lose only 19-17 and secure themselves a bonus point.

Seven-time champions Perpignan had never before been relegated from the top flight in the professional era and had not gone down since 1911.








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.61600.5970
JPY 52.918849.9188
GBP 0.33400.3260
EUR 0.42590.4139
NZD 0.70610.6731
CAD 0.61430.5953
JPY 52.567249.5672

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 3rd May 2016

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Spirit haunts village
  2. Bullet found on aircraft
  3. Sex talk worry
  4. Villagers welcome lost son
  5. Church raises sex education worry
  6. FLOTSAM AND JETSAM
  7. Ministry cracks down on illegal tobacco sales
  8. FTU wants screening processes back
  9. Nurses discuss issues
  10. Fire destroys $85,000 six-bedroom house

Top Stories this Week

  1. Horror crash relived Wednesday (27 Apr)
  2. Tale of pain Monday (02 May)
  3. A son's fatal ride Monday (02 May)
  4. Boy needs $500 a week to live Monday (02 May)
  5. Father farewells son Wednesday (27 Apr)
  6. Cracks and holes deem building unsafe Monday (02 May)
  7. 7s eligibility Wednesday (27 Apr)
  8. Spirit haunts village Tuesday (03 May)
  9. Family, friends bid farewell to car crash victim Monday (02 May)
  10. Mother seeks help Wednesday (27 Apr)