Bordeaux upset Castres in Top14 Rugby

Bordeaux opened up a gap on bottom two Lyon and Biarritz – who were both idle because of the contagious ear infection that has swept through some teams – with an impressive 24-9 home win over high-flying Castres.

They took an 11-3 lead into the break with all their points coming from Kiwi stars Gerard Fraser and former All Black Bruce Reihana.

All of Castres’ only points of the half came off the boot of their prolific kicker Romain Teulet.

Bordeaux extended their lead with a second try shortly after the restart as Kiwi replacement prop Hikairo Forbes ploughed over the line from five metres out, and Fraser converted for 18-3.

Castres hit back with a penalty by Teulet and a drop goal by Pierre Bernard to trail 18-9 with 20 minutes remaining.

However, a drop goal from Fraser and another penalty from Reihana put the hosts out of sight and handed Castres their second successive defeat after a run of seven straight wins.

Final Score Bordeaux-Begles 24 Castres 9

Other Top 14 results

Toulouse 21 Perpignan 17
Bordeaux-Begles 24 Castres 9
Late kick-off (1515GMT)
Stade Francais v Clermont
Toulon v Agen (weather),
Lyon OU v Montpellier (illness),
Biarritz v Bayonne (illness)
Brive 12 Racing-Metro 18

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