Stade Rochelais won at home with the offensive bonus point against Perpignan.
Opposed to Perpignan as part of the ninth day of Top 14, Stade Rochelais did not fare well against the Catalans. The Maritimes have largely imposed themselves, by the score of 35 to 6. A victory in which Pierre Bourgarit played an important part.
In the 57th minute, the hooker scored his team’s third try. And how ! Taking advantage of a ruck zone, he grabbed the ball before going to flatten it with a dive that Florent Manaudou would not have denied. A try which would rather recall the trickery of a number 9, but which was indeed scored by the French international.
Questioned after the meeting by Canal +, Rochelais fullback Brice Dulin gently made fun of his teammate: “it’s a nice reading at that moment. It was light, it looked like a little prima ballerina! It’s rare to see “Burga” so ethereal. he laughed.
This victory allows the European champion to move up to ninth place in the Top 14.