The 26e and final day of the regular phase, May 28, will award the last sesame. With a direct and decisive confrontation between LOU and Aviron.
Toulouse and La Rochelle in the semi-finals, Stade Français, Racing 92 and UBB guaranteed to be in the play-offs. So only one ticket remains to be taken during the 26e and last day of the regular season (Saturday, May 28 at 9 p.m.). Three teams can still claim it: the Lou, the Rowing and the RCT. Here are the scenarios.
Lyon has its destiny in its hands
On the last day, the LOU receives Bayonne, a direct competitor for qualification. In the event of a victory or a draw, the Lyonnais will be in the play-offs.
In case of defeat, a bonus point will qualify Baptiste Couilloud and his partners if Bayonne does not take the offensive bonus.
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Bayonne, one last feat
To become the first promoted to play in the final phase of the Top 14 since Racing in 2010, the amazing promoted must win in Lyon. If, at the same time, Toulon dominates the UBB with offensive bonus, the Basques must then win with the offensive bonus to keep the 6e and last qualifying place.
In the first leg, on December 3, Aviron won against LOU 19 to 7. This season, in the Top 14, Xavier Garbajosa’s Lyonnais lost at home three times. When the Bayonnais are not the aces of the trip: 1 victory, 1 draw and 10 defeats in 13 trips…
Toulon, the impossible scenario
By sacrificing his trip to Le Havre against Racing 92 for not having been able, over the course of the season, to stay in the nails of the number of Jiff on the match sheet, the staff of the RCT has greatly mortgaged the qualification for the final phase. of the Top 14. A single scenario, incredible, would allow them to slip into the dams.
The planets must align by accumulating:
– a victory with an offensive bonus against Bordeaux-Bègles;
– a four-point victory for Bayonne on the lawn of Lyon;
– the LOU does not take a bonus point.
In this case, the three teams would be tied at 62 points and, therefore, decided by the “field points” (the direct confrontations between them). With two wins against LOU, one against Bayonne and a bonus point from Jean-Dauger, the RCT has 13 points against its two competitors. Rowing, which has 8, would have 12 if successful against Lyon. A Lou team which has only one, with no victory against Toulon and Bayonne.