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VIDEO: A day 'to remember' as Reinach scores against Kolisi's Racing

TOP 14 WRAP: Montpellier skipper Lenni Nouchi said facing South Africa’s two-time World Cup-winning captain Siya Kolisi in the Top 14 was a day “to remember”, made extra special by a 44-20 win over Racing 92.


Nouchi was leading his team for the first time over the weekend and they ran in five tries from wings Ben Lam and Gabriel Ngandebe, Springboks Nico Janse van Rensburg and Cobus Reinach and prop Christopher Tolofua.

Reinach’s try was a sensational solo effort.

It was Montpellier’s first away win in the Top 14 this season.

“We wanted to win but with style,” said No.8 Nouchi. “With a bonus point in my first game as captain, I couldn’t dream of better.

“I didn’t really think that I was facing Siya Kolisi.


“I wanted to stay focused on my match. But I’m going to remember it. It was great.”

Toulouse were the day’s biggest winners over the weekend with a 61-34 rout of Oyonnax despite missing a host of players away on Six Nations duty.

Toulouse called up Paul Graou to replace Antoine Dupont at scrumhalf and the 26-year-old shone with four of the champions’ nine tries.

Stade Francais stay top following a 32-19 win over Perpignan with Mathieu Hirigoyen and Rory Kockott scoring key tries in the last quarter of an hour.


Double European champions La Rochelle missed the chance to break into the top six when they slipped to a 28-17 loss at Lyon.

French Top 14 results:
Lyon 28-17 La Rochelle
Racing92 20-44 Montpellier
Stade Francais 32-19 Perpignan
Toulouse 61-34 Oyonnax
Bordeaux Begles 10-20 Pau
Bayonne 21-13 Clermont
Castres 25-17 Toulon

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