French round-up: New leaders, Lescure beat Toulon 36-1 and Moroccan half-back off to Carpentras

The latest from the French Elite Championship in partnership with TreizeMondial.fr

First wins for Lyon and Lescure

Every Elite 2 Championship team has now won at least one game. Lyon, after three straight losses, beat defending champions Baho, who continue to have a poor start with suspensions and injuries hitting them hard. Meanwhile, Lescure finally got off the board after successive defeats by beating Toulon by the bizarre scoreline of 36-1.

Pia beat Carpentras, VARL is getting better

Last season’s two semi-finalists, Carpentras and Pia had an appointment for the big game of round 4. Despite a number of injuries, Pia won even after trailing 14-2 at half time.

There was a close game between Salon and VARL, as Vinnie Anderson’s VARL eventually pulled away to win 36-16.

Entraigues the new leaders

Entraigues and Villefranche met to fight for top spot in the Elite 2 Championship. Unbeaten until then, Villefranche led 12-0 inside 20 minutes but Entraigues fought back to win 29-18.

Iliass Laachiri joins Carpentras

The Moroccan halfback Iliass Laachiri, an African Cup of Nations finalist, has joined Carpentras. A big boost for Jérôme Alonso who lost Hugo Bravo early in the season.

Saturday 26 October 2019
LYON-VILLEURBANNE XIII 28 – 12
Détails
BAHO XIII
Sunday 27 October 2019
CARPENTRAS XIII 22 – 29
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PIA XIII
LESCURE XIII 36 – 1
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TOULON XIII
VILLEFRANCHE XIII 18 – 29
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ENTRAIGUES XIII
VILLEGAILHENC XIII 36 – 16
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SALON XIII

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