Seventh heaven for Lyon, Toulouse defeat Castres

Seventh heaven for Lyon, Toulouse defeat Castres

Lyon racked up an impressive seventh win from as many Top 14 matches this season and champions Toulouse earned a timely win against Castres.

Jean-Marc Doussain impressed with the boot, kicking 17 points as Lyon outclassed Pau 27-8 at the Matmut Stadium.

Rudi Wulf scored a first-minute try and Baptiste Couilloud also touched down in an easy victory for the hosts.

Thomas Ramos was a surprise inclusion for Toulouse despite having been ruled out of the Rugby World Cup for France last week and was part of a team that saw off Castres 36-15.

Zack Holmes nailed 21 points with the boot, while Matthis Lebel, Lucas Tauzin and Gillian Galan scored tries as Toulouse jumped from 13th to seventh.

In other matches, third-placed Bayonne edged Montpellier 28-24, La Rochelle crushed struggling Brive 41-17 and Racing 92 drew 27-27 with Agen.

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