14 Fun Facts from Top14 Round Eight

14 Fun Facts from Top14 Round Eight

If you love a stat or fact, then you’ve come to the right place! After the French Top14 Round Eight concludes, LWOS adds to your weekend’s enjoyment.

14 Fun Facts from Top14 Round Eight

Larissa Falls continues her popular series breaking down the names and numbers from Round Eight of the French Top14:

  • Three teams racked up more than 40 points: Bordeaux (46 points), Lyon (42 points), Toulon (41 points)

  • Montpellier was the only side to lose at home, which also meant that newly promoted Oyonnax were the sole team to win on the road
  • Paddy Jackson became the first player to hit a ‘full house’ this season. Against Bayonne, he scored one try, took four conversions, two penalties, and even had time for one drop-goal. A real handful’
  • Four clubs scored a try in both the opening five minutes, and the last five minutes of their games: Racing 92, Bordeaux, Pau and Montpellier
  • No team in Round Eight had fewer than 10 missed tackles
  • Damien Penaud is the most economical try scorer with five tries in three games. He’s also the only player to have crossed four times in a single match so far this season

  • Bayonne made the most 22m entries with 17, yet they still went on to lose 42-29 versus Lyon
  • Toulouse v Clermont was the only clash where no cards were issued
  • Oyonnax never led in their first half against Montpellier. And Montpellier never led in their second half against Oyonnax
  • There were five multiple try scorers in Round Eight: Penaud (Bordeaux, four tries), Tuicuvu (Toulon, two tries), Drean (Toulon, two tries), Regard (Lyon, two tries) and Tauzin (Toulouse, two tries).

  • Bordeaux created the most line breaks with 12, whilst Stade Francais failed to make even one! [
  • Stade Francais and La Rochelle trailed for 100% of their respective matches
  • Toulouse’s victory over Clermont was their 23rd undefeated match at home
  • Two players received Red Cards: Toulon’s centre Jeremy Sinzelle, and La Rochelle’s experienced winger Teddy Thomas.


Look forward to more interesting and fun facts from each round of French Top14 action including the 14 Top14 Round Seven facts.