14 Top14 Facts from Round Five – TechVerdant


We’re crunched the numbers, looked through the stats and brought you 14 wacky and wonderful facts from the Round Five of the premier French League.

14 Top14 Round Five Facts and Figures

      • Perpignan recorded their first victory of the season- the last Top14 side to do so- and got their first points in the standings.
      • La Rochelle, Bayonne and Castres spent the whole 80 minutes of their match behind on the scoreboard.
      • Four matches finished within a try (five points); Racing 92 v Lyon, Perpignan v Toulon, Oyonnax v La Rochelle and Pau v Toulouse.


      • Three players scored two Tries: Alivereti Raka (Clermont), Jeremy Ward and Lucas Peyresblanques (both Stade Francais).
      • Every team that led at half time, went on to win the match.
      • Toulouse was the only side that failed to score a single point during a half of a game (their second 40 minutes against Pau).
      • 100% of home sides secured victory.


      • A total of five tries were scored after the 79th minute mark; Tristan Tedder for Racing 92 at Paris La Défense Arena, Keiran Brookes for Toulon, Raka for Clermont, Thierry Paiva for La Rochelle and Levan Chilachava for Castres.
      • Clermont notched the most first half points (22), and the most second half points (24).
      • La Rochelle scored the fewest first half points (three), whilst Toulouse had the worst second half showing with zero points accrued.
      • Montpellier did not make a solitary line-break against Bordeaux.


      • The two leading points scorers of the Round are both foreign international players; Tommaso Allan (Italy) with 16 points, and Domingo Miotti (Argentina) with 14 points.
      • Toulon had more than twice as many 22m entries than Perpignan (12 v 5), yet still went on to lose the match.
      • Oyonnax had the biggest tackle differential. They laid on 112 tackles to just 52 from their opponents Lyon.


Enjoy more from this popular series, with Top14 Round Three and Top14 Round One fun facts here.


Note: Round Six starts on the weekend as Stade Toulousain faces USA Perpignan at 3:00 PM CEST on Saturday at Stade Ernest-Wallon.


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