Liebenberg lashes Toulouse

South African-born centre Brian Liebenberg scored the only try as Stade Francais beat Toulouse 16-12 in the Top 14.

To win away from home is particularly hard in the French league and home team Toulouse were booed by their home supporters. The win means Stade Francais are the only unbeaten team in the league after six rounds.

Superb defence won the game for Stade Francais and even when they were reduced to 14 men for the last two minutes they held firm on their goalline.

French Top 14 results
Saturday
Toulouse 12 Stade Francais 16
Bayonne 25 Montpellier 20
Narbonne 39 Castres 17
Albi 12 Montauban 10
Clermont 20 Agen 3
Brive 14 Biarritz 21

Friday
Bourgoin 22 Perpignan 3

Standings after Saturday’s matches
(played, won, drawn, lost, points for, points against, bonus points,
total points):

Top 14
Stade Franais 6 6 0 0 220 114 106 3 27
Toulouse 6 4 0 2 120 77 43 2 18
Perpignan 6 4 0 2 130 95 35 1 17
Bourgoin 6 3 0 3 129 93 36 4 16
Clermont 6 3 0 3 146 109 37 3 15
Biarritz 6 3 0 3 130 96 34 3 15
Montauban 6 3 0 3 133 120 13 3 15
Agen 6 3 0 3 108 102 6 2 14
Montpellier 6 3 0 3 126 166 -40 2 14
Albi 6 3 0 3 63 101 -38 1 13
Castres 6 2 0 4 110 140 -30 2 10
Brive 6 2 0 4 89 126 -37 2 10
Narbonne 6 2 0 4 124 187 -63 1 9
Bayonne 6 1 0 5 84 186 -102 0 4