Carter rescues Perpignan

Some last minute heroics by Dan Carter ensured Perpignan secured a crucial 13-13 draw against Stade Francais.

Carter and Stade flyhalf Juan Martin Hernandez were neck and neck for most of this encounter, but it was the New Zealander, who was carrying an Achilles niggle, that clawed his side back from a 3-13 deficit. Carter picked up an ankle injury in the win, but his team are now third on the Top 14 log.

Toulouse were upset 13-17 by Biarritz while Toulon managed a 38-22 bonus-point victory over Mont-de-Marsan. Bourgoin downed Montauban 25-15, Marius Joubert’s Clermont defeated Bayonne 44-10 while Castres and Brive battled to a 11-11 draw. Montpellier finished with a 23-14 win over Dax.