After La Rochelle’s victory against Stade Français (23-3) this Saturday at the opening of the 18th day of Top 14, the statistics table will remember the name of Dillyn Leyds. The South African winger scored a dazzling double in the first half (4th, 33rd). But he was helped in this task by his teammate Brice Dulin. The international full-back (33 years old, 37 caps) delivered a flawless performance in front of his audience. He is decisive on Leyds’ first try with two nice kicks, the first over the defense for himself, the second to send his winger to the test. He then showed himself impeccable until the final whistle.

Substitute at kick-off, the French scrum-half appeared very early on the pitch (19th) replacing Tawera Kerr-Barlow, who was concussed. Precise, quick in distributing the ball and taking initiatives at the edge of the rucks, Berjon completed his good copy with an 80-meter try at the end of the match. He took advantage of a turnover to recover the leather in his own camp and flatten it into a corner, taking the entire Parisian defense by storm. The bonus trial!


A trained winger, the young Parisian (20 years old) started at the back to compensate for the absence of Léo Barré, starter with the XV of France to face Wales on Sunday (4 p.m.) in the Tournament. He started his match badly with two loose kicks (3rd and 13th) which put pressure on his team. He almost received a yellow card at the end of the first half for cutting off a La Rochelle action… with his head. Laloi is finally mystified by Dillyn Leyds on the South African winger’s second try (33rd). In attack, the hope never had anything to eat and was sometimes isolated from support. A match to forget, but the challenge was great.

Starting only twice this season, the former Union Bordeaux-Bègles scrum-half took advantage of a large turnover made by Laurent Labit to get playing time. He had only had crumbs in recent weeks. Obviously, he did not convince the Parisian staff who chose to take him out at half-time. Despite a lot of will, the usual starter Rory Kockott did not do much better to allow the Parisian attack to shine.