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Saturday 8th October 16:30 GMT


A vital bottom of the Top 14 Orange table battle is scheduled for the Stade des Alpes on Saturday, with Grenoble playing host to Bayonne. Grenoble with all the financial worries surrounding the club, are rock bottom of the Top 14 table after seven rounds of fixtures, with just one to their name. A rather surprising 36-23 home win against Brive in Round 4. Saturday's opponents, Bayonne, who were only promoted from the Pro D2 to the top tier of French club rugby at the end of last season, have fared little better this season, also having won just once, on the opening weekend of the season, when they produced an astonishing 28-23 win against the giants of Toulon. They also shared a 22-22 draw with Lyon last weekend, the club that accompanied them up into the Top at the end of last season, and who sit immediately above them in the table, with a five point advantage.

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All three of Bayonne's away trips this season have ended in defeat, at PAU, Bordeaux and La Rochelle. It would be ridiculous to suggest at such an early stage of the season, that either side would be doomed to relegation should they lose Saturday's contest. However, with Grenoble's off field issues as well as on field results, should the gap open even further between themselves and their nearest rivals, they would look to be in a very poor or not terminal position.

Posted: 20th Sep 2014


Grenoble and Bayonne who clash at the Stade des Alpes on Saturday are amongst seven teams in the Top 14 Orange who have won two and lost three games this season after five rounds of competition. That Grenoble sit in eighth place on the overall table, as the best placed of those sides, is thanks to their ability to pick up bonus points. They have secured more than any other club to date, a total of four. They are also the only club that has managed to secure two try scoring bonus points, even table topping Clermont have only managed one.

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Everything would appear to point to a home win this Saturday, as they four wins that the two sides have between them have all come from home fixtures. Last week Grenoble lost their Alpine derby away to Oyonnax at the Stade Charles Mathon, conceding 40 points, and failing for the only time this season to win a bonus point. Bayonne beat Brive at their own home venue at the Stade Jean Dauger last week, but was considerably assisted by their opponents having four players yellow carded. They are unlikely to come up against such an ill disciplined outfit, when they go into the Alps on Saturday.

Posted: 9th November 2012

On Saturday, November 10th, the Top 14 Orange sees Grenoble and Bayonne play in Grenoble at 18:30 local time and one hour earlier GMT. Right now, Grenoble comes in at sixth place on the French Top 14 table. They have been able to take home six wins so far this season, so for their efforts they get 26 points, and two of them were earned from bonus points. They have no draws, so they are left with four losses. The top of the table right now has Toulon with nine wins and 41 points, having only lost one game so far.

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As for Bayonne, they come in at eleventh right now with four wins and six losses. They have earned nineteen points so far, and have three bonus points. They are below three teams that are tied at twenty points each.

Tags: Top 14 Orange, Stade des Alpes, Grenoble, Bayonne
Posted: 8th October 2016

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