Wallabies abroad: Top 14 takes centre stage

by Sam Phillips

As the Six Nations came to a close, only the French Top 14 was in action at the weekend.

Here's how each of the Aussies abroad fared.

TOP 14

Jake McIntyre squared off with four former Super Rugby players when Agen faced Bordeaux - Leroy Houston, Nick Frisby, Blair Connor and Ed Fidow all starting in their side's 15-10 win.

Mike Harris couldn't get Lyon past La Rochelle but there was better news for UJ Seuteni, Mitch Inman and Oyonnax, who upset Semi Radradra's Toulon with a 29-26 win.

Peter Betham scored an early try for Clermont as the former Tahs winger and Sitaleki Timani earned bragging rights with a big 38-14 win over Ben Mowen and Pau, the former Wallabies skipper also crossing for a five pointer.

Ben Mowen crossed for Pau in their loss. Photo: AFPHugh Pyle started at lock as Stade Francais fell 28-22 to Racing 92 after leading 14-7 at the break, Pat Lambie and Dan Carter starring for Racing in the win.

Both Zack Holmes and Joe Tomane shifted to unusual surrounds in the centres for Toulouse and Montpellier, respectively, with the former claiming a 22-14 win.

Jesse Mogg also made a 17 minute cameo off the bench.