IT IS OVER ! BORDEAUX IS IN THE SEMI-FINAL AGAINST MONTPELLIER!
It’s over in Chaban Delmas! Union Bordeaux-Bègles qualified for the semi-finals of the Top 14 after their brilliant 36-16 victory over Racing. Next week, the Girondins will meet Montpellier in the semifinals. Displaced in the first period, the Bordelais made the difference in the second act with three tries in quick succession. The Lucu-Jalibert-Mufana-Seuteni aces square was impressive tonight.
79′ – LAMB DRIVES THE NAIL! (UBB 36-16 RAC)
This time it’s good for Ben Lam, eight months after his last attempt! With a hand stitched action, the Bordeaux winger finishes the job with power!
77′ – Bordeaux can taste (UBB 29-16 RAC)
There are only three minutes left in this encounter and possession is Bordeaux. UBB qualifies for the semi-finals!
73′ – Another chance for Bordeaux (UBB 29-16 RAC)
Union Bordeaux-Bègles can drive the point home with Mori on the wing! He tries to bring in Jalibert, but the Bordeaux opener hits!
67′ – Bordeaux Disgusted Racing (UBB 29-16 RAC)
Racing tries to set the pace, but is not precise enough in its transmissions! He even loses the ball by giving it back at the foot…
64′ – Race back into the opponent’s camp (UBB 29-16 RAC)
The Racingmen throw their last forces into battle and send the game to the 22 meters!
59′ – WOOOOKI KO’S THE RACING! (UBB 29-16 RAC)
These Bordelais have been unstoppable for a few minutes now! Jalibert initiates a class action with a small upper hand for himself and the game quickly bounces back to Woki’s wing who scores in the corner! Lucu adds two points, 29 to 16!
57′ – MACHENAUD GETS RACING RIGHT (UBB 22-16 RAC)
Penalty from Racing and Max Machenaud who just came into play investigates three more points! 22 to 16!
55′ – ROMAIN’S TEST BUUUUUROS! (UBB 22-13 RAC)
Bordeaux widens the gap in this encounter! Lucu hands it to Seuteni who takes a low kick on the wing of… Buros popping up like a devil to finish the action! Lucu investigates, 22 to 13!
51′ – Heavy Pressure Racing (UBB 15-13 RAC)
What a perfect turnover from Maynadier put to good use by Lucu sending a perfect pressure kick! Spring is on the cover, but troubles Thomas who has to flatten out in his camp!
49′ – SEUTENI’S WONDERFUL TEST! (UBB 15-13 RAC)
What a performance by Muefana who takes the break, is boxed in by two players but manages to wrap his arms around Seuteni who finishes the job with ease! Lucu investigates, 15 to 13!
46′ – Jalibert tries to make the difference (UBB 8-13 RAC)
Mathieu Jalibert passes his arms in front of Moefana who tries to pass Imhoff! Finally the ball is lost, but Spring commits an attacker!
42′ – LE GARREC ADD THREE POINTS (UBB 8-13 RAC)
Racing attacks the second period in the best possible way with a successful penalty from Le Garrec! 13 to 8!
40′ – IT’S ON AGAIN! (UBB 8-10 RAC)
Before we move on, let’s take a look at Spring’s test before the break!
IT’S THE PAUSE AT CHABAN! RACING IS FORWARD!
It’s break at Chaban Delmas! Bordeaux is led 10v8 by Racing in this Top 14 play-off final! The Bordelais had set the powder on fire with an inspiration from Lucu and an effort from Cordero! But before the break, spring came to extinguish Chaban Delmas a little!
39′ – THE SPRING TEST BEFORE THE PAUSE! (UBB 8-10 RAC)
Racing returns to height just before half-time after a lot of playing time! Volavola sends a beautiful screw to Spring that gets the job done with ease! 10 to 8 for racing!
31′ – Things get exciting in Chaban (UBB 8-3 RAC)
Video arbitration for Cordero and Le Roux who both thought it was exciting! In the end there will be nothing and the judging will be very good!
30′ – Strong Race Defense (UBB 8-3 RAC)
The Bordelais hurt the Racingmen a lot with one pass and a lot of offloads! Buros is put in touch and things get hot between Bresler and Douglas.
27′ – Marais is out due to injury (UBB 8-3 RAC)
Major injury for Jandre Marais, 2nd row from Bordeaux… He is immediately replaced by Louis Picamoles, it’s work for work!
23′ – Jalibert’s rescue! (UBB 8-3 RAC)
Very judicious trap pass from Vakatawa for Imhoff but Jalibert is perfect on the cover! He clears his camp at the foot!
20′ – THE TEST OF CORDEROOOOO! (UBB 8-3 RAC)
Penalty kick played quickly by Lucu surprising everyone and piercing 35 meters before serving Jalibert who slows down! Moefana can be found in the lineup and sends Cordero on a try! Lucu misses the transformation, 8 to 3!
17′ – Another attacker (UBB 3-3 RAC)
It’s already the 5th ball dropped forward by the two teams, that’s a lot in less than 20 minutes. And it chops the game off!
16′ – Injured Players (UBB 3-3 RAC)
Ben Lam, Volavola and Mufana are physically hit on the ground! Contacts are hard tonight!
14′ – Nyakane remains on the ground (UBB 3-3 RAC)
South African world champion pillar Trevor Nyakane remains on the ground, visibly hit in the head. He’s bleeding!
12′ – FAILURE OF LE GARREC (UBB 3-3 RAC)
We chain the penalties on both sides after another offside Bordeaux … It doesn’t want to control the ball in the hand, so the foot takes care of it. Le Garrec takes the goal at 50 meters … And it’s a failure, we stay at 3-3!
9′ – LUCU MISSES THE TARGET (UBB 3-3 RAC)
First scrum of the meeting and Paiva bows his vis-à-vis Nyakane! Bordeaux recovers a penalty and Lucu advanced… and misses his first kick of the match!
5′- THE GARREC RIGHT IN THE CROWD (UBB 3-3 RAC)
And here’s Racing’s response with a breakthrough from Volavola but Douglas can’t figure it out! Penalty and Le Garrec will take the points… And it will pass!
3′ – LUCU OPEN THE SCORE (UBB 3-0 RAC)
First penalty of the match for offside Racing. We take the points straight away with Maxime Lucu. And it goes, 3 to 0!
1′ – Spring Festival at the foot (UBB 0-0 RAC)
First ball for the back of Racing Max Spring who finds a beautiful diagonal from his 22 meters in the opponent’s camp!
0′ – KICK-OFF FOR UBB RACING! (UBB 0-0 RAC)
And here we go for this second and final Top 14 play-off between Union Bordeaux-Bègles and Racing! Who will accompany Montpellier in the semifinals?
Perpignan saves his place
For the second jump-off in the Top 14, Perpignan saved his place in the top flight by beating Mont-de-Marsan (41-16), who remains in Pro D2.
Back to the race course
Racing was hot to climb into the top 6 and secure a play-off against UBB. to afford
The composition of Racing!
Spring; Thomas, Vakatawa, Fickou (cap.), Imhoff; (o) Volavola, (m) Le Garrec; Diallo, Tanga, Lauret; Bresler, Le Roux; Nyakane, Baubigny, Kolingar.
Substitutions: Chat, Gogichashvili, Palu, Hemery, Machenaud, Gibert, Chavancy, Gomes Sa.
Traveling to Chaban Delmas, Racing will therefore present itself with a Volavola – Le Garrec hinge, with Nyakane’s tenure as the proper pillar and Baubigny as a whore. Petti, Russel, Chouzenoux and Beale will miss the game, all victims of injuries.
The XV of Bordeaux with its international Lucu-Jalibert hinge!
desks; Cordero, Seuteni, Mufana, Lam; Jalibert, Lucu; Diaby, Vergnes, Woki; Marsh, Douglas; Tameifuna, Lamothe, Paiva.
Substitutions: Maynadier, Poirot, Roumat, Picamoles, Lesgourgues, Trinh-Duc, Mori, Cobilas
Ben Tameifuna, the usual substitute, faces his former club as the right pillar. Logically, the Lucu – Jalibert hinge was chosen by manager Christophe Urios and the side will benefit from two big comebacks on the substitute bench: Louis Picamoles and Jefferson Poirot, both recovering from injury.
UBB RACING, KICK OFF AT 9:05 PM!
Good evening everyone and welcome to RMC Sport to follow the sequel and the end of the Top 14 play-offs live! Disappointing this season, Union Bordeaux-Bègles welcomes Racing to Chaban Delmas and hopes to reach the semi-finals! Kick-off at 9:05 PM!