La Rochelle-UBB: 8-12
Bordeaux-Bègles put an end this Friday to its series of six consecutive defeats against Stade Rochelais, which is moreover in the lair of its rival and neighbor (8-12). In a tight, tense game where scoring opportunities were few and only one try was scored late in the game, UBB came out on top. Maxime Lucu and his partners played a lot on foot and thus put pressure on the particularly rough Maritimes. The Yellow and Black had opened the scoring on a but of weakness by Pierre Popelin.
But even if Lucu was unsuccessful in this exercise (0/4), the Bordelais, eye-catching, gradually reversed the situation, pushing their opponent to make a mistake. The Bordeaux scrum-half equalized in the 46th on a drop, before Vili imitated him fifteen minutes later. Entering the game, Matthieu Jalibert gave his team a 6-point lead (64th, 3-9). Everything could have changed after a try from Samuel Lagrange in the 74th on a carried ball. But Dillyn Leyds was not transformed and Jalibert added a functionality goal to the siren to validate the success of his people.
Under the watchful eye of their new manager Patrice Collazo, who took over at the start of the week, the CAB won their first match since October 1 (25-22 against Bayonne). Led the entire game after an early try by Damian Penaud (2nd), the Corréziens overturned the fate nine minutes after the siren by scoring the release try in force, flattened by Papali’i (80th + 9).
Before that, Enzo Sanga had spun in the in-but to restart the game, well served by Aaron Grandidier (60th). With this victory snatched at the end of the end, the Brivistes, always last in the Top 14, finally found a semblance of a smile, even if they have long seemed harmless in front of the Auvergne defense.
In its GGL stadium, Montpellier had the perfect evening by winning well against Perpignan, with the offensive bonus. Carried by their striker Louis Carbonel (100% on foot), the reigning French champions dominated their opponent in all phases of the game. The Héraultais managed to score their first try thanks to Léo Coly (15th) and led 19- 0 at the break.
Upon returning from the locker room, Montpellier was surprised with a penalty. But more serene in their game, they quickly managed to regain the upper hand and widened the gap with tries from Louis Carbonel (50th), Julien Tisseron (67th) and Titi Lamositele (77th). Undisciplined throughout the meeting, Perpignan still scored a try through Jake McIntyre (56th). Thanks to their victory, the Montpellier residents are temporarily in third place.
Paul Bayonne: 22-22
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