IT’S OVER ! BORDEAUX WILL FACE MONTPELLIER IN THE SEMI-FINAL!
It’s over in Chaban Delmas! Union Bordeaux-Bègles qualified for the semi-finals of the Top 14 after their brilliant 36-16 victory against Racing. The Girondins will meet Montpellier in the semi-finals next week. Jostled in the first period, the Bordelais made the difference in the second act with three tries in quick succession. The square of aces Lucu-Jalibert-Moefana-Seuteni was impressive tonight.
79′ – LAM DRIVES THE NAIL! (UBB 36-16 RAC)
This time it’s good for Ben Lam, eight months after his last try! On a hand-sewn action, the Bordeaux winger finishes the job in power!
77′ – Bordeaux can savor (UBB 29-16 RAC)
There are only three minutes left in this meeting and possession is Bordeaux. UBB will qualify for the semi-finals!
73′ – Another chance for Bordeaux (UBB 29-16 RAC)
Union Bordeaux-Bègles can drive the point home with Mori found on the wing! He tries to put inside on Jalibert but the Bordeaux opener ends up in touch!
67′ – Bordeaux disgusts Racing (UBB 29-16 RAC)
Racing is trying to set the pace but is not precise enough in its transmissions! He even loses the ball by giving it back to the foot…
64′ – Racing back in the opposing camp (UBB 29-16 RAC)
The Racingmen throw their last strength into battle and send game into the 22 meters!
59 ‘ – WOOOOKI PUT THE RACING KO! (UBB 29-16 RAC)
These Bordelais have been unstoppable for a few minutes! Jalibert initiates a class action with a small overhand for himself and the game bounces back quickly on the wing of Woki who scores in the corner! Lucu adds two points, 29 to 16!
57′ – MACHENAUD PUT RACING ON THE RIGHT WAY (UBB 22-16 RAC)
Penalty obtained by Racing and Max Machenaud who has just come into play, investigates three more points! 22 to 16!
55′ – ROMAIN’S TEST BUUUUUROS! (UBB 22-13 RAC)
Bordeaux is widening the gap in this meeting! Lucu gives it to Seuteni who lands a low kick on the wing of… Buros who pops up like a devil to finish the action! Lucu investigates, 22 to 13!
51′ – Heavy pressure on Racing (UBB 15-13 RAC)
What a perfect turnover from Maynadier well exploited by Lucu who sends a perfect pressure kick! Spring is on the cover but puts Thomas in difficulty who must flatten in his camp!
49′ – SEUTENI’S MAGNIFICENT TEST! (UBB 15-13 RAC)
What a feat from Moefana who takes the interval, gets boxed up by two players, but manages to throw his arms around for Seuteni who finishes the job easily! Lucu investigates, 15 to 13!
46′ – Jalibert tries to make a difference (UBB 8-13 RAC)
Mathieu Jalibert passes his arms for Moefana who is trying to pass Imhoff! Finally the ball is lost but Spring commits a forward!
42′ – LE GARREC ADDS THREE POINTS (UBB 8-13 RAC)
Racing attack the second period in the best possible way with a successful penalty by Le Garrec! 13 to 8!
40′ – IT’S ON AGAIN! (UBB 8-10 RAC)
Before resuming, we look at Spring’s test before the break!
IT’S THE BREAK AT CHABAN! RACING IS AHEAD!
It’s the break at Chaban Delmas! Bordeaux is led 10 to 8 by Racing during this final Top 14 play-off! The Bordelais had set fire to the powder with an inspiration from Lucu and a try from Cordero! But before the break, Spring came to extinguish Chaban Delmas a little!
39′ – THE SPRING TEST BEFORE THE BREAK! (UBB 8-10 RAC)
Racing returns to height just before half-time after a lot of playing time! Volavola sends a magnificent screw on Spring which finishes the job easily! 10 to 8 for Racing!
31 ‘ – It’s getting tense in Chaban (UBB 8-3 RAC)
Video refereeing for Cordero and Le Roux who both heated up! There will be nothing in the end and it is very well refereed!
30′ – Strong Racing defense (UBB 8-3 RAC)
The Bordelais are hurting the Racingmen very badly with one pass play and a lot of offloads! Buros is pushed into touch and things are heating up between Bresler and Douglas.
27′ – Marais is out through injury (UBB 8-3 RAC)
Big injury for Jandre Marais, the 2nd row from Bordeaux… He is replaced immediately by Louis Picamoles, it’s job for job!
23′ – Jalibert’s rescue! (UBB 8-3 RAC)
Very judicious kick pass from Vakatawa for Imhoff but Jalibert is perfectly on the cover! He clears his camp at the foot!
20′ – THE TEST OF CORDEROOOOO! (UBB 8-3 RAC)
Penalty quickly played by Lucu who surprises everyone and pierces 35 meters before serving Jalibert who delays! Moefana is found in the lineup and sends Cordero on a try! Lucu misses the transformation, 8 to 3!
17′ – Another forward (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!
16′ – Injured players (UBB 3-3 RAC)
Ben Lam, Volavola and Moefana are on the ground physically affected! Contacts are tough tonight!
14′ – Nyakane remains on the ground (UBB 3-3 RAC)
The 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 does not want to settle the ball in 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 bends his vis-à-vis Nyakane! Bordeaux recovers a penalty and Lucu advances .. and misses his first kick of the match!
5 ‘- THE GARREC EQUALIZES IN THE CROWD (UBB 3-3 RAC)
And here is the response from Racing with a breakthrough from Volavola but Douglas does not come out! Penalty and Le Garrec will take the points… And it passes!
3′ – LUCU OPENS THE SCORE (UBB 3-0 RAC)
First penalty of the match for Racing offside. We will take the points immediately with Maxime Lucu. And it goes, 3 to 0!
1′ – Spring regales at the foot (UBB 0-0 RAC)
First ball for the rear of Racing Max Spring who finds a magnificent diagonal from his 22 meters in the opposing 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 join Montpellier in the semi-finals?
Perpignan saves its place
Before the second Top 14 barrage, Perpignan saved its place in the top flight by beating Mont-de-Marsan (41-16), which remains in Pro D2.
Back to the Racing course
Racing was hot to climb into the top 6 and afford a play-off against UBB
The composition of Racing!
Spring; Thomas, Vakatawa, Fickou (cap.), Imhoff; (o) Volavola, (m) Le Garrec; Diallo, Tanga, Lauret; Bresler, Le Roux; Nyakane, Baubigny, Kolingar.
Replacements: 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 the tenure of Nyakane as the right pillar and Baubigny as a hooker. Petti, Russel, Chouzenoux and Beale will miss the game, all victims of injuries.
The XV of Bordeaux with its international hinge Lucu-Jalibert!
buros; Cordero, Seuteni, Moefana, Lam; Jalibert, Lucu; Diaby, Vergnes, Woki; Marsh, Douglas; Tameifuna, Lamothe, Paiva.
Replacements: Maynadier, Poirot, Roumat, Picamoles, Lesgourgues, Trinh-Duc, Mori, Cobilas
Ben Tameifuna, usual substitute, will face his former club as the right pillar. Logically the Lucu – Jalibert hinge was chosen by manager Christophe Urios and the squad will be able to take advantage of two major comebacks on the substitute bench: Louis Picamoles and Jefferson Poirot, both recovered from injury.
UBB-RACING, KICK-OFF AT 9:05 PM!
Good evening everyone and welcome to RMC Sport to follow the continuation and 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 p.m.!