LA ROCHELLE WINS IN THE FORCEPS AND MOVES UP THE RANKINGS!
Trailing by 13 points at the start of the second period, La Rochelle found the necessary resources to win 25-21 against Union Bordeaux-Bègles. Bourgarit scored twice and Penaud scored a try in his new Gironde colors. With this victory, La Rochelle moves up to 8th place, level with Bayonne but only 4 points from 6th place.
La Rochelle is afraid
Penalty against La Rochelle for a high tackle by Dulin! Lucu goes into touch, this time it’s the last opportunity!
Idoumi misses his throw
Last ammunition for Bordeaux with a final possession at the 50 meter mark. The Atlantic derby is now being played.
REUS MISSES HIS KICK, LA ROCHELLE REMAINS UNDER PRESSURE
New penalty against the UBB which is penalized in a ruck zone! Poirot and Danty are warming up on the ground. Reus misses the attempt, 25-21!
On a throw-in at 50 meters, Maynadier throws a touch that isn’t really right… It’s seen by the referee, penalty for La Rochelle!
LA ROCHELLE GIVES HERSELF A LITTLE AIR!
Penalty for La Rochelle in front of the poles and Hugo Reus shows his partners who feel it well! The young opener, with his left foot and on 45 meters, attacks! 25-21!
BOURGARIT FOR THE DOUBLE, LA ROCHELLE GOES AHEAD!
Another throw into touch five meters from the goal and the group is moving forward for Bourgarit’s try! The double and La Rochelle can get back in front if the transformer goes through. Reus presents himself in front of the poles and attacks! LA ROCHELLE GOES IN FRONT, 22-21!
La Rochelle on the verge of scoring another try
Opportunity for La Rochelle which has a good touch in the opposing 22 meters to play! The carried ball advances very well and there is an advantage… Penalty!
Penalty obtained by Penaud
A volley save quickly played by Penaud and Boudehent, in an offside position, comes to tackle him! It’s forbidden, penalty for the UBB!
Reus does a lot of good
Since his entry into play, Hugo Reus has done a lot of good in the La Rochelle ranks with speed in transmissions. Bielle-Biarrey comes into play!
LA ROCHELLE FINDS GOING AGAIN!
Lucu is blocked on a clearance and La Rochelle finds himself under the posts! Seuteni is found after a delay for the La Rochelle test! The Maritimes are back, Reus will try in the corner… And it passes, 21-15!
PENAUD’S TEST WHICH KNOCKS LA ROCHELLE OUT!
Something big is happening for the UBB in Deflandre! Diagonal a little surprised on the part of Jalibert and only Penaud believes in it to score in the corner! The French internationals have spoken! In the corner, Jalibert misses the goal, 21-8!
La Rochelle must come back immediately
La Rochelle has a good opportunity to come back to the score with a throw into touch for Bourgarit! The maul is organized perfectly but we take the ball out!
THE MAGNIFICENT TEST OF THE UBB!
Here is the long-awaited flash of genius! At the end of the line we find Penaud who puts on the canes and gives the ball inside to Depoortere! The center lands an inside hook on Thomas, accelerates and goes to score! Jalibert transforms, 16-8!
Dulin delights on the feet
Brice Dulin tries a little banana-kick to find a beautiful 50-22 and he gets it! What a view!
BORDEAUX IS ONE POINT AHEAD AT THE BREAK!
It’s the break at Deflandre! La Rochelle is led 9-8 by Bordeaux after 40 very tight minutes. It’s not the match of the year at the moment, a lot of hand faults and little speed. Only Bourgarit managed to plant a test… in power obviously!
JALIBERT DOES NOT MISS TWICE
Union Bordeaux-Bègles regains the lead with an easy penalty scored by Jalibert. 9-8!
YELLOW CARD FOR BOTIA
Real test opportunity for Bordeaux where the gap was found with Uberti! Botia does not voluntarily come out of the ruck and is penalized… Yellow card!
JALIBERT MISSES THE GOAL IN A CORNER
New penalty in this meeting but for UBB this time. Jalibert has the opportunity to put Bordeaux back in front but completely misses his corner penalty. We’re left at 8-6!
BOURGARIT LIBÈRES DEFLANDRE!
New ball carried 5 meters from the line which advances well and ends in the goal with a try from Bourgarit, well helped by his pack! In the corner, Hastoy does not transform, hampered by Penaud 8-6!
La Rochelle wants a try
La Rochelle can thank Botia who obtains a penalty in the opposing camp after a big scratch. In a good position, La Rochelle goes into touch!
Nowell pushed into touch by Penaud
Dulin counterattacks perfectly by advancing 30 meters! We find Nowell at the end of the line who resists but is pushed into touch by Penaud and other defenders!
JALIBERT GIVES THE ADVANTAGE BACK
The UBB is back in the opposing camp with a good scrum and even gets a penalty! Jalibert obviously shows the poles… and allows Bordeaux to regain the score, 6-3!
Another penalty against UBB after a ground fault this time… Hastoy decides to take the points to equalize in cathedral silence. The La Rochelle opener equalizes, 3-3!
Hastoy makes a mistake
Penalty against UBB for an offside by Depoortere. It’s too far away, so Hastoy finds a key… and actually doesn’t find it!
JALIBERT PASSES THE FIRST POINTS!
Penalty against the posts for Bordeaux after an illegal counter-ruck from La Rochelle. Jalibert will finally take the points… And it passes, 3 to 0 for the UBB!
The UBB continues to mess up
Another penetrating maul for the UBB which stops just before the goal. Cazaux is penalized for clearing the shoulder, new ammunition wasted!
A HUGE OPPORTUNITY FOR UBB!
Superb action from Bordeaux and Penaud has a good shift to play! He serves Tatafu perfectly in two against one who thinks to flatten but Danty comes back across and sends him into touch! Huge defensive gesture from the French international center.
The UBB wastes an ammunition
First danger for La Rochelle with a touch at the 10 meter mark. It’s organized around Cazeaux but ultimately the maul is sent into touch!
UBB sanctioned on the ground
Vergnes-Taillefer is penalized for a ground fault and therefore, Hastoy finds a touch in the opposing 22 meters.
In the first scrum controlled by La Rochelle, we open on Hastoy who finds a touch within 22 meters from 50 meters. Magnificent, balloon returned to the Maritimes!
First ball dropped
First Ducuing forward and first Kerr-Barlow introduction scrum. Botia is already treated after two minutes of play.
LA ROCHELLE-UBB KICK-OFF!
And here we go for this La Rochelle-UBB, last match of the 7th day of Top 14! Damian Penaud celebrates his first tenure under his new Gironde colors.
The composition of the UBB
Ducuing – Penaud, Depoortère, Moefana, Uberti – Jalibert, Lucu – Vergnes, Tatafu, Bochaton – Cazeaux, Douglas – Falatea, Lamothe, Kaulashvili
Substitutes: Maynadier, Poirot, Petti, Diaby, Samu, Abadie, Bielle-Biarrey, Sadie
On the UBB side, Damian Penaud will experience his first tenure under his new colors. The winger of the French team, who left Clermont this summer, made his first appearance last weekend with Bordeaux-Bègles, coming on as a substitute.
Finally, Yannick Bru decided to modify his entire 3rd line by aligning the trio Vergnes, Tatafu, Bochaton. Diaby and Samu will sit on the bench, just like Petti.
The composition of La Rochelle
Dulin – Thomas, Seuteni, Danty, Nowell – Hastoy, Kerr-Barlow – Botia, Tanga, Boudehent – Dillane, Lavault – Atonio, Bourgarit, Wardi
Substitutes: Idoumi, Paiva, Picquette, Cancoriet, Iribaren, Reus, Favre, Colombe
Substitutes last weekend, Pierre Bourgarit and Uini Atonio thus find a place in the Yellow and Black fifteen, like Reda Wardi, who had not played again since the quarter-final of the World Cup.
The back triangle will consist of Dulin, Thomas and Nowell. UJ Seuteni and Jonathan Danty will line up in the center and Tawera Kerr-Barlow at the hinge. Hugo Reus, decisive last weekend, is on the bench.
LA ROCHELLE-UBB, KICK-OFF AT 9:05 P.M.!
Good evening everyone and welcome to RMC Sport to follow the Top 14! Last match of the 7th day of Top 14 with two candidates for the final stages but in difficulty at the start of the season: La Rochelle welcomes Union Bordeaux-Bègles to Deflandre with the ambition of giving itself some breathing room at the bottom of the ranking. Kick-off at 9:05 p.m.!
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