At the end of a real boxing fight, it was the Union Bordeaux-Bègles who had the last word in the last rounds of the meeting thanks to two attempts in quick succession from Lamothe (69th) and Depoortere (73rd) . A real relief as this victory was necessary, and that 4th place is a sham given the calendar: a reception from Pau, but above all two trips to Toulouse and Toulon. Two cities where the Aquitaine club has never known victory since its rise in the Top 14.
In a meeting with little dead time and just as few crossings, worthy of the final stages, the solution came from Dubié. The three-quarter center had the right gesture to achieve a 50-22 after a sequence that dragged on (69th). On the sidelines that followed, the Bordeaux-Bèglais forwards did not miss this opportunity to push their opponents and score the first try (70th). A decisive advantage.
At each outing of the UBB, his name comes up when it comes to highlighting the best elements of the Gironde team. The scrum half of the XV of France was invaluable in his conduct of the game, putting a lot of rhythm and looking for openings in the defense well in place of the Lyonnais. Impeccable in his role as a scorer (5/5), he also took the opportunity to win his duel from a distance with Baptiste Couilloud, rival for the status of No. 2 behind the irremovable Antoine Dupont.
By losing this Sunday evening in Bordeaux, the Lou conceded a 4th defeat in a row and saw his mattress in advance squandered during the month of April. Coming with the intention of pocketing a defensive bonus point, they win with empty pockets. Now 6th, the Rhodaniens will be able to console themselves by observing the rather favorable calendar: a reception from Perpignan, a trip to the Stade Français, and a reception from Bayonne. The final stages are still in sight.
After a great start, Lyon did not slow down like in Toulouse last week and took advantage of their good defense to annihilate the opposing offensives - the reverse is also true. The shocks were harsh and numerous, the collisions caused several premature exits but Garbajosa's men believed they could win until the 69th minute when the score was still tied (9-9) before the try to Lamothe. Marked by this crushing blow, they once again yielded in stride (70th) and said goodbye to all points brought back from Chaban-Delmas.
This is a statistic that will not please Lyon supporters: in twelve trips to Chaban-Delmas, Lou has never won and conceded a twelfth defeat. A series that continued this Sunday evening.