Bordeaux-Begles And Racing Give France Five Clubs In Champions Cup Last Eight
Paris, April 4 (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 4th Apr, 2021 ) :Bordeaux-Begles beat Bristol 36-17 in the European Champions Cup round-of-16 on Sunday to give France five teams in the last eight of the competition.
Defending champions Exeter, who came from 14 points behind to beat Lyon on Saturday, will meet Leinster, who were given a walkover against Toulon on Friday after a Covid-19 positive in the French club's squad.
Fly-half Callum Sheedy missed the conversion. Although he kicked three penalties before half-time his counterpart, France international Matthieu Jalibert, had put the home team ahead by half-time with five penalties.
Purdy came close to a quick reply, but Romain Buros stripped the ball as the Bristol winger went to touch down.
Sheedy closed the gap with a penalty but Bordeaux-Begles locked up the victory in the last ten minutes, even though lock Cyril Cazeaux was shown a yellow card in the 77th minute.
South African hooker Joseph Dweba touched down with 10 minutes left and Nans Ducuing ran back an interception for a final try with a minute left.
"Really proud effort from our boys today," Racing fullback Kurtley Beale told British broadcaster BT Sport. "Great way to turn round from a disappointing loss in the Top 14 last week." Hooker Camille Chat crashed over under the posts for the first Racing try after 28 minutes.
Centre Virimi Vakatawa drew a defender and flipped a backhanded pass to the surging No.8 Jordan Joseph on the wing.
He passed inside to Louis Dupichot and the centre immediately flipped the ball on to scrum-half Maxime Machenaud who trotted over for a try.
Joseph bludgeoned over after 64 minutes to start a burst of five tries in the final 16 minutes.
"But we lost out on the physical battles. Ultimately, we got what we deserved, they're too good a side."