Heineken Champions Cup: Bordeaux-Begles 36-17 Bristol Bears

Callum Sheedy’s 12 aspects from the tee weren’t ample to seal a process within the quarter-finals for Bristol
Bordeaux-Begles: (15) 36
Tries: Jalibert, Dweba, Ducuing Cons: Jalibert, Lucu 2 Pens: Jalibert 5
Bristol Bears: (14) 17
Try: Purdy Pens: Sheedy 4

Bristol luxuriate in been knocked out of the Champions Cup after being overpowered by Bordeaux-Begles, who will host Racing 92 within the quarter-finals.

The Bears led for most of the first 40 after Henry Purdy crossed however Mathieu Jalibert scored 15 aspects from the tee to Callum Sheedy’s 9 to breeze ahead.

Bristol’s hopes aged when France smartly-known particular person Jalibert reworked his possess are trying.

Sheedy scored yet one more penalty however Joseph Dweba and Nans Ducuing tries sealed victory.

The outcome potential Exeter and Sale are the perfect Premiership sides within the quarter-finals, that may per probability seize process on the weekend of 9/11 April.

La Rochelle v Sale Sharks
Clermont Auvergne v Toulouse
Bordeaux-Begles v Racing 92
Exeter Chiefs v Leinster
All kick-off circumstances and dates are to be confirmed

Bristol fade after precise originate

Neither aspect had carried out within the Champions Cup knock-out phases earlier than and it turned Bristol who had the strongest originate within the south of France, displaying the slick assault that has helped them to the discontinuance of the Premiership.

The visitors – Convey Cup winners last season – swung the ball left off a line-out, with returning fleshy-again Charles Piutau rising ample home for cruise Purdy to rating.

That can seemingly be the perfect are trying of the primary half, though, as indiscipline speedy took over the story. It turned Jalibert who kicked the primary penalty earlier than Sheedy repaid the favour rapidly after.

This sample turned repeated twice and, though Bordeaux gathered momentum in opposition to the discontinuance of the primary half, the France 10 needed to favor for one last penalty to seize his aspect ahead on the destroy.

The hosts struck first within the second half as France dart-half Jalibert scrambled all of the plan through the tryline and, though referee Mike Adamson did no longer on the beginning up assume a are trying had been scored, the tv match official found proof it had been.

Jalibert reworked his possess rating to supply Bordeaux an eight-point lead, earlier than Bristol’s Purdy crossed the tryline however once more however knocked the ball on as he fell to the underside.

The Bears continued to acknowledge strongly and enjoy been compensated with yet one more three aspects for Sheedy.

They obtained additional motive to hope after Jalibert missed a penalty and Kane Douglas turned sin-binned within the 68th minute following one too many Bordeaux penalties on the breakdown.

Nonetheless Bristol might no longer flip issues spherical as Dweba sliced his potential over in opposition to the grain and the rating turned given after a that it is seemingly you may think about knock-on earlier within the switch by Scott Higginbotham turned investigated and disregarded.

Cyril Cazeaux joined Douglas within the sin-bin and it turned Bordeaux who scored last as Ducuing intercepted a flow into to elucidate a 3rd and last are trying.

The outcome caps a daring weekend for French sides within the opponents as Excessive 14 groups plot up 5 of the ultimate eight.

‘This may per probability plot us larger within the extended flee’ – what they acknowledged

Bristol Bears director of rugby Pat Lam: “I am glad with the ache of the boys.

“We gifted them lots of alternate options – we luxuriate in been a runt bit sloppy. You must credit standing Bordeaux however we made it extra superior than it wished to be.

“These are the moments now we luxuriate in to be taught. It’s miles repeatedly a grotesque feeling however this is able to plot us larger on this opponents within the extended flee.”


Bordeaux-Begles: Buros; Moefana, Uberti, Lamerat, Lam; Jalibert, Lucu; Poirot, Maynadier, Cobilas, Cazeaux, Marais, Woki, Petti, Higginbotham

Replacements: Dweba, Paiva, Kaulashvili, Douglas, Roumat, Lesgourgues, Seuteni, Dulcuing.

Bristol: Piutau; Morahan, Radradra, Leiua, Purdy; Sheedy, Uren; Thomas, Byrne, Sinckler, Attwood, Joyce, Vui, Thomas, Hughes.

Replacements: Capon, Lahiff, Afoa, Holmes, Earl, Randall, Bedlow, O’Conor.

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