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victorious against Toulon (20-17), Biarritz plays an 8th final in Aguilera

This Saturday, a week after the heavy defeat to Section Paloise (19-42), the BO found the soul of a collective. His very leggy wing duo struck quickly (Barry and Speight, 5th and 14th). Anthony Belleau’s right foot then answered him, first with three points, with a nice decisive pass for former Aurillac back Thomas Salles (12-17, 50th). On a diagonal from left-handed Francis Saili, Tevita Kuridrani, at the reception, offered her second try of the season (17-17, 55th).

The taste of victory

Held in check, the Biarrots recaptured the score with a penalty from opener Gilles Bosch, twelve minutes from the siren. There was a smell of chaos, but Biarritz held onto the three point lead until the end. The European adventure continues, Aguilera is delighted. Next weekend, the BO will host the Wasps for a Challenge Cup round of 16.

The young Rémi Brosset started at the back for the first time this season.  He played a serious 46 minutes before giving way to Ximun Lucu.

The young Rémi Brosset started at the back for the first time this season. He played a serious 46 minutes before giving way to Ximun Lucu.

Emilie Drouinaud

Data sheet

Place Biarritz (Aguilera) Spectators about 7,000 Arbitrator M.Piardi (Ita) Peace 12-9

Biarritz 20

The team: Brosset (Lucu 46th) – Speight, Kuridrani, Saili, Barry – (o) Bosch Martin (67th), (m) Aurrekoetxea (Couilloud 46th) – (c) Armitage (Dyer 64th), Hirigoyen, Dixon – Olmstead, Erbani (Gimeno 38th dan Erbani 40th dan Gimeno 64th) – El Fakir (Akhobadze 64th), Soury (Da Ros 40th), Tcheishvili (Erdocio 64th)

The points: 3 tries by Barry (5th), Speight (14th), Kuridrani (55th); 1 transformation of Bosch (6th); 1 penalty by Bosch (68th)

Toulon 17

The team: Salles – Cordin, Smaili, Septar (Laborde 68th), Wainiqolo – (o) Belleau, (m) Blanc (Danglot 76th) – (c) Ollivon (Le Corvec 49th), Coulon (Egiziano 76th), Nakarawa – Roux (Halagahu 64th), Warion – Setiano (Yemsi 65th), Sosene-Feagai, Freesia (Brookes 64th)

The points: 1 attempt from Salles (50th); Belleau Penalties (17th, 23rd, 30th, 46th)

The reactions

Gilles Bosch, opening half of the soundtrack: “The wasps, it’s going to be tough, it’s tough. But it’s great for our audience. The European Cup is a different energy, that’s why we do this work.
Antoine Erbani, second line of the BO: “What else can happen to us? If it’s the wasps, fine. We’re not going to sulk our fun, we’ve been waiting for this win for a while.
Shaun Sowerby, Biarritz striker: “It was a very open game. Even if they rotate, Toulon is a very strong workforce. We resisted, we produced. Playing eighth in Aguilera, that was the goal, because moving to London or Wales, good.

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