Rugby – Top 14 – Biarritz snatches victory against La Rochelle in Top 14


At the end of the seventeenth day of the Championship, the Rochelais in numerical inferiority lost in stoppage time (27-24) Sunday evening in Aguilera against Biarritz Olympique. Toulon now occupies the last place in the standings. The match: 27-24 They believed in it until the end and they were right. Faced with too undisciplined Rochelais (three yellow cards), the Biarrots inherited a penalty in the 79th minute, match point which turned into a refused try (80th), but with a new penalty at the key. The Basques again and again chose the penalty, three times consecutively since the Rochelais were at fault without stopping. The Biarrots were not rewarded until they scored a try (80th + 3) by Da Ros but they were refused since at that time there were two balls on the ground and Tawera Kerr- Barlow had grabbed the wrong one to clear and sign a La Rochelle victory. At least he thought so… read also The Biarritz-La Rochelle film Scrambled to play again, therefore, and this time, instead of insisting flush, the Biarrots went wide and ended up scoring the winning try thanks to Josh Tyrell (80th + 4). The Rochelais can bite their fingers: they were too nervous, made mistakes too often to hope to win. And yet, in the 78th, they were in a favorable situation. But it was without counting on the Basque furia, even though the club is going through a political storm, the town hall of Biarritz opposing on all issues the presidency of the club… Previously, when they were leading 13-8 in the 38th, the Biarrots had not been able to take advantage of their periods in numerical superiority to make the difference in the score. Despite a nice comeback in the 67th (20-24) following a wide pass from Francis Saili for the young South African Joe Jonas, they were still a bit short. But they didn’t give up, also helped by the faults of La Rochelle. With this valiant success acquired with forceps, Biarritz Olympique leaves the last place in the standings, which falls to Toulon, which nevertheless has three games behind. 3 The number of yellow cards collected by the Rochelais, very undisciplined. Pierre Bourgarit (37th), Joël Sclavi (50th) then Paul Boudehent (74th) let their team evolve thirty minutes at fourteen against fifteen. read also The results of the 17th day of Top 14 The fact: The Biarrots didn’t let go They had the numerical superiority and ended up taking advantage of this advantage to make the difference in the score four minutes after the end of regulation time, pushing the Rochelais to their last entrenchments. Between the 37th and 47th, they showed a deficit of three points. In total, they conceded sixteen points and only scored ten, but they were worth a lot, that is to say a fifth success at home, after nine matches in Aguilera. read also Classification

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