“This time it’s our year!” Relive Bordeaux’s victory in the Top 14 semi-final

“This time it’s our year!” Relive Bordeaux’s victory in the Top 14 semi-final
“This time it’s our year!” Relive Bordeaux’s victory in the Top 14 semi-final

Union Bordeaux Bègles won this Saturday, June 22, against Stade français, in the Top 14 semi-final at the Matmut Atlantique stadium (22-20). The Bordelais will face Stade Toulousain on Friday evening in Marseille. A look back at this festive evening for the many supporters present.

Finally ! Saturday evening, in front of their home crowd at the Matmut Atlantique stadium, UBB won their semi-final against players from Stade français. A victory in the very last seconds (22-20). And a result in the form of an apotheosis: Bordeaux Bègles is in the Top 14 final for the first time in its young history.

For this poster, 41,800 spectators came. An audience partly from Bordeaux, a few kilometers from its usual lair of Chaban Delmas.

Galvanized by the stakes, the UBB supporters supported their team from the outskirts of the stadium: “It’s the fourth semi-final in a row, this time it’s our year!” they predicted.

The Union Bordeaux Bègles holds its final. After three years of failures, the Bordelais will go to Marseille to face Stade Toulousain.

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41,800 spectators flocked to watch the outcome of the second Top 14 semi-final at Matmut Atlantique.

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But before the great relief, UBB had to overcome Stade Français, second in the regular season.


The supporters of Stade Français tried to compete with the burgundy and white tide.

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And the outcome of the match was decided in the very last seconds. After a final Parisian try, the failed transformation of Joris Segonds frees Matmut Atlantique. Union Bordeaux-Bègles won 22 to 20, in extremis, and obtained its ticket for the final.

At the end, the victory looked like a broken curse for the UBB, which had fallen three years in a row at this stage of the competition. “It’s crazy, it’s incredible“, says a supporter, moved.


Smiles and songs at the exit of Matmut Atlantique after the UBB victory.

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The clenched fist. Bordeaux is in the Top 14 final, a relief for the supporters.

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The Bordelais meet in Marseille next Friday against the great Stade Toulouse, winner of Stade Rochelais. They offer themselves the right to dream of the shield of Brennus.

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