The figures of the final

The figures of the final
The figures of the final

A new poster

Saturday evening, at Matmut Atlantique, the Bordelais won, at the end of the suspense, their precious ticket for the final of the TOP 14. Haut-Garonnais and Girondins will therefore face each other in a match with the air of a Garonne derby. An unprecedented poster in the history of the championship since Friday evening, the UBB will play its first TOP 14 final.

Of the last 5 meetings between the two teams, 4 were won by Stade Toulousain, and the most recent, in March, by Union Bordeaux Bègles with a score of 31 to 28. In this final match, no less than 9 tries were scored. On the Bordeaux side, Y. Moefana, T. Tatafu, D. Penaud, R. Buros and P. Bochaton had crossed the goal line. On the Toulouse side, it was Jack Willis, Pita Ahki and Matthis Lebel with a double, who scored.

Bordeaux assets

That’s it, the Bordelais have reached the bottom step of the championship. At the end of a thrilling match, the Girondins won 22-20 against Stade Français Paris. During this meeting, 3 tries were scored by Union Bordeaux Bègles including 2 by Maxime Lamothe and 1 by Pierre Bochaton.

3rd in the regular phase, the Bordelais are also 3rd in the attack rankings with 677 points scored this season. Among the best offensive elements of this team, Damian Penaud stands out as the 2nd try scorer in the championship with 14 tries in 15 matches played. A

outstanding finisher who risks influencing the scoreboard on Friday evening in Marseille. In a successful back line, several players stand out. Romain Buros, recently returned from injury, is the most used player of the UBB with 1530 minutes played and no less than 1635 meters covered. Maxime Lucu, for his part, covered 5,595 meters on foot. In defense, the Bordelais are not left out. They rank 4th with 70 tries conceded. Maxime Lamothe and Bastien Vergnes Taillefer with respectively 212 and 210 successful tackles each establish themselves as leaders of the Bordeaux curtain.

In search of the double

After their victory in the Investec Champions Cup, the Toulouse team quickly got back to work to achieve their second objective of the season, victory in the TOP 14. In a semi-final marked by numerical inferiority, the Rouge et Noir managed to come at the end of the Rochelais to reach the very last stage. Facing Bordeaux on Friday, the Stadistes will have 80 minutes to win a 23rd French Champions title and a third double, 5 years after that of 2019.

For this final, the Stadium will be able to count on its key players. Starting with the Dupont-Ntamack hinge, the duo, back since the end of the season, once again proves their complicity and effectiveness. Romain Ntamack, author of a decisive foot pass for Matthis Lebel at the end of the match during the half, will be a major asset of the Toulouse attack line in Marseille. The Toulouse back line will also be able to count on its full-back, Thomas Ramos, who showed all his talent last Friday in Bordeaux, both in front of the posts and with the ball in hand to attack but also serve his teammates. Up front, Alexandre Roumat, one of the best touch takers in the championship, takes advantage of his technique and agility to establish himself as one of the leaders of the Toulouse forward pack.

This final, unprecedented, both in the poster and in the venue, will be an opportunity for the Stadistes to achieve the third double in the history of the club, the second for this generation. The match will kick off at 9:05 p.m. and will be broadcast live on Canal+ and France 2.



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