Bordeaux-Begles edge Exeter Chiefs

Exeter's player Ollie Atkins (R) tackles Bordeaux's Adam Jaulhac (C)

Bordeaux-Begles put a dent in Exeter Chiefs’ chances of qualifying for the European Rugby Champions Cup knock out stages by beating the English side 34-27 at Stade Chaban-Delmas.

Bordeaux earned five points from the match which puts them level on 11 points with Exeter while the Ospreys (16) lead Clermont on 14 points.

The result means that all four teams in the Pool are still alive and qualification will come down to next week’s matches.

More to follow.

Final Score Bordeaux-Begles 34 (20) Exeter Chiefs 27 (20)


Tries – shley-Cooper, Connor, Madaule, Auzqui, Tauleigne
Pen – Bernard, Beauxis (2)
Con – Bernard
Drop –

Exeter Chiefs
Tries – Lewis, McGuigan
Pen – Hooley (2)
Con – Hooley (2)
Drop –

Match Officials
Referee: John Lacey (Ireland),
Assistant ref: Sean Gallagher (Ireland),
Assistant ref: Brian MacNeice (Ireland),
TMO: Simon McDowell (Ireland),
Citing Commissioner: Stefano Marrama (Italy)


Bordeaux-Bègles: Jean-Marcellin Buttin; Metuisela Talebulamaijaina, Adam Ashley-Cooper, Julien Rey, Blair Connor; Pierre Bernard, Yann Lesgourgues; Jefferson Poirot, Ole Avei, Francisco Gomez Kodela, Jan Andre Marais, Adam Jaulhac, Louis Madaule (c), Hugh Chalmers, Loann Goujon

Replacements: Benat Auzqui, Sébastien Taofifenua, Sekope Kepu, Cyril Cazeaux, Marco Tauleigne, Baptiste Serin, Lionel Beauxis, Felix Le Bourhis

Exeter Chiefs: Byron McGuigan; Olly Woodburn, Michele Campagnaro, Max Bodilly, Matt Jess; Will Hooley, Dave Lewis; Moray Low, Elvis Taione, Alex Brown, Ollie Atkins, Jonny Hill, Tom Johnson, Ben White, Kai Horstmann (c)

Replacements: Shaun Malton, Alec Hepburn, Carl Rimmer, Sam Skinner, Julian Salvi, Haydn Thomas, Gareth Steenson, Chrysander Botha

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