Stade Français is not there, but then not at all. Unable to develop any major attack, Gonzalo Quesada’s players sank late in the game against Bordeaux led by a great Matthieu Jalibert (37-10). Disturbing.
Confusion on all lines. Like their first match, Bordeaux-Bègles (beaten in Biarritz, 27-15) and Stade Français (defeated at home by Racing, 36-21) have multiplied the blunders on the lawn of the Chaban-Delmas stadium. Forwards galore, balloons left behind, badly adjusted passes, the whole arsenal of clumsy hands has gone through it. On both sides. As a result, after an early nap period, UBB led narrowly (6-0). The Parisians were unable to take advantage of Matthieu Jalibert’s yellow card for a voluntary forward (18th), nor did the Bordeaux residents of Latu for offside (29th).
Gonzalo Quesada’s players defend pretty well, but they can’t find their rhythm when it comes to carrying the ball. The weaknesses seen during the derby a week earlier at the start of the season are confirmed. “We will have to recover because if we stay like that, we will end up cracking,” said second row Yoann Maestri at half-time. The former international got it right. The Parisian defense takes water on two inspirations from Matthieu Jalibert. The Stade Français disintegrates (23-3, 60th). On a penalty, hooker Latu scored a strong try that narrowed the gap (23-10, 65 ‘) but the damage was done. The Parisians collapse at the end of the game. They are irrelevant once again.
🏁 END OF THE MATCH | 3️⃣7️⃣-1️⃣0️⃣The Parisians crack in the second half by conceding four tries. Bravo to the Bordelais. #UBBSFP pic.twitter.com/GtpNjabU3D
The international opener was first distinguished by a bad reflex by committing a voluntary forward which earned him a yellow card (18th). As soon as he returned to the pitch, he gave himself a breakthrough by way of revenge (29th), boosted the Bordeaux attack and achieved a perfect score in his attempts at goal.
Matthieu Jalibert reserves his masterpiece for the second half. Game launch in the UBB camp, the opener taps to follow over the Parisian line for himself, recovers the ball, passes in the movement to his rear Ducuing, which he finds on a new time of play to send it to the test (53rd). He is still behind the next two tries by Lam (60th) and Seuteni (75th), thanks to lightning starts and passes by the line.
Two games and no points. The Parisians, red lanterns in the standings, let go of the contenders for the first six qualifying places for the final phase. And they are moving to Toulon on the next day, Sunday, September 19.