Top and Flops
The UBB overturned the RCT at home in the last minutes of the match (32-37), thanks to a try by Nicolas Depoortère. He will then head to Marcoussis to join the French XV.
He will aim for his first start in blue against Scotland. The Congolese player was in great form.
He also created the decisive breach for Depoortère’s try and pushed Coulon to end the game, giving UBB their first victory at Mayol. He scored 7 out of 8 attempts, failing only once…
He was also very good in the game, with 67 meters gained and 75% successful tackles (9 attempts). Precious.
However, Biggar lacked precision in his offensive play. His kicks just before the second try of Fainga’anuku were well executed, contributing to the score, but a handoff might have been more logical.
Particularly, he did not meet his usual standards in scoring (4/6). Defensively, he only made two successful tackles out of two attempted.
He also lacked speed to come back and defend, and tackle Depoortère in the last minutes to prevent him from scoring the winning try. He only succeeded in 62% of his attempted tackles (5/8) and was not as impactful as his teammate Antoine Miquel.
Replaced by Gazzotti in the 54th minute.