The staff bet on a bench with six forwards and two backs.
For the resumption of the Top 14, after two weekends off, the USAP welcomes Bordeaux, Saturday at 3 p.m. at Aimé-Giral. For this meeting, the coaches have chosen to trust a team very similar to the one that failed against Lyon in the last home game. In the front row, we will find Xavier Chiocci, Seilala Lam and Arthur Joly, in second Tristan Labouteley and Piula Faasalele and in third, Kélian Galletier, Lucas Bachelier and Joaquín Oviedo.
Behind, in the absence of Tom Echochard, suspended for three games after his dangerous tackle against Lyon, it is Sadek Deghmache, who will take over in the scrum. He will be associated with the opening to Jake McIntyre. To make way for Australia, as against Bayonne and Lyon, Tristan Tedder switches to the back. In the center we will find a Jerónimo De La Fuente who returns from his selection, after having notably obtained a historic victory against England, and Afusipa Taumeopeau, who played him three test matches with Tonga. On the wings, the staff has chosen to trust Mathieu Acebes, who will wear the captain’s armband, and George Tilsley.
On the bench, David Marty and his assistants bet on a mix of power and experience with Mike Tadjer, Sacha Lotrian, Siua Halanukonuka, Victor Moreaux, Genesis Mamea Lemalu, Brad Shields, Mattéo Rodor and Alivereti Duguivalu.