Oyonnax climb out of the drop zone

05th Apr 2014, 22:59

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Try for Oyonnax: Silvere Tian

Try for Oyonnax: Silvere Tian

Oyonnax climbed out of the Top 14 relegation zone on Saturday thanks to a crucial 26-12 home victory over Bordeaux-Begles.

Oyonnax climbed out of the Top 14 relegation zone on Saturday thanks to a crucial 26-12 home victory over Bordeaux-Begles.

The result sees Oyonnax leap above both Bayonne and Perpignan - whom they visit next week - and into eleventh place with three rounds left to play.

Oyonnax outscored UBB two tries to none, touching down early in each half as they led from start to finish.

Bordeaux lie seventh and still have chance of making the play-offs.

The scorers:

For Oyonnax:
Tries: Tian, Ma'Afu
Cons: Urdapilleta 2
Pens: Urdapilleta 4
Yellow cards: Lassalle, Clerc, Urdapilleta

For Bordeaux-Begles
Pens: Sanchez 4

Oyonnaxs15 Regis Lespinas, 14 Silvere Tian, 13 Pierre Aguillon, 12 Roimata Pune, 11 Jonathan Bousquet, 10 Benjamin Urdapilleta, 9 Agustin Figuerola, 8 Viliami Maafu, 7 Valentin Ursache, 6 Mahamadou Diaby, 5 Damien Lagrange, 4 Thibault Lassalle, 3 Antoine Guillamon, 2 Jody Jenneker, 1 Lukas Rapant.
Replacements: 16 Neil graham Clark, 17 Marc Clerc, 18 Damian Brown, 19 Nemia Soqeta, 20 Fabien Cibray , 21 Samuela Wara, 22 Guillaume Bousses, 23 Antoine Tichit.

Bordeaux-Begles: 15 Metuisela Talebula, 14 Julien Rey, 13 Thibault Lacroix, 12 Blair Connor, 11 Nicolas Sanchez, 10 Heini Adams, 9 Matthew Clarkin, 7 Hugh Chalmers, 6 Louis Benoit Madaule, 5 Adam Jaulhac, 4 Jandre Marais, 3 Albert Toetu, 2 Clement Maynadier, 1 Jean Batiste Poux.
Replacements: 16 Darly Domvo, 17 Wayne Avei, 18 Laurent Delboulbes, 19 Alikisio Fakate, 20 Taiasina Tuifua, 21 Emmanuel Saubusse, 22 Pierre Bernard, 23 Rafael Carballo, 24 Salemane Sa.