WATCH: Breakout Rugby World Cup star scores bizarre Top 14 try following comical mix-up

Colin Newboult
France wing Louis Bielle-Biarrey scoring the winning try for Bordeaux-Begles in the Top 14.

France wing Louis Bielle-Biarrey scoring the winning try for Bordeaux-Begles in the Top 14.

France starlet Louis Bielle-Biarrey showed his try-scoring instincts while playing for his club side Bordeaux-Begles in the Top 14 at the weekend.

UBB were taking on Oyonnax at the snow-covered Stade Charles-Mathon and found themselves 23-22 down with just a couple of minutes remaining.

They were then awarded a penalty on the halfway line which Antoine Dupont’s understudy for France, Maxime Lucu, lined up.

No lost causes

It was a tough chance and Lucu was awry with the attempt but, as the best players always do, Bielle-Biarrey did not give up hope.

After Lucu kicked the three-point attempt, the speedster went full pelt towards the Oyonnax posts and it paid off as the hosts made a mess of touching the ball down.

One player dropped it and the other who was in support completely missed it, allowing Bielle-Biarrey to steal in and score.

It was all a bit Benny Hill from Oyonnax and it would prove costly as Bordeaux snatched a 29-23 triumph for their fifth success Top 14 success of the season.

UBB reside in seventh place, just outside the play-off places, but they are level on points with Toulouse and are only six points behind leaders Racing 92.

Thankful to French stars

The visitors were very much reliant on their Rugby World Cup players in their victory at the weekend as Matthieu Jalibert and Damian Penaud also crossed the whitewash.

Jalibert went over for Bordeaux’s first before Penaud’s double either side of the interval took them 22-13 in front with just over half-an-hour remaining.

Oyonnax hit back and went into the latter stages 23-22 ahead before Bielle-Biarrey’s key – and rather comical – intervention gave his side the win.

They will now look to build on that triumph as their Champions Cup campaign begins with a trip to Connacht.

READ MORE: Les Bleus star signs contract extension with Toulon until 2027