Bordeaux make light work of Lyon
February 3, 2012
Rafael Carballo bagged one of Bordeaux's four tries
© Getty Images
Bordeaux eased their relegation fears with a comfortable 31-10 victory over Lyon at the Stade Andre Moga on Friday night.
Blindside flanker Justin Purll led the way with two tries either side of the interval, with wingers Blair Connor and Rafael Carballo wrapping up a bonus point with scores of their own.
Former Northampton fullback Bruce Reihana converted all four tries and added a penalty to help his side to within a point of Stade Francais in sixth.
Lyon, who bit back through Alipate Fatafehi's 69th minute try, remain in the relegation mire, one point above bottom-placed Bayonne.
© ESPN Sports Media Ltd.
"The only thing that will stop this England team from becoming a great team is themselves. They need to ask themselves 'what can we be?'" The Phil Vickery column
The latest Monday Maul looks at the hectic final weekend, the Lions hangover, the superb Mike Brown and the 'selfie'
"At the crux of this England team is a lack of fear, they are not afraid to throw playbooks out of the window." Tom Hamilton reports from Twickenham
"These little deft touches, the nuances O'Driscoll has perfected are what Ireland will miss most." Tom Hamilton on Brian O'Driscoll's final Test in Dublin