Lyon, France – In a thrilling match on Friday night, Lyon secured a 31-7 victory over the Bulls, with the offensive bonus. This win assures the team’s qualification, though it remains to be seen if they will advance to the Heineken Champions Cup round of 16 or the Challenge Cup. The outcome of the weekend’s matches will determine which tournament the team will compete in next.
With this beautiful victory, Lyon may qualify for the last 16 of the Champions Cup
This marks the first victory for Lyon on the European scene this season, a victory of character for the team. The match took place at the Matmut Stadium in Gerland, with 13,501 spectators in attendance. The home crowd was treated to a physical and intense match, with Lyon imposing their tempo and winning the collisions.
One standout player for Lyon was Jean-Marc Doussain, who was elected “man of the match” for his impressive performance. The game was marked by a number of physical challenges, with both teams pushing each other to the brink. The LOU came out on top, securing the offensive bonus and securing the win.
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Despite the snow falling at the Matmut Stadium in Gerland, the conditions did not deter the teams from putting on an exciting show. The game was marked by some fouls and a long defensive stand by Lyon, but the team ultimately came out on top.
While the victory is a positive step for Lyon, the team will have to wait until the weekend’s matches conclude to know which tournament they will be competing in next. Regardless of the outcome, the team can take pride in their hard-fought victory over the Bulls.
Lyon Vs Vodacom Bulls highlights
Lou vs. Bulls lineups
Lou Rugby confirmed lineup:
Arnold – Tuisova, Maraku, Regard, Dumortier – (o) Berdeu, (m) Doussain – Taufua, Sobela, Cretin – Taofifenua, Lambey – Bamba, Marchand, Taofifenua.
Pretoria Bulls confirmed lineup:
Arendse – Moodie, Simelane, Hendricks, Kriel – (o) Goosen, (m) Papier – Carr, Brink, Van Staden – Swanepoel, Vermaak – Klopper, Du Plessis, Matanzima.