The second row played for the first time since arriving in France and the wing scored on the scoreboard for the victory against Brive.
The Argentines’ Bordeaux Bègles played their first match in the Top 14 in France and won a narrow 25-20 win against Brive: wing Santiago Cordero contributed a try and the second row Guido Petti Had his official debut with the team.
Cordero has played in Bordeaux since last season and is one of the most unbalanced backs in the French league, while Petti joined the team in July and – after being quarantined – physically fit to keep up with his companions.
“It is a completely new experience for me, having never left my country to play rugby. It is a good challenge and I am going to do my best.”Petti assured when it was presented in Bordeaux.
The second line formed in San Isidro Club had been carrying out its career, it lowered the orbit of the Argentine Rugby Union: it was part of the promotional team Pampas XV, then it had an extensive stint at Jaguares and Los Pumas and, now, with Super Rugby canceled , had to look for new horizons so as not to lose rhythm or quality of competition.
Petti’s baptism in the Top 14 took place at the Stade Chaban-Delmas, where Bordeaux is the local, and with an audience in the stands respecting the established protocols and the social distance required by the authorities.
As for the process of the match, Bordeaux started hitting the entry with three penalties from his opening Mathieu Jalibert and the first half was quite close with a result favorable to the homeowner by 7-5. In addition, the actions continued in the same way and only at the end the entered Botica secured the match for Bordeaux with a penalty.
Only two dates of the French tournament have been contested and Bordeaux had its debut on this day due to the cancellation of its match of the first date against the Stade Français that it directs Gonzalo Quesada and in which the Argentines Nicolás Sánchez, Pablo Matera and Marcos Kremer play. The cause was the extensive outbreak of coronavirus that was registered in the Parisian team. This meeting was rescheduled for Saturday, September 26.
Stade Français will make their debut in the Top 14 this Sunday when they face Castres, a team that was champion in 2018 and will have Argentine starter Benjamin Urdapilleta as the starter.
On the side of the Parisians, Quesada gave ownership to the three Argentine players that make up the team: Nico Sánchez, Matera and the Entre Ríos Kremer, who will make his official debut in the team.