Bordeaux v Harlequins | As it happened

Bordeaux v Harlequins | As it happened

Harlequins have made their first ever Champions Cup Semi Final after beating Bordeaux in a thriller under the baking sun in France. Here are the key moments

3’ Andre Esterhuizen makes a great break on the blind hugging the touchline to set up Will Porter for the opening try

8’ Tyrone Green makes a line break forcing Bordeaux to concede a penalty try after an intentional knock down 

13’ Cunningham-South Line out steal in his 22

18’ High tackle on Louis Bielle-Biarrey,  Maxime Lucu scores off the line out with the visitors still playing with 14 men


28’ Harlequins steal the ball in their 22, through their incredible attack Will Porter scores a brace.

Harlequins take a 12-28 lead into half time

40’ Yannick Bru makes some important changes at the break as he takes Mateo Garcia off and moves Maxime Lucu to 10


43’ Ugo Boniface with a brilliant offload to Nicolas Deportere who scores to bring Bordeaux back into the game

46’ Louis Lynagh tackle on Louis Bielle-Biarrey as Bordeaux look set to score, the home side create another chance a minute later but Nicolas Deportere fumbles.

53’ Maxime Lucu reduces the Harlequins lead to 6 after a well taken penalty

55’ Harlequins dominate Bordeaux at the scrum yet again, attacking line out set with Alex Dombrandt scoring taking their lead to 13

60’ Harlequins looking tired on defence and Louis Bielle-Biarrey scores, Bordeaux trail by six with over 60 points scores in the game

66’ Madosh Tambwe scores after a chip ahead was not fielded by Louis Lynagh. Bordeaux take the lead for the first time

67’ Brilliant 50/22 by Marcus Smith but Quins knock on over the line

71' Tyrone Green makes a line break in his own half, after a few phases he is on the end of it and scores.

74' Bordeaux win a penalty, they set up a line out which results in another penalty. A quick tap penalty yields a try for Madosh Tambwe. 

77’ Lucu misses conversion which Tambwe ran as close as possible. This would ultimately be their last chance

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