After two defeats (Toulouse and Montpellier), Union Bordeaux-Bègles welcome Castres Olympique to Chaban-Delmas (Saturday, 3 p.m.). In an attempt to achieve a first success this season and to launch a positive dynamic, Girondin manager Christophe Urios has made some adjustments to his starting lineup.
Especially in the front five where only captain Jefferson Poirot retains his place. There is also movement on the back lines with a new pair of Lamerat-Uberti centers. Moefana slips him to the wing in the absence of Tambwe. On the other hand, confidence in Matthieu Jalibert is maintained. The opener, who had a difficult start to the season, will start again and form the hinge with Lucu. The bench is thick with Maynadier, Tameifuna, Vili or even Marais and Timu.
Turnover in Castres
As for Castres Olympique, confidence is in order after the victory against Stade Français (30-10), even if the Castres are expecting a big match against the vindictive Bordelais. CO manager Pierre-Henry Broncan bet on a significant turnover in his starting fifteen with no less than eight changes.
The pillar Tichit, for example, finds a starting place and will even be captain. De Crespigny and Ben Nicholas join the third row alongside Usarraga. It was Ben Botica who was preferred to Le Brun at the opening. Finally, only Nakosi and Palis, who slips at the back, keep their place on the back line. The bench will be strong with notably Barlot, Vanverberghe and Raisuke.