As the build-up to Round 2 of the Heineken Champions Cup intensifies, , we take a closer look at the Pool A clash between Bordeaux and Dragons at Stade Chaban-Delmas.
Pool A – Bordeaux-Begles vs Dragons – Saturday, December 19
Referee: Christophe Ridley (Eng); Assistant Referees: Tual Traiini & Cedric Marchat (both Fra); TMO: Eric Briquet-Campin (Fra).
- Bordeaux-Begles and Dragonns have ever met in the Heineken Champions Cup, but they have faced each other on four occasions in the Challenge Cup with the home team winning each encounter (Bordeaux W2, Dragons W2).
- Bordeaux have hosted Welsh opposition on three previous occasions in the Heineken Champions Cup (W2, D1), including a 48-10 win against the Scarlets back in 1998/99 – their biggest victory in the competition.
- Dragons have won just two of their 21 away games in the Heineken Champions Cup, a 17-13 victory over Edinburgh in 2004/05 and a 35-33 win against Benetton in 2007/08.
- Bordeaux conceded the most penalties (17) of any side in the opening round of the Heineken Champions Cup, the Dragons conceded the most free kicks of any side (4).
Bordeaux: P:21 – W10 D1 L10 – Win %: 48% Dragons: P:43 – W9 D0 L34 – Win %: 21%
Have never met in the Heineken Champions Cup.