Champions Cup: Santiago Cordero will play scrum-half in Bordeaux

Due to positive cases of Covid-19, Bordeaux was forced to make three last-minute changes for deal to Scarlets this Sunday from 12.10 live on Star +. Among them, the most striking is the one that involves santiago lamb, who was going to play wing, but now he will do it as a scrum half, a position that is not known, at least, in professionalism.

“After the regulatory antigen tests carried out today at UBB with a view to playing the Champions Cup match against Scarlets this Sunday, three positive cases of Covid-19 were detected”, reported the club on its website.

although for Cordero will be the first time he wears the 9 on his back, The back has long been an alternative to the position. The coach of the French team, Christophe Urios, stated a few months ago that the Argentine was one of the options given the calls and injuries to the scrum-half that the team had.

“As a natural player in that position, we have Matteo Garcia as our only option, who we had already had in the pre-season game with Biarritz. In the short term, we have him but there is also another variant: Santi Cordero “, the head coach had said in October of last year.

On the other hand, in Scarlets, Thomas Lezana will occupy the third row of the Welsh team who, also in this competition, have lost their last five away games against teams from the Top 14.

FORMATIONS

Bordeaux: 15 Louis Bielle-Biarrey, 14 Geoffrey Cros, 13 Ulupano Seuteni, 12 Yoram Falatea-Moefana, 11 Nathanael Hulleu, 10 Matthieu Jalibert, 9 James Lamb, 8 Alban Roussel, 7 Bastien Vergnes, 6 Cameron Woki, 5 Jandré Marais, 4 Thomas Jolmes, 3 Vadim Cobilas, 2josepg Dweba, 1 Thierry Paiva

Substitutes: 16 Maxime Lamothe, 17 Jefferson Poirot, 18 Ben Tameifuna, 19 Kane Douglas, 20 Pierre Bochaton, 21 Jean Baptista Dubie, 22 Federico Mori, 23 Nans Ducuing.

Scarlets: 15 Liam Williams, 14 Johnny McNicholl, 13 Jonathan Davies (c), 12 Scott Williams, 11 Steff Evans, 10 Sam Costelow, 9 Gareth Davies, 8 Sione Kalamafoni, 7 Tomas Lezana, 6 Blade Thomson, 5 Aaron Shingler, 4 Sam Lousi, 3 WillGriff John, 2 Ryan Elias, 1 Wyn Jones

Substitutes: 16 Marc Jones, 17 Phil Price, 18 Samson Lee, 19 Morgan Jones, 20 Carwyn Tuipulotu, 21 Dane Blacker, 22 Rhys Patchell, 23 Ioan Nicholas.