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Bourgoin v Worcester

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An Tarbh

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Venue: Stade Pierre Rajon, Kickoff - 13:30, Live France4/Sky Sports

Bourgoin have reached the last four for the first time in a decade following a thrilling 32-30 shock victory over London Irish in the quarter-finals. The French outfit returned to Europe’s second-tier competition after six seasons in the Heineken Cup.
And the 1997 champions have set their sights on going all the way to the final – just like they did in 1999 where they lost 35-16 to Montferrand at the Stade de Gerland.

Despite that defeat Eric Catinot’s men know what it takes to lift silverware after defeating Castres 18-9 in the 1997 final at the Stade de la Mediterranee.

On to more recent times and Bourgoin are struggling in the Top 14, sitting in 12th position and only six points clear of Dax. They face a dfifficult trip to three-time Heineken Cup champions Toulouse this Saturday.

The obstacle in their way is Guinness Premiership side Worcester Warriors who dumped out Brive in the quarter-finals.

The Warriors, who sit in 11th in the English top-flight, have taken this competition extremely seriously since their first year of involvement in 2004.

A semi-final place in 2006 was seen as initial success before Mike Ruddock’s side reached last year’s final only to finish as runners-up to Bath 24-16 at Kingsholm.

Now they have to go one better at Stade Pierre-Rajon to set up another All-English final – this time against Northampton or Saracens.

From - ERC Rugby
 
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Bullitt

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Come on Wuss, do it for all of us real fans; Make it certain that Wasps have become a nothing team.
 
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An Tarbh

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more fodder for the French to be ****** off with officiating, I couldn't for the life of me see a knock on for that Bourgoin try but how there wasn't a penalty given against Worcester for that scrum is another bizarre one.

Worcester leading 6-3 approaching half time.
 
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An Tarbh

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nice drop from Boyet as well to stretch the lead further, Worcester offering nothing really in this match, hard to see them coming back now.
 
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Bullitt

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Wuss doing an Irish now and playing with no time left, but again it'll be too little, too late.

Those plucky French are making a habit of this.
 

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