Biarritz doubled by Agen and Colomiers
Beaten by Agen in the closing poster of the 18th day of Pro D2, Biarritz gives up to the Agenais third place in the Pro D2 classification. The soundtrack even fell to fifth place, doubled by Colomiers, Soyaux-Angoulême scorer.
Biarritz falls from above. The day after the victory of Mont-de-Marsan on the lawn of Oyonnax in the shock of the 18th day of Pro D2, the soundtrack could not bring back the victory from its trip to Agen. If the SUA scored two tries in the first period thanks to Kolinio Ramoka then Clément Martinez, the Basques were able to stay on top thanks to four penalties from Baptiste Germain. The trend was reversed in the second period with Steeve Barry who quickly flattened the first and only biarrot try in this meeting. Opposite, Thomas Vincent improved the indiscipline of the BO with five penalties which sealed the fate of the meeting. With this ten-point victory (27-17), Agen snatched second place in the standings from the hands of Biarritz. But, for the BO, the fall is more important. Indeed, Colomiers went for a narrow victory at Soyaux-Angoulême earlier in the evening. However, thanks to a try from Iliesa Ratuva, the Angoumoisins took the lead by eight points at the break. On the hour mark, the Columérins raised their tone with two tries in three minutes from Joris Dastugue and Fabien Perrin. The two teams went blow for blow at the very end of the match but it was Colomiers who won (21-25) and took fourth place.
#PROD2 – D18
On this day it was better to move 🛬
😮The @SMR_Rugby bring down the leader
💣@ColomiersRugby and the@usonneversrugby wait for the last seconds
🧮@agen_rugby did a good job
Here are the results 📝 pic.twitter.com/YgwT0gFEtE
— Rugby PRO D2 (@rugbyprod2) January 27, 2023
Montauban sees the red zone getting closer
Soyaux-Angoulême, beaten for the sixth time in a row, saw its lead over the red lantern melt away. Indeed, Massy knew how to be respected during the reception of Montauban. After a closed first act, two tries by Gaêtan Pichon allowed the Ile-de-France residents to win (21-10), at the same time returning to two points from the penultimate and eight units from Montauban, the first non-relegation player. . An unenviable position which is the direct consequence of the victory obtained by Carcassonne during the reception of Rouen (15-3) at the end of a closed meeting, barely enlightened by the tests of Maxime Gianet and Jordan Puletua for the ‘USC. In the middle of the table, Vannes conceded a third defeat in a row when they received Nevers. For 80 minutes, the two teams went blow for blow but everything was decided beyond the siren. On a final penalty from Arthur Barbier, the Neversois got the better of Vannetais who played half an hour to one less after the red card received by Théo Bastardie (22-24). Facing Béziers, Provence Rugby spent almost an hour outnumbered and did not go the distance. The Héraultais continue (25-44) and approach the first six places. Note that the meeting between Aurillac and Grenoble has been postponed due to frozen ground.