Colomiers in reconquest operation against Mont-de-Marsan
Colomiers rugby hosts Stade Montois, third in the championship, for a gala match at Michel-Bendichou (Thursday at 9 p.m.). Missteps are prohibited for players at La Colombe.
It goes without saying that the sterile trip to Aix-en-Provence, despite the good behavior of the Columérins in the first half, thwarted their plans for the end of the season.
Beyond the fact of having relaunched Provence rugby towards qualification thanks to these five points, Colomiers rugby came out of the coveted Top 6. Forwards coach Fabien Berneau, anxious not to reproduce “this slump” at the end of the first period and these errors which “cost dear”, proclaimed: “Since we are outside the six, on the two games that we have left away, we will have to bring back points . “.
Before that, his team receives Stade Montois this Thursday at Michel-Bendichou. “It’s a team on a super dynamic for two years. It is complete, has a very good conquest, plays very well and benefits from very beautiful individuals, presents the former third line. Their position in the standings is not surprising. We must expect a team that imposes a rugby of speed, physical density, a complete rugby. »
Make full house at home
Patrick Milhet’s Montois are in third place in the standings, one point behind FC Grenoble. They have not left the top 6 since the 13th day. However, for La Colombe, missteps are prohibited given the accounting situation. “We are aiming for more or less 14 points over the last three receptions (Mont-de-Marsan before Rouen and Massy, editor’s note)”, reveals Fabien Berneau.
Several direct confrontations to come
This would allow Colomiers rugby to reach a total of 76 points, very close to the average of 78 necessary to access the play-offs. “We have five games left. If we want to go where we want and finish in the six, we absolutely have to ensure our home games. »
On the one hand, Colomiers rugby will have plenty of time to dismiss its competitors one by one. Indeed, after the Stade Montois, the Columérins will face Nevers and Vannes who joined the lead car after the last day to the detriment of the Haut-Garonnais and the Olympic Biarritz. “Somehow, we have our future in our hands. By defeating them, you can lower them in the rankings. It may be a blessing in disguise. »