Mont-de-Marsan, Colomiers and Montauban signed their fourth victory in four days of Pro D2 this Friday, while Agen and Vannes for their part suffered their fourth defeat.
Three teams with four victories at the top of the Pro D2! Mont-de-Marsan, Colomiers and Montauban are the only clubs to have achieved their fourth success in four days this Friday. Honor to the Montois, leaders with 18 points, after their wide 46-5 victory against Vannes. From half-time (29-5), the Stadium had made the difference, thanks to the tests of Alexandre de Nardi (10th, 19th), Wame Naituvi (27th) and Willem du Plessis (33rd), against a test by Patrick Leafa (15th). Naituvi (54th) and a penalty try allowed Mont-de-Marsan to spice up the addition in the second half, and Vannes even drank the chalice to the dregs when he saw Jeremy Jordaan get a red card. one minute from the end. Vannes, semi-finalist last season, is a red lantern! At one point from Mont-de-Marsan, we find Colomiers, who won 24-19 in Rouen (9th) in a match marked by six yellow cards. The Columérins were however led 9-0 at the break, but they scored three tries then, by Maxime Granouillet (43rd), Youssef Saaidia (66th) and Pierre Pacheco (73rd), a penalty try with the siren allowing the Normans to ‘snatch the defensive bonus. Montauban, 37-11 winner of Béziers (11th), also has 17 points. The Montalbanais, who led 17-6 at the break, scored four tries, by Stéphane Ahmed (13th), Kelly Meafua (20th), Paul Tailhades (53rd) and Nikola Leka Matawalu (81st), the Biterrois contenting themselves with a only test, signed Slas Koen in the 71st.
Bayonne shares the points, Agen sinks
At the foot of the podium, we find a big favorite for the rise in Top 14, Bayonne, which lost its first points this season by conceding the draw 23-23 against Nevers (5th). After a first half with only one try (Luc Mousset for Rowing in the 12th) and a lot of indiscipline, Bayonne scored another in the 60th at Uzair Casslem, just after the expulsion of Yann David. Lucas Blanc (71st) equalized for Nevers (20-20), then Maxime Lafage and Tanguy Ménoret, at the siren, scored a penalty each. Oyonnax (6th) enforced logic by beating Carcassonne (12th) with a score of 23-6 thanks to tests by Charlie Cassang (10th) and Gabirlele Lovobalavu (57th). Provence, eighth, on the other hand lost at home against Narbonne (14th), who won his first victory of the season: 18-15, thanks to tests by Jordan Rochier (23rd) and Paul Belzons (24th) and especially a drop of Jason Ross Robertson to the siren, against tries from Eroni Sau (5th) and Kevin Bly (17th). Finally, Agen (15th), who has not won a league match since February 2020, continues his Stations of the Cross with a 24-28 defeat against the promoted Bourg-en-Bresse (10th). The SUA however led 17-11 at half-time thanks to Paul Graou (9th) and Harry Sloan (15th), against a try from Tom Darlet (23rd). But the Bressans went into the in-goal twice in the second period thanks to Sione Angaaelangi (52nd) and Pierre Santallier (63rd). Sloan’s test in the 71st did not change anything for Agen, and his staff are more than ever in the hot seat.
PRO D2 / DAY 4
Thursday, September 16, 2021
Aurillac – Grenoble : 21-16
Friday, September 17, 2021
Montauban – Béziers : 37-11
Rouen – Colomiers : 19-24
Aix en Provence – Narbonne : 15-18
Oyonnax – Carcassonne : 23-6
Mont-de-Marsan – Vannes : 46-5
Agent – Bourg-en-Bresse : 24-28
Bayonne – Nevers: 23-23