Pro D2 (day 26). Provence Rugby – RC Vannes, this Friday (7:30 p.m.)
A wait to confirm
“The season is not over. Maintenance is not purchased. We have a small cushion compared to the relegation zone. But it can go very fast, a Bourg-en-Bresse feat on the outside, a big guy relaxing… It happens! You have to concentrate!
The mission maintains that it has been on track since our fourth loss in September. Of course, we could have tipped the right side. This is certainly what the players say to themselves: the arbitration of the match in Carcassonne weighs on them and, behind, the spring broke. But I can’t hear that. The survival of the club is at stake, we can’t stay with that, we have to start over! “.
Aix, be careful with the slippery floor
“Aix is not the easiest way to get back to normal. We never win. It is a team against which we suffered many times in the first half, before resurfacing in the second. We were often surprised by the intensity they could put into their synthetic or the speed of certain players. All the better, it gives us the goal of doing better than the previous teams from Vannes to Provence. But, in this challenge, we are not pressured by the results but by the state of mind”.
State of mind, crucial factor
“Mood is the first step in rebuilding yourself. This is what will allow us to win again. Because, then, Colomiers receives us, who wants to settle his place in the final phase. If they are ahead of us, they are better. And to beat Colomiers, you’ll need to perform in terms of mood, even before you act in the game. Furthermore, we cannot afford to return here to prepare Colomiers, having failed in the mood in Provence. We did it this year against Oyonnax where the players tried and fought on the pitch. In the end, I think we lost this match because they refereed us badly. The referee, in my opinion, lacked consideration for the team. But that’s what you have to reproduce! »
End of cycle, a dozen contracts completed
“We must not be afraid of words, we are at the end of the cycle. But it is an end of the cycle where we aspire to restart something else. We have arguments for that, new structures, a new coach. Today, three quarters of the recruitment is completed. In total, about ten players will arrive (thecamouflage end and the scrum half percillier). We also have the agreement in principle from Frankie (Gorissen), but we are a bit burned by the verbal agreements: because Wandrille (Picault getting engaged to Oyonnax) reconsidered his initial decision.”
RC VALVES: 1. Bordelai, 2. Leafa, 3. Ah You – 4. Leroux, 5. Marks – 6. Picault, 7. Gorrissen, 8. J. Edwards – 9. Paige, 10. Hilsenbeck – 11. Duplenne, 12. Rabut , 13. Freitas, 14. Dridi – 15. Abendanon (captain). Substitutes: Suta – Dumas, Johnson, M. Edwards, Bazin, Pagès, Floch, Tafili.