Orthez, the other resident of this group 6, feeds a thousand regrets for the defeat at Bon-Encontre Boé, in additional time (20-16). Two wins: that would have looked great. Alas for the Orthéziens, fate wanted it otherwise. The USO will take up the challenge of the Boucalo-Tarnosiens, dolphins of the hen.
In pool 5, and this for the second time, all the teams will have to take the bus. The main match will undoubtedly be Lourdes-Morlaàs. Concerned about a profitable result outside, the USM will not be able to rest on its laurels during this confrontation in the Marian city.
Solidly associated with the place of the dolphin and still undefeated, the Nayais will go to Miélan-Mirande to defend with enthusiasm, against Astarac, their place dearly obtained against Lourdais who were difficult to maneuver in the Eloi Pareilh stadium ( 16-11).
Oursbelille welcomes Usep, its first neighbour. The two clubs know each other well for having often crossed swords on the lower floor. The forecast should logically favor the locals, but against all odds, Jean-Luc Lansaman’s protégés could spice up this derby.
Bizanos wants to bisser
Pont Long raised the bar on Sunday against Oursbelille, in a match transformed towards the offensive (43-30). Now, the players of Philippe Saux kept reconnecting with success outside their bases. This is what they will try to achieve on Sunday in Grenade / Garonne.