The setback against Bourg-en-Bresse is enough to heighten regrets… “We have once again accomplished two games in one”, laments the Toulonnais, delighted to chain the meetings, Holder since the start of the championship (as well as the last two preparation matches), Gulizzi will play for the sixth time in a row this Sunday, September 25.
The restricted workforce – the group will still only include 22 names on the match sheet – is a reality. “But we shouldn’t use that as an excuse, it would be too easy. We need to show ourselves more constants, ”said Lucas Gulizzi, who appreciated the behavior of the group against the group favorites.
“We defended really well together and realized that we could exist against the big chickens. “If the performances against Valence-Romans and Bourg-en-Bresse were, despite the two setbacks, encouraged, the trip to Tarbes was a disappointment. “It’s infuriating, confirms the Unionist flanker, because Tarbes will probably not play the leading roles this season. Sunday, in the Alps, we will have to present ourselves in a different state of mind than at the foot of the Pyrenees. “It will be complicated because Chambéry is having an average start to the season, we are expecting a big fight. The Savoyards will be under a lot of pressure, ”warns Lucas Gulizzi, who is preparing a diploma in physical preparation.
The local winegrowers
In the vineyards at the beginning of the week to lend a hand to local winegrowers, the Unionist group will not have to harvest the opportunities that will arise on Sunday. They could rely on a confident Gulizzi. “The contribution of Filipe Manu and Utu Maninoa has done the group a world of good. They are dads, examples to follow through their behavior in training… And their ever-present smile”, enthuses the cognaco-Angerian third line. For this last match of this first block, the Unionists would like not to return to Charentes empty-handed.
Because after a Sunday without rugby (October 2), they will chain a new block of five meetings in five weeks (travel to Dax, reception of Blagnac, trip to Rennes, reception of Hyères-Carqueiranne and meeting in Narbonne).