The Albigensians, for their last of the year at home, will want to capitalize against the Avignonese, this Saturday evening in Mazicou (7 p.m.).
Once again, we will be waiting for the crowd in Mazicou for the reception in Avignon. There are several reasons for this: the very good course of the Orange et Noir is not the least, the fact that this is the last opportunity of the year to see them perform at home is another. Because it is not less than three trips that will be linked for the Albigensians, before we can find them on their ground: at UTC, Lézignan and Saint-Gaudens.
The last outing at Villeneuve-sur-Lot ended in a great victory at La Myre-Mory (34-6). Fabien Denis looks back on this match. “We delivered a very high level first half by completing 95% of our chains, and scoring on the first action. Admittedly, the victory was looming at half-time, but we relaxed. Nevertheless, we scored as much in the second half as in the first, but we only completed 60% of our actions. »
The return of Maxime Puech
Tonight in Mazicou, the opponent will be more formidable. Avignon have won three of their six games and are in 6th place. Visitors will certainly remember that the Albigensian alarm clock rang precisely at home, at the Parc des Sports, to lead to the play-off against Saint-Estève which closed the last season. They will come, legitimately, with the ambition of giving back to our people the change of their coin. That’s what makes this match, at the heart of a passionate Elite 1 championship which turns out to be very competitive, and that’s good!
Back from the World Cup, Maxime Puech will take his first steps with the ARL. We observe it with curiosity. However, the squad will miss Jayson Goffin (suspended), Sam Cook (injured in the ankle) and Chase Bernard (still under the influence of his suspension), who swears to his friends that he will not be caught there.
Third two points from Limoux and one from Carcassonne, the Orange and Black know where they want to go, their public too. It is therefore an immense fervor that will seize Mazicou. Music, bravery, sausages and fries and esprit de corps would constitute the explosive cocktail of an expected success and the writing of a beautiful rugby page.