Handicapped by a few absences, the troop of the valiant captain Salim Aalyad has long stood up by relying on the prolific boot of his winger Simon Lacoste author of 4 penalties. It is in the final that the Astaracais will let go against a good reserve of Bizanos, solid and playful, well organized around his trio of former players, the scrum half Courtade, the left pillar Lagrenet and the 2nd line Pueloto son of the old Biarritz star. While the opponent was reduced to 14 following the expulsion of his… coach, the Gers machine will go off the rails: balls returned, penalty in front of the posts not attempted with a defensive bonus, challenge of the referee’s decisions and reduction to 14. In the 80th, a very heavy score (29-12) which does not reflect the indecision of the debates… It is necessary to underline the injuries of the new Roche and Bourbon as well as the exit of Édouard Ponsan but also the recoveries of Dufréchou and Tugayé and the remarkable return of Laudet at the back and the powerful entry of Rigal at half-time.
This Sunday, September 25, the EAB XV will face Nay, often a pet peeve, at the Armand-Lousteau stadium in Miélan. The proteges of the Decotte-Soucek duo will be keen to make their supporters smile after Bizanos’ non-match. As a curtain lever, the hopes of the trio Abadie, Fuxan, Pérelade will want to win their first success. See you in the stands at 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.