Montpellier wants to continue to reassure itself with the reception of Bayonne

“I could feel it coming: a post-title, injuries, a desire to move the ball a little more, and not wisely from time to time. I knew it was going to happen, so I didn’t worry more than that, tempers Jean-Baptiste Elissalde, the Montpellier coach. We just had to put things back in order. »

In Toulon, a turning point

And that’s what his players did. After a first laborious success (23-19) against Stade Français, which came to stop a black series of four consecutive defeats, the Cistes followed up just before the truce with an ultra-important victory (16-26) won at Mayol. A result and a performance that brought back a lot of confidence within the Montpellier ranks.

“We had a good start to the season until the defeat against Toulouse. It was kind of the same last season. We did not panic. We knew we had to react and regain victory, breathes Julien Tisseron, the MHR winger trained in Bayonne. It was almost obligatory to leave with a result from Toulon. We wanted at all costs to get closer to the six. We have tightened up a lot over the last week. The four points did us a lot of good. »

Chain against Rowing

Rediscovered certainties which will have to carry the Héraultais on the occasion of the reception of Aviron Bayonnais, this Saturday at 3 p.m., for the return of the Top 14 after the international break. An appointment taken very seriously by the recent winner of the Brennus, against one of the surprising teams of this start to the season.

“Everyone is surprised, me first, slips Tisseron. We never expect such a high promotion from Pro D2 after ten days. In the content too, the matches are often very successful. It really is a team to be taken seriously. We are expecting a very complicated match, against an opponent who will have nothing to lose and will come with a lot of intentions. What to promise spectacle on the lawn of GGL Stadium, between a champion on the road to recovery and a surprising promoted in search of confirmation. The ideal cocktail for a good match?

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