The Basques made a strong impression by winning at Bassin d’Arcachon (13-42) on Sunday 18 September. “They are good on the counter-attack and like to spread the ball. It will be different from Tyrosse, ”says Richard Hill, the capist manager. In any case, this is what he identified on the videos.
He also reviewed those of the Périgourdins matches. “We repeated the same things this week: the touch, the defense on the mauls, the discipline. In the second half, we didn’t make the right choices. It’s a mental problem only. We have to play two halves with the same intensity. »
This gives a fourth line of work. “If all this is done well, we will continue to progress. “And validating this progress with a victory would offer a positive end to this first block of meetings, before a week without a match.
Compared to the team that started against Tyrosse, there will be three changes. On the front row, Matias Dittus gives way to Kalivati Tawake, while Victor Léon will be on the bench. In number 8, Filimoni Seru will start in place of Karl Lambert, hit in one knee, and Rory Scholes returns to the wing at the expense of Benjamin Yarde.
“I keep a framework on the first block to have continuity. We’re going to turn on the second. »