“We didn’t particularly tick this match, but it’s sure that in the first two, we would have liked to have at least one victory. The reception of Toulon will be very important.” In a press conference after the defeat in La Rochelle land, the coach of the before of the’USAPGuillaume Vilacéca, remained clear. No points indicated and a need to catch up as soon as possible. The reception of Toulon seems the ideal opportunity to relaunch the blood and gold machine, in a stadium Aime Giral where the Catalans sublimated themselves last season. That’s good, Matthew Acebes and his teammates will spend the next few weeks at the foot of the Canigou. Definitely a turning point in the Catalan season.
What could be better than a stay at home to revive?
Over the next four days of Top 14, theUSAP receives three times: Toulon (24/09)Castrated (01/10) and Clermont (15/10). Three receptions in such a short time, the calendar of the French elite is not always so lenient and Perpignan must take advantage of it to unlock its counter. Obviously, faced with these stables, Patrick’s group Arlettaz is not a favourite, but he must rediscover the values and qualities that have allowed to yousapistes to hold up last year. The axes are simple, worst attack of the Top 14 with 28 points scored in 3 games, theUSAP must regain its offensive effectiveness. If the conquest was catastrophic against Brive, an improvement has already been noted in the defeat against the champ from Europe. In addition to these home games, Perpignan will travel to the Stade Français (08/10) and in Bayonne (22/10). Crucial trips against competitors in the maintenance, the perfect opportunity to catch up. If during this period, the Catalans will have to do without the pillar Sacha lotrianinjured in the shoulder, the group will record the return of its Pumas. Indeed, with the last meeting of Rugby Championship this week-end, Joaquin Oviedo and Jeronimo of the Source should soon return to Perpignan soil. Of the Source is a part of the workforce by his experience and his presence in the back line changes everything, as for the young third line Argentine (21 years old) his outbreak at the end of last season had made him an indisputable holder. Returns non negligable which may well help theUSAP to find hisgritted”.
Sweeping the spectrum of the 2018-2019 season
First meeting of this decisive sequence: the reception of RCT Saturday on the blows of 3 p.m.. To deal with Toulon preciselythe Catalans had gleaned a narrow success (12-9) but precious during the last exercise. There is no doubt that David Marty and his men signed for the same scenario. Because besides the beautiful game, it’s victories don’t need this team. Successes that bring confidence and the latter is often inherent in the results of a group… In short, the next few weeks promise to be decisive for the Catalans who must collect points and fall into a virtuous circle, in order to chase away the specter of a nightmare season.