Tom Thumb from Saint-Paul facing the Souston ogre

Focus therefore on SPS which leads a more senatorial train (7th, 20 points) and which only obtained a meager defensive bonus from Casteljaloux (15-14), in a match largely within their reach: “It’s frustrating, admits Didier Darjo. We were well prepared, the players got involved. We played a serious match and we left with a point, while an improved victory could be offered to us, in particular by managing the last ten minutes better. “By widening the prism, we realize that Saint-Paul has won only once away, in Hagetmau (20-21, September 25). “Yes, we still lack that will to surpass ourselves that we have at home, where we have won all our matches. We have not yet matured enough to approach these meetings in the best possible way. »

Top 6? Premature

So precisely, winning this derby at home against Soustons, this Sunday at 3 p.m., is it an important meeting? “Yes, says Didier Darjo. But all of our home games are big fixtures. Afterwards, we will have to erase the technical faults that we experienced at Casteljaloux and be present at all the points of contact to hope. »

The hope is to be in the spring qualifiers? A premature challenge for a pragmatic Saint-Paul technician above all: “At Casteljaloux, we wasted an opportunity more than grilled a joker. Our primary aspiration is to do better than last year. Afterwards, we will see at the end of December if we are entitled to apply in the six. The road is still long for the men of Didier Darjo and Discazaux: Soustons is only one stage of a long pilgrimage of 14 remaining matches.

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