The Agathoise team won 27 to 13 this Sunday afternoon, on the ground of La Voulte, against the Swiss, however favorites in this semi-final of Federal 2.
They did it ! This Sunday afternoon, Agathois Olympic Rugby managed to reach the final of the French Federal 2 championship, after beating Servette de Genève, 27 to 13. A success punctuated by two tries from winger Mathieu Escalle, which brought to fruition a breathtaking first fifty minutes from the ROA. “We suffered a quarter of an hour in the second half, but this success is really deserved,” said sporting director Damien Bes, a few minutes after the final whistle.
The affective more than the workforce
Faced with a Swiss workforce made up of several former Pro D2 players, the Yellow and Blue of Olivier Dussaut and Thomas Janik took the match with a good fight, as they had promised each other during the week. Enterprising, very aggressive and effective in the scoring zones, they took the lead at the break (11-3), never to let go of control of the game, despite some good reactions from Geneva, whose collective cohesion is obviously not not the first of the qualities, contrary to the Héraultais. “The state of mind did a lot today”, thinks the president Thierry Dominguez, who concedes having shed “a small tear, but no one saw me! The emotional relationship between our players is up to me. meaning 30% of the performance. The substitutes are encouraging, you don’t feel any tension between the guys. Everyone is pulling in the same direction.”
Agde will meet L’Isle-Jourdain in the final
“When we are united, we can overturn mountains”, thinks for his part Damien Bes. “We suffered in the second half, but the guys had the merit of not doing anything.” The preparation for the match the previous days, by a technical staff who did the job perfectly, enabled the team to follow a refined, but terribly effective guideline. And as happiness never comes alone, Agde will face the Gersois of L’Isle-Jourdain next Sunday in the final. Gersois fallers of the Nantes ogre and who also confirm that even at this level, local rugby still has a bright future. According to our information, the meeting could be played in Castelnaudary or Carcassonne. A beautiful rugby festival in perspective.