The Section Paloise had missed its start in the great widths in Brive (16-0 after 26 minutes). According to its leader Lucas Rey, it did not want to reproduce this failed start. Since you are never better served than by yourself, the hooker took advantage of a bold castraise penalty but sanctioned with a broken arm to play quickly and launch the cavalry. Manu and Gailleton make the song for the conductor Gorgadze…
The Section Paloise had missed its start in the great widths in Brive (16-0 after 26 minutes). According to its leader Lucas Rey, it did not want to reproduce this failed start. Since you are never better served than by yourself, the hooker took advantage of a bold castraise penalty but sanctioned with a broken arm to play quickly and launch the cavalry. Manu and Gailleton make the song for the conductor Gorgadze (7-0, 7th). In the process, Henry waits well to put Laporte in the interval of a straight pass at the entrance of the 22 meters from the CO. Forward, otherwise it was in the in-goal (9th)… Castres wastes a new opportunity near the Béarnaise line (12th). Ultra-bleeding in defense, Pau is no less so in attack. Following a good penalty, the forwards launch an assault on the Tarn line. They go fast and strong. Grondona raises and flattens (14-0, 22nd).
Everything in control
The Green and Whites have played out so many incredible scenarios this season that you would have to be crazy to claim victory too quickly. But when they’re aligned and don’t lose track, they’re capable of great things. “We caught up on a lot of shots in defense”, rejoiced Lucas Rey after the meeting. In the 12th minute, Pau resisted, as in the 24th with a loss of the ball caused. Even when Urdapilleta took advantage of a rare Béarnaise error to reduce the gap (14-3, 35th), the locals immediately reacted with Henry’s boot, very close to offering an assist to Manu a few seconds before ( 17-3, 37e). On the siren, the Palois caught up with a rough foot game from Daubagna, scraping the ball. Mr. Praderie logically gave the opportunity to the English opener to inflate the score (20-3, 40th).
The 49th minute turning
When Zack Henry missed the posts in the 43rd minute, the Hameau stands held their breath. But the former Leicester quickly set the sights again after a good skittle recovered by Colombet, tackled high (23-3, 47th). Non-existent, indolent, until then, Castres has finally put on his costume of vice-champion of France in title. Raisuqe pierces hard, accelerates, drops everyone. The test seems inevitable but Manu comes back from nowhere. The Tarn forward is hastily revived by the Béarnais. The CO returns to the mark area. Urdapilleta’s diagonal finds Delaporte. The 3rd line sinks Tuimaba but… throws the ball at the time of conclusion (49th). Castres still has a trial point in stride but the penalty resulted in a… not straight throw (52nd).
By dint of pushing without pushing the Pau door, Castres loses its way. Gorgadze comes out very strong behind his scrum, Daubagna comes to the relay and makes his legs speak. Gailleton, still in the same place, is at the relay. Close to his line, Dumora is forced to make a gross mistake. Yellow card for the Ossalois (54th). The Green and White go into touch, Lucas Rey rewards his forwards behind a well-managed casserole (28-3, 56th). The Castres are sounded, the Palois feast. Colombet and his cronies from behind sweep the field, Grondona shifts Henry who sends Gailleton launched along the line (33-3, 64th). On the dismissal, the CO wants to react. But Arata does it the wrong way. The Uruguayan will think ten minutes on the side (65th). The Section still benefits from it. Following a scrum 45 meters from the Tarn posts, Debaes sends a diagonal on Emilien Gailleton, who was passing by… (40-3, 73rd). His 13th try of the season…
An offensive bonus that makes the difference
Sébastien Piqueronies confided that winning more bonuses was one of his Section’s objectives this season. With this fourth offensive bonus point, after those won against UBB, Brive and Racing 92, all at home, Pau once again delighted his Hamlet. And that makes the difference. If the Béarnais, 12th, have the same number of victories as Usap (9, with one more draw), they have won six bonus units more than the Catalans. Enough to afford a comfortable margin of 8 points over the Perpignanais, still in the lead 3 minutes from the end in Lyon before cracking (41-31). Two days from the end, it almost looks like a decisive break for maintenance!