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Pro D2 (J3): A trio behind Provence

ByRoborto Sykes

Sep 19, 2020

Oyonnax still undefeated! The Ain club occupies the place of dauphin de Provence after winning its second match of the season (that of the 1st day had been postponed), on the ground of Soyaux-Angoulême: 16-8. The Oyomen led 13-3 at half-time thanks to a test from Paris just before the break and points at the foot of Le Bourhis, against a penalty from Jones. In the second half, Belzons scored a try for the Charentais, but it was not enough. Valence-Romans also have eight points after securing their second victory of the season: 32-24 (16-12, mt) against Carcassonne, after a hotly contested match. Jenneker and Tuculet scored the two Drôme trials and Sauveterre and Futeu the two Audois trials, but Javaux’s six penalties made a difference to Méret’s four penalties. A third team has eight points this Friday night: Vannes, who won 19-15 at Mont-de-Marsan. Leafa scored the only try of the match for the Bretons and Popelin took charge of the points on foot (5 penalties for Azpiazu on the Mons side).

Aurillac plays at 12 and wins

The only draw of the evening took place in Grenoble, where the FCG had to share the points against Montauban (28-28). The Isérois have yet registered three tries (by Glenat, Fifita, and Fourie at the end of the match), against only one for the Montalbanais (Mathy), but the seven penalties of Bosviel offered the two points of the draw to Montauban (3 penalties for Grenoble, successful by Glenat). In a match in the second half of the standings, Colomiers defeated Aurillac by a score of 19-14, after having collected four yellow cards during this match and even moved to 12 against 15 during the first two minutes of the second half. time. The former French international Alexis Palisson scored the only test of the Columérins (points at the foot of Girard) while Segote and Saginadze scored two tries for the players of Cantal, who must be satisfied with the defensive bonus.

First victory for USAP

Finally, in the last match of the evening, between the last two teams in the standings, Perpignan (which had only played one game so far) beat Rouen (who had not played any game) by a score of 20-14. USAP led 10-9 at halftime thanks to a try from Tilsley and points at the foot of Volavola, against penalties from Michallet, and the Catalans confirmed in the second half, with a try from Lemalu and new points at the foot of Volavola, while Fuster saved the honor by scoring a try at the very end of the match.

Thursday 17th September 2020
Provence – Nevers: 25-22

Friday, September 18, 2020
Mont-de-Marsan – Valves : 15-19
Aurillac – Colomiers : 14-19
Soyaux-Angoulême – Oyonnax : 8-16
Valence-Romans – Carcassonne: 32-24
Grenoble – Montauban: 28-28
Perpignan – Rouen: 20-14

Saturday 19 September 2020
9:00 p.m .: Biarritz – Béziers

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