Agen did not find the solution to effectively oppose the collective force of the USON. Very united, especially in defense, the Neversois took advantage of their cohesion to register three tests on balls worn Friday night. Thanks to a good commitment, to technical precision, but above all to their state of mind in the eyes of the manager of Nevers, Xavier Péméja.
“We found strength on our grouped-penetrants. And it comes from the fact that the guys want to come together to move forward together. They don’t want to let go. Rugby is a sport of love and combat and there, the guys are loving each other. “
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“We are far from having arrived, but this group deserves to relive the final stages. “
Back at the top of the Pro D2 table, the USON can believe in a return to the final stages, by keeping the provisions posted for a month. “We are far from having arrived, but this group deserves to relive the final stages. There is nothing more beautiful and it makes a group grow. We missed them last season, we have to find them, to live from something strong. “
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A closed scrum too penalized
Sovereigns in touch on Friday, the Nivernais, on the other hand, were at fault in closed scrum. Especially in the first half, with Farai Mudariki in the referee’s sights and penalized five times in his duel with Maxime Duprat. ” It is not possible. You cannot referee by looking only from one side. We work without cheating and there were other attitudes to look at, “said Xavier Péméja. Nevers were able to change the situation after the break, especially with the entry of Ikahehegi on the right.
We will have a terrible schedule in January so we have an interest in taking every point that arises.
With an unbeaten half-season at home, and two away wins, the USON put themselves in a position to aim for the play-offs at the end of the season. And, if Mont-de-Marsan, Bayonne and Oyonnax seem a tone above the pack, fourth place, currently occupied by Colomiers, is not out of reach. To put an end to the year 2021, the Nivernais will go to Carcassonne on Friday, December 17. A field which does not succeed to them.
“We know where we’re going. We took sixty last season and forty two years ago… We will try to do better. We will have a terrible schedule in January so it is in our interest to take every point that arises, ”concludes Xavier Péméja.