It wasn’t a derby here. We’ll only say it once. The Biarrots still looked good. White and red jersey, more chic than usual in honor of the 110 years and the titles. Dax’s reception was not randomly chosen. The Landais insisted they were up to the task. Better. They leave with the anger and joy because they believed in it until the end (21-22, 80+1).
With a deficit of six points at the siren (21-15), they arrive…
It wasn’t a derby here. We’ll only say it once. The Biarrots still looked good. White and red jersey, more chic than usual in honor of the 110 years and the titles. Dax’s reception was not randomly selected. The Landais insisted they were up to the task. Better. They leave with the anger and joy because they believed in it until the end (21-22, 80+1).
Trailing by six points at the siren (21-15), they have just vomited out some of their last ammunition (78th). That one too many? Dax doesn’t give up, remember? So as a final touch and two benefits: Mary for the test and Seguy for the transformation will discuss the statutes, decorum and respect so as not to spoil the fireworks. Above all, they reinforce last week’s heavy blow and the victory over Mont-de-Marsan (26-22). No follow-up for the Biarrots after the victory over Agen. This last action hurts. Even though it is still easy, so is Hilsenbeck’s missed penalty (71st). Everything hurts when you lose by 1 point. And it’s not the defensive bonus that will provide enough comfort for the evening.
What is taken…
It doesn’t rain at first. But the waves of Dacquoise attacks are already sweeping across the camp of Aguilera’s hosts. It is said that Dax, newly promoted after a five-year professional deficit, is not boxing in the same category as Biarritz was in the Top 14 two years ago. None of this is visible. The Landes red and white light the first fuse (0-3, 5th). But a breakthrough by Jonas and Dyer led them to mistakes. The Basque red-white responds (3-3, 7th). Time to find their feet on this changing turf, Jeff Dubois’ men are punished (4 penalties in 15 minutes) and Jonas stumbles (6-3, 16th).
The Biarrots have difficulty entering the Dacquois camp, but maintain control. When they achieve this behind interval shots from Dyer, Omnipresent, Haouas, Augry or through a confusion that Jonas and Kibirige exploit in the race, they fail. Faced with this barrenness, Dax took advantage of it and rewarded himself with a permanent danger, especially through the pressure Seguy put on him and through the strong presence in the defense. When the ball is carried, a former BO house member, Furno (24th, 6-10), pays everyone. Biarritz and the foot of Jonas collect the crumbs (10-9, 28th) until they finally force the lock through the advance of Matthews and then the big percussion of Dyer, him again. Singer foots the bill for yellow. Just before half time, the BO increased the lead and delivered the first blow to the Dacquois (14-10). What is taken away should not be taken away again, as the other would say. More about the rain.
“Thanks for the places”
So Dax restarts one less. But again, for the ten minutes in question they were patient and tried to control the conditions. The bank returns in Biarritz. It is not difficult to identify them, they are whiter than white. Hilsenbeck replaces Jonas, the Georgian international returning from the World Cup Jalagonia takes Hébert’s place. But it is indeed a Landes ‘finisher’ that stands out. Still on a carried ball, Barrère moves behind the line (14-15, 57th). A little less serene than this Biarrots against Agen. But while they have been warned, warned, warned, they strive to remain opportunistic. On a countered shot by Seguy, Augry finds the ball at his feet and pushes it. In the race he takes on young USD winger Naseara and can pass to Kibirige who finishes under the posts. But the referee stops the cheering to control an attacker. Hilsenbeck’s potential on the action before? No, on the test pass. RACE (21-15, 61st).
Like a bad chorus, Dax doesn’t let go. They tirelessly return to the Biarritz camp. But Dyer is watching. Ten minutes before the end he scribbles a ball on his 22 meter as if to tell the visitors that they will have to come back. Hilsenbeck has the opportunity to protect his team from an opponent’s try, but the penalty does not pass (71st). So Dax insists, persists and wants to sign. But McHenry wastes a first round of ammunition. There will be a second one. She’ll be the one. The BO, in control and not stingy with its efforts despite the permanent cruelty of the Landes, dies on 1 point. Dax pays Aguilera. “Thanks for the tickets!” », ironically shouts a Dacquois supporter.