RUGBY. PROD2. Carcassonne just 80 minutes from a historic season

Last week, after a completely insane game against Bayonne, the Carcassonnais came one step closer to historic qualification for the finals of PRO D2. Christian Labit’s men received Bayonnais on duty to leave with a win if they were to retain their 2ᵉ place in the standings. Alongside a Basque-dominated start to the game, the Audois will complicate the task after Martin Dulon received a red card after half an hour. But in the interruptions of the first act, Captain Garlaza of Bayonne, author of A Dangerous Glade, receives a yellow card, which will undoubtedly be the turning point of this game.

Returning from the dressing room, the Carcassonnais looked overcome and scored two tries in quick succession. When the Basques tried to get back in the game by scoring a try and two penalties. The Audois were able to keep their distance from substitute opener Mouchous thanks to a fall and a penalty of more than 50 m. Despite being outnumbered for more than 40 minutes, the Carcassonnais savored their victory with a 33-28 win, bringing them even closer to a long-awaited qualification.

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A final day full of challenges

At dawn on the last day of PRO D2, Carcassonne, 5and with 76 points is mathematically not certain to be in the top 6. It’s Provence Rugby, thanks to their win on the Oyonnax pitch last week prevented the Audois from enjoying their qualification before the final day. Laurent Labit’s men, who are 5 lengths ahead of the Provençaux, need only pick up a small defensive bonus point on the Béziers turf this Thursday to qualify for the finals. But the audois will not budge by a single small point, as the man in Carcassonne form, Samuel Marques, was confided in the Rugbyrama columns: ” We go there to play a rugby match and like any competitor we go there to score as many points as possible. We can’t just go for a bonus, that would be too risky. »

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But even if the qualification has not yet been acquired, the Carcassonnais can also look it up. Only 1 point out of 4andNevers, the Audois can still win a play-off at home. In contrast to the qualification The Yellows and Blacks are not masters of their destiny to get that 4and Square. Nevers are welcomed this Thursday to cement their place as a play-off home game, a surviving Montauban side with nothing left to play this season.

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A historic qualification

The Audois are more used to playing on a soft stomach, something they’ve maintained this season since their promotion to PRO D2 in 2010. They appear unrecognizable and are just 80 minutes away from historic qualification for the club. Trained at the time by a certain Christian Labit, Carcassonne had managed the feat of climbing two categories in just 3 years. French champions of Fédérale 2 in 2008, the Carcassonnais had flown over Fédérale 1 just a season later and had simultaneously won a promotion to PRO D2 with the title of French champions.

RUGBY.  Per D2.  Five times retiring at the helm of Narbonne against the backdrop of relegationRUGBY. Per D2. Five times retiring at the helm of Narbonne against the backdrop of relegationSince its promotion, the Aude club had struggled to be dangerous and very often played nothing or, worse, played maintenance at the end of the season. The best practice the club recorded was in the 2011-2012 season, just a year after its promotion. Under the leadership of Christian Labit, the yellow-blacks had ended their 6th seasonand 3 small points out of 4andthe last to qualify back then. If Labit’s men salvage even a small point from Raoul-Barrière this Thursday, or if the Aixois lose to Mont-de-Marsan, the Audois would win a finals qualifier for the first time in their history. A very nice reward for a large part of the Carcassonne workforce that will leave at the end of this season.

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