The sixth of Pro D2 Colomiers had a good derby by winning against third, Agen, at the start of the 22nd day of Pro D2 (20-15). With this victory, the Columérins consolidate their place in the top 6.
Colomiers ranks 6th with 53 points on the clock. The club has 12 wins and 9 losses this season. For his part, Agen is 3rd with 57 points. The Agenais total 11 wins, 1 draw and 9 defeats.
Colomiers opens the scoring thanks to this try from Auriac! After a pass from Galthié, the back came to flatten behind the opposing goal line. This is his third try this season. (5-0)
Agen dominates the start of the game, Colomiers is very realistic by going to score a try in the 9th minute, during the only incursion into the SUA camp (7-0). The score then goes to 10-0 for the locals after a good scratch.
Agen recovered by punishing his opponents, who were at fault three times. AUS flyhalf Elton Jantjies was clinical against the poles and Bernard Goutta’s men came back to 10-9 at the break.
In the 48th minute with a new penalty from Jantjies after a good advance from the visitors, Agen passed (10-12).
Agen took control of the game with a fourth penalty goal but Colomiers answered him in the 56th minute through Thomas Larrieu. The hooker completed a good streak on a carried ball after insisting on several occasions in touch. The Agen defenders hold on at the start, and eventually crack (17-12).
In the 63rd minute, we witness a magnificent comeback from the SUA players, with the breakthrough of Takulua. Agen will recover a penalty and Jantjies brings his team to 17-15.
The locals are progressing and five minutes from the end, they benefit from a very interesting penalty, passed by Maxime Javaux (20-15).
At the end of a chopped match and in the rain, Agen was too ineffective in the opposing camp and lost against a direct competitor. The Agenais still leave with the defensive bonus point but the good operation is to be credited to Colomiers, who goes back to fourth place.
The Agen manager Bernard Goutta regretted after the defeat at Colomiers the lack of lucidity and pragmatism of his team during a match.