On Friday evening, RC Fanny moved to Montauban during the 12th day of Pro D2. Unfortunately, Jean-Noel Spitzer’s men had to settle for a draw (12-12) after scoring two tries. Here’s what to remember from the meeting.
Shy attack in the first chapter
However, it all started well for Vannetais who quickly created the first clear opportunity. Having pushed his opponents to touch on the flatteners, Nathanaël Hulleu considered opening the scoring, but the video referee decided otherwise. A few moments later, Maxime Lafage also had the opportunity to score the first points of the game. His punishment however went beyond the rolls.
The score was still empty and empty while Montauban began to gather momentum. It was the locals who opened the situation against the points via Jerome Bosville (0-3, 28). The clumsy Morbihannais failed at the last gesture to create chances. At the break, RC Vannes was a little behind, but no decision had been made yet.
Two attempts but a tie
Then Francisco Jurisn’s teammates returned to the field with the desire to make a difference and Alexandre Joua let his team through (7-3, 43). However, the local population continued to take advantage of the Bretonians’ indiscipline. Accurately on foot, they came back to score (7-6, 49) and even regained the edge (7-9, 57). But Morbihannais’ efforts seem to finally have a smile. Erik Marx freshly entered the pitch to return a ball before scoring a try (12-9, 58) to the delight of Jean-Noel Spitzer.
Towards the end of the match, RC Vannes was leading, but left the responsibility of the game to the opposing players. Cornered in their camp, the visitors received many punishments. Kevin Borgaud even received a yellow card for fouling, leaving his teammates in numerical inferiority. And while it looked like it was hanging in their faces, Teido Abzandadze finally equalized (12-12, 68). The Occitans could have regained the advantage a few moments later with a long-distance penalty, but the post decided otherwise.
RC Vannes at the foot of the Pro D2 stand
Hugo Zabalza and company could have lost everything at the end of the match. But thanks to an impeccable state of mind, the Britton defense managed to tie the game (12-12) despite numerous opposing attacks. With this result, RC Vannes drops to 4th in Pro D2 before hosting Stade Montois (7th) next Friday.
Game without lavage
Excellent since the start of the season, Maxime Lafage was unsuccessful on foot against Montauban. In particular, he missed two fairly minor penalties and a conversion that could have allowed RC Vannes to win. One thing is for sure, the first half will be eager to catch up with the next game.