Undefeated for nine games, Grenoble came very close to seeing their series come to an end, this Thursday on the lawn of Aurillac in a late match of the 18th day of Pro D2. The Grenoble residents finally overthrew their opponent (20-16) at the end of the match and climbed to 2nd place.
Grenoble trembled but continued its impressive series. Traveling to Aurillac, Thursday evening in a late match of the 18th day of Pro D2, the FCG overthrew its opponent at the very end of the game (20-16) on a lawn at the limit of the practicable and chained at the same time a sixth rank victory which allows him to dislodge Mont-de-Marsan from second place. A new victory for these Isérois now undefeated for nine games (before aligning six wins in a row, Grenoble had crushed Massy and drew against Provence Rugby and Carcassonne) which did not prevent them from being very scared Thursday on the lawn 9th in the standings.
And for good reason, since the Grenoble opener Corentin Glénat, author of two penalties and as many transformations in this meeting, and his family have long been abused. At the break, it was also Aurillac, thanks to two penalties from Antoine Aucagne who had returned to the locker room with a three-point lead (6-3).
Grenoble overthrows Aurillac at the end of the match
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Worse still for Grenoble, which had already been very scared during its last away match, against Béziers – FCG victory 20-19 after being led there for a long time too – Aucagne has given a layer of it, on a new penalty, as soon as the restart, before the South African winger AJ Coertzen, magnificently served by Aucagne again, scored the first try of this game, two minutes after Aucagne’s penalty, which then allowed his team to take a thirteen point lead. It then smelled very bad for Grenoble, who nevertheless found the strength to revive, on a try from Erwan Dridi five minutes after that of Coertzen. The Isérois, although back on the heels of Aurillac, nevertheless continued to chase the score until the same Dridi, hero of the evening for the FCG, did not offer himself a double by going again to queen at four minutes from the end. Stunning, these Grenoble residents will pursue the championship in the shoes of dolphins from Oyonnax.