LMehdi Narjissi’s partners broke SU Agen’s curse at the Stade de France. Twenty years after the defeat …
LMehdi Narjissi’s partners broke SU Agen’s curse at the Stade de France. Twenty years after Agen’s defeat in the Top 16 at the end of extra time in 2002 against Biarritz (19-22), and three years after the terrible disappointment of the Alamercery cadets against Béziers (14 -25), the young Agenais have finally hoisted the colors of the SUA to the top of the Dionysian enclosure. The protégés of the Cochis-Tastet-Djebablah-Le Roux quartet have gone down in history. At just 15 years old, they are now linked for life to this French title.
Nearly fifty years after the coronation of Charly Nieucel’s band in 1965 at the Parc dels Princes, this band of friends thus joined the Decron generation titled in 2014, before the Alamercery in 2017. It deserved applause. with about 200 followers coming to give. the voice on the third floor of a Stade de France that was filling up as the meeting progressed. Former whore Jalil Narjissi had the privilege of following the match from the side. This allowed him to embrace his son Mehdi before the SUA captain raised his shield.
A cold shower …
“This time is the right one,” smiles sporting director Cyril Lazaro, unhappy in 2019 with the Alamercery and who in recent weeks had lost two more finals with the sports section of Chaumié and the cadets. A cheerful epilogue that was not evident after twenty-five minutes of play. The Massicois advanced 13-0 after two penalties from their central Hutteau (14).e25e) and especially a rehearsal of the Mauduit winger who had opposed an office behind Agen Mourgues to sneak between the posts (19e).
The Agenais, however, had made the best start camping in the opposite half of the field for the first six minutes. But with a ball transformed into a bar of soap by the downpours that fell on the Stade de France just before the start, the SUA cadets multiplied the hand mistakes that prevented them from achieving their dominance. And this counter at the origin of Massicois’ only attempt could have hit them in the back of the head. “We had trouble getting the balls out,” coach Gilles Cochis says. But we felt they had control of the game. »
… Hard mind
Relaunched by an attempt by Menanteau who disguised himself to spin between the posts (31e), the Agenais were still behind at halftime (7-13). “We were not too scared, we asked them to be patient and believe in themselves. Despite a new penalty from Hutteau as soon as the restart (7-16), the teammates of a transcendent Mehdi Narjissi were able to turn the table around scoring four tries in the last twenty minutes (50e53e67e70e). “They come from far away as they have done all season,” said Gilles Cochis. It was also the case of the quarterfinals against the Stade Français (26-24). »
Despite much more impressive sizes, the Massicois finished K.-O. right. With an infallible mind, the Gaudermen of the USA thus avenged their majors beaten by a hair (14-15) in the quarterfinals by the Alamercery of Massy. “The bench made a difference,” said Cyril Lazaro. The boys were galvanized and well tackled on their legs. “The recipe for the success of the members of the half scrum Quentin Loichot, who came into play at halftime, and also decisive as all the substitutes:” It’s amazing! Raising a shield at the Stade de France will remain etched in our memories for life. »