This sundayor the grand finale of the Pro D2 was defined, which will determine the team that will rise to the Top 14. Perpignan defeated Oyonaxx by 27-15, while Biarrtiz, in an exciting duel, he defeated Vannes 34-33 on the last play.
In the first meeting of the afternoon, Perpignan, big favorite to take the promotion to the Top14, received Oyonnax. On the local set, it came out from the boot Jerónimo De la Fuente – should have left by concussion protocol 28 minutes into the first half-, while Patricio Fernández entered with 10 minutes remaining in the game.
The French Catalan club gave a show of character and supported four tries, in the hands of Tilsley, Deghmache, Lemalu and Dubois, in addition to two conversions and a Jaminet penalty. During the visit, there were five penalties from Beauxis. It was a victory for the local by 27 to 15, who dreams of regaining glory in the Top 14.
The other semifinal, in the second shift of the day, occurred between Vannes, with Rodrigo Bruni as headline, and Biarritz. The match between the two was very even and until the final minutes, second place in the ProD2 final could be for anyone. Finally, Biarritz took an agonizing victory on the last play 34-33 thanks to Stark’s try and Bosch’s subsequent conversion.
At the local, the tries came through Curtis, Sénéca and Edwards, added to three conversions and two penalties from Popelin, and two shipments to the posts of Hilsenbeck. In the winner, conquests of Speight, Couilloud, Peyresblanques, Stark and Bosch, who also added three conversions and a penalty.
Therefore, the final of the ProD2 will be between Perpignan and Biarritz. It will be next Saturday June 5 from 12:30 at the Aimé Giral stadium.