Perpignan beat Biarritz 33-14 and champion of the Pro D2, so it amounted to Top 14. The Catalan team had the presence from the start of Jerónimo De la Fuente, while Patricio Fernández entered at the end of the game.
The game was played like a final, with clenched teeth and without much intention of risking too much for both teams. The opening of the scoring came at 11 minutes, with wing George Tisley’s try to put Perpignan up 7-0, a difference that would remain until the break, beyond the three penalties per side scored by Hart and Jaminet, for Biarritz and Perpignan, respectively.
In the complement, the parity was maintained until a key moment of the match: the yellow one for the New Zealand center, Francis Saili, at 50 minutes. Perpignan made the most of that advantage, and with Ben Volavola’s try, began to shape the long-awaited rise to the Top 14.
The try on the end of Jaminet It was the icing on the cake for a team that proved to be superior to its rival and that will once again be in the Top 14, led by Jerónimo de la Fuente and Patricio Fernández.