Tomorrow, at 3:30 p.m., on the lawn of Le Bourrec, the Bagnérais will go straight into the deep end of this Federal 1 version 2021-2022.
Finished the preparation started in June, finished the commando course near Payolle or the two preparation matches won, now it’s time for the start of the school year, and at the opening of the championship, already heavy on the menu for Olivier Pujo and his teammates on the move in the Gers.
“We find the championship after an interesting preparation, but now we must validate all this with this trip to Auch, and I would even say with all this first block which awaits us where I hope for positive results”, explained yesterday Christophe Cazaux, trainer three-quarters of Bagnérais.
Because before thinking about the reception of Saint-Jean de Luz next Sunday in Cazenave, before thinking about the trip to the promoted Landais, the staff and the players are focused on this opening of the championship, on this derby of Armagnac-Bigorre .
“Auch made a big recruitment, for me, they are favorites of the group. It will be a big piece but it remains a derby as I like to remind you, it will be necessary to play, to give everything to get out of this field with a positive result “, continued Christophe Cazaux who, with David Fourtané, can rely on a group which has changed little in the offseason and which will present itself in full.
“We replaced our departures, we recruited qualitatively rather than quantitatively, we have 34 suitable players for this weekend. We make our choices, we will also offer to turn according to the opponents we are going to play. allows to motivate the troops, to move, to always question oneself “, he continued, he who knows very well that facing Auch,” it will be necessary to have a big mind, a big desire, and then not to make balloons to Auscitans who could feed on it. We will insist on conservation and combat “.
There will be fighting every Sunday in this hen stamped “South West”, but it is Sunday afternoon that the first battle will start, on this lawn at Le Bourrec.
Afterwards, President Padroni’s group will have time to think about the reception of Saint-Jean-de Luz, another big piece of the hen.