Chilean international centre, Francisco de la Fuente has been having an excellent week. He has been playing well for his country in international matches including victories over Brazil and Paraguay and has been signed on a one year deal with the option of an additional year by French Second Division club, Auch. de la Funente has been with Auch this seasaon already alongside Chilean international secondrower Sergio Valdés. FC Auch Gers is a club looking to get back into the Top 14 Orange after being relegated to the Pro d2 two seasons ago.
Two weeks ago Auch had a vital Pro d2 match against Union Bordeaux Bègles in the final round of the regular season. Depending on the result, Auch could have advanced to the play-off´s. In a highly entertaining match Union Bordeaux Bègles defeated FC Auch Gers 29-27 with Sergio Valdés in Auch´s starting lineup. Int he end Auch missed the play-off´s, but only just as they finished in 6th place. Union Bordeaux Bègles had a semi final last weekend against Grenoble and their victory put them into the Pro d2 final vs Albi with the winner joining regular season winners, Lyon, in gaining promotion to the Top 14 Orange. Francisco de la Fuente was used in the 2010-2011 season as a development player or a espoirs in French.
Auch vs Union Bordeaux Bègles from earlier in the season