Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Argentines leave Agen Thunderstruck in Le Mans

Stade Français home win this past weekend at the Stade MM Arena in Paris was another example of the force of Argentina in French rugby as the 34 year old Pumas captain, Felipe Contepomi scored 26 points, including two tries and was joined by Martín Rodríguez Gurruchaga and the Argentine-Italian, Sergio Parisse on the scores sheet for Stade Français. On the other side of the coin, Belisario Agulla scored Agen´s first try of the match. Contepomi had a solid match as a playmaker as did Rodríguez Gurruchaga with both players creating opportunities for their colleagues and breaking the defensive line themselves. Though it would mean changes, the Parisian 10-12 combination does stand a chance of being used by Santiago Phelan this year.

The match was played in front of a big crowd at the Stade MM Arena in Le Mans located near the city of Nantes which hosted three matches at Rugby World Cup 2007. The region has no teams in the Top 14 with Paris and La Rochelle being the closest teams. La Rochelle is fighting to return to the Top 14 from the Pro d2 after finishing 13th last season in Fracne´s Top flight.

The official website of Stade Français posted a highlights video of the match featuring the song Thunderstruck by ACDC. The music captures the performance of the Parisians who look certain to feature in the Top14 play-off´s after being absent for the past two years. The man at the helm of the teams turnaround has been Contepomi who is going against age and showing Toulon how poorly he was used by his former club. 

Les temps forts de Stade Français Paris - Agen - Stade TV
Retrouvez les temps forts du match Stade Français Paris - Agen au MMArena à l'occasion de la 21ème journée du TOP 14 Orange. 

1 comment:

  1. Many of these guys should be in Super Rugby already.