RC Vannes-Biarritz. Outnumbered, the Bretons win their first victory

RC Vannes-Biarritz.  Outnumbered, the Bretons win their first victory

What a great first victory at the Stade de la Rabine. At the end of the suspense and after an interminable crossover, the Bretons came to the end of the BIarritz Olympique to open their victory counter. The deliverance came from the front package which propelled Cyril Blanchard into the in-goal in the 78th minute, enough to raise the 8,000 spectators.

A jet RCV

And yet everything had started rather badly. From the 13th minute, Romain Lonca pierced the Vannes defense to serve on a plateau his scrum half Kerman Aurrekoetxea who only had to flatten. Led 0-10, the Bretons relied on the boot of Maxime Lafage author of a 7/8 this evening. But it is above all thanks to two Basque clumsiness that the RCV was able to get back on track. Hulleu (21′) and Camou (38′) took advantage of these gifts from Biarritz to regain the lead and inflict an 18-0 on the BO

An exclusion that could have cost the Bretons dearly

Meanwhile, in the 34th minute, the dismissal of Joseph Edwards, for an uncontrolled head-to-head collision, could have been the turning point of the game. With a second half to play outnumbered, the Bretons held on, only yielding on a try from Sauveterre (45′) and the points at the foot of Herron (14 pts). The latter going blow for blow with Maxime Lafage in order to put back in front of their respective teams.

In a controlled end to the match, the RCV relied on its audacity (penalty found in the 5m) and the strength of its pack which was rewarded with this test in the last minutes.

The RCV therefore succeeded in its first at La Rabine, almost making people forget the first defeat at Soyaux-Angoulême, last week. Next deadline for the Bretons, next Friday with a trip to Rouen.

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Friday, September 2, 2022

RC Vannes – Olympic Biarritz: 34-26

🏉 Valves: Hulleu (21′)

Camo (38′)

Blanchard (79′)

🟥 Edwards (34′)

🏉Biarritz: Aurrekoetxea (13′)

Sauveterre (45′)

Friday, September 2, 2022

9:24 p.m.

First victory of the season for the RCV. (photo: Thierry Creux)

⏱️ END OF THE MATCH! Superb victory for Racing Club de Vannes, despite being outnumbered in the 38th minute. The Bretons carry out a great operation by leaving no bonus points to Biarritz Olympique. Supported by 8,000 spectators, the RCV won its first victory of the season (34-26).

9:21 p.m.

80′. TRANSFORMATION by Maxime Lafage. (34-26)

9:18 p.m.


Bold but paying choice of the RCV which chooses to type in key. Following the key, the Vannes pack did the job and it was Cyril Blanchard who scored in force the third Breton test.

9:15 p.m.

75′. PENALTY passed by Maxime Lafage. 6/7 for the Breton opener. And the RCV again in front of the score. (27-26)

9:14 p.m.

73′. Superb Vannes sequence. The RCV pushes the Basque defense to fault. The assistant tackler comes to play the ball. Penalty.

9:11 p.m.

Brett Herron continues his faultless footwork. (photo: Thierry Creux)

71′. PENALTY passing for Herron. 6/6 for the Biarrot scorer. (24-26)

9:11 p.m.

70′. Very long possession of the ball for the BO The white and red waves sink the Vannes defense. The RCV is at fault. Penalty within 22m on the right side.

9:03 p.m.

Maxime Lafage allows the RCV to regain the lead. (photo: Thierry Creux)

64′. PENALTY passed by Maxime Lafage. The crossover continues between the two teams. The RCV leads 24-23.

8:56 p.m.

57′. PENALTY passing for Brett Herron. The soundtrack goes back in front (21-23)

8:55 p.m.

56′. Disagreement between Gouaux and Lafage which benefits the Basques. Penalty against the posts for Brett Herron at 25m.

8:50 p.m.

52′. PENALTY successful for Maxime Lafage. The Bretons again in the lead (21-20).

8:49 p.m.

51′. Barry’s fault… Mr. Hourquet whistles a penalty for the RCV 30m from the posts.

8:47 p.m.

49′. Successful PENALTY for Brett Herronthe English striker from BO Biarritz regains the lead (18-20).

8:46 p.m.

48′. The Vannes defense suffers. New penalty to the advantage of the Basques in the 22m.

8:45 p.m.

46′. TRANSFORMATION by Brett Herron. 18-17

8:43 p.m.

45′. 🏉 TEST for BIARRITZ

After a touch found within 5m of the RCV. The Biarritz pack again sinks the Breton defense. It is Thomas Sauveterre who is there to appease.

8:42 p.m.

44′. Penalty against RCV. After a touch, the soundtrack pack pushes the Breton pack which makes a mistake.

The Biarrots decide to type in touch.

8:40 p.m.

43′. Superb defense from Quentin Etienne under Biarritz pressure one meter from the in-goal. The RCV can disengage.

8:37 p.m.

40′. Here we go again at La Rabine

8:36 p.m.

The players return to the pitch.

8:26 p.m.

Half-time: RC Vannes in front despite Edwards’ red (18-10)

Quickly led to the score by the Biarrots, the RCV was able to raise the bar thanks to two opportunistic tries from Hulleu and Camou.

Meanwhile, Joseph Edwards was sent off after an uncontrolled head-to-head impact on Auguste Cadot.

8:22 p.m.

39′. TRANSFORMATION by Maxime Lafage. 18-10 for the RCV at 14 against 15.

8:20 p.m.

Romaric Camou took advantage of the BO’s hesitation to score the RCV’s second try. (photo: Th. Hollow)

38′. 🏉 TEST FOR THE RCV signed Romaric CAMOU

Freitas on the counter-ruck… This benefits Breton scrum-half Hugo Zabalza who extends a kick over it. The Biarritz defense hesitated and Romaric Camou proved to be more skilful than Romain Lonca. The RCV winger only has to flatten.

8:15 p.m.

Auguste Cadot, stunned, goes out on a stretcher after the clash with Jo Edwards. (photo: Thierry Creux)

34′. Auguste Cadot goes out on a stretcher to the applause of La Rabine. He is replaced by Joe Jonas.

8:14 p.m.

34′. 🟥 RED CARD for Joseph Edwards

Act of foul play on the part of the Vannes player.

8:10 p.m.

34′. The referee Flavien Hourquet requests the video for a clash between the Breton Edwards and the Cadot from Biarritz.

8:06 p.m.

31′. Interesting touch for the RCV in the Basque 22m… But the Vannes forwards are at fault. BO penalty

8:03 p.m.

28′. Joseph Edwards commits a forward by trying to intercept the Biarritz touch. Scrum introduction BO less than 40m from the Breton in-goal.

8:00 p.m.

25′. First scrum of the game after a forward from John Afoa very close to the biarrot in-goal.

7:57 p.m.

21′. Maxime Lafage does not transform. First failure of the evening for the opener from Vannes.

The RCV is still in front of the score. 11-10

7:55 p.m.

The joy of Nathanaël Hulleu after the first test of the RCV this evening. (photo: Thierry Creux)


Nathanael Hulleu takes advantage of a gift from Auguste Cadot who does not control the ball. The ball slips from his hands, Hulleu grabs it and goes flattening in a corner.

7:53 p.m.

20′. PENALTY successful by Maxime Lafage. The RCV is only 4 points away. 6-10

7:53 p.m.

19′. Illegal protection on the Biarrot side with Thomas Hébert at fault. Penalty for the RCV 40m from the posts.

7:51 p.m.

18′. The rain makes its appearance on the Stade de la Rabine.

7:51 p.m.

18′. PENALTY successful by Maxime Lafage. The RCV returns 3-10

7:50 p.m.

17′. Penalty for the RCV in the 22m of BO Edwards does not release the tackled Vannes.

7:49 p.m.

16′. PENALTY successful by Brett Herron. 0-10 for the BO

7:48 p.m.

15′. Penalty against the RCV in its 50m

7:47 p.m.

14′. The essay is transformed by Herron. 0-7 for the Basques.

7:43 p.m.


The first try of the game is scored by Biarritz Olympique. After a superb breakthrough from the rear Romain Lonca, the latter finds his scrum half at height. Kerman Aurrekoetxea only has to flatten between the posts.

7:40 p.m.

7′. First penalty of the match whistled against Biarrot Dyer. Maxime Lafage finds a touch on the opposing 22m line.

7:37 p.m.

5′. First foray of the RCV into the 22 meters Biarrots. But the Basques recover the ball lost by the Vannetais.

7:34 p.m.

2′. First RC Vannes offensive, but the BO defense is in place

7:32 p.m.

1′. Let’s go for this meeting between Vannes and Biarritz!
Kick off given by the Biarrots.

7:31 p.m.

The players enter the pitch

Imminent kick-off in Vannes at the Stade de la Rabine

7:22 p.m.

The composition of Biarritz Olympique

7:17 p.m.

The composition of RC Vannes

7:11 p.m.

The Stade de la Rabine will be full tonight

7:04 p.m.

We meet once again

More than a year after the semi-final lost against Biarritz Olympique, the Vannetais find their executioner at La Rabine, this Friday evening (7:30 p.m.). But no revenge in the air, assures coach Jean-Noël Spitzer.

Pro D2. RC Vannes – Biarritz: how we meet…More than a year after the semi-final lost against Biarritz Olympique, the Vannetais find their executioner at La Rabine, this Friday evening (7:30 p.m.). But no revenge in the air, assures coach Jean-Noël Spitzer.

6:54 p.m.

The shock of the reunion, the compositions

For its first at home, RC Vannes receives an old acquaintance: Biarritz Olympique, who beat it to the wire in the semi-finals of accession in May 2021. The latest info before the meeting is here.

6:49 p.m.

Make way for the 2nd day of Pro D2! Hello and welcome to all on this live to follow the meeting of RC Vannes which hosts Biarritz Olympique.


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