By beating La Rochelle on Tuesday in a late match for the 22nd day of the Top 14, Brive has taken a big step towards maintaining it. Even if the manager of the Corrèze club, Jeremy Davidson, remains cautious.
Brive, under pressure after its defeat against Stade Français, took a big step towards maintaining it by signing an enhanced victory against a mixed team from La Rochelle (24-12), this Tuesday in a late match of the 22nd day of Top 14. Relieved, Jeremy Davidson’s men! With now ten points ahead of the standings three days from the end of the barrage Bayonne, serenity has returned to Corrèze.
By pressing on their strong point of the day, the balls carried, they took the upper hand on the dolphin of the Top 14, came with second knives including five young beginners in the elite in anticipation of the European Cup final against Toulouse , but with a great desire to do battle three days after his defeat in Montpellier.
This mix between young shoots and rare executives lasted half an hour, the first, before breaking twice before the break with two yellow cards collected (Wiaan Liebenberg and Thomas Ployet) and two tests conceded. The first penalty (31st) after a penalty ending in its debut, the second in force signed Kitione Kamikamica on a five-meter penalty quickly played in double numerical superiority (17-6, 37th).
Davidson: “The maintenance is not done yet”
Before that the men of Jono Gibbes exerted an aggressive pressing making their hosts outsmart, several times at fault and sanctioned by two penalties of Jules Plisson. The Brivist indiscipline returned to the recovery and the Rochelais came closer to the score with two new penalties from Plisson, but also two failures before the hour mark that could have made the locals doubt. Instead, they were surgical by scoring a third try, still by Kamikamica (60th) on the only real highlight of the second act, synonymous with offensive bonus.
“Winning against La Rochelle with five points, three days after playing Stade Français in the first heat, all after a period of Covid, I think it is a positive result, even if it was not the big team de La Rochelle, said Briviste manager Jeremy Davidson. They fought until the end. We were a little tense. We didn’t want to lose that little bonus point. They took two yellow cards because We dominated them. My players had a good rhythm, a good control. We now have 50 points. The maintenance is not done yet. We did most of the work, but there are still three games. “‘