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Nico Wilson

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Quins are without mercy
« on: Tuesday 16-Oct-2018, 10:21* »
Interesting write up from the French media:

https://www.petitbleu.fr/article/2018/10/14/94917-des-quins-sans-pitie.html

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Quins" without mercy
SU Agen - Challenge Cup. The SUA bowed heavily 54-22 yesterday in London.
Despite a good conquest in touch and scrum, the AUS struggled to catch the Harlequins yesterday.

How often in European challenge, the SUA did not deserve yesterday in London, but it fell again heavily, 54 to 22, against Harlequins intractable with the Agen.

No feat for the SU Agen yesterday afternoon in London. The Harlequins did a good job on the steps of Twickenham Palace. The SUA was simply taken against the British by the way, like the first test. The Agenais were expecting a real battle of the air at Twickenham Stoop, it is through the game that the multicolored Londoners quickly extinguished the hopes Lot-et-Garonne.

While the Agenian conquest had tempered the furious start promised at the beginning of the match to Antoine Miquel and his teammates, with balloons stitched in touch, it is the back of the fifteen of the Rose, Mike Brown, who put the fire in the defense of SUA.

From the 14th minute, he was at the conclusion of an action after a good interval between his winger Gabriel Ibitoye in the heart of an Agen line too quickly disorganized. Strangely, it is also often on the right side of his line of three-quarters that Sporting was going to be caught backhand throughout the match. Twelve minutes later, it was this same Mike Brown who was at the origin of the second test of "Quins", scored by the scrum half Charlie Mulchrone. The former Toulousain Semi Kunatani added to the addition to the half-hour game.

A little too much to the taste of the rear agenais Loris Tolot very legged yesterday on the beautiful English lawn Twickenham Stoop. He first saw in the middle of the field, served at the relay Alban Conduché and found himself at the end of the same action to score corner the first test Agen (35th), after an intervention Fouad Yaha. The fine investment of the Agenais in the first act was not rewarded on the scoreboard, with a 21-8 which did not seem unacceptable. "We were happy with the first half," said Rémi Vaquin after the match. Our players were warned, however, that the British would come back on the pitch. The Agen coach was not wrong. The "Quins" have been ruthless in the last 40 minutes.

First try for Yaha

Winger Nathan Earle scored the offensive bonus test in the 43rd minute for the Londoners. The victory soaring long ago, Agen was not going home completely empty-handed in France. Of all the fights yesterday, in defense as in attack, Julien Hériteau recovered a good ball in the 22 meters of the Harlequins. It allowed the ex-treizist Fouad Yaha to register his first test under the colors of the SUA, overflowing (52nd).

No time to celebrate this premiere as the Harlequins set the pace again with a penalty try. They were going to add two by Nathan Earle and Semi Kunatan, who each scored twice. In the meantime Facundo Bosch had reduced the mark by scoring the third Agen. In the end, the SUA would have "well contented with a 40 to 22," said Julien Héritteau, but he judiciously pointed out that Agen "paid cash the slightest defensive investment error". Sporting began its European campaign with a heavy defeat yesterday in London. He will try to catch up next Friday night by receiving Benetton Treviso. The Italians inflicted a scathing 40-14 yesterday in Grenoble in the other match of Pool 5 of the Challenge Cup.

Fouad Yaha: first day!
First match, first in a few minutes, first try, first yellow card, it was really the weekend of the first for the ex-treizist Fouad Yaha, who played yesterday in London his first rugby match. XV with Agen. The former Catalan Dragons player, however, was happy to have cleared the pressure: "I had a bit early in the game. She went as the match progressed. For the test, it is Julien (Hériteau) who gives me a caviar, I did not have too much to do. For the yellow card, I did not do it on purpose. I had a bad reflex by tapping on the ball to avoid it marks a try but, in the end, there is a penalty test. I was very excited this weekend to play my first match at XV. I was also afraid of doing some nonsense, but in the end there is good and not so good, so it's okay. It's the beginning, I have to adapt to the AUS game to try to hit more balloons. In the end, I want to say that I'm disgusted that we lost but, at the same time, I'm happy to have played this first game. "Next Friday should be another night of premiere for Fouad Yaha, who will surely stepping on the lawn of Armandie to face Benetton Treviso with his new teammates.

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Fearless Fred

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Re: Quins are without mercy
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 16-Oct-2018, 10:27* »
I hadn't realised that Yaha was a recent League -> Union convert.

Bolly-Quin

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Re: Quins are without mercy
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 16-Oct-2018, 16:08* »
I hadn't realised that Yaha was a recent League -> Union convert.

Albeit a caviar-eating convert..! ;D

 

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