The promoted Albi likewise Sunday at Lezignan in the lead at the break before falling away (30-14) but the Tarn side have impressed and look in far better shape than the disastrous one-year stay a near decade back when they reached the Lord Derby Cup Final only to fall in a heap seasons end with money problems. The town council appear to be getting involved with some upgrading of their ground too while their U20s are top of the comp followed by title holders SOA. Avignon 72-16 Carcassonne and FCL 28-32 Albi at the weekend tell its own story at junior level.
Back on Avignon three of their former players will line-up against Wigan tomorrow – Gigot, Yaha and Duport while Jullien is in the Wire 19 for Headingley tonight and a fifth Vauclusian - Garcia will be hoping to debut with Penrith in the NRL in the weeks to come. It shows the potential up there. 2000 was reported as the crowd Saturday and their international gates exceptional. Somebody needs to keep the kettle boiling up in Provence.
Interesting in these images Fed President Carlos Zalduendo chatting pitch side with the Dragons CEO Christophe Jouffret. I wonder what the topic was!
* Great to see too the classic shirts worn by the two clubs - along time since the Bisons wore the blue & white hoops.
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