MARIGOT: One week after their convincing success against the BRUC of Abymes (24-15), the Archiball will play again on Saturday at 3:30 pm at the Bellevue stadium for the first leg of the Guadeloupe championship final. The opponent of the day: the Barracudas of Saint-Barth.
If Jean-Luc Blancafort’s players have ensured the essential against BRUC, the task against the neighbor of Saint-Barth looks more difficult. Accustomed to playing regularly in the finals, the Barracudas will make the short trip to ST. Martin with the firm intention of already taking a definite advantage before the return match.
To reach the final, the teammates of Paul Bessières, scrum-half, won 18-6 in their home town of St. John in front of the Good-Luck after having conceded a share of the points in the first game (18-18).
On the Archiball side, Thibault Azema’s teammates will have to show their determination to win against their opponents. Against Bruc last week, the local XV had a timid start before gradually taking the ascendancy over the Guadeloupean formation.
It is now up to the Archiball to find the solutions to break through the lines of a Barracuda formation that is always difficult to maneuver outside its bases.