This Sunday, Stade Rennais Rugby welcomed Montpellier-Hérault rugby to the Vélodrome on day one of Elite 1. After putting in a disappointing performance marked by technical fouls, Rouge et Noir lost 15-3.
Elite 1 finally resumed its rights this weekend after several months of truce. Even if Rennes has already returned to the field since October in the Coupe de France, the first shock of the season occurred on Sunday against Montpellier. It is clear that Anne Berville’s daughters wanted to start off in the best possible way so as not to have a difficult year like last season. Except that, unfortunately, not everything went as planned.
However, Maureen Rivière and his comrades showed great things in the first minutes of the match. Rennes successfully played forward quickly to alert Héraultaises aggressively into the scrimmage. However, the locals didn’t go far from feeling too intimidated. After a counter kick from Margaux Duces, Montpellier could have run past the situation, but the Breton defense handled the situation perfectly.
Montpellier takes the lead on the break
While the Britton players were solid in this sector of play, they lost something that allowed the visitors to narrowly open the scoring (0-3, 12). A few minutes later, the Breitlin team had a chance, but Lucille Kontal did not convert the penalty kick offered to her.
Then Montpellier gradually took the lead while Rouge and Noir kept quiet with a false rhythm. Offensively shy, Lénaig Gonin and her teammates were narrowly close to the opposition line to get back into the game. In the second half, Stade Rennes rugby was trailing 3-0.
There is a lot of inaccuracy in communication
Upon his return from the locker room, the match began to fade as both teams doubled up on fouls and Montpellier also received a yellow card. But the daughters of Anne Berville failed to take advantage of this numerical superiority. And after missing another touch, Stade Rennes rugby conceded the first attempt (0-10). But Lucille Contal reduced the score significantly after a converted penalty kick (3-10).
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Rin should have appeared more in the attack in hopes of achieving the result. They rarely restricted the stages of the game by preferring it to the contrary of the game on foot. Herultis scored a second attempt at the end of the match in order to take off and close all debates (3-15). Therefore, Stade Rennais Rugby has withdrawn in its first league game and will have to pull itself together next week against Stade Bordelais.