Biarritz offered a stunning victory on Thursday evening. In front of the score at half-time (9-5) thanks to three penalties from Justin Bouraux, Oyonnax lost the advantage in the score and the thread of the match after returning from the locker room. Again in the lead on the scoreboard for a few minutes, the visitors finally lost to Biarritz (18-14) at the start of the first day of Pro D2.
Dominated in the first period and author of a single try, scored by Clément Renaud (18th) during the passage in numerical inferiority of Oyonnax, Biarritz changed face as soon as they returned to the lawn for the second act. The test of Simon Augry, followed by a transformation of Gilles Bosch, allowed the former resident of the Top 14 to take the advantage (12-9, 51st) and regain confidence.
A short-lived advantage, however, since Oyonnax came back in front thanks to the sheer force of Thomas Laclayat (12-14, 63rd). A nest egg that the Indians have failed to protect. Their missed opportunities were sanctioned in stride since Bosch did not flinch when converting in quick succession (70th and 73rd) two penalties giving Biarritz a first success this season against a competitor announced for the rise in Top 14.