Grenade. Federal 2: impossible is not Grenadain

Grenade. Federal 2: impossible is not Grenadain
Grenade. Federal 2: impossible is not Grenadain

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Qualified twice on the wire, the men of the Vilaspasa-Busque duo find a well-known opponent for a double confrontation which begins this Sunday at Ger-Seron-Bedeil.

Winning the play-off in the 82nd minute thanks to a penalty, making up for a 14-point deficit by winning away… At this pace, we wonder what the next challenge faced by Granada will be? Engaged in the final phase of Fédérale 2, the Grenadains push the limits of the impossible at each turn. “I want to say that the final phase really began with this victory in the 16th against Pont-Long,” comments forwards coach Grégory Vilaspasa. “We narrowly beat Hasparren thanks to a penalty obtained from scrum and then transformed (21-19) and we were unrecognizable in the first leg in the 16th against Pont-Long,” recalls the coach, praising the strength of character of his group . “It’s clear that it’s one of our character traits, this team never gives up,” he assures, his protégés having achieved the feat of winning 24-36 after losing at home 17-31 . “We knew it was possible, we prepared for it by telling ourselves that we could do it because in the first leg we played the least successful match of the season, not to mention that they were very realistic” , confides Matthieu Busque’s friend, as satisfied with the mentality as with the content.

Nothing to do with group matches

“We try to offer complete rugby, the forwards work to open up spaces and three-quarters show inspiration, there is a real game plan,” persists the pack coach. 10 tries in three matches is one of the best offensive ratios of this final phase. A pronounced taste for the game which risks being altered by the opposition coming against Ger-Seron-Bedeil, the 2022 champions of Fédérale 3 advocating a more “rough” game since the start of the play-offs. “I think it’s a team that resembles us, a good club with a small budget but strong values,” announces Grégory Vilaspasa, not wanting to refer to the two matches that have already taken place in pool 5. “They had done play at home and we did the same at theirs so it gave big scores (36-20 for Granada on the first leg and 41-10 for Ger on the return) but which do not reflect the qualities of our teams.” warns the coach with a strong heart since the start of the final phase. Mandatory feature to be able to follow the epic of the Grenadains, kings of suspense and lovers of challenges.

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