It wasn’t the rain, bucketing it down and chilling the crowd out there on that autumn
Sunday, that was going to put a damper on things in the head-to-head between the
two “Vézère Gateway” packs.
The supporters witnessed a fairly fought contest between two teams who are hardly
likely to meet up again.
In the beautiful, picturesque town of Terrasson the Le Bugue team pulled all the
stops out in the first half, in the allotted time, set on winning despite poor weather
conditions and a soggy pitch. 11 – 0 for the admirable “orange lads” was however
a disappointing score.
Act Two - and after the kick-off the Le Bugue players moved the game skillfully
forward, nearly making it to their opponents’ goal. But it was just ten minutes
before the end of play that Damien Marty and the pack scored two tries, after twenty
or so minutes of hammering from the” white-and-blue guys” who never managed to quite
The visitors’ defence line, heroic at times, found themselves up against a team
they hadn’t bargained for, with very few slip-ups, giving their opponents few chances
of intercepting the ball.
But Le Bugue’s team weren’t going to let themselves be beaten and it was a contented
and triumphant team that made their way downstream with the 3 coveted points.