By beating Albi by 12 points this Friday in the semifinal, Rouen has validated its accession to the Pro D2 next year. A cruel end of the season for Albi.

Fédérale 1 - Albi dominates Rouen in the rain and puts one foot in the final (VIDEO)Fédérale 1 – Albi dominates Rouen in the rain and puts one foot in the final (VIDEO)The Albigensians knew the task would not be easy on the lawn of Rouen. Despite an 11-point lead after the first leg, nothing was done. This Friday night, the Albigensians have found at their expense. The return semi-final smiled to the Normans, who, thanks to a 12-point victory (24 to 12), qualified for the finals of the Bundesliga 1 and access the Pro D2 for the first time in their history. The meeting was long tight, Michalet for Rouen responding to the Albigensian Russell to push up the score (12-9 in the 40th).

The gap could have been larger because of the rusk addressed to Albi Bisman's scrum half in the 16th minute. But the locals could not take advantage while Russell scored six points after the yellow Milhorat for Rouen. Nor did they benefit from a second numerical superiority after the temporary exclusion of Caminati on the hour mark by scoring a try. However, the sixth penalty of Michalet The result was a short break (18-9).

At that time, Albi held his qualification. But the Norman striker was in view this Friday. A new kick in the 69th Rouen passed the time for Boulogne to answer him to give hope to Albi. At the end of an unsustainable matchit was Matty James who had the last word at the 78th …And this, while the meeting continued well after the siren. The visitors pushed up to 84th to fetch a penalty or a saving drop position. But the penalty never arrived despite their efforts.Video link

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