Aurillac recovers, Biarritz surprises… The forecasts for the 18th day of Pro D2

A few away victories including the Biarritz surprise on the lawn of Armandie, Oyonnax continues against Mont de Marsan and Aurillac gets back on track by beating Grenoble… Discover our predictions for the 18th day of Pro D2!

Oyonnax – Mont-de-Marsan

Who will stop the Oyomen leader? 11 consecutive successes for the residents of Charles Mathon and an unparalleled domination in this championship which they outrageously dominate. It will take a lot of courage, precision, commitment, in short everything, for Mont-de-Marsan to bring down a monster that seems untouchable. The runner-up and finalist last year, however, has many weapons and a very big dynamic to hope for that. But in an environment that Oyo knows too well, for us the task seems complicated on the Montois side.

Victory of Oyonnax

Aurillac – Grenoble

Time for a rebound for the Cantaliens? So in the Top 6 recently, Aurillac had two defeats in 2023, one of which broke his unbeaten streak at home. Roméo Gontinéac’s men therefore want to return to victory in their den of Jean Alric. Counting among others on the boot of their opener Marc Palmier, the locals will have to expect formidable adversity. Remaining on two draws against Carcassonne and Provence, the Isérois will want to ensure that the coin falls on the right side this time. We feel once again a difficult match for Aurillac, but the (short) victory should be at the end.

Victory of Aurillac


The duel of the soft belly flavor of Provence? 9th Provence, Béziers is 10th, here are the rankings of each of the two teams before this 18th day. Mauricio Reggiardo’s men must react after a draw and two defeats. A success would allow them to distance Béziers a little bit. The ASBH which, for its part, apart from the classic disappointment in Oyonnax, has made a good transition from 2022 to 2023. The dynamic is clearly Biterroise but Provence must recover, we are trying the big draw for the draw.



Massy to breathe or Montauban escapes? The promoted and last Massicois receives Montauban 13th. Montalbanais who obtained only one success far from their land, it was at the neighbor Columérin. A blow in the Paris region would allow them here to extricate themselves a little more from this accursed zone. But Massy will not give up and will want to surf on his good performance against Vannes. We feel the match tight, however we see a blow made by Montauban.

Victory of Montauban

Nathanael Hulleu, serial scorer for RC Vannes with 7 tries scored
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Climb into the Top 6? The Bretons are currently seventh in the standings just behind Grenoble. Nevers, lower, resisted a little more than the other teams to the arrival of Oyonnax, although defeated. They move to La Rabine with the desire to show that their place is higher. On the other hand, they remain on a success against Soyaux-Angoulême (26-20). The Vannetais are them on four defeats in 5 games including one on the lawn of Massy. They have here a chance to put their heads back and at the same time to get, why not, a small place in the top 6.

Victory of Vannes

Soyaux Angouleme – Colomiers

Colomiers has won everything! This week, the calendar can benefit the Dove. 1st and 2nd compete, as do 3rd and 4th. A windfall can occur if the results are favorable to them and especially if they impose themselves in Angoumoisine territory. It will therefore be necessary to apply to possibly achieve the good shot of this Pro D2 evening. But Soyaux will not let go and more than ever, they will want to end this series of defeats which has lasted since December 1st. For us Colomiers has a chance of winning although Soyaux is the favourite. We are trying to win away from home.

Victory of Colomiers

Carcassonne – Rouen

The Audois for a 6/6 against Rouen? The statistics are impressive. Since 2019, all confrontations between the two teams have been in favor of US Carcassonne. 5 wins out of 5 possible. Is another defeat awaiting Rouen? The Normans have in any case imposed themselves on the two promoted this season, without bringing back the slightest point from other trips. The men of the City will find the resources to prevail and continue the series, in our opinion.

Victory of Carcassonne

Agen – Biarritz

This clash between the 3rd and 4th is therefore the logical poster for this 18th day. Rugby fans should take pleasure in front of two playing teams. This duel promises to be clearly tight in every way. With 1 unit difference, neither of these two historic clubs will want to let go of the slightest crumb to their enemy of the day. This meeting will be played on details, flashes. Agen has a neutral record in Armandie (4 wins for 4 losses), Biarritz therefore has something to play for. Once again, given the profile of this match and the individualities on both sides, we are trying to surprise Biarritz to widen the gap.

Victory of Biarritz

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