Biarritz, trailing 9-0 at the break, overthrew Agen (29-9), reduced to fourteen in the 30th minute, Thursday in the opening match of the 9th day of the Pro D2 and temporarily moved up to fifth place in the rankings .

Agen, who has never won away from home this season, played outnumbered after the exclusion of his English second row Joe Maksymiw, guilty of a high tackle on Biarritz fullback Gervais Cordin (30th) . The Lot-et-Garonnais, who led at half-time thanks to three penalties from fullback Thomas Vincent in the rain and wind from Aguilera, fell from eighth to ninth place.

With this improved success, Biarritz, ninth before the day, is reassured after its heavy defeat at leader Vannes last week (42-7). His five tries were scored by the English second row Charlie Matthews (48th), the hooker Bastien Soury (58th), the Spanish scrum-half Kerman Aurrekoetxea (63rd), the South African fly-half Joe Jonas (71st) and the 2nd Johnny Dyer line (78th).

Friday RC Vannes, still undefeated since the start of the season, will travel to Rouen, the red lantern.