Nothing is going well for the USAP. The Perpignanais, penultimate in the last edition of the Top 14, held on by playing a play-off match won against Grenoble (33-19). But since the resumption of the championship, the southern club has found it difficult to move forward, in this case the race to maintain.
The Catalans are the last team not to have won a match and, worse, still do not have a point on the clock. And this is not the latest defeat, against Pau (39-24), which improved the affairs of the Harlequins. A worrying situation for the club, which still recorded good news.
World champion with South Africa last Saturday, second row Marvin Orie made the difficult decision not to go to South Africa to celebrate the Springboks' coronation and to return immediately to Perpignan to help his club. A sacrifice that Franck Azéma, manager of USAP, wanted to highlight on the airwaves of Franc Bleu Roussillon.
“Marvin Orie had the opportunity to go for a week to celebrate the title in South Africa and he finally chose to join us. I think it’s a good message. He follows the path of the USAP, he is obviously worried and wants to make his contribution.” Even though he didn't play much during the World Cup, the second row is a potential club starter. His return should do his team good.