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Agen relegated to ProD2 and on track for worst season in league's history

By Ian Cameron
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Agen were officially relegated from the Top 14 on Friday night, despite six games remaining until the season has run its course.

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Agen have endured a nightmare campaign in which they have lost all of their 20 of the games to date, with their fate sealed after 13th placed Pau bested 12th placed Bayonne 43-33 last night.

That result has opened up an unassailable gap between Agen with just two bonus points and Pau with 36 points and Bayonne on 39.

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Their season is likely to be the worst in the history of the competition. In 2010 Bourgain ended the season with 11 points, leaving SUA with 9 points to make up in their final six games. Given that they are yet to record a single win and face the likes of Racing 92, La Rochelle, Toulon and Lyon in the weeks ahead, that looks like a tall task.

Agen sacked their coaching ticket after they shipped a massive loss away to Bordeaux Begles back in November. Manager Christophe Laussucq and forwards coach Rémi Vaquin were sacked, seemingly at the behest of club president Jean-François Fonteneau after they fell to a humiliating 5-71 defeat. It was the seventh loss in a row for the club.

Fonteneau publically berated the players and coaches at the time, but the season was not to improve.

 

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