France heads into 2nd round of play with five games on the schedule

The second round of play in the FFFA D1 Elite (Federation Francaise de Football Americain) league features five games.

In the North, the defending French champions, the La Courneuve Flash (1-0) will host the Saint-Ouen Cougars (0-1) while the Tours Pionniers (1-0), newcomers to the top league, travel to Thonon to take on 2022 league runners up, the Thonon Black Panthers (1-0). In a battle of two winless teams, the Asnieres Molosses (0-1) pay a visit to Amiens to play the Amiens Spartiates (0-1). The South division will see two games with the Toulouse Ours (1-0) playing host to the Grenoble Centaures (0-1) while the Marseilles Blue Stars (1-0) will play the Aix-en-Provence Argonautes (0-1) at home in Marseilles.

Saturday, February 18

Grenoble Centaures (0-1) @ Toulouse Ours (1-0)

The Ours took down the Aix-en-Provence Argonautes two weeks ago, beating them 17-7. Meanwhile, Grenoble was whipped 36-3 by the Nice Dauphins. These two teams faced each other twice in 2022 with Toulouse winning both contests.

Tours Pionniers (1-0) @ Thonon Black Panthers (1-0)

The surprising Tours Pionniers earned their first win ever in the top league by beating the Amiens Spartiates 28-24 two weeks ago while Thonon ran roughshod over Saint-Ouen Cougars, downing them 38-14. Nevertheless, Thonon is the heavy favorite in this game.

Saint-Ouen Cougars (0-1) @ La Courneuve Flash (1-0)

The Cougars will be in tough when they travel to Paris to take on the reigning title holders. Saint-Ouen were soundly beaten by the Thonon Black Panthers 38-14 two weeks ago to open the season while La Courneuve did not miss a beat in downing the Asnieres Molosses 26-14.

Watch the game live on Saturday, February 18 at 20:00 CET (8 pm, 2 pm ET).

Asnieres Molosses (0-1) @ Amiens Spartiates (0-1)

In another clash of two winless teams, the Asnieres Molosses, who lost 26-14 to La Courneuve to open the season will travel to Amiens to face the Spartiates who were edged 28-24 by the Tours Pionniers. This

Sunday, February 19

Aix Argonautes (0-1) @ Marseilles Blue Stars (1-0)

The Marseilles Blue Stars looked as formidable as ever two weeks ago in beating the Catalans Grizzlys and will be looking to improve their record to 2-0 when they host the Aix Argonautes who lost 17-7 to the Toulouse Ours.

Watch the game live on Sunday, February 19 at 14:00 CET (2 pm, 08:00 am ET)

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