Dupont as a detonator, the helpless Rochelais

Find the Tops and Flops of the Top 14 Toulouse-La Rochelle dam (33-28).


Toulouse is running for election

By dismissing the winner of the last European Cup, the Stade Tolousain scored a big blow this Saturday night. The Rochelais have been gaining momentum in recent weeks, and yet the French champions have dominated the debate in intensity and intentions of the game. They will face Castres next Friday in the semi-finals in Nice, to win a ticket to the Stade de France. Only shadow on the board, the premature exit of Cros, hit in the left knee.

Les Tolousains are really cool

Defeated at large in Ireland by Leinster (40-17), the specter of the white season was agitated in front of Ugo Mola’s men. Their fatigue had been pointed out… But surprisingly, the Haute-Garonne coach said yesterday that he had seen the opposite in training. «You think they’re going to be blunt and on the contrary, they’re cooler than ever. This is where I was surprised by the freshness of the guys and their ability to repeat the efforts of a good level, even a very good level.This feeling materialized on Ernest-Wallon’s lawn. Ces Tolousains, in this state of form, will be difficult to beat …

Dupont, the boss is back

Since the end of the Six Nations Tournament, he has been said to be worn out by the slow pace of matches, underperforming, overseen. There was a part of the truth, surely exaggerated. On Saturday night, Dupont put the clocks back on time. Beyond his perfect distribution and footwork, he was instrumental in launching his team. He took an interval, covered 50 meters on Fouyssac’s first attempt (8th). Then, in his characteristic style, he came to Arnold’s support to score the 4th try in the last four games (13th).

The battle of collisions is Toulouse

It was announced before the match, and it is regularly the decisive theme of these confrontations between Haut-Garonnais and Charentais: physical duels are the key to dominating your opponent. Several duels took place: Baille and Atonio competed in the front row, with the former gradually taking the lead over his teammate in blue. Alldritt’s influence was reduced by the good plating of Elstadt and Jelonch. Finally, Botia and Akhi engaged in a percussion competition.


La Rochelle does not succeed against Toulouse

As for the two-week Champions Cup against Ireland in Leinster, Stade Rochelais had the opportunity to meet at the table des très grandes teams facing Rouge et Noir. Weary, he conceded a seventh straight defeat, including the two European Cup and French Championship finals last season. Worse, in the last eleven games played, the Maritimes had reported ten games for a setback against … Toulouse. Beast nora.

O’Gara was wrong

The Charente-Maritime club’s Irish coach was wrong when analyzing this match. «This is the timehe asserted before the meeting. The timing is perfect. We need to show what we are capable of. This is an opportunity to show our level.A somewhat presumptuous statement: taken by the throats by the people of Toulouse, he could not find the right levers to remotivate his troops at the break. His reluctance to tap his feet and confine himself to a restrictive game caused him to fall.


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