Despite their good start to the game, the Rochelais were surprised twice, taking two penalties from Thomas Romas (0-6, 15 ‘).

The La Rochelle domination was confirmed in the wake, by the test of Jules Favre, at the conclusion of a nice collective movement in the 22 meters of Toulouse. The Maritimes passed in front, thanks to the transformation of Jules Plisson (7-6, 18 ‘). François Cros also received a yellow card on the action.

A few seconds before the break, Jules Plisson scored three more points (10-6, 39 ‘), before Thomas Ramos did the same before returning to the locker room (10-9, 40’).

Always incisive on each possession, the Yellow and Black confirmed with two penalties from their opener, Jules Plisson (16-9, 52 ‘).

Five minutes later, Will Skelton saw Monsieur Dufort take out the red card, after a dangerous tackle. Thomas Ramos scored three more points and allowed his team to come back to 4 points (16-12, 57 ‘).

Still in the game, Ronan O’Gara’s players saw the Haut-Garonnais return to the front, after a great breakthrough from Romain Ntamack (16-17, 67 ‘).

Thomas Ramos passed a new penalty, just over five minutes from time (16-20, 74 ‘) and sealed the score …

Despite the many attempts in La Rochelle, even at 14, the Yellow and Black were unable to reverse the trend. They glean, despite everything, their first point of the season by pocketing a defensive bonus point.

Next meeting on Saturday, for the second day of the Top 14, on the lawn of Racing 92 (9:05 pm).

The Jaune et Noirs start their season against Stade Toulousain in a Marcel Deflandre Stadium …

With its audience, the Marcel Deflandre Stadium will be the scene of a high-quality duel for this first day …

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