The referee had warned Armitage, he sanctions! First card of the match it is for the former player of the RCT, Soury! The pressure in front of the Biarrots goal line! Melee to follow for Toulon …
Toulon pushes on the right wing! The forwards put pressure on the Biarrots and arrive on the line. Whistle from the referee, new penalty for the RCT!
White makes the difference in the midfield, the scrum half takes the hole before launching the offensive on his right! The ball travels to the wing but Cordin is stopped in the 22. The Biarrots are at fault! Call to order for visitors.
The Frenchman hits the penalty but the ball goes past the posts! First failure of the day for Belleau!
Belleau hits far … but he can’t find the hit! Lonca grabs the ball and then hits it in touch, a touch he finds!
Nice movement from Belleau in his 22. Under the pressure, after a kick, he feigned the game on the foot to avoid the opposing tackle. The opening half then finds the touch.
RCT fault in its 22! Perraux does not let the opportunity pass and passes the penalty, slightly to the right! 3-3!
Rebbadj steals a ball in the center of the field, Toulon regains possession but for only a few seconds. White hits the foot!
Throw-in for Biarritz in the 22 opponents but Soury’s throw goes above everyone! White can clear his camp.
Touch well captured by Nakarawa! The Toulonnais are in the 22 Biarritz for the first time in the match … Dyer is at fault on the ground! Penalty for RCT!
The ground is wet, especially on the wing! The match promises to be oh so complicated to play.
First foul of the match! The Biarrots are at fault in a ruck in the Toulon camp! Belleau finds a touch.
To find traces of a Top 14 match between the two teams in Mayol, we have to go back to February 2014 with a victory of RCT 33-20! Note that during this match Steffon Armitage, then in Toulon, had scored a try! The third English line is now near Biarritz!
Both teams want to reverse the downward spiral today. Indeed, the two clubs have won only one match out of the last 5 Top 14 matches!
Here is the XV des Biarrots for this trip to Toulon: Millar, Soury, Azariashvili; Dyer, Olmstead; Dixon, Hirigoyen, Armitage S.; Cubelli (m.), Perraux (o.); Speight, Saili, Kuridrani, Domvo; Lonca
Here is the team aligned by the RCT: Fresia, Etrillard, Gigashvili; Nakarawa, Roux; Rebbadj, Ory, Timani; Blanc (m.), Belleau (o.); Wainiqolo, Paia’aua, Heriteau, Cordin; Luke
This match at Mayol is, in a way, a match of fear between two bottom teams! 13th, the RCT has one point less than Biarritz!
Biarritz remains on a beautiful and convincing victory at home, against Brive, 37-9! A victory that has done the club a lot of good, a victory that ended 4 defeats in a row!
A new season begins for the RCT after the departure of Patrice Collazo! The latter was thanked this week, following the heavy defeat in La Rochelle! Franck Azéma has been appointed to head the team but the former Clermont manager will not be on the bench this afternoon!
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