After seven minutes to defend, Racing 92 conceded a breakthrough by Placines which ended with a try from Bonneval. Eleven minutes later, Palu rewarded a nice highlight from the Ile-de-France region initiated by Diallo on the right wing. Beale was yellow carded before the break for a dangerous tackle. Like Placines who remakes the blow, Nanai-Williams crosses in the axis of the defense. At half-time, we say to ourselves that Toulouse could lead with a better gap (10-13).

Racing came back to equality by Le Garrec’s foot, then passed in front thanks to a good combination that the young number 9 concluded after a touch. Shortly after, Spring hits a candle which he receives. In the process, a laser pass from the scrum half arrives on Palu, well launched which offers itself a double. In 14 minutes, the reigning champions conceded 17 points! The end of the game sees the facts of the game such as rucks and turn in favor of the locals. Tolofua’s test comes at the right time, eight minutes before the siren. But Holmes, 22 meters in the corner, misses the transformation (27-18).

Baptiste Germain could not believe it but the decision was there: his test was invalidated on video by Mr. Cayre (65th). The way he ejected it from Tanga-Mangene’s hands, with his foot, was unlawful. In the event of a test, almost under the posts, Stade Toulouse would have returned to seven points behind Racing. With a quarter of an hour to play and a dynamic in its favor, Toulouse would undoubtedly have had a good shot …

We know the ability of the defending champion to set the pace, regardless of the XV aligned on the field. But the Racingmen managed to seize the machine thanks to a very high level contest. It was sometimes at the limit of the rule or even sanctioned. In any case, this bias to slow down all Toulouse ball exits has paid off for Laurent Travers and his team.

It took panache to find the flaw in this meeting which saw two teams from the outset applied to defend well. But Le Garrec, with his good vision of the game and his ball transmissions, managed to place his people in front of the scoreboard. The combination in touch saw him conclude after a reception in the background and a well-felt feint in the interval.

The Racingmen struggled to defend in the first half. Evidenced by the 15 tackles missed by Henry Chavancy’s teammates before the break … For example, the captain managed 3 out of 6 in the center while at the opening, Antoine Gibert missed four out of 5 tackles attempted. ..

The images were able to astonish the regulars of the championship. How the Toulouse Stadium, usually quite clean in its interventions, could have made so many mistakes? Neti who dives while clearing, Youyoutte who does not come out of the regroup, a penalty returned due to another dive from the left pillar … It is not so much the absence of his internationals that has penalized the current runner-up in the championship but rather his indiscipline, especially in the ground game.

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