To see Ronan O’Gara and Vincent Merling swinging their torsos from left to right to the rhythm of the music from the Marcel-Deflandre stadium, the third and last round of the Supersevens will once again sound like a successful party. And the king of this La Rochelle fiesta is none other than Monaco.
Frédéric Michalak’s men followed in Charente-Maritime, and therefore won a second stage in this Supersevens, a week after the one won in Toulouse.
In the wake of Cecil Afrika, metronome of the Principality’s game, the Monegasques scored Toulon in the final (29-7). The South African was able to boost the tempo of his team at the appropriate times, thus allowing him to gain a short advantage at the break, after being surprised at the start of the game by Sonatane Takulua, thanks to the tests of Saimone Qeleca and Joris Simon (10 -7).
Then Monaco took advantage of Toulon fatigue to unwind in the second half and register three tries by Lancelot Luteau, Matias Ferro and Jamy Soulisse (29-7).
As the stage winner, Monaco, like Pau, victorious in Aix-en-Provence on August 14, is certain to be on the program for the grand final, which will take place on November 13 at the Arena. They will be accompanied by Toulon, Biarritz, Clermont, La Rochelle, Baabaas and Racing.