“It’s a great team, a great club”. When it comes to the Stade Toulousain, Xavier Sadourny shows a big smile and is full of praise. “They are European champion, champion of France, and unbeaten at the start of the season despite a truncated preparation, it is exceptional” continuation of the coach of the three quarters of the ASM who does not hide his admiration.
Because we have the feeling that there is Toulouse and the others, as the performances are constant. Two titles last season, just three weeks to restart the machine, “we continued to do physical work after the resumption of competition” confirms the experienced Maxime Médard. But the machine is restarted. Victories in La Rochelle or Montpellier, more than 40 points against Toulon. Only two bonuses left on the way, it’s very strong.
We absolutely have to rewrite a story … Maxime Médard, rear of Stade Toulousain
For ASM, this is a huge challenge. “It’s the biggest piece of the moment” confirms Yohan Beheregaray, “they have success, they provoke it, we can only congratulate them, we will try to stop the machine”. What the Clermontois have not done since September 2014. “We are not the only ones” jokes Xavier Sadourny.
For Toulouse, the ASM hall is always a guarantee of a spectacular match. “It’s a big piece, even if they haven’t made a very good start to the season,” the mainstay Cyril Baille is wary. “They regained their confidence after a very complete match against La Rochelle, no one is invincible, we keep repeating ourselves”. Maybe not invincible, but undefeated the Reds and Blacks are. And hear the rest after this clash between the only two clubs that have never left the elite of French rugby.
Toulouse-ASM, a match to be fully experienced from 8:45 p.m. on France Bleu Pays d’Auvergne.