rugby.Toulouse in boss mode against Clermon
Power four! Toulouse continued to perform perfectly this season, with an unlimited match on Sunday against the Clermont team (27-15), which was nailed to the penultimate place in the standings at the end of the fourth day of Top 14 . it was another success.
Confused again, the defending champion was able to turn his back on him and was already digging the first gap at the top of the championship, five lengths ahead of the runner-up in Racing 92.
With only one victory in four games, it is difficult to start on the Clermont bench of Jonogibbs, who arrived from La Rochel in the offseason and who succeeded Frank Azema. But what she showed to Ernest Wallon allows her team to legally hope for a good day.
Clermon in the form of the first period
Toulouse rarely existed aggressively in the first half, except for the meteoric international hinges. Romain Ntamack (22nd) skillfully kicked Antoine Dupont on his third attempt of the season.
And it is because the French and European champions were accused in their camp, multiplied in check with an excessive enthusiasm, and spent most of their time to contain ASM attacks, sometimes narrow, like the rescue of François Cross, it is pretty much everything Pita Archi.
Well served by the very visible Damian Penaud in the center, his training station Alivereti Raka (8th) was the first to achieve the domination of Auvergne in the turns.
Toulouse punishes at the end of the match
Coming out of an injury, he was imitated in the same place by his successor, Marvin O’Connor. The French rugby sevens international, who worked as a medical joker this week, won the first ball (33rd) in the first match of the XV in more than three years.
Anthony Jelonch on the third row also signed his first try in a new Toulouse color after returning from the locker room (43rd).
After that, the intensity of the match logically declined. Clermontova dominated by contact was sanctioned by the inevitable DuPont (71st) at the end of the game at the “89” school, embellished with beautiful passing fakes, off the beaten track at the level of Scrum …
After beating its neighbor Castor against the French stadium (34-10) on Saturday, Toulouse is still the only undefeated team this season. And given its current success, it is likely to last a long time.