Alban Placines is attacking his fifth season at Stade Toulousain and for the first time he will return to his former club Biarritz Olympique. He who has only known these two clubs in his career.
Placines: “I get a lot of messages from friends”
This is the first time that Alban Placines has returned to Aguilera since his departure for Toulouse. He had played around 80 matches in Pro D2 with the BO: “It is true that this week is very special. I receive a lot of messages from friends in Biarritz but now I am 100% Toulouse. Even if I watch the performances of the Biarrots, I am in Toulouse, I am well here and we will try to win at Aguilera. “
Even if Toulouse are the only team still unbeaten in the Top 14 after four days, Placines is wary of the Basques: “It’s a great team. We saw it last year in Pro D2, they had really strong finals. This year, they are doing great performances at home by knocking down two big guys with a big conquest. It will be difficult to go and win at Aguilera this year. “
“Do not release the pressure”
Toulouse have dropped four Top 6 contenders since the start of the season and will now face Biarritz and Pau who do not necessarily have the same ambitions: “We are on a 10 week championship cycle. We don’t want to release the pressure now. It could be the trap of thinking that we are going to play a club or two with different intentions. “
Biarritz-Toulouse, counting for the 5th day of the Top 14, is to be experienced in full on France Bleu Occitanie this Saturday.