Unbeaten after 14 days, the Toulouse have crushed the regular phase of the Championship. They are approaching the final stages pumped up by high-ranking individual and collective statistics!
It is not yet known what will lead to the semi-finals of accession to the Super League which will pit Toulouse in Batley on Saturday and Featherstone in Halifax, but it is certain that the Toulouse have not stolen their first this season. up to the regular season edition.
The statistics are clear and speak for themselves on the outrageous domination of Sylvain Houlès’ men. Here is a small anthology of the most telling.
> 13 matches and 121 tries
Renowned for their offensive play, the Toulouse have not failed in tradition. At the end of the 13 games they played (the 14th was won following the withdrawal of the London Broncos), they crossed the goal line 121 times, more than 9 times per game on average! With the TO, it is clear, the offensive is up to date. And this has always been.
> Vaivai-Jussaume, that score
Two players are leading the way in testing: Mathieu Jussaume and Junior Vaivai, each author of 11 tries. Knowing that the New Zealander played one game less than his teammate. The two centers are followed in the standings by a duo formed by Jy Hitchcox and Eloi Pélissier with 10 tries each. On the third step, we find Justin Sangaré and Dominique Peyroux with 9 achievements. Note that Peyroux played 9 games for 9 tries. Nice consistency.
> An iron defense
The Toulousains score a lot of tries and points (more than 50 on average per game) but above all, they take very little: just under 9 points on average. A statistic which speaks volumes about the defensive effectiveness of the Toulouse formation and the hard work carried out by the staff and in particular Christophe Toustou, in charge of the defensive sector. They say offense wins games and title defense. The TO is on the right track in this area.
> 2 small drops and then …
The Toulousains have not registered only two drops in all and for all this season (one by Tony Gigot, another by Lloyd White), proof that they have never evolved in the urgency or under pressure of the result. And nothing suggests that should change.