> THE ESSENTIAL
Capitalized exploit of the Toécistes which vis-a-vis the leader we repeat the blow of Lavaur, namely to be led to the break and return the score in the second half.
On the first action, Torres receives a yellow card for a dangerous gesture and this will have consequences later in the meeting. Nîmes is indeed the big piece announced and does not take long to show its know-how. On a suitcase along key, Damien Pichard surprises everyone and ends up lady. The Toulousains are slow to compete in the game and will be punished a second time: on a key not found, Nîmes raises the ball, uses his foot to lob the defensive curtain and Rémy Pichard, served inside, corner mark . At the end of the first period, the Toulouse, on a surplus in attack, mark and the score at the break.
In the second half, the visitors are down, especially in defense and Jean-Michel Millet believes that his team makes too many mistakes in the game and shows defensive deficiencies. On a scuffle between forwards, the third line Paul Cuny falls into the trap of provocation and receives a red card. For not having managed the replacements well, the Gard team even found itself with thirteen elements and the Toulouse, within range of the score, force the decision with a try of before liberator. In the general confusion, nothing will be marked.
Collective victory for the people of Toulouse who had prepared their case well.
Nîmes, which had chosen a few rotations, can feed some regrets.
> THEY SAID
Jules-César Tabeuguia (second line of the TOEC-TOAC-FCT): “Few people believe in us, but we signed a third victory in a row dedicated to our injured and those absent from the group.”
Jean-Michel Millet (Nîmes coach): “It was an AC game where we made too many mistakes in the second half. We knew it would be difficult.”