For Albi: 5 tests Fabre (8th), Lescouzères (38th, 54th), Wall (60th), Pedrero (71st); 5 Fabre transformations, 1 Fabre drop (21st).
For Toulouse: 4 tries Bouscayrol (14th), Depeyre (35th), Fourquet (43rd), Laguerre (51st), 3 Vick transformations (14th, 35th, 51st).
Albi Rugby League: Cancé, Pedrero, Guinguet, Tailhades, Lescouzères, Wall, Fabre, Bernard, Carivenc, Rodrigues, Dupuy, Bonillo, Lardot, Léveillé, Torpy, Molinier, Grabulos, Martinez.
Toulouse Olympics: Laguerre, Depeyre, Fourquet, Vick, Ruffié, Thérond, Chevreton, Ross, Bouscayrol, Puech, Lima, Stefani. Agullo, Gonzalez-Trique, Pomié, Cousin, Michalak, Sangaré.
Albigensians and Toulousains have gratified the public of Mazicou with an exciting match, well above the standards of a start to the season. We will certainly put a number of hand errors, some inaccuracies in the kicking game in the minus column. But apart from that, what rhythm, what enthusiasm! And, let’s add an excellent state of form of all the players.
Of course, we are in the future although the Toulouse, drawn upwards by their team which has just entered, and in what way, in the English super-league, would not come to put their heads on the chopping block in expiatory victims, which more is in front of their president who came to present the trophy to the Albigensian public. But it pleased us to see how much the Albigensian recruits were already in tune with the team, even above, with the performances of Léveillé, Wall and Bernard, who offered the luxury of a monumental breakthrough … after 75 minutes of play. Let us further enhance the performance of the orange and black by the fact that they were reduced by the injuries of Carivenc from the 8th minute, and Lardot in the 21st. From the 3rd minute, Lescouzières was pushed into touch with the flag after having been judiciously served by Cancé on a jump pass. In the 8th, a magnificent try from Fabre, after the deployment of the attack to the wing, and interior pass from Lescouzières to Fabre back inside. An imperial Fabre throughout the match, while Wall, his colleague at the hinge, was also the author of a good performance. Shortly before half-time, while the enterprising Toulousains had taken the score by two tries, Lescouzères collapsed in goal on a pass at the foot of the line of… Fabre, giving his team a point lead at half-time (13-12), the essential Fabre having shot a drop in the 21st. If it is necessary to do justice to the TO for having put up more than an honorable resistance and scored a magnificent personal try of Fourquet sprinting over 40 meters after having colds the defense, Lescouzères again, Wall in a mouse hole and Pedrero on extension to the foot of… Fabre, gave the face of an Albi, strong-willed, seductive and attractive.