After a first half to the advantage of Stade Toulousain, the Racingmen showed a whole new face to win this Sunday (27-18). Find the Tops and Flops of the match.
The Racing collective makes the difference
The Racingmen had to react after their defeat in Montpellier last week (32-21). For this, Laurent Travers and his players put the intensity that was needed in the tackles and in the areas of rucks. Helped by Toulouse’s indiscipline in the second half (see elsewhere), Racing 92 pocketed four points which enabled it to return to third place in the standings.
Boris Palu, the nice surprise
Author of a double (18th and 54th), the second row of Racing, Boris Palu, showed the full extent of his potential. Aggressive in defense and conqueror in the offensive phases, the French international crossed the Toulouse goal line twice. Palu played a terrible trick at his hometown club …
Captain Alban Placines impresses
Author of a good first half, Alban Placine twice found the intervals to take the defensive Ile-de-France. Allowing his team to advance on each of their ball catches, the former Biarritz Olympique player showed that he has everything of a captain in this meeting.
Kurtley Beale attends her son’s match reference
Positioned in the center, Kurtley Beale struggled against his direct opponents, Pita Ahki and Zack Holmes. Sanctioned by a yellow card 10 minutes from the end of the first half, the Australian is still waiting for his benchmark match at the start of the season. Alongside his captain, Henry Chavancy, he did not know how to get up to speed in defense to counter the onslaught of the Toulouse attack.
Toulouse indiscipline is expensive
With the first try of the game signed Arthur Bonneval, Toulouse got into the best shape from the first 10 minutes. Leading at the break (10-13 MT), Ugo Mola’s players have not yet received the necessary ingredients to maintain their advantage. Undisciplined on several occasions not far from the Ile-de-France end-goal line, they paid dearly for their mistakes …
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