Toulousains in pain, Brive’s culpable indiscipline, an expensive end to the match… Discover the tops and flops of the match of the 11th day of Top 14 between Toulouse and the CAB (18-11).
The Toulousains prevail in pain
It was a trap match for Toulouse and Ugo Mola knew it well. Jostled for a good hour, Stade Toulousain finally managed to win against Brivistes long catchy (18-11). Without trying, the premises have built an important success thanks to the foot of a return Ramos (6/8) and the author of all the points of his team. We also note the good performances of Youyoutte and Meafou, which are getting more and more thick this season. A good accounting operation since Toulouse increased its lead in the standings, being the first team to reach the 40 point mark.
The second period as a key
As against Perpignan two weeks earlier (37-15), the Stade Toulousain deprived of its executives will have struggled to build its success. Back to back against the USAP (15-15 at the break), Toulouse found itself led halfway (3-11), but will have relied on the opposing indiscipline to reverse the trend and maintain its invincibility at home . A good omen before the return of the usual holders to Bordeaux next weekend (Saturday 4 December, 9:05 p.m.).
21. This is the number of faults committed by Brivists who are certainly eye-catching but too undisciplined to hope to overthrow the Toulouse residents on their land for the first time since 2006. Authors of mostly avoidable faults, the Brivists paid a heavy price for their lack. discipline. And, to these 21 faults, are added two cards including a red for an awkward release from Hervé, directly in the head of Germain (67th). A fact of the game which will precipitate the Brivist defeat.
Cramont in great difficulty
Aligned from the outset against Brive, notably in the absence of Marchand and Mauvaka, Guillaume Cramont had a difficult match. The young hooker (20 years old), notably sinned during the first act, almost never managing to find the arms of Thibaud Flament and the other Toulouse authors. Result: seven throws lost by the Stadistes only during the first forty minutes of the game. Hard for him as for all of his partners, imprecise and clumsy. In total, eleven shots were messed up by Toulouse against Brive.
An expensive end to the game
Despite great energy defensively, Brive may regret not having tried more against Toulouse who seemed to be taken in the absence of a large part of their executives. And, surprisingly, it was on the very last action of the game that the Brivists showed their ambition, attempting an impossible revival when the leather just begged to be cleared outside the limits of the field. Results ? Muller was safe and did not release his ball, under pressure from the Stadists. Toulousains who obtained a final penalty (80th + 1), fatal for visitors, deprived of the defensive bonus.