Toulouse Olympique Elite received Villeneuve XIII on behalf of the fifth day of Elite 1.
The TO starts badly by not controlling the kick-off but the defense holds up. It was the first fault in Villeneuve-de-France that will lead to the first attempt in Toulouse. A chain ended with a good cross kick from Romain Pallares, stammered by Villeneuve and which landed in the arms of Maxime Stefani who scored. The transformation pass, 6 to 0.
Second chain that the TO finishes in the opposing camp and second attempt. Julien Agullo kicks off in the in-goal. Benjamin Laguerre is the first on the ball and the mark. Romain Pallares notes the transformation, 10-0. Toulouse put Villeneuve back in the match on a hand fault in his 20 meters. 3 held later, this is the first attempt of the Leopards by Dimitri Biscarro.
The theme of the day is realism. New chain of the TO in the opposing 20 meters. After good ball movements, Max Clarke shifts Jérémy Ruffié who scores in play, 14-6. Toulouse does not recover the kick-off. Villeneuve clears the ball and scores in the corner by Hamza Bachoukh, the transformation does not pass but Thomas Lasvenes passes a penalty following, 14-12.
The TO will play at 12 after the yellow card taken by Agullo for delayed tackle. The numerical inferiority does not prevent Toulouse from attacking. Romain Pallares’ kick is put back into play by Villeneuve. The Toulouse residents took advantage of this and after a release from Romain Bedos, Benjamin Laguerre found the fault and scored a double. Transformed by Romain Pallares. 20-12.
Game of musical chairs, Julien Agullo comes back from his box and gets caught empty-handed. Enzo Deltheil is shown a yellow card. Villeneuve will finish the first period at 12. The Leopards will finish the match at 12 and the TO also since after a warm-up, Julien Agullo and Hamza Bachoukh take a red card.
Toulouse cracks after the break
10 minutes of arm wrestling at the start of the second half. It is the Toulouse people who have made a mistake several times. Villeneuve finds the way to the in-goal by Vladica Nikolic, transformed by Thomas Lasvenes. The TO is gone. Villeneuve passes in front on a try of James Tuitahi in corner, not transformed, 20-22.
While the Toulouse Olympique was recovering. A tear from Dimitri Biscarro on a return kick from Benjamin Laguerre allows Damel Diakhate to score, 20-26 with 15 minutes to play.
Toulouse is not giving up. Maxime Stefani met Benjamin Laguerre in the opening hole for Arthur Gonzalez-Trique who scores. It is transformed by Romain Pallares, 26-26 and 5 minutes to play. Villeneuve has his chance and does not miss. Mourad Kriouache encountered the drop then it was Thomas Monclus who passed a penalty.
Toulouse led but lost 26-29 against a team from Villeneuve who came back well after the break.