Thomas Siniecki, Media365: published on Sunday November 28, 2021 at 13:34
A little too much fair play, Ugo Mola? This is essentially the message that the Toulouse coach himself wanted to convey, after the complicated victory of his men against Brive on Saturday night (18-11, eleventh day of the Top 14).
Ugo Mola, Brive coach from 2008 to 2012, would have appreciated that his former team left with the defensive bonus Saturday: “The choice of our captain was to take the penalty and we all join in, I would have liked Brive to leave with this defensive bonus point but the party has no place. asked for the touch, it was spontaneous and visceral, that’s how I felt. But my players have the right to respect the game, it’s not Christmas yet. ” In the end, the Toulouse therefore won by seven points (18-11) at the end of a complicated match, which made Mola say that his players were “very sterile”: “Our strategic inability to make the right choices put us in danger. What I liked was our courage, our character and our attitude. “
The coach of the champions of France and Europe does not want “to sulk the times when we can win like that”. According to him, “it’s been a long time since we had such a bad game, we will say that it was our first winter game.” Sofiane Guitoune is in the tone of his coach: “You also have to know how to win matches like that, it’s not always easy. We showed character after the break, so much the better. We managed to find solutions, while taking more points at the foot. ” After this return to the Top 14 after the autumn tour, Toulouse is well ahead of the championship with seven lengths ahead of the UBB, which moves on Sunday evening on the lawn of Racing.