> The essential
Second in his group, Carbonne-Longages had to work to bring reason to Toulouse, who bravely defended their chances. The first test not coming until the 24th, Castet spurs the movement and Valette is at the conclusion. In the process, it is Barbet who concludes a beautiful sequence, Castet transform. It’s a good period for the locals, but the TRC reduced the score on the penalty to turn at half-time to 12-3.
On the restart, the RCL played well as an alternative and scored a penalty by the inevitable Castet master craftsman, and a try by Mathieu who made the canes speak. The visitors do not give up and for 20 minutes will pound the opposing camp without ever being able to conclude. The last ten minutes are to the advantage of the locals who reinforce the bonus and with the contribution of the bench make the difference. Carbonne showed that the team would be difficult to maneuver and the TRC can see good things in the face of less dense opposition.
At RCL, Castet for his magic foot, Rigodanzo for his role in midfield, Gueru did well, Perea precious in the game.
At the TRC, Taverne runs the house, Trejaut has made a big comeback, Duffaut has his physique imposed.
> They said
Jérôme Durrieu (director of the TRC): “We do thirty minutes of quality, but we take two tries against and it hurts us. Afterwards we do not give up but we are less aggressive and against a good team which plays the top of the table on a suffered. The score is still too heavy for the match. We spent twenty minutes in their 22 m without being able to cross. “
Alex Ducasse (RCL coach): “A bit sluggish match. Initially, on a hardship to have our own balloons. A little too focused on the game a little less on the basics of rugby. We put all that in the right order then and behind we scored. We spent 20 minutes in our goal but we were very united to defend. We will continue to work to have less waste. It’s from the 2nd series but it requires more rigor. “