It is a Chaban stadium full as an egg which attends the Union Bordeaux Bègles on Saturday at 9 p.m. against Toulouse. The Toulouse stadium which is a scarecrow in this Top14 with 9 victories over 11 days. The question is therefore simple how to beat the reigning French and European champion? For Yves Appriou, who won the Brennus in 1991 with Bègles, the UBB has the means to beat the Toulouse, especially in the conquest phases as we have seen again this weekend against Racing 92.
Yves Appriou: on the means to beat the Toulouse stadium
Our team has, especially at home, the play to take the men of Ugo Mola: on the play in front, on the play in general, on the deployed play, on the penetrating play, on the balls carried on the play with the foot which will be important on Saturday according to Yves Appriou. For the former mainstay of La Rochelle and UBB Franck Labbé Toulouse looks a bit like the All Blacks this year. It’s a team that is very difficult to beat. You have to attack them, you have to deprive them of balloons and really put them in a huge fight to enter the rucks. In the defensive phase, nothing must be easy and we must not leave their space and no balls. It is always special matches to play against Toulouse, not to mention the context of the current classification because first against second, it is also the fight to know who will be winter champion at the end of the first leg (Toulouse will receive the French stadium and the UBB will go to Toulon).
A Béglaise victory would mark the spirits but not only.
In case of victory, Bègles really has the opportunity to mark the championship, to mark our direct opponent and to mark all the other opponents. And for me, it will really go through the deprived of balloons and put them a big fight on all the phases of contact, whether in defense or in attack analysis Franck Labbé. Confidence is in our camp for Yves Appriou who sent the union capable of beating Toulouse but we must not miss the start of the match, that’s obvious. The Girondin staff had to deal with one day less recovery, Toulouse having played Saturday night at home, 24 hours before Bordeaux in Paris. ” I don’t think that we left any physical feathers in Paris, on the contrary even, when we win in this way outside, it gives resources, at first glance, there is no injury neither, so everyone should be there »Says Yves Appriou. Everyone will be there on the Béglais side, but what about Toulouse? There are rumors that the Reds and Blacks could leave a few executives to rest in the run-up to the European Cup match in Cardiff next weekend. To be continued.