Stade Toulousain coach judges reports of European Cup and Top 14 matches could be avoided
Toulouse coach Ugo Mola believes that reports of his last two games, in the European Cup and in the Top 14, could have been avoided if decisions had been taken more quickly in the face of the upsurge in Covid-19. “On the impression that we are rediscovering a virus. Of course, it’s a variant, but we’re getting out of one and a half protocols and restrictions. Haven’t we learned a couple of things? “Asked the technician from Haut-Garonnais at a press conference.
Stade Toulousain has seen its home matches against English club Wasps and Stade Français in recent weeks postponed at the last minute when they had to compete at sold out counters.
Beyond the financial damage, the reigning French and European champion points to a certain inequity in the reports, some clubs having been able to contest the 2nd European day or obtained victories on the green carpet.
“The only choice I want is for the rules to be the same for everyone”
“Nothing prevented us from having an applicable protocol before postponing certain matches to the small week according to the wishes of certain clubs or certain presidents”, regretted Mola. “I am part of a team that won in complicated sanitary conditions. I will therefore not cry scandal if it is another this year, ”he added. “The only choice I want is for the rules to be the same for everyone.”
The National Rugby League (NRL) on Wednesday announced several changes to its health protocol aimed at minimizing the risk of intercourse in an already busy schedule.
The matches of the 13th day of Top 14 postponed Sunday and Monday could be rescheduled during the Six Nations Tournament, a period in which the Toulouse Stadium is traditionally diminished by the absence of its internationals.