Toulouse’s French internationals Antoine Dupont and Romain Ntamack have rested this week and will not play Saturday (9:05 p.m.) against Toulon on the 23rd day of the Top 14. In great demand with the XV of France during the Tournament, the two players had not yet had the opportunity to cut since their return to the club, participating in particular in the qualification of the Stadium for the quarter-finals of the European Cup at the expense of Ulster (20-26 in the first leg, 23 -30 on return).
Their coach Ugo Mola had hinted last week before the round of 16 second leg that some of his internationals needed a rest. “Honestly, I have no choice, it goes beyond the rule. At some point, it can’t be relentlessness, he had declared. I don’t want to take risks with their health. »
Scrum-half Baptiste Germain and versatile Thomas Ramos were to be lined up at the hinge against Toulon on Saturday, in a Velodrome stadium in Marseille announced to be sold out. Absent for the past three weeks due to a calf injury, international hooker Julien Marchand himself trained normally on Wednesday.