The “red and black” faced USAP this Saturday afternoon as part of the 12th day of Top 14. Ugo Mola’s men, who remained on three games without a win, found their way back to success by imposing with the offensive bonus (34-13).
The movie of the game
34′: try by Matthis Lebel for Toulouse. The international winger scores a true winger try. After a long streak in the Catalan 22m, Romain Ntamack sends a long jump in the direction of Lebel who only has to dive into the in-goal. Converted test. 13-6.
38′: try by Alexandre Roumat for Toulouse. Following a penalty played quickly by Peato Mauvaka, the third line “red and black” arrives launched in an interval and escapes the Perpignan defense. Converted test. 20-6.
50′: try by Jack Willis for Toulouse. The Englishman signs his first try in his new colors. He is at the conclusion of a breakthrough by Emmanuel Meafou which erases several opponents. Converted test. 27-6.
64′: try by Victor Montgaillard for Perpignan. On a penalty played by hand, 5m from the line, the Catalans make a series of percussions in front of the Toulouse goal. It is ultimately the replacement hooker who finds the fault. Converted test. 27-13.
76′: try by Romain Ntamack for Toulouse. Dared raise of Thomas Ramos, from his 22m, which sets fire in the defense of the visitors by putting Ange Capuozzo into orbit. After a series of passes on the step, Romain Ntamack tears up to flatten in a corner and offer the offensive bonus to Stade Toulousain. Converted test. 34-13.
A slow start to the game
While Stade Toulousain remained on a negative series of three games without a win (1 draw and 1 loss), Perpignan expected a reaction from Toulouse at the Ernest-Wallon stadium and in particular a big start to the match. It didn’t really happen and the two teams were evenly matched for the first half hour.
The premiere of Jack Willis
The English third line arrived last week in Toulouse and who already came into play last week against Lyon started for the first time under the “red and black” tunic. He performed well with a lot of activity, as evidenced by his great breakthrough, in the 20th minute, where he served inside Martin Page-Relo before returning to support his scrum half, two seconds later. He was rewarded for his good game by scoring Toulouse’s third try.
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The great return of Pita Ahki
The New Zealand center made his first match of the season this afternoon against Perpignan. Pita Ahki had missed the start of the season due to knee surgery. The pillar of the three-quarter line, both defensively and offensively, was associated with the young Toulouse player Dimitri Delibes in the center.
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Antoine Dupont as a finisher
The international scrum-half was back in business, after his red card against South Africa, with the XV of France, and his four-week suspension reduced to two weeks. Dupont was on the bench this afternoon but came on 51st in place of Pita Ahki and served as fly-half initially before finishing the game in his usual position.
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Lessons from the game
Stade Toulousain are moving forward again, ending their series of unsuccessful matches and remaining undefeated at home. After a rather timid start to the match, Ugo Mola’s men then managed to develop their game. In a fairly balanced game but dominated by the “red and black”, the locals managed to snatch the offensive bonus in the last moments Of the game.
Already first before kick-off, Toulouse is sure to be the leader at the end of the 12th day. The next meeting of Toulouse will not be in the Top 14 but in the Champions Cup, where the “red and black” will travel to the Irish of Munster, on Sunday December 11 at 4:15 p.m.
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