After their defeat in Pau, the Toulouses largely dominated Ile-de-France (37-10) and temporarily took the leading position in the Top 14.
Stade Toulousain revived brilliantly against Racing. A week after the defeat in Pau, Ugo Mola’s men swept Racing 92 (37-10) and were temporarily promoted to 1weather place in the Top 14 thanks to the offensive bonus point.
The Toulousans have activated the diesel mode in this part. The first period took a long time to really start with a lot of kicking games on both sides and few clear chances. But the Tolosa machine ended up getting going and Ugo Mola’s men will consolidate their dominance against a Racingmen temporarily reduced to 10 after a yellow card received by Teddy Iribaren.
In numerical superiority, the Stadistes strike first after a penalty quickly played with the hand by Mauvaka. The hooker passes to Meafou who powerfully scores the first try of the game. Less than 10 minutes later, Matthis Lebel redoubled the lead by taking advantage of a delicious pass at the feet of Thomas Ramos. Led by 17 points, the Racingmen are not unworthy and will even fully relive the suspense a minute before heading back to the locker room. Taofifenua is at the end of a good action displayed by the right wing. Finn Russell converts and reduces the difference to 10 points.
Ange Capuozzo’s first attempt
Returning from the locker room, it is a false rhythm that settles on Ernest-Wallon’s lawn. Some technical inaccuracies mar the show before the second is used by locals to bring the residents of Ile-de-France to their knees for good. Thomas Ramos twice penalized the indiscipline of the visitors by passing two penalties before Ange Capuozzo put an almost definitive end to the suspense. The Italian winger intercepts a poor jump pass from Finn Russell to score his first attempt this season. The Haut-Garonne even have the luxury of adding to their success with a late attempt from Sofiane Guitoune.
Ugo Mola’s players revive and temporarily sit on the throne awaiting the result of La Rochelle on Sunday on the lawn of Clermont.