The feat is size : Toulouse brought down the Leinster, the reigning European champion and unbeaten since April of 2017. The players of Ugo Mola beat the Irish (28-27) at the stade Ernest-Wallon during the second day of the European Cup, Sunday, October 21.
The battle has been fierce between the two teams the most popular on the european scene with four titles each. The Irish, who are taxed only once at Ernest-Wallon in five movements, in April 2006 (35-41) in the quarter-finals, have once again bitten the dust in Toulouse at the end of a match unbreathable.
“honor its history,”
The victory of toulouse has drawn in two stages. First, during a first period of time blazing, at the end of which the Stade toulousain was leading 21 to 13 after scoring two tries through Medard (13th) and Sofiane Guitoune (38th), who came to give back the advance to his team, who led 14 to 0 after twenty minutes of play.
and Then during a last quarter of an hour of madness : after having cashed in two trials of the Irish (47th and 53rd) to be conducted 27 to 21, the team of Ugo Mola has found the resources to return to thanks to the doubled Médard, at the conclusion of a share of forty meters born of the interception of Louis-Benoit Madaule.
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The inhabitants of Toulouse were intended to thwart the predictions against their team and to “honor its history,” according to the words of Julien Marchand, captain of the red and black crowned for the last time in 2010 (after the 1996, 2003 and 2005), a year where Leinster had only one trophy at the counter (2009), before Joe Schmidt (2011 and 2012) and Leo Cullen (2018) are the work of Michael Cheika at the head of the team.
times have changed. Cohort international is now on the side of the province of dublin (27), who had driven the coach from toulouse, Ugo Mola to describe it as ” team Ireland “, the second nation in the world and winner of the Grand Slam at the six nations Tournament in 2018. The Stade toulousain, he drinks much less of the Blue than to the big time (three players in the selected group for November and has started the past two seasons, a work of reconstruction by relying more on the training.
With this second success, the red and black take the lead in pool 1 (8 points) with two lengths lead over Leinster, four in Bath, and five on the Wasps. Absent from the European Cup last year for the first time in their history, they will play against the red lantern English on two occasions in December, with the opportunity to move closer to the quarterfinals.