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All you need to know about the Top14 Toulon-Toulouse match this Saturday at 9 p.m. at the Vélodrome de Marseille

We have that goal in mind.”. After the European parenthesis, the RCT and Aymeric Luc return to the reality of the Top 14. A competition in which the Toulonnais can still harbor the hope of snagging the top 6. This requires an almost faultless course, starting with this reception of Toulouse at the Vélodrome stadium.

For this, everyone agrees, it will be necessary to raise the sliders compared to the mixed performance against Treviso, last week in the European Cup (36-17). “Faced with a team like Toulouse, we have to raise our standards compared to everything we have been able to do. Especially since this team is going to come armed to get a result, because they also need points.”continued the Toulon rear.

Even if the Stadium presents itself without its four-star hinge Antoine Dupont – Romain Ntamack. ” No player is irreplaceable. Of course, there are big players who are on vacation but the goal is to hang on as much as possible “, assured the Toulouse captain Julien Marchand, yesterday during the press briefing. “We know the collective quality of this team, with a large package of forwards, individuals at the service of the collective. They have a mastery around the tempo of a match and especially this culture of winning., detailed for his part Franck Azéma. This culture of winning which was expressed last week in Ulster where the men of Ugo Mola went to snatch a success synonymous with qualification (23-30). It remains to be seen whether Stade Toulousain is equipped to play on both counts. The period of the Tournament was detrimental to the champions of France.

Their place in the Top 6 is therefore dotted. ” There are four games left, we travel twice, we receive two. We know it’s super tight so the slightest point will be importantcontinued Julien Marchand before explaining how the Toulouse people manage this situation. We know the rules from the start. To manage the two competitions, it will be like every season. It’s been three years now that we arrive at least in the semi-finals or in the final. So it’s up to us to continue. ». Regardless of their opponent, even if they could come back to one point in the event of a bonus victory, the Toulonnais want above all to ensure: “our conquest, our defense, our footwork and our ability to counter-attack”. Necessary to bend the best defense of the Top 14 (382 points against). With, in addition to the 60,000 spectators, a surprise guest: the rain. If the Velodrome has a roof, it only covers the stands and not really the lawn. “It will be played on the conquest. If it rains, it will be difficult to play behind. So we’re going to focus on the front.”, salivated in advance the pillar Bruce Devaux. Aymeric Luc, he was entitled to individual work under the high balloons, Thursday before the collective session. “All the teams have the same strategy: put the opposing team under pressure with high balls or low balls. It’s something we work on every day.”, detailed the Basque. This match is announced as “the rugby festival”, to the Toulonnais to make it beautiful.

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