Toulouse was scared, but Toulouse is alive. Only undefeated team with Clermont before the 4th day of Top 14, the Stadium won one of the posters of the weekend, beating the Racing at Ernest-Wallon this Saturday night (30-17), and continues its beautiful series .
Let's say it right away: Toulouse did not have to deal with the best team in the sky and white, since Laurent Labit and Laurent Travers had decided to blow a good part of their strong men to give a chance to some young people, like Lagarde or Klemenczak.
Led by a very good Roman Ntamack at the position of opener, Toulouse took advantage at the beginning of the game, to quickly take the lead through a test of Mermoz (7th), then two of Guitoune (22nd, 48th), and lead 21-3 in the 50th, with a virtual offensive bonus in the wallet.
Racing reacted, but too late
But there was a match, then. Despite the exit of Teddy Iribaren – violently slashed in the face – the Parisians raised their heads and made their opponents doubt, to go back to 24-17 after tests of Zebo (51) and Imhoff (74).
Surprised, Stade Toulousain had to put a boost and two penalties at the end of the game, to validate, in the absence of the offensive bonus, a good success (30-17). With a draw and three wins in four days, Toulouse, 14 points on the clock, returned to Castres in second place, four units of Clermont. Racing, he is now 5th with 10 points.