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14th place – Day 4: Stade Toulouse tames Clermont (27-15) and widens the gap to the top of the standings

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On Sunday, September 26, Toulouse claimed a fourth win in four of its 14 best games of the season. The Clermontois fought hard at the court of Ernst Wallon, which led to a lively and suspended meeting.

The Claremont family really annoyed them! The attractive Auvergnats undoubtedly deserved to leave with at least a defensive bonus. But the clinical competence of Toulouse deprived them of this nest egg. On the evening of Sunday, September 26, the Stade Toulouse players took their four wins in four of the best 14 matches. The success 27-15, in particular, thanks to Antoine Dupont’s attempt 10 minutes from the end.

From the start, Toulouse was pressured by a Clermontois bent on confirming their success at home last week against La Rochelle. Auvergne’s energy debauchery pays off: Jaunards scored the first attempt in the seventh minute by Alivereti Raka; The Fijian winger, found by Benaud at the back of the squad, is level at the end of Toulouse.

For 20 minutes, Toulouse is forced to defend against Claremont’s initiatives. But in the 22nd minute, France’s Antoine Dupont/Roman Netamack joint is in fine shape: DuPont’s candle in the direction of Clermont’s goal, and Netamack fades into the reception. 7-5 winning combination for Toulouse.

Far from being laid off, the Clermontois team took the advantage back after just 10 minutes. Test from Marvin O’Connor, who played a few minutes before, cornered after a fine serve from Camille Lopez. 12-7 for Clermontois, then 12-10 after a penalty from Ramos. The Auvergnats who got to the rest in this score in their favor and in numerical superiority, after Zack Holmes received a yellow card for a major interference on O’Connor.

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However, it was Toulouse who lit the first fuse, since the start of the second half: Anthony Gillonc managed to flatten hard in the net, trying first under the colors of Toulouse for the rising star in the summer, who was appointed for the first time. time at home. 17-12 for the field at 43.

A drop from Lopez in 52nd allows these charismatic, devilish overruns to always stay in touch (17-15). But little by little, “Rouge et Noir” manages to choke the Jaunards and jumps the lock in the 70th minute: After a scrum, Tolofua serves Dupont into the closed side of the 89th School. Half of the scrum, after a mock pass, reaches inside the goal in the sprint and concludes with a dive.

Final score: 27-15 after a final kick from Thomas Ramos, author of 6 victorious kicks (3 penalties, 3 transfers).

At the end of the fourth day, Toulouse is 5 points ahead of Racing 92.