After the victory of Stade Toulousain in the Champions Cup final against Stade Rochelais, find the notes of our rugby specialists.
In Toulouse, Baille and Cros showed the way
In a forward fight of rare intensity, the Toulouse pack held out against the colossi of La Rochelle. 37 year old grumpy old man, Jerome Kaino (6.5) spoke about his experience for 54 minutes to put his team back in the lead. Francois Cros (7) was in the oven and in the mill, intractable defender and the first to revive. Huge performance also from the Australian second row Rory Arnold (7) (her twin, injured, had to leave the field, with tears in his eyes, from the 9the minute), imperial in touch and solid upwind. In the front line, another service of choice from the pillar of the XV of France Cyril Baille (7.5). Strong in melee, tireless tackler and always in the advance upwind.
The long-awaited Toulouse hinge disappointed the time of a failed first half, especially by Romain Ntamack (5.5) : a forward at the fall of a candle (12e), cannot find a key (21e), type directly into key (23e). The opening half recovered well after the break with,
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