La Rochelle ends a series of nine consecutive defeats against Toulouse

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La Rochelle ends a series of nine consecutive defeats against Toulouse

The game: 30-7

In mixed composition, as has been the case for two weeks, Stade Toulousain logically lost to Marcel-Deflandre (30-7) without ever having been dangerous and even less in a position to win. In the pouring rain, the Rochelais, without being inspired, weighed in with their entire pack and that was enough to extinguish their opponent.

It was not until the 25th minute that the Rochelais launched their direct game, crossed and scored in force by Sazy. While leading 13-0, Grégory Alldritt’s teammates found themselves in double numerical superiority (yellow cards against Faumuina for fouls in melee in the 29th, and against Romain Ntamack for high tackle in the 31st) but did not know how to take advantage of it .

Instead of playing a scrum under the Toulouse posts, which would have forced their opponent to bring out an additional player, the Rochelais attempted a penalty goal (32nd) and were then unable to return to the Toulouse camp to build on their numerical advantage. .. It was even necessary to wait for the hour mark to see the Rochelais – still in numerical superiority with the yellow card inflicted on Mauvaka in the 53rd – concretize their domination with a try from Pierre Boudehent (61st, 23-0) at the foot of the poles.

The Maritimes then aimed for the offensive bonus, just to mark this new “clasico” with their mark. They had a quarter of an hour left for that but the Toulousains who managed to register their one and only try by a former Rochelais, the winger Arthur Retière (73rd), the Rochelais closing the score by Hatherell (80th) at the very end meeting.


The Marcel-Deflandre stadium was sold out for the 75th time.

The fact: La Rochelle puts an end to its black series

Counting a friendly match and eight meetings in official competitions – European Cup and Top 14 – the Rochelais could not defeat the Toulouse, who had become their pet peeve. The longer this long litany of consecutive defeats, which began on September 14, 2019, continued, the more it was coming to an end. The Maritimes have therefore now overcome this bad luck by muzzling Toulouse, suffocated in front of them for more than an hour.

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