Xavier Garbajosa (LOU coach): “We had promised between us to start well. I felt it in the envy. There had been a few games in recent seasons that Lyon had let go when they had things in hand. Two or three times, we got scared because Brive stayed within range but there was no panic. Each time we were able to get our hands on the ball and put them back under pressure in their camp. If we look at the glass half empty, we say that we miss the bonus point but I prefer to look at the glass half full with a victory which is good for confidence. »
Romain Taofifenua (second line of the LOU): “It’s never easy to win here because it’s a tough team. We were well in place, we worked well for six weeks and we are happy to take the four points even if there is still work to be done before welcoming the European champions. We’re not going to ignite. »
“I’m happy with the state of mind and the bonus point but it’s not enough”
Paul Abadie (scrum half from Brive): “Losing at home is obviously a disappointment. We made too many mistakes, we had trouble getting out of our camp where they put us under pressure, deprived us of balls. The bonus point is small consolation. The next game in Perpignan will not be decisive because we are only at the start of the season but it is already important”.
Jeremy Davidson (manager of Brive): “We gave Lyon too many opportunities, made too many approximations and they were much more precise than us. Yet we played each shot very liberated, I’m happy with the state of mind and the bonus point but that’s not enough. »