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Tops / Flops Racing 92-Lyon: the Parisians are attacking hard, the late awakening of the LOU


At the end of the victory snatched by Ciel et Blanc against the Rhone this Saturday (24-20), find out what caught the attention of the editorial staff.


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KO in a quarter of an hour ...

Caught by the throat.

Stormed at the entrance.

Lyon totally missed its start to the match this Saturday at Paris La Défense Arena by conceding three tries in less than a quarter of an hour.

A demonstration of efficiency and realism of the Ile-de-France residents, who planted three banderillas by Fickou (2nd), Chat (10th) and Diallo (12th).

Cold and methodical.

The offensive bonus from the first 15 minutes difficult to do better.

And, for the LOU, it is difficult to do worse in the Hauts-de-Seine.

… Lyon did not give up

Many teams would not have recovered from such a catastrophic start to the match.

However, Lyon did not give up at Nanterre after having conceded this severe 21-0 in less than a quarter of an hour.

After pushing at the end of the first period, the Rhone caught up with the second act with much better intentions.

They got the better of the Altoséquanais, especially in closed scrum, and scored two fine tries by Mayanavanua (47th) and Coulloud (61st).

They almost made a difference in the very last moments.

It was played for nothing at all.


Lyonnais too inconstant

After the defeat conceded against the Pau Section, Pierre Mignoni, the Rhone manager, did not mince words towards his internationals. Big hoot: “

If they want to play for the France team, they had better be good with us. The coach came to the club and he told them. And with what I see, they're not going to be picked up anytime soon. Finally, it is not me who decides.

The former international scrum-half then calmed things down but he raised a recurring problem: the inconstancy of his players, especially his internationals.

LOU is capable of offensive festivals but also of spectacular failures, such as the start of a match in Nanterre.

A problem to be resolved if the Lyonnais want to play the leading roles again, after reaching the semi-finals of the Top 14 in 2018 and 2019.

The guilty indiscipline of Racing

It was one of the (very) big black spots of the Racingmen since the start of the season. A culpable indiscipline. Machenaud's teammates were indeed, before this match of the 4th day, the most penalized team of the elite. Against the BO, they had been penalized 17 times. On Saturday, in their enclosure, the Ciel et Blancs rectified the situation at the start of the match. They did not concede their first penalty until the 24th minute. But subsequently, Fickou's teammates struggled more at the end of the first half when Lyon pushed in to try to score. But Racing held on. When they returned from the locker room, the Travers players were more at fault: 10 penalties in the second half (16 in all). A scrum here, a scratched ball there, a yellow card for Cat (54th)… The Ciel et Blanc n 'have not reassured. They came close to the correctional.

The Ile-de-France scrum (still) struggling

Since the start of the season, the Racing 92 scrum has shown signs of weakness.

A recurring evil.

Against the LOU, Racing was still in arrears in this sector, conceding five penalties.

Didier Casadéi, the new forward trainer, still has a lot of work to do to harden his pack and prevent him from making such mistakes.

Weeks (of work) follow one another but the progress is not visible.

Source: lefigaro

All sports articles on 2021-09-27

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