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Stade Toulousain: the big leap brilliantly achieved by Ange Capuozzo


Holder on the wing against Racing 92, the versatile Italian shone on Saturday in his colors. Express adaptation.

Plenty is no plague.

And at Stade Toulousain, it's not the end of abundance.

The Toulouse club recruited two talents this summer capable of playing at the back: Melvyn Jaminet, who arrived from Perpignan, and Ange Capuozzo, formerly of Grenoble.

If we add Thomas Ramos, the manager of the Rouge et Noir, Ugo Mola, has three very high level number 15s under his belt.

And he found the parade by aligning these three players at the same time.

Saturday night against Racing (beaten 37-10 with the offensive bonus), Ramos started at the opening (in the absence of Romain Ntamack, injured), Jaminet at the back and Capuozzo on the wing.

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And the Italian international, author of an incredible recovery during the victory of the Nazionale over Wales last March, feasted against the Ile-de-France.

His statistics speak for him: an interception try, 151 meters covered with the ball in hand, 7 defenders beaten, 3 crossings, 2 passes after contact and a scraped ball.

Decisive and sparkling.

“We are very happy to have taken these five points after a somewhat rough week

(following the defeat in Pau, editor's note).

There is a little relief,

he admitted


We saw very interesting things from start to finish, with a fairly high pace, unlike previous matches where there were small holes.

Behind a dominant collective and forwards in the advance, we are in an armchair as a winger, it's easier.


The former FC Grenoble player did not take long to adapt to the Toulouse game, made of movements, races and passes after contact.

“Even if I hadn't scored I would have been satisfied, but that's a plus.

As three-quarters, and even more as a winger, scoring his first try is liberating, it takes a weight off,

continues the transalpine wisp.

I am very happy to have done it here

(in Ernest-Wallon, editor's note).

I had already taken a dose of adrenaline when I arrived at the stadium two weeks ago and I hope that I will not lose this feeling.

“There is room for everyone”

His association with Jaminet and Ramos is going well for the moment, even if the latter had expressed some doubts at the start of the season about his low playing time. This cohabitation,

“that’s what is interesting,

explained Capuozzo at the microphone of



We know the three positions of opener, winger and back.

It's easier to play, we start to take marks in training and we reap some fruits in matches.

At the start of the season, he insisted that

“There is no controversy.

We all get along very well.

There is room for everyone.

The emulation is very positive.

I arrive in a very high level club with very high level players and that requires much more requirement.

This is what will carry us this year.

Everything is going very well with the competition.”

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His acclimatization to the Ville Rose happened quite naturally.

After having long and patiently made his scales in Grenoble.

I might not have been ready

(to come to Toulouse)

a few months

ago, Capuozzo admitted in the columns of

Midi Olympique


As I did not know the training centers, the poles, the selections, I have always been in Grenoble and I might have been apprehensive to leave my city so soon.

But today, this prospect excites me.

I deeply want to discover something new, to be stimulated by a new challenge, a new environment.

I need it and not just in rugby."

Brilliantly successful change of course.

Source: lefigaro

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