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Castres-Toulouse: Dumora delights, the hinge of the Stade at bay


TOPS / FLOPS - Julien Dumora in great shape like his team faced with a lost hinge and significant Toulouse indiscipline.


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Julien Dumora celebrates

The back and captain of Castres Olympique entertained his supporters this Saturday afternoon at Pierre-Fabre against a defense from Stade Toulousain who failed to follow him.

Author of a double (38th and 46th), the one who celebrated his 35th birthday the day before offered himself a nice birthday present by being the major architect of the new Castrese victory in the derby.

Above all, he allowed his team to take the lead at strategic moments in the game.

A first time just before the end of the first period to turn largely in the lead at the break and just after the test of Chocobares (43rd) for Toulouse on the return from the locker room.

Castres opportunism

Above all, the CO was able to thwart its opponent of the day as usual when the Toulouse neighbor arrives in town.

Castres is a team that has the secret to slow down the Toulouse furia and install Ugo Mola's players in a false rhythm.

However, rhythm, they tried to put the usual red and black, but each time the Tarnais were present to slow down the releases, scrape balloons and push the opponent to the fault.

As we know it, this team from Castres is clearly not the most flamboyant but it knows how to be devilishly effective when necessary.


The Graou-Nanai-Williams hinge fails

Toulouse, however, is used to evolving without its executives and in what looked like a new double weekend, the Duponts and Ntamacks were really missed.

Paul Graou and Tim Nanai-Williams certainly did not convince their coach Ugo Mola.

Yet very prominent against Racing the previous day, Paul Graou looked more like the one we saw in Toulon a few weeks ago, a player in need of solutions.

The former Agen scrum-half quickly gave way to Martin Page Relo at halftime.

Tim Nanai-Williams was more enterprising in the first half but unfortunate on Dumora's second try, where he released a crucial ball that allowed the back to plant the home side's winning try.

He who only started for the second time this season.

Toulouse indiscipline

It is often said that indiscipline is one of the keys to a game.

The clash between Castres and Toulouse was further proof of this.

Right prop David Ainu'u only illustrated Toulouse's struggles on the day with two penalties against him in closed scrum in the first 40 minutes.

The Stadistes were penalized five times in the first quarter of an hour, that is to say.

Over the course of the meeting, it certainly got better, but the people of Toulouse, through their indiscipline in particular, offered a lot of important ammunition to the winners of the day.

Source: lefigaro

All sports articles on 2023-03-25

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