Invited to comment on La Rochelle's European double, Ugo Mola, the manager of Stade Toulousain, said Thursday before his Top 14 semi-final against Racing 92: "I'm not jealous of people, but admiring when they do things well. There may be things to observe, because there may be things that we no longer do well. We were the scarecrow for some time, today it's La Rochelle."
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Praise that has obviously not reached Ronan O'Gara, the manager of the Maritimes, who appeared this Friday in front of the press before facing Saturday (17h) UBB in the other half, and who released a scathing: "The opinion of Ugo Mola on the Stade Rochelais, it is not interesting. It wasn't interesting in the past, it's not interesting in the present, and it won't be interesting in the future. OK?»
"It is not possible to name Ugo Mola in the discussion. Thank you"
And the Irish technician, known for his sanguine temperament, added: "I play against Bordeaux tomorrow (Saturday). There are so many things to discuss, it is not possible to name Ugo Mola in the discussion. Thank you." In case of final of the Top 14 between Toulouse and Rochelais, the reunion between the two men would be joyful.