Clément Poitrenaud, coach for three quarters of Toulouse after the win over USAP (34-13): ” Perpignan challenged us, especially on the ground and in the rucks, which prevented us from finding continuity. We were a bit of an alternating current in the fun phases of the game, the high level of pace, standing up, this ability to find space, then the weaker moments with less rhythm, making big leaps and sometimes rushing action. Go play outside when there are closer and easier passing solutions to correct them and finish shots more quickly.
In short, there were good things, but rarely could we say it was a perfect match. We can expect a fierce battle in the ground game against Munster in the European Cup as this match will encourage us to work on the rucks next week. We’ve been warned and I expect us to be more reactive and more aggressive in that to get clean balls and allow our scrum-halves to play in good conditions. Keeping top position is important but you also have to focus on the content of the matches and for sure we have to raise the level for the next two weeks, otherwise it won’t be enough to win in Ireland. . »
Afusipa Taumeepau, USAP Center Three Quarters: “We are happy with our mentality, but if we want to move up in the rankings, we need to be more precise about the details. For example, we make a second attempt on a careless mistake when we know they will play some shots quickly. Otherwise, we weren’t bad defensively, especially close to our in-goal. Unfortunately, we didn’t always come out of our camp well, so we were often under pressure. Every time we made throws, we immediately lost the ball. We have to be more careful with the ball, because against a team like Toulouse, if you always defend, you won’t get points. »
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