James Coglan (Toulon coach, 13-9 winner at home ground in Beirut): “After all, I think a lot about Patrice Colossus. Professional sports are crazy. We worked today, scoring four points. There are a lot of details to sort, but it is always easy to arrange them after a win. It was an Irish climate with plenty of water and stormy weather. We have a lot of work to do, and we know it. A week later, relief and excitement. They (Toulon players, editor’s note) talked well with each other during the week. They respected what they said. They wanted to work for the team and the team, and tonight it was obvious.
Regarding Fakundo Issa, we made a mistake on the scoresheet. Julian Ori and Swann Rebbadge were uncertain, and it would be nice to start with one of these players to have someone new on the bench. Lopetti Timani was the last to come out. This change may not have been planned, but in the end we were right. Before the match, Frank Asema told me that he was leaving me strapped. We talked before and during the game. He is a coach with a great history and a man of character. He could have told us to get out of this match, but he was there to help us.
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