Rugby / European Cup. Toulouse, Racing … What can French clubs aim for in the heart of Kovid?

Rugby / European Cup.  Toulouse, Racing ... What can French clubs aim for in the heart of Kovid?

Toulouse is always hungry

“The club has always had a special appetite for this game. It is an understatement to say that Hugo Mole has a clear passion: Toulouse Stadium loves the European Cup just as the European Cup loves Toulouse Stadium. “It simply came to our notice then. We have a headline to defend: we know what to do, and we will do it with a lot of conviction and commitment, ”Romain Entamak added. It starts in Wales against the Scarlets, who won the Red and Black titles in 1996, the first of five European players to do so, knowing that Cardiff will receive less workload due to the Kovid case.

Fico returns to Europe with racing

He had been waiting for this for four years. Gayle Fikou (27 years old, 64 caps) has not played in the Great European Cup since April 2017 and has lost to Munster (41-16). The International Center for Racing 92 was later painted in Toulouse colors. Time at the French stadium did not allow him to taste it again. “This is a real match and we will attack with great desire,” he said. As Cial et Blanc struggled: they slipped to 8 after three consecutive defeats in the league.E Top 14 places. The journey to the Saints in Northampton promises to be dangerous.

A “crunch” for UBB

Leader of the Top 14 against the leader of the English Premiership. The Bordeaux-Bagels, with ambition, begin its European campaign with a “crunch” against Lester.

The two teams have not clashed on the Continental stage, but the doubles winners of the competition, the Tigers (2001, 2002), will fall to the bone.

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La Rochelle sets out again for a crusade

Stade Rochellees, an unlucky finalist in last season’s European Cup, struggled to straighten his head despite stumbling in Toulouse Ogre in the top 14 final. Despite an error (25-20) in Paris last weekend (25-20), the Maritimes regained their momentum. A game with more speed and possession.

Castress and Montpellier to the developer

The still slightly greener French stadium returned to the European Cup for the first time since 2015-2016, against the Irish from Connach.

Clermont, who alternate between good and bad in the league, have been receiving the undefeated Irish province of Ulster in France since January 2016.

Montpellier, winner of last season’s European Challenge and uncompromising in the top 14 this season, will win a real test in England at the ground of 2019 European champions Exeter.

Finally, Castres will seek to impose its rules on Harlequins, the last European team to beat CO in 2015 at Pierre-Faber.

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