The European champions are preparing for the quarter-finals in Laudenville. The team lined up in Ireland should be like the team dominated by La Rochelle on Saturday.
In Hautes-Pyrénees it never rains. Except on rainy days. Like the Basque Country. For the time being, if the weather forecast does not announce that it will rain in Dublin this Saturday, in the opposite case, the Stade Toulouse meeting will be prepared as needed. Of course, Laudenville’s fresh land in the Houtes-Pyrenees, opposite the thermal water relaxation complex Balnia, was gently but surely moistened by cloudy skies throughout the morning workout. Lauren Valley did not come close to Dublin, and Ed Sheeran’s concert forced Stade Toulouse to leave Limerick and Thomont Park and move to their enemy, Leinster’s Aviva Stadium.
Uncertainty about the three players
In terms of physical challenge, the meeting is similar to the one against La Rochelle at the stadium on Saturday. When it comes to team composition with red and black, there should not be big differences. Charlie Foumineau, Richie Arnold and Tim Nanai-Williams, who left the Maritime Club, continued treatment in Toulouse for two and a half days without attending the mini-stage. Only uncertainties about these three players can affect the team structure. If the New Zealand prop leave, we will move on to the tenure of Dorian Aldegeri; David Ain guarantees La Rochelle a replacement for the position of the right pillar.
In the second line, there are several solutions in the absence of one of the twins (Reinhard Elstad, Franോois Cross, Anthony Jellonch, Selavasio Tolofuva) that Thibaut Flemish is also an option in the third line where the competition is fierce.
At the center, staff will be selected in training between Pierre Foysack Holder against La Rochelle and Zack Holmes to support Pita Ahki. On the wings, when the Arthur Bonnell partnership takes over, Mattis Label and Dimitri Delebes grab the rope, knowing that Juan-Cruz Mallya is still suspended and Lucas Thous is injured.
Conquest of Munster
Lastly, since Munster seems to be strong in conquest, there is strong reason to think that the Toulouse staff will build a bench of six forwards and two-thirds. The Irish province are one of two teams that have not conceded a single attempt after a scrum (another Leinster). On the other hand, 20% of his attempts are from a single planet. This is the highest ratio among the eight quarterfinalist teams.
As for the throw-in, international third-ranked Peter O’Malley is the best European blocker as he has caught 36 touches in the competition this season.
This means that Stade Toulouse will still have to climb the hill to write a new page in the big book of the match between the two teams playing in the 19th quarter final of the European Cup. A record. With a small margin for the most successful Munster (14 against Toulouse 12).
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