There is certainly satisfaction in both fields, after RCT-MHR. The one for Toulon managed to chase, for the first time of the season, a second success in rank. Which for Montpellier has won an unlikely bonus offensive by planting two attempts in the last two minutes, thanks to the unsustainable Nagusa (78th, 80th). Largely to the advantage of Patrice Collazo's men (38-28), this third game on the European scene reimburses the cards in the pool 5. If they remain glued to the last two places, Hérault and Varois still have the chance to qualify for the quarterfinals. final of the competition.
Stade Mayol roared. Pleased Found and uninhibited, the RCT has undoubtedly delivered its most successful copy of the season. Although the staff of Toulon will undoubtedly find a flaw, especially in the final version that could have heavy consequences when making the reports, teammates Raphael Lakafia finally seem to have reached a full stop. Psychological, at least. Decisive for the penalty test whistled by Luke Pearce in the half hour (31) and author of the second personal test after the locker room (46th), Captain Var opened the way. Offensively, with two other attempts and then an offensive bonus point, this RCT has a mouth. In defense, however, it is not yet that.
A unbridled end of the match
Eight trials in total. Of which four in the last ten minutes alone. The money turned into ping-pong. While Monribot (72) and Nakosi (76) thought they had completed a reference victory for the RCT, a certain Nagusa, within two minutes, was in some way an outbreak of smiles that began to invade Mayol.
At the 78th and 80th, the Ciste wing seemed to wander around Toulon's defense. As François Steyn, a bit earlier, after a movement ended almost walking when he canceled his last direct defender (75th). Yes, Toulon still shows some deep gaps. But the click now seems at hand for the group of Patrice Collazo.
European Cup: Juandre Kruger (Toulon) against MontpellierSport icon
The two teams, who will meet again next weekend (Sunday, 4:15 pm), will play their European future at the GGL Stadium. With five points behind the leader of Pool 5, Edinburgh, Montpellier and Toulon will play a first final. At home, the MHR will have to regain coherence to hope for something.
In difficulty on the offensive of Mayol, on sequences with different times of play, the men of Vern Cotter have lost, probably for some time, Johan Goosen. Evacuated on the stretcher before the interval, visibly touched to the level of the right leg, the former player of Racing sees for the moment his season cut off from the wounds. While Montpellier has won only one of his last 13 trips in the European Cup.