Top 14 – Castres Loses All – Top 14 2018-2019 – Rugby


Long minutes in apnea, to hope for a miracle hundreds of kilometers away. The test refused in Clermont has disappeared the last smile of the Tarn. Castres had the cards in hand to keep his place in the Top 6, but Christophe Urios's men showed too many deficiencies against the RCT to win and this new home defeat was too much.

Castres next to his pumps

Castres can blame himself. Mathieu Babillot and his teammates suffered a sixth loss on their lawn this season. Too much. Too much. And above all that of too many. Faced with a Toulon that had nothing to play in this match, except to finish in style, the Castrais were never able to win. Taken in melee, on the rucks, under the high balloons. The gaps were too numerous to have a team like the RCT, which keeps players capable of sanctioning these errors. Also the indiscipline and nervousness of the Tarna are expensive. Castres will have spent the season suffering at home. Christophe Urios will not play the final stages of the last days in the Tarn. A page addresses the CO.

Decisive Ikpefan

What to say about these Toulonnais? Deprived of many players, Patrice Collazo relies on young and vengeful players, eager to close the RCT shirt well. Successful bet Dominated during the first thirty minutes, the Toulonnais held in defense, also dominating in the rucks in the wake of an excellent Morgka Gorgodze. And when the violations appeared, Belleau and Ikpefan made the difference. The Var wing which scored two goals and a decisive pass for its half opening. The Ikpefan ruler is also in the air. Black point for the conquest of the RCT in contact, with at least half a dozen balloons lost on the Var launches. A detail finally for this Toulon that signs its second seasonal victory out and that will play until the end in this championship.


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