8th before the start of the match, Stade Toulousain needs points in the match where Lyon will host Ernest-Wallon this Saturday evening. The residents of Toulouse, who were defeated 29-8 in La Rochelle last weekend, received three points from the Top 6 and eight points from Racing 92, the leader of the Top 14. This is the difference that separates Toulouse from Lyon in the rankings. (LOU is in 12th place with 20 points).
Ugo Mola’s men will be aiming for a better victory against the worst team outside the championship to get back into qualifying. For this, the “red-blacks” will be able to count on the returns of Aldegheri, Arnold, Meafou, Cros, Jelonch, Dupont, Ramos, Lebel and Ahki. The sibling rivalry between Julien and Guillaume Marchand in the prostitute position will be put under the spotlight.
11′: Toulouse Test
Toulouse’s excellent ball benefited Julien Marchand, who faced his brother for the first try of this match.
10′: New attack
Scrum signaled about ten meters from the Lyon goal.
7′: Dupont plays with his feet.
With Toulouse ahead, Dupont tries to find Bituniyata on the other side of the field with a shot, but the winger misses the ball.
4′: Bituniyata’s breakthrough
Bituniyata, found by Ramos, gains ground but does not release the ball in time. Lyonnais was later punished for the Toulouse attack.
3′: LOU turnover.
In a simple transfer, the opponents made a mistake and sent the ball back to Toulouse with Julien Marchand’s touch and shot.
2′: Dupont steps in
The attacking half coming out from the back escapes but then encounters the Lyon defense and the kicking play comes into contact.
The reigning French champion’s first match in 2024 is left to Ernest-Wallon between Toulouse and Lyon.
21:05 Players in the tunnel
21:00. 100th evening
Richie Arnold, the strong man of the Ugo Mola team, will celebrate his 100th birthday with the Stade Toulousain jersey this Saturday evening.
20:55 Information La Dépêche
25-year-old center or winger Lucas Tauzin, whose contract expires at the end of the season, is expected to sign for ASM Clermont Auvergne, another Top 14 team, soon.
20:45 Zoom in on two players
Merchant-Merchant. Saturday night’s game within a game. The two Bigourdans brothers (Julien for Toulouse, Guillaume for Lyon) will face each other for the second time in their careers. Always a special opposition to their family.
Rugby: Toulouse v Lyon, a Merchant affair
20:40 Update on rankings
Even though the 12th day has started, there is an update in the rankings. Racing 92, the leader of the Top 14, has consolidated its leadership position and is four points ahead of runner-up UBB. Castres is in 6th place in a series of three defeats. Toulouse, in 8th place, is 13 points behind the leader.
20:35 Thomas Ramos’ words
The national full-back, who was off during the defeat in La Rochelle last Saturday (8-29), gives a speech that is both understandable and action-packed, while the “red and black” are in 8th place. To read HERE .
8:30 p.m. match referee
The main referee of this match will be Pierre-Baptiste Nuchy. On November 5, he led the match between Pau and Toulouse (Palois won 13-9).
20:20 Toulouse wants to advance
Reigning champions Toulouse, who remain outside the top 6 in the standings, are counting on the arrival of LOU and the return of their managers on Saturday, January 6 (day 12 of the Top 14) to set in motion a positive dynamic ahead of the Champions Cup.
20:15 Current series
Toulouse, who were defeated in Charente-Maritime last week, continued their run of three wins in all competitions after an away defeat at Stade Français. Montpellier’s last day winner, LOU, has not won away since April 2023.
20:10 Composition of the opponent
Note the absence of captain Baptiste Couilloud, replaced by former Toulousain Martin Page-Relo.
20:05 Composition of the stadium
The staff of the “red-black” club will announce the top 15 on Friday, January 5, as part of the 12th day of the Top 14, which will face the LOU players on Saturday, 6 (21:05).
20:00. Hello everyone !
Welcome to this live broadcast to follow the live commentary of the match between Stade Toulousain and LOU Rugby. The match will start at Ernest-Wallon Stadium at 21.05.