Stade Toulousain gets out of the trap and meets Castres in the semi-final

IT IS OVER ! TOULOUSE QUALIFIES FOR THE HALFTIMES!

Stade Toulousain qualifies for the Top 14 semi-finals after their stunning win against La Rochelle 33 to 28! Les Rouge et Noir will face Castres Olympique next week. Sometimes mistreated by the Maritimes, the Toulousains delighted the excellent Antoine Dupont attacking the audience of Ernest Wallon with 4 tries!

FAVRE ENDS THE MATCH WITH A TRY! (TOU 33-28LR)

Last action for La Rochelle initiated by Botia and finished by Favre in the goal area! But the most important thing is elsewhere, Toulouse is qualified!

LA ROCHELLE PLANTS A LAST (TOU 33-21 LR)

Video arbitrage for a potential Rochelais attempt after a penalty played quickly by Pierre Bourgarit! The whore seems to finish the action, but we check an attacker… TEST FOR LA ROCHELLE!

LEBEL HAS THE RAGE TO WIN! (TOU 33-14LR)

Big turnover of Toulouse and Dupont clears with the left foot! Dulin is on the cover, but is cut off on the sidelines… Lebel addresses his audience!

NTAMAAAAACK FOR THE WINNING TEST! (TOU 33-14LR)

But what an action from Stade Toulouse with an inside return from Meafou for Tolofua who pierces 30 meters! He serves on a Ntamack tray that ends the action with his canes! Ramos goes to investigate, 33 against 14!

RAMOS MISS AN EASY PENALTY (TOU 26-14 LR)

New penalty for Toulouse after Ahki’s ultra-efficient match! We’re going to put La Rochelle on 13 points… Thomas Ramos misses, 26 to 14!

MALLIAAA’S TEST! (TOU 26-14LR)

Huge reaction from Toulouse with a pass at the foot of Ramos for Mallia who flattens unopposed! Ramos misses the transformation, 26 to 14!

ALLDRITT AS BOSS! (TOU 21-14LR)

But what a player this Greg Alldritt is! Scrum at five yards and the 3rd center line leaves alone by taking off three defenders! West investigates the internal station, 21 to 14!

It gets exciting between the two teams (TOU 21-7 LR)

For two actions we warm up between the two teams waking up the audience of Ernest Wallon!

Danty enters (TOU 21-7 LR)

Exit from Sinzelle and enter the game of the excellent Jonathan Danty! La Rochelle’s wingers won’t have many balls left…

Grand Scrum of Toulouse (TOU 21-7 LR)

At the introduction from La Rochelle, the Toulousains put enormous pressure and recover a penalty! What an effort!

IT’S THE PAUSE!

It’s time for Ernest Wallon! Small demonstration of Toulouse in this first act of the jump-off against La Rochelle, 21 against 7 at half time. Worn by an Antoine Dupont of the big nights, Toulouse quickly started with two class actions from the best player in the world. Beware of La Rochelle’s reaction!

RAMOS GIVE 14 POINTS AHEAD (TOU 21-7 LR)

New punishment for Thomas Ramos who likes to explore again! 21 to 7 for Stade Toulouse!

Very dangerous Toulouse (TOU 18-7 LR)

Big chance for Toulouse, who was close to the 3rd attempt, but Mallia commits an attacker! It’s another penalty!

RAMOS RESTORES THE ADVANCE (TOU 18-7 LR)

Penalty for Toulouse after a foul on the Rochelais site! Thomas Ramos gives Toulouse three more points, 18 against 7!

THE ROCHELAISE RESPONSE! (TOU 15-7LR)

Finally a nice response from La Rochelle with a good pick and go session! Liebenberg naturally finishes the job with strength! West transforms, 12 to 7!

La Rochelle gets closer (TOU 15-0 LR)

Penalty kick against Toulouse after a tackle without a ball by Fouyssac! We are going in the maritime direction, we want to score once!

Missed drop from Ntamack (TOU 15-0 LR)

After a few series of clashes between attackers, Dupont ejects Ntamack who takes the drop at the 35m! It’s next to !

Cross exit (TOU 15-0 LR)

Big blow to Toulouse with the premature departure of François Cros! He is replaced by Flament.

RAMOS ADDES THREE POINTS (TOU 15-0 LR)

Another penalty against La Rochelle and against Will Skelton caught in offside position! Of course we take the points on the side of Toulouse… Ramos adds three points, 15 to 0!

DUPONT IS UNSTOPPABLE! (TOU 12-0 LR)

But what a Toulouse number! Breakthrough of Arnold at 30 meters steering on the wing of the inevitable Dupont! He plays west and flatters in the corner! In corner Ramos misses the boat, 12-0!

Toulouse is hungry for a match (TOU 7-0 LR)

Penalty kick against La Rochelle after a clearing on Sinzelle’s side! It is played quickly by Ramos, but it is too short for Mallia!

TOULOUSE KIND FIRST! (TOU 7-0 LR)

What a monumental action by Antoine Dupont after a perfect interior return from Mauvaka! Dupont pierces, taps the foot and recovers the ball! Behind we send Fouyssac into the goal area! Ramos investigates, 7 to 0!

West for lack of success (TOU 0-0 LR)

In the wake of his missed penalty, West finds a direct touch and sends the ball back to Toulouse in his camp… Bad time for the first half!

WEST MISSING THE ESSENTIAL (TOU 0-0 LR)

Already a penalty for La Rochelle after a lot of work from the scrum pack! Ihaia West will take the points to open the scoring in this shoot-off… And it’s missed! He was about twenty meters from the posts…

It goes in all directions (TOU 0-0 LR)

First attacker of Dupont and the Stade La Rochelais starts the march ahead with Haddad! Skelton’s turn to lose the ball!

TOULOUSE-LA ROCHELLE GOES OFF! (TOU 0-0 LR)

And here we go for this first Top 14 play-off between Stade Toulouse and the reigning European champion, Stade Rochelais!

Danty on the couch, Botia in the fight

On the side of La Rochelle, the maritime staff made 11 changes compared to the team that won last Sunday in Lyon, during the last day of the regular phase. Alldritt, Leyds and Sinzelle, conserved against LOU, are all back for this shoot-off.

Uncertain due to sore ankles, Jonathan Danty and left pillar Reda Wardi are indeed present, but start on the bench. Note that this is the same starting XV as the one in the Champions Cup final against Leinster, Botia as well.

The composition of La Rochelle!

flax; Leyds, Sinzelle, Botia, Rhule; (o) West, (m) Berjon; Haddad, Alldritt (cap.), Liebenberg; Skelton, Lavault; Atonio, Bourgarit, Priso.

Substitutes: Bosch, Wardi, Sazy, Bourdeau, Retière, Favre, Danty and Sclavi

Mauvaka holder, a 100% Arnold and Jelonch team in 8

Ugo Mola and his staff have made 6 changes from the big win at Biarritz last Sunday. Mallia starts on the left flank, instead of the international on 7 Nelson Épée, present on the bench.

In tailgating, French international Peato Mauvaka was preferred over his club and national team-mate, Julien Marchand, to start the match, while the second line will be a 100% Arnold clutch, with Richie in 5 and Rory in 4. Jelonch will occupy the position of number 8, a position that will replace Tolofua during the match.

The composition of Toulouse!

Ramos; Lebel, Fouyssac, Ahki, Mallia; (o) Ntamack, (m) Dupont (Cap.); Elstadt, Jelonch, Cros; Ri. Arnold, Ro. Arnold; Aldegheri, Mauvaka, Baille

Substitutions: Marchand, Ainu’u, Meafou, Flament, Tolofua, Germain, Sword, Mallez

TOULOUSE-LA ROCHELLE, KICK-OFF AT 9:05 PM!

Hello everyone and welcome to RMC Sport to follow the first Top 14 play-off between Toulouse and La Rochelle live! The very ambitious Stadistes welcome a very euphoric reigning European champion. Kick-off at 9:05 PM!