The addition is severe for Team Rochelais against Racing 92 (32-10) but it does not come out of nowhere

The addition is severe for Team Rochelais against Racing 92 (32-10) but it does not come out of nowhere

againstIt’s a devastating nightmare, one that only lasts five minutes, but the kind that leaves you dripping in a cold sweat for hours and nights. Stade Rochelais (32-10) lost its fifth match, this Sunday, in a Paris La Défense Arena that was certainly not a success (it has not achieved a win since its opening). From the half-hour mark, we thought that this would be inevitable, and that the race would continue its excellent start to the season (championship leader on 28 points) thanks to this…

againstIt’s a devastating nightmare, one that only lasts five minutes, but the kind that leaves you dripping in a cold sweat for hours and nights. Stade Rochelais (32-10) lost its fifth match, this Sunday, at a Paris La Défense Arena that was certainly not a success (it has not achieved a win since its opening). From the half-hour mark, we thought that this would be inevitable, that Racing would continue their excellent start to the season (championship leader on 28 points) thanks to this attacking bonus and that the Maritimes side would continue to survive with a soft stomach (11th). With 15 points) which is not very reassuring. Except it didn’t quite happen that way.

Let’s get back to this very bad, very real dream, then. Minute 25, La Rochelle is under pressure from the players of Sale and Blanc who enjoy the presence of excessive numbers on the wings. Sure enough, the yellow-and-black display character, who tried to tackle the pivot, hurt the opposition team with a few carried balls that deserved better than a meager penalty kick (7-3, 9th). Gael Fico tries to take his friend Thomas from behind with a well-intentioned kick. The former Racingman is doing a good job and is setting a good example for himself. But as Nolan Le Garric recovers the ball, his teammate is cuffing him. Mr. Descotts shows the red card. In the process, Pierre Bourgaret commits a foul on the carried ball. Penalty and yellow card, hell of a penalty (17-3, 26).

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Yet they believed in him

Chairman Merling’s players are 13 years old and are under pressure again. From a distance of five metres, Antoine Guibert succeeded in rebounding and increasing the score (24-3, 31). What’s even crueler is that Stadistes are downright powerful – if they’re not in touch, their alignment suffers. They have already shown a character capable of causing pain in the middle. Above all, compared to their last matches, they offer varied and fast activities around their No. 10, West (excellent) and Hastoy, No. 15 at the back but more often positioned in the opener. And so, after a wonderful pass off the New Zealander’s foot for Judicaël Cancoriet, he was on the verge of scoring. Finally, a bust of the player Imhoff who was lying on the ball, eliciting no reaction from Mr. Deschutes when the entire La Rochelle crew requested the video (40 + 1).

And then, there’s this clash, this reassuring yellow and black power base. After successive efforts from a distance of five meters, Yuan Tanga crossed the sky and the white curtain (24-10, 46). Is it enough to experience an incredible dream during the remaining half hour? This is possible, especially since Siya Kolisi and her family are less impulsive and creative. The captain of the world champions is underserved and in sight, present in the fight but perhaps a little too short after only one week of training with his new team.

Kolisi, first of all, is conservative

He learns to discover that the Springboks are not the only ones who are good at carrying balls: La Rochelle rolls towards goal (54th place) but the referee calls for video. Truly, Bourguerite lost control of the ball before it settled, Racing performs very well, and the rookie leaves with greater peace of mind (55), especially since Tristan Tedder takes advantage of offside (27-10, 57). But he took a dead penalty, and in the ensuing furore, Thomas Lacleat was shown a yellow card (65). Two minutes later, after another hit, Sclavi thought about flattening, but, like Tanga in the first half, he did so on the Racing Man.

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Kitione Kamikamica comes out in turn for ten minutes but the Maritimes don’t take advantage. Worse still, in the 78th minute, Henry Arundel scored from a corner kick after a disorganized sequence (32-10, 78). The bill is very heavy for the Rochlet family, who still have to review a lot of points, but not commitment, rhythm or play. In Nanterre, the nightmare is too big to be real, but it should not haunt us. Ronan O’Gara’s men have been around for a long time, and they should not withhold the lessons that can be learned from them.

Notes

6/10 West Canchorite Pink Columb Rize
5/10 Dante, Iribaren, Tanga, Hastoy, Lavault, Dylan
4/10 Bollinger, Sottini, Botia
3/10 Burgerette
unclassified Thomas

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