the Stade Toulousain pushed, Castres finds colors

IT’S AGAIN IN NICE! (CAS 9-10 TOU)

We leave for the last 40 minutes of this part between Toulouse and Castres!

Below, the try denied to Palis at the end of the first half. What do you think ?

PART TIME IN NICE! TOULOUSE ONE POINT AHEAD!

It’s rest at the Allianz Riviera! Toulouse wins 10-9 against Castres during the first 45 minutes of this semi-final! Stade Toulousain had launched the hostilities with a try by Lebel at minute and a half but the CO gradually returned to this game thanks to Urdapilleta’s boot. The Toulouses took two yellow cards and were hot in front of their in-goal!

URDAPILLETA PASSES THREE POINTS BEFORE THE BREAK (CASE 9-10 TOU)

The Castres coaches decide to take the points instead of trying! Urdapilleta investigates, from 10 to 9!

THE PALIS TEST… REJECTED! (CAS 6-10 TOU)

After a series of pick and go, Toulouse breaks for the first time! Very ingenious pass at the foot of Urdapilleta and Palis seems to flatten… but is rejected! The referee did not see any pressure on the video referee! The Castres don’t understand and the referee, validated by a long video break, explains it.

YELLOW DEALER CARD! (CAS 6-10 TOU)

Great pressure on Toulouse who is pushed in front of his in-goal! Double advantage for the CO and then a yellow card for Julien Marchand! The prostitute comes and claps Arrata’s hand!

Toulouse dominates the attack of Castres (CAS 6-10 TOU)

What an enormous defense that of Toulouse that repels all the attacks of Castres! Behind, they receive a penalty and things heat up between the two teams!

Toulouse makes mistakes (CAS 6-10 TOU)

In addition to the penalties conceded, Stade Toulousain made some unusual handball errors in this match.

CO STICKS A LITTLE (CASE 6-10 TOU)

The game has been clearly balanced for a few minutes and even the CO recovers a penalty for a foul on the ground. Urdapilleta indicates the posts, over 45 meters. And it happens, from 10 to 6!

YELLOW CARD FOR ARNOLD (CASE 3-10 TOU)

Suspicion of Arnold’s high tackle that shows a yellow card after seeing the images! There is contact but there is no danger.

URDAPILLETA OPENS SCORE FOR CO (CAS 3-10 TOU)

Finally, a reaction from the OC with a penalty attempted and then hit by Benjamín Urdapilleta! 10 to 3!

The CO in difficulty (CAS 0-10 TOU)

Another penalty to Castres and this time for a foul on the ground! Ntamack doesn’t find the key and Dumora rushes upstairs.

RAMOS ADDS THREE POINTS (CASE 0-10 TOU)

Penalty for Stade Toulousain obtained by the Haut-Garonne pack in a good scrum! Thomas Ramos shows the poles… And he goes, 10 to 0!

NTAMACK MISSES THE DROP! (CASE 0-7 TOU)

Toulouse tries to recover points as soon as possible and Ntamack is placed in a relegation position. Happens!

Palms 50-22! (CASE 0-7 TOU)

What a huge kick from Thomas Ramos who finds an indirect touch from 22 meters… on the 22 opponents! It’s 50-22, Touch for Toulouse!

Toulouse tries to take the band (CAS 0-7 TOU)

When Toulouse decides to speed up, nothing can stop them! Akhi advances 15 meters and the game rebounds on Ramos who tries a pass on foot… It’s direct!

CO TEST REJECTED! (CASE 0-7 TOU)

What a pity for the CO with an overflow of Ben Nicholas well launched by Babillot! The 3rd central line tries to find Nakosi on the inside but his pass is ahead! The end had marked!

Kicks in all directions (CAS 0-7 TOU)

Both teams abuse the kicking game and in this little game, Castres is doing well and finds a good touch!

Palis freaked out (CAS 0-7 TOU)

Already a huge blow to the CO with Geoffrey Palis being injured in a duel with Jelonch! He’s electrified a bit but will take his place!

LEBEEEEEEL FOR THE FIRST ATTEMPT! (CASE 0-7 TOU)

Incredible start to the Toulouse match! It goes in all directions with a great first start from Dupont that does not come to fruition. A few game times later, Lebel takes advantage of an intermission found by Ntamack, takes out his rods and goes to plant a solo 35-meter try! Ramos transforms, 7 to 0!

START OF CASTRES-TOULOUSE! (CASE 0-0 TOU)

And here we go for this first Top 14 semi-final between the defending champions Stade Toulousain and the first of the regular phase, Castres Olympique!

Another record for Toulouse

Toulouse will play its 12th Top 14 semi-final, a record (Clermont has played 11). He won 6 and lost 5.

a fierce duel

It is the fourth time that Castres and Toulouse have met in the final phase since the creation of the Top 14 in 2005. Stade won twice, in the 2010 play-offs (35-12) and in the semi-finals in 2012 (24-15). ), but the CO won the last duel, at the dam in 2018 (23-11).

Arata before Fernández, classic for CO

The Castres management decided to field the Uruguayan Santiago Arata in the scrum, leaving Jérémy Fernandez relegated to the bench (Kockott is absent from the minutes).

In the center, Botitu will form a pair with Combezou and the attacking triangle will be formed by regulars Julien Dumora, Geoffrey Palis and Filipo Nakosi. Opposite we find the same warriors with Babillot, Staniforth or Barlot.

The composition of CO!

Dumora, Palis, Combezou, Botitu, Nakosi; (o) Urdapilleta, (m) Arata; De Crespigny, Ben Nicholas, Babillot; Staniforth, Vanverberghe; Hounkpatin, Barlot, Walcker.

Substitutes: Ngauamo, De Benedittis, Jacquet, Delaporte, Fernández, Cocagi, Zeghdar, Chilachava.

Switch ahead, not behind

Ugo Mola has decided to make no less than 3 changes, all within the peloton, for this semi-final. It is Selevasio Tolofua who will start in n°8 after Cros’ injury, Jelonch slips on the flank of the 3rd row.

Back from suspension, Charlie Faumuina regains his place as the starting right prop, while Dorian Aldegheri will start on the bench. Finally, a strong choice made with the return of captain Julien Marchand, Peato Mauvaka will therefore be on the bench

Obviously, the match will be led by the international hinge Antoine Dupont-Romain Ntamack, while Thomas Ramos will always be the defender and the scorer. In the center, Pita Ahki will once again team up with Pierre Fouyssac.

Toulouse XV!

bouquets; Mallia, Fouyssac, Ahki, Lebel; (o) Ntamack, (m) Dupont; Elstadt, Tolofua, Jelonch; Laughter. Arnold, Ro. Arnold; Faumuina, Merchant, Baille.

Alternates: Mauvaka, Ainu’u, Meafou, Flament, Placines, Germain, Sword, Aldegheri.

CASTRES-TOULOUSE, STARTS 1/2 AT 9:05 PM!

Good evening everyone and welcome to RMC Sport to follow the first Top 14 semi-final between Stade Toulousain and Castres Olympique live! Winner in the bombardment of La Rochelle (33-28), the defending champion Toulouse will challenge the first in the standings of the regular phase. An indecisive duel to follow from 21:05 at the Allianz Riviera in Nice!

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