The excellent match of Serin, the lightning of Paia’aua but also the Lyon indiscipline and the Bastareaud tile: find our Tops / Flops after Toulon-Lyon (19-13)
Baptiste Serin took care of everything
The Toulon scrum-half was very clean in his transmissions and tried to put fluidity in his team’s play. Without being brilliant in the rucks, he still got some very important faults especially at the hour of the game which then allows Carbonel to give his team 6 points ahead. Hit late, he was forced to exit in the 64th minute to respect the concussion protocol. The former Bordeaux player was playing his first game this season and has proven how essential he could be to this RCT team.
In combat, Toulon snatches victory against Lyon
Duncan Paia’aua lit up the first period
After a delicate match against Clermont, the three-quarter center recovered perfectly this afternoon against Lyon. In an intense first period but without real chances, the Australian allowed his team to take the advantage and lead 10-3 at the break thanks to a good try. Wainiqolo takes the space on the right wing before serving Luc who in turn transmits to Paia’aua who concludes in the in-goal. A match full of desire and determination for number 13 of the RCT
Aymeric Luc went to coal
The Toulon full-back did not hesitate to make good breakthroughs in the axis to allow his team to gain ground. In the 15th minute, he made his first destructive run which then allowed Paia’aua to progress down the left wing. He is then involved in the action of the test by shifting this same Paia’aua. More discreet in the second half, he also showed a lot of generosity and used his vivacity to unbalance the opposing pack. The Toulon number 15 is one of the rare satisfactions of the RCT at the start of the season. He proved it again this Saturday.
Mathieu Bastareaud, bad luck at its height
It is an image that saddened all the followers of the Top 14 and of rugby in general. That of Mathieu Bastareaud forced to go out on a stretcher after an attempted breakthrough. Wounded in the knee, the Lyon captain twisted in pain on the lawn of Mayol before being evacuated to the respectful applause of the Var public. A few moments later, Canal + announced that the Lyon doctors suspected a rupture of the cruciate ligaments. A real blow for Bastareaud who had just returned from injury.
The Lyon pack too penalized
Usually, it is the Toulonnais who have a bad habit of conceding too many penalties and easily sending their opponents against the poles. This afternoon, the Var were rather disciplined unlike the Rhone. The LOU offered 11 penalties to the RCT which did not need to take advantage of it thanks to the address at the foot of Louis Carbonel. The Lyon block has also not managed to gain as much ground as that of the RCT. The LOU did RCT on this meeting.