Couilloud and Naniashvili untenable; Serin and Parisse disappoint

After the victory of the LOU over the RCT in the final of the Challenge Cup (30-12), find the scores assigned by our rugby specialists.

The notes of Lyon: omnipresent Couilloud, Naniashvili the worst and the best

The LOU forwards won the fight, in the wake of their captain, Jordan Taufua (7,5). Back after a month’s absence due to injury, the New Zealander put the pressure on, like this interception on Parisse, directly behind Lyon’s first try, scored by Baptiste Couilloud. The 3e line of the XV of France, Dylan Cretin (7.5), hovered in the air, his favorite field, also stealing ammunition from the Toulon line-up. He also snatched a ball in a searing ruck. The English second line Joël Kpoku (6.5) did the job in defense, finishing as the best tackler in the final (11). The front row did the job, both in closed scrum and in the ground game battle.

Scrum-half Baptiste Couilloud (8) took advantage of the domination of his pack to multiply the tumbles (147 meters gained). Omnipresent, number 9 also scored a first try (finally refused), a second granted. And on a penalty quickly…

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