Toulouse offers itself Bayonne and even the bonus at the last second

Stade Toulouse’s good scores against Bayonne. LIONEL BONAVENTURE / AFP

Despite the absence of many internationals, Toulouse held their place against Aviron this Saturday, during the 14th day.

Toulouse is full. Deprived of its nine internationals (seven French) but with Antoine Dupont, the Hauts-Garonnais disposed of Bayonne (46-26) this Saturday evening at Ernest-Wallon, during the 14th day of the Top 14. The Rouge et Noir registered seven tries through Bituniyata (12th), Dupont (20th), Ahki (20th), Willis (39th), Placines (47th), Barassi (80th) and Mallia (80th), facing valiant and daring Bayonnais who still registered four (Giudicelli, Tiberghien, Martocq and Ebertinagaray).

Antoine Dupont magic

The Toulouse team dominated this meeting for a long time without really exerting their talent, until the last quarter of an hour, when the Bayonnais, back to five points, suffered the wrath of the genius Antoine Dupont. The prodigy was at the initiative of Toulouse’s sixth and seventh tries in quick succession, including the last, where the captain of the XV of France once again splashed Ernest-Wallon’s lawn with his magic. Ugo Mola’s players, who will be deprived of their star until mid-March, managed to snatch the offensive bonus in the final seconds. This performance allows them to become co-leader of the Top 14, tied on points with Stade Français.


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