At home, Stade Toulousain won 22-18 in the derby against Castres.
Stade Toulousain won, through experience, in this derby against Castres Olympique and took its revenge in the last Top 14 semi-final, dominated by the Tarnais. Red and Black win 22-18.
It’s a derby that starts more than timidly between the two clubs. Numerous technical errors, bad judgments and handling errors during the first act, which ultimately boils down to a duel between scorers. Two penalties for Melvyn Jaminet, only one for Julien Dumora and Toulouse returned to the locker room leading 6-3.
Regrets for Castres
Castres may however have regrets about this first period since it is the Tarnais who have the best chances. Bad choices, errors and a good defense from Toulouse prevented the Olympians from crossing the line. The CO who had to do without his opener. Louis Le Brun, hit in the right shoulder, and released after only five minutes of play. According to Canal +, the 20-year-old opening half has passed the first exams.
A second period that starts at the same pace with three forwards in less than three minutes. And this time it is Toulouse who are wrong twice and make mistakes. Melvyn Jaminet and Julien Dumora continue to stumble. After two penalties in quick succession (55th, 58th), the Castres rear allows his team to return to 9-9 before the hour mark.
Toulouse to experience
Only, the Olympians striker will be guilty of a stupid foul and a tackle without the ball on Anthony Jelonch. Logical yellow card. At 14 against 15, the CO will collect 10 points in five minutes. After the fault, Toulouse finds the touch five meters from the line. Ball carried from school and it was Emmanuel Meafou who scored the only try of the match (61st).
Melvyn Jaminet converts and registers two new penalties afterwards. For his return, the Toulouse back scored 17 points and managed a 6/7 against the poles. Opposite, the penalties are also linked. At the siren, Castres takes advantage of an opposing foul to obtain a final possession in the center of the field. The Tarn staff did not hesitate and shouted for the three points. Julien Dumora transforms and allows Castres to return to four points.
At the end of the match, Mathieu Babillot, the Castres captain was excluded for a dangerous tackle and a blow to the head of Anthony Jelonch. Nice image between the two players who greeted each other before the release of the first.
From experience, Stade Toulousain won 22-18 in this derby and secured first place in the championship. Castres may have some regrets but console themselves with the point of the defensive bonus.