RUGBY. DEMI-FINAL. Is Castres a favorite against Toulouse for the first time?On Friday night, Toulouse will find Castres in the semi-finals of the Top 14. A fashion show David vs. Goloiath that ravaged the fans. There is a bit of regional rivalry between the two clubs, which has in particular been exacerbated by the departure of castrated talents to Ernest-Wallon. Anthony Jelonch is thought to have landed this season since the CO. But especially to Antoine Dupont, who, before making Toulouse happy, had exploded in the Tarn. In Castres we know very well what the half of the XV of France is capable of. He again showed it at a barrage against Rochelle with two large -class actions that allowed the Toulousains to take the lead over the Rochelais. Via RMC, Castres assistant coach David Darricarrère did not hide from being impressed by the number 9. Who wouldn’t have been?
Antoine Dupont always impresses me, by his level of play. He is flying to the championship at rugby world. He is an exceptional player, we know after putting a plan on Antoine Dupont, it would be to put a ball in the foot because he has so many good players around him. He is the X factor of world rugby, he knows everything, he is capable of doing everything and sent rugby. He still plays at a very high level but there is quality everywhere in Toulouse, it would be dangerous to make a plan against him.
Darricarrère said the reductor would be focused solely on Dupont when the Toulousain Stadium is visible. It was seen in the previous tour that elements like Ramos, Arnold, Tolofua or even Ntamack or Ahki could be dangerous if we did not monitor them. If Castres has the advantage of physical fitness, Toulouse has a group, especially a bank, which can make the difference in this big rendezvous. Friday night, these are two very strong collectives who will clash. Too bad the one who could predict the name of the winner. Be aware, however, that the Top 14 final has always seen at least one of the two clubs ranked in the top two places at the end of the regular phase.TOP 14. A Toulouse vs UBB final? Impossible according to this statistic!