The 9th match of Mathieu Bastareaud under the colors of the LOU ended on Sunday with an 8th success of the leader against La Rochelle (45-17). The n ° 8 Lyonnais can join New York with peace of mind …
It seems that a new season started Saturday on the side of the Stadium of Toulouse with the return of the international ranks of the champions of France. In Lyon, however, the undisputed leader of this Top 14, barely disturbed by his first setback (24-15) conceded to Clermont before the truce, keeps the same pace with a solid success found against La Rochelle (45-17). ) this Sunday, in Gerland, where the invincibility remains in place (6 out of 6). Bonus bonus.
If the Maritimes are the first in action to carry Dany Priso in the promised land on a first balloon worn (0-7, 6e), Lyon's thinking heads are quick to put their hand on the ball: Jonathan Wisniewski, also author of 12 points in this first act (20th, 23rd, 38th, 40th), serves the precious Charlie Ngatai, able to resist two Rochelais, to serve his third line Dylan Cretin at the end (7-7, 13th).
Nakaitaci and Tuisova, what volume!
Wings where planes Noa Nakaitaci and Josua Tuisova do not really need to be compensated, both play their partners. Nakaïtaci, relayed by Demba Bamba, is thus at the origin of the personal exploit, signed Baptiste Couilloud: the Lyonnais captain who, of a terrible "tchic-chac" full axis, tears the defense rochelaise and file under the poles ( 18-10, 25th). "La Rochelle woke us up", can only see Pierre Mignoni at the microphone of Canal + Sport at the time of approaching the break with an advantage supported by the boot of Wisniewski (24-10)."We did not make a good start, but what is good is that we knew how to react and find the thread of the match", confirms his opener and scorer.
Visitors mostly fell into indiscipline (8 penalties in 40 minutes), usually the prerogative of this LOU, which will drive the nail after the rest. Tuisova lost his reputation as a "ball box", which clung to his crampons in Toulon, working under the orders of Mignoni and now knows how to play behind his monstrous charges. Like the one who martyrizes poor Marc Andreu and allows the Fijian to serve Couilloud for the double (31-10, 43). The following reference benefits Geoffrey Doumayrou (31-17, 46th). But the stranglehold is Lyon and, on a ball returned by Andreu, Nakaitaci counterattack, Ngatai plays for Cretin and the Kiwi is rewarded by the offering of Tuisova in the goal (38-17, 52nd ). If the offensive bonus is not acquired, Mathieu Bastareaud, for the last of nine matches in his first career Lyon, earned the ovation of Matmut Stadium, before his departure for New York (57th). 'Basta' will come back? (See also) The party is in any case total when on a new ammunition made by Brock James, Loann Goujon offers the offensive bonus (45-17, 74th). Let it be said, if the Stade Toulousain has begun its reconquest, the LOU awaits it firmly!
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