It is one of the unmissable events of the Top 14. The first stadium duel, this evening (9:05 pm, Canal +) at Jean-Bouin, will once again have a special flavor, for several reasons. With only one certainty: the two teams, which each remain on a defeat, will be keen to rectify the situation.
Parisians know how to welcome. After almost two months of competition, the situation is unbalanced for the Stade Français. In five games, Gonzalo Quesada’s team won twice away (Castres and Agen) for a defeat (in Clermont). At home, however, it was zero points, with a setback against Bayonne (19-26) and especially in the derby against Racing 92 (25-27), last Sunday. Including the European Challenge, the Parisians have won only three of their last ten matches at home: “It’s mental, we can’t do it,” comments Julien Delbouis. With us, we feel a certain obligation to take the game on our own and we have trouble. “
Toulouse bottle class. If the France team stood out by beating Ireland on Saturday at the end of the Six Nations Tournament, the international streak inevitably had repercussions on the Top 14. Stade Toulousain is the first to pay the price. , with several executives (Romain Ntamack, Antoine Dupont, Guillaume Marchand, Cyril Baille) present on Saturday at the Stade de France. Consequence: Ugo Mola, the coach, comes with his young people, including Théo Idjellidaine (19) at the hinge associated with South African Tristan Tedder. In Paris, Gaël Fickou, retained with the Blues will miss the call.
The Stade Français fetish jersey. The Parisian club is faithful to its history, but it happens to depart from the rule. This Sunday, his players will not play with the traditional pink jersey. For the occasion, they will wear a white tunic, directly inspired by the one worn between 2002 and 2005.
In the league, they had already worn it last January, with a victory (30-18) at home against… Stade Toulousain. Superstition…
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