This Saturday, the specialized site Rugbyrama reveals its TOP 5 of the most incredible matches of the 2021/2022 season.
Note that a Rugby Club Toulonnais match appears in this TOP 5.
Indeed, the big victory of XV de la Rade won on the lawn of LOU Rugby (10-43) on the occasion of the 22nd day of the Top 14 caused a sensation.
Here are the comments made by Rugbyrama:
“Long before the Lyonnais Homeric Challenge Cup final, LOU received Toulon in a crucial match for the fight in the play-offs. The Toulonnais were in peak form after a cataclysmic start to the season, and the Lyonnais needed to mark their territory against a direct competitor. From the fifth minute, following a clever combination, Baptiste Couillou collapses queen to mark the spirits first. Until half an hour into the game, the Rhodanians lead 10-6 and seem solid… until the building collapses.
In the 34th minute, Facundo Isa launches Carbonel open field who runs up to five meters from Lyon. Two playing times later, the Argentinian number 8 ended a magnificent Toulon streak. 10-13 at the break, the LOU must react, but it is not. The Toulon ship sank Pierre Mignoni’s men. In the second act, Cheslin Kolbe took advantage of a huge handball from Nakaitaci to flatten the break test. The Lyonnais are stunned and will not return.
In the 48th, Julien Hériteau goes there for his test before Gabin Villière gives the last dagger to the locals. 43-10 final score, the LOU will not have scored any points between the 22nd minute and the final whistle. This heavy defeat will have weighed heavily in the Lyon season.
Here is the TOP 5 of the most incredible matches of the 2021/2022 season:
1/ Lyon 10 – 43 Toulon
2/ Pau 27 – 22 Toulouse
3/ Biarritz 27 – 15 Union Bordeaux-Bègles
4/ Toulouse 28 – 29 French Stadium
5/ Racing 92 14 – 37 Union Bordeaux-Bègles