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Montpellier – Toulouse: deprived of its stars, a Toulouse team turned upside down

A week before the Champions Cup final against Leinster, Ugo Mola lefté its stars at rest. During the 24th day of Top 14, Stade Toulousain will face Montpellier with a completely overhauled team.

This Saturday afternoon, Stade Toulousain travels to one of the teams involved in the fight to stay, Montpellier. Already qualified for the final stages of the Top 14, Toulouse will go with a revised XV,   one week before the Champions Cup final against Leinster.

L'hour or never for the MHR

13th in the Top 14 with seven points behind Lyon, first non-relegation, Montpellier is condemned. &agrav; create the feat this Saturday afternoon at home against the Toulouse ogre to avoid the play-off at the end of the season. To win, Patrice Collazo will be deprived of the title. of Louis Carbonel, forfeited due to a cerebral concussion suffered last week against Castres (defeat 27-26). Regular n°9, Léo Coly will compose the hinge with the South African world champion Cobus Reinach.  In a press conference, the   #39;MHR coach returned to the short defeat at home. Castres (27-26), letting precious points slip away in the race to maintain: "The money time is the reflection of' a season. When you missed of mastery all season, you can't come in and say that we're trying to master as many things as possible. But we also see that as soon as we don't master something, we immediately find ourselves in difficulty. and we pay him cash. It's the opposite of Toulouse which has mastered' its season and which is coming. This is the difference between a team that is first and a team that is second to last.

If remaining in the Top 14 is mathematically still possible, U20 world champion Leni Nouchi is aware that Montpellier will have to fight: "It's true that we have one foot in the dam, we cannot deny it. Now we have world-class players in the team who have already achieved success. played matches under pressure much more than at the moment, so we have to use them too, try to learn from them and follow the group, follow the leaders that there are in this team, the oldest, to pick up the slope and continue to move forward. move forward despite bad results.

Head to Leinster

In his quest for a sixth star in the Champions Cup, Ugo Mola preferred without his best elements for this Top 14 poster Montpellier, à a week of shock in the face of the Irish armada of Leinster. qualified For the final stages of the championship, Toulouse can afford to have the right to win. a wild card match &agrav; three days from the end of the regular season. Indeed, Ange Capuozzo and his teammates are first with seven points ahead of the 3rd. Despite this lack of stakes side' Toulouse, the starting players will have à heart to appear well as announced Arthur Retière at a press conference: "We prepared ité like all matches. It's important for us to win & outside and stay first. We prepared him' as well as the other matches. It's a team that will play everywhere with its audience. It will be up to us to counter them, to make the best match possible to hope to win. 

Defense coach, Laurent Thuery wants a commitment to the future. 100% of players present: "We will have to play our rugby but we will have to respond " the intensity Montpelliéraine. We know the strength of their forwards. They have good ball carriers, especially in the center. It will be necessary to answer çhas to exist. It's not easy  manage with a week like ours but at the same time us to show seriousness".

À what time does Montpellier – Toulouse start ?

The kick-off of the match of the 24th day of Top 14 between Montpellier & Toulouse is scheduled for Saturday May 18 & 3:00 p.m. at the GGL Stadium in Montpellier (France). Adrien Marbot will be the referee of the match.

Which channel to watch Montpellier – Toulouse ?

TV rights holder for Top 14, Canal+ will broadcast the poster between Montpellier residents and Toulouse residents. 

How to follow Montpellier – Toulouse streaming ?

If you wish to watch the match of the 24th day of Top 14 between the MHR and the Toulouse residents on your computer, smartphone or tablet, you will need to subscribe to ; a subscription on MyCanal. 

What are the compositions of Montpellier – Toulouse ?

Montpellier: 15. Weaver; 14. Ngandebe, 13. Cadot, 12. Serfontein, 11. Bridge; 10. Coly, 9. Reinach; 7. Tauleigne, 8. Simmonds, 6. Nouchi; 5. Chalureau, 4. Verhaeghe; 3. Japaridze, 2. Tolofua, 1. Erdocio.

Toulouse: 15. Capuozzo; 14. Retière, 13. Delibes, 12. Barassi, 11. Bituniyata; 10. Delpy, 9. Germain; 7. Brennan, 8. T. Ntamack, 6. Castro-Ferreira; 5. Fa'asalele (cap), 4. Vergé; 3. Merkler, 2. Cramont, 1. Trauth. 

What are the predictions for Montpellier – Toulouse ?

  • Betclic: Montpellier: 1.22/Draw: 25.00/Toulouse: 4.20
  • Bwin: Montpellier: 1.25/Draw: 16.50/Toulouse: 3.50
  • France-pari:: Montpellier: 1.23/Draw: 23.00/Toulouse: 3.70  
  • Unibet:: Montpellier: 1.27/Draw: 22.50/Toulouse: 3, 32 
Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116