Through Clement Mazella
Its roughness is particularly expected on the side of Clermont, history of bringing muscle to an Auvergne pack connected to alternating current. Facing the Stade Français, Sunday October 10, 2021, the Argentinian Tomas Lavanini made his big debut with ASM. And the second line was especially marked by an incredible failure.
At the 69e minute of the match, while his team was led by two small points (16-14), Lavanini managed to counter Joris Segonds at the level of the Parisian 30m. A boulevard opens in front of him, all he has to do is pick up the ball for the test… except that the second line becomes totally tangled when it is flattened. Let us note immediately the big return of Léo Barré.
Lavanini skin of grief. (do not try forward when flattening) pic.twitter.com/1ulQ9K4eRL
– greub???? (@ greub1) October 10, 2021
In his Clermont debut Tomás Lavanini almost supported his first try in the Top 14. pic.twitter.com/uUJVMx1UCX
– Rugby Journalism (@Perrugby) October 10, 2021
Stade Français breathes
Under pressure before receiving Clermont, pointing last in the standings, Stade Français provided most of the closing of the 6e Top 14 day, beating ASM (22-14). Drafts in the game, Gonzalo Quesada’s men relied on a brace from the winger Waisea and 12 points at the foot of the opener Joris Segonds.
— Canal Rugby Club (@CanalRugbyClub) October 10, 2021
For Clermont, this is a bad operation at all levels. Protected Jono Gibbes leave their journey empty, having let slip the defensive bonus. “I can’t criticize the players for their attitudes, they tried to do things well, but there was a lack of skill. […] The attitude was impeccable, ”commented the New Zealand technician. ASM is only 11e in the ranking, a point in front of Biarritz, the red lantern.
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