Stade Toulousain: “We need a large group” explains Laurent Thuery before the trip to Montpellier in the Top 14

Stade Toulousain: “We need a large group” explains Laurent Thuery before the trip to Montpellier in the Top 14
Stade Toulousain: “We need a large group” explains Laurent Thuery before the trip to Montpellier in the Top 14

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Laurent Thuery, the Stade Toulousain defense coach, explains the reason for the turnover for the match against Montpellier Hérault Rugby, Saturday afternoon (3 p.m.), for the 24th day of Top 14.

We imagine that you plan to keep as much freshness as possible for the final and that some executives will be resting…

It is certain that a large part of the players who will prepare for the final will be spared but we are going there to show the best face of Stade Toulousain, with a group which demonstrated this year in the championship that it had talent. The group has been involved since the beginning of the year. Great things were done on the ground, during periods of duplicates.

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Is the idea also to relaunch players?

Players have an important card to play on Saturday. We saw some very beautiful things throughout the year. It has to continue. There are players who will recover from injuries. Some haven’t played in a while. It’s good to give time back to everyone. In relation to the upcoming deadlines, we need a large group and many players to be able to respond.

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What do you fear in this Montpellier team?

Above all, we will have to respond to Montpellier’s intensity, particularly from their forwards. They also have very big ball carriers like centers or third lines. We will have to respond to that if we simply want to exist. But I want to say: like every match. Of course, it’s not necessarily easy to manage with a week like ours. But it’s up to us to show a lot of seriousness like this weekend against Stade Français.

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