Top 14 – La Rochelle has netted in his own match against Bayonne

The Stade Rochelais did not show its true face. Away from there. Still, he didn’t expect another game. The challenge is expected.

Leaving the hat of the wheels, with their usual standards, the Stade La Rochelais took the lead in the match from the very first minutes. The hierarchy will be respected, we think … too quickly. The sequel will not be from the same barrel. The seafarers will fall from above. “It’s simple, let’s play nine minutes out of eighty, explains Romain Sazy. At this level, no matter how much you move anywhere, it doesn’t pass. We stop, we stop playing; more than that, we completely overcome cunning. The conclusion is there! If we believe that the work is done in the 9th minute, no! We make an untold number of attackers. It’s not us! “

A defeat that is difficult to digest

There was also an opponent in front. The Rochelais disagreed, quite the contrary. They were also very aware of it. “We have been warned, insists Pierre Bourgarit, who entered the game early in the second half. We had said it all week. We knew where we were setting foot. We have to congratulate this team from Bayonne who have been able to lead us to our own game, physical domination. “

La Rochelle, who looked like an untouchable, then fell on an opponent where it would have been nice to take points. The promoted who, finally … has no profile. Difficult to digest. “Now we know how the teams will take us, continues the hooker. When, up front, our team is not early, they have a few more problems. I said we had learned from our mistakes … proof that not too many tonight.” Reference to last season, in the same region. “In the past we took slaps, observes the captain. We managed to overcome it. I remember, last year, the one in Biarritz. Maybe he did us some good. Honestly, when you go out 80 minutes like this. We are far from our level “.

It is therefore up to the Rochelais to find their identity. To reconnect with consistency, rigor, already shaky in Clermont and against Racing. “It’s manageable. insists on the second line. We will not lower our heads. We have quality players. We have injured people who will come back. But we’re not looking for excuses. “ On the order of a misstep, it seems. So, pay attention to the reaction of the European champion, see you soon. It will be for the arrival of Toulon to Marcel-Deflandre …

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