Top 14. Le Stade Toulousain s'offre Montpellier et conforte sa place de leader

© AFP Romain Ntamack a inscrit le premier essai des Toulousains.

Le Stade Toulousain s’est offert Montpellier (17-15) ce samedi 18 septembre et enchaîne ainsi un troisième succès. Première défaite pour les Montpelliérains.

Le champion de France et d’Europe, qui a failli se faire rejoindre sur le fil par son adversaire du soir, conserve seul la tête et compte désormais après cette rencontre de la 3e journée trois points d’avance sur un trio composé de Lyon, Brive et Castres.

Encore du travail pour Montpellier

Les Toulousains ont confirmé leur froide supériorité après les succès à La Rochelle et devant Toulon et poursuivent leur inexorable marche en avant entamée en 2019. Montpellier, qui a arraché le bonus défensif, connaît sa première défaite de la saison et retombe au milieu du classement, à la 7e place.

Le MHR, cornaqué par Philippe Saint-André depuis janvier, a encore du travail pour pleinement renaître de ses cendres après une saison passée au bord de la relégation. Toulouse a fait preuve d’un rare réalisme pour gérer le match et exploiter sa première occasion dès la première minute. À la suite d’un ballon récupéré dans les 22 mètres héraultais, le demi d’ouverture international Romain Ntamack a inscrit le premier essai et placé son équipe en tête (0-7).

LIRE AUSSI. VIDÉO. Top 14 : le plaquage effrayant du Castrais Ryno Pieterse, exclu face à Bordeaux-Bègles

Solide en défense, plutôt disciplinée et efficace dans les rucks, l’équipe d’Ugo Mola a bien contrôlé des Montpelliérains déterminés, désireux de dynamiser le jeu, mais trop imprécis pour concrétiser leurs occasions en première période. Comble de malchance, le MHR a perdu dès le premier quart d’heure son demi de mêlée géorgien Gela Aprasidze, visiblement touché à l’épaule et remplacé par l’inexpérimenté Martin Doan.

C’est terminé au GGL Stadium ! Félicitations aux Stadistes pour cette 3ème victoire en @top14rugby ! #MHRST pic.twitter.com/zmU9D9dpFV

— Stade Toulousain (@StadeToulousain) September 18, 2021

Peu après la reprise, le Stade Toulousain a ajouté un second essai par le centre Lucas Tauzin (49), puis gonflé son avantage par une pénalité de Thomas Ramos pour mener largement (3-17). Réduit à 13 à cinq minutes de la fin, à la suite d’une carence de piliers, Toulouse a concédé un second essai par l’ailier Vincent Rattez (76), après celui marqué 10 minutes plus tôt par le demi de mêlée Martin Doan, et vu revenir le MHR revenir à deux points (15-17). Heureusement pour lui, le nouveau buteur italien de Montpellier Paolo Garbisi a manqué la transformation de l’égalisation.

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