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Stade Toulousain Suffers Defeat and Loses Ground in Championship Race.

April 26, 2024

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Stade Toulousain Suffers Defeat and Loses Ground in Championship Race

Stade Toulousain lost ground in the championship race as they were narrowly defeated by Toulon, who now sit in fourth place. The game was a tightly contested encounter, with Toulouse falling short by just a single point in a 20-19 scoreline. The outcome hinged on Toulouse missing both of their conversions, which proved crucial in the final result. Despite their loss, Toulouse showcased their dominance in possession and boasted an impressive 93% success rate on lineouts.

Meanwhile, the championship leaders, Stade Français, managed to widen the gap between themselves and Toulouse by securing a hard-fought 28-24 victory over Aviron Bayonnais. This match was also closely contested, further highlighting the competitiveness of the league.

Looking ahead, Toulouse's next challenge will be against the in-form Racing 92, who have been on a four-match winning streak. Racing 92 recently displayed their dominance by securing a convincing 43-13 victory over US Oyonnax. Toulouse will be eager to bounce back and put up a better performance in this upcoming match in order to secure a positive result.

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