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Stade Toulousain manager Ugo Mola. CHARLY TRIBALLEAU / AFP
The Toulouse manager hailed the Maritimes’ European double against an Irish side who had twice beaten the Reds and Blacks.
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Before Friday night’s semi-final (9 p.m.) against Racing 92, Stade Toulousain manager Ugo Mola spoke about Stade Rochelais’ second Champions Cup victory, which twice beat Leinster, who had eliminated these two last seasons… the Stade Toulousain.
“When you engage in a competition, it is to win it. So when someone else does it, you’re always disappointed. But it may surprise you, we were supporters of La Rochelle! That this team is champion, it enhances our championship, our daily life and French know-how”, confided the technician from Haut-Garonne.
“Our championship is not suitable for European competitions. So when a team gets there, they have to be congratulated.”
Ugo Mola added that “Our championship is not suitable for European competitions, so when a team gets there, they have to be congratulated.” And to continue: “I’m not jealous of people, but admiring when they do things well. There may be things to observe, because there may be things that we no longer do well. We were the scarecrow for a while, today it’s La Rochelle.
Stade Rochelais faces Bordeaux-Bègles, Saturday afternoon (5 p.m.), in the other semi-final of the Top 14.