Ahead of our first European match against Toulouse, we put the French side under the spotlight, looking back at past matches as well as having a look into what they will bring to the Rec.
Bath Rugby last faced Toulouse in the Champions Cup in 2014. The first clash at the Rec and the second away from home.
Bath 19-21 Toulouse – Recreation Ground
Bath Rugby narrowly failed to claw their way back to victory at the Rec, going down 19-21 to Toulouse in the Club’s first home European Rugby Champions Cup match. A tough one to take for Bath supporters
Toulouse 18-35 Bath – Stade Ernest-Wallon
It was a perfect balance of forward power and awe-inspiring back play which gave Bath Rugby a 18-35 Champions Cup away win against Toulouse that will live long in the memory.
L – Castres – Home – 23-26
L – Montpellier – Away – 66-15
W – Racing 92 – Home – 30-17
W – La Rochelle – Home – 33-26
W – Grenoble – Away – 20-23
Three to Watch
Jerome Kaino is one of the most devastating back rowers in world rugby, his tenacious defence and slick ball handling skills have earnt him this reputation as well as 81 caps for the All Blacks. He proves to play a pivotal role in the Toulouse pack as the French side visit the Rec.
Kolbe’s agility and footwork is feared by many defenders, the South African is just 24 and has already been capped by his country. He also was part of the South African sevens team in Rio, guiding his side to a Bronze medal. The fullback will be one to keep an eye out for when Toulouse visit.
Dupont is a rising star in France. At just 21 he has a bright future ahead of him. The scrum half was selected for the France U-20 team for the 2016 World Rugby Cup, he featured as one of the stars of the tournament. His performances didn’t go unnoticed, and was called up to the French team, appearing in the 40-18 away win against Italy.
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