Championship cup. Jelonch, Marchand, Ahki… News from Stade Toulousain for Ulster

Stade Toulousain hooker Julien Marchand, as well as Alban Placines (right), did not train against Ulster on Tuesday for the 8th.
Stade Toulousain hooker Julien Marchand, as well as Alban Placines (right), did not train against Ulster on Tuesday for the 8th. (©Icon Sports)

After making an empty trip to Castres (19-13) last weekend in the Top 14so back to the 5and place in the ranking, the Toulouse Stadium changed floppy this week and started that of the European Cup† Next Saturday April 9 (4:15 pm), in 8and last first stagehe will receive the Irish from theUlster and plays his first game of the season.

Anthony Jelonch present at training

Victim of a muscular alarm for the reception of Lyon, training on the sidelines of the group and “putting under glass” the week before the trip to Castres, the third international line, Anthony Jelonch, normally participated with the whole group in the training of this Tuesday 5 April. Good news for the reigning European champions club, the former Castrese who is running for the arrival of Ulster.

On the third line, Alban Places (out at the intermission in Castres, neck hit) was seen in the bays of Ernest-Wallon, but he was in civilian clothes and not training. Other absentees from today’s session: Selevasio Tolofua, who was replaced just 28 minutes after he came on for Pierre-Fabre. There is uncertainty about these two cases.

Mauvaka spared, Ahki present

Julien Marchand, he did not participate in the intensive training on Tuesday afternoon. The captain, who felt pain in his right calf a few minutes before the kick-off against Castres, was undergoing treatment and he made a small appearance on the edge of Ernest-Wallon’s lawn towards the end of the game. session. Toulouse’s staff will manage his business from day to day. his friend, Peato Mauvakaluxury lining, was spared. All smiles, he sat on the bench of substitutions, and it looks like he was holding out in view of Saturday’s deadline, especially if Marchand had to retire again.

The pleasant surprise was the presence of Pita AhkiAfter knee surgery on February 10, the New Zealander delivered on Tuesday without too much restraint. So essential in carrying out the attack in Toulouse, his return would make up for the Argentine’s absence Santiago ChocobaresTuesday absent. It remains to be seen whether Toulouse will take the risk of taking on Ahki, whose last game dates back to February 5 and the defeat at Perpignan.

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