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Stade Toulousain: for Ntamack the opening is in the middle

Stade Toulousain: for Ntamack the opening is in the middle

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Top 14 – 4th day. For the reception of the Racing 92, tomorrow night in Ernest-Wallon (8:45 pm, on Canal + Sport)

N.10 training, post he made his professional debut last year, the son of Emile has moved to the center since this summer. Successfully.

Sébastien Piqueronies had a hollow nose. While Romain Ntamack played his first 10 match sheets at the opening – with the exception of a slump in the back – and the start of the World Under-20, his manager at Les Bleuets pulled in the middle of the last race of the hens South Africa. Result of the races: his association with the Toulonnais Louis Carbonnel hit the target, the tandem made a big contribution to the conquest of the title.

Sounds: "It's important for the progress"

What give ideas to Ugo Mola, who since the beginning of the season decided to make Ntamack his choice N.1 at the place of the first center. Holder in Lyon and Grenoble, as well as at the reception of La Rochelle last Saturday, the young Toulouse (19) could be chained again against Chain 92 tomorrow. "This position suits me and besides, it goes pretty well," says interested party about his repositioning, there is a bit less pressure, more time to read situations, but we're sharing a lot with Zack (Holmes) about some of the actions. enables me to keep my position in 10 and pass it on as necessary.It is a good association and we hope it will continue like this, so I can save game time, save shopping experience and confront the big teams of the Top 14. "

Régis Sonnes, head coach of the "red and black", recently justified this choice: "He is world champion in this position.It is important for his progression to position him between experienced players to give him experience and playing time. He has a good line attack with good passes and can relieve Zack on offense It is a good addition Defensive, in our system he adapts well and he can read counterattacks to counter them. "

"Prove that we are not the world champion for nothing"

When asked what the title brought him, Ntamack answered "good luck" without hesitation. "We were able to go on holiday with our heads rested to follow a new season in a club full of freshness and energy," he continues. This is only positive and we tried to share our joy of life and happiness during the off-season during physical preparation. "And to stay clear about the status of world star:" I do not know if we have adopted another dimension, but it might make it possible that the bars of our clubs give us a bit more confidence, to put us more often on the ground. to put. It is good for us, but we have to prove that we are not world champion for nothing and that we also deserve our place. It is up to us to put the effort into practice and when we are in a competition to deliver the best possible performance. There is still a gap, we feel it. In less than 20 years it is sometimes a bit faster, but there is less physical impact than the Top 14, where it strikes hard. But we have adjusted quickly. "The hardest thing has to come now: to last.