The main reactions after Toulon vs Pau
Here are the main reactions of the Toulon and Pau staff and players after the #RCTSP game played on Saturday, May 6th, at the Stade Mayol and won by Toulon 32-12. The victory guarantees Toulon a semi-qualifier at home against Castres.
Mourad Boudjellal, RCT Chairman: “In our history, we’ve haven’t played many qualifiers and, at this stage, ending up the regular season in first or sixth place did not matter whatsoever. Richard Cockerill is a hell of a coach!”
Richard Cockerill, RCT manager: “Grabbing the home qualifier comes as a reward for all the work done by the club. But, for me, it’s just a quarter-final against Castres, nothing else.”
Simon Mannix, Pau manager: “We have to congratulate Toulon this evening, as they delivered a strong performance. We lost too many home games this season to qualify for the play-offs. But there were positive things as well and we’re going to build on this and correct our mistakes to improve next season.”
Julien Pierre, Pau second row: “We had come to do our best and, fortunately, we did it – otherwise, Toulon would have scored 40 points. We should have started the game differently and we played better afterwards, but it proved not to be enough.”