After the victory against Clermont, Baptiste Serin and Gabin Villière raised a rant against the EPCR. They did not digest the defeat on the green carpet following the refusal of the RCT to face Welsh Llanelli plagued by Covid.
Correspondent in Toulon (with David Reyrat)
A few seconds to evacuate the analysis of the improved victory against Clermont (27 to 9) – “everything was not perfect, we dropped several balls” – and Baptiste Serin, spontaneously, pushed a big rant against the EPCR’s decision to give the RCT a lost match after its refusal to face Llanelli, due to strong suspicion of cases of Covid-19 in the Welsh workforce.
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“This decision remains in the throat, balances the Toulon scrum half. It’s a competition we wanted to play, the team aligned to the Scarlets showed it. It is not evacuated at all because I clearly think that we were made fun of. We went up with no guarantee of safety from the opposing team. Without going into details – I’m not going to take care of that – the players have a lot on the potato. We have it there, ”Serin annoys, showing his throat.
“I’m proud of the club’s decision“
Anger shared by the hero of the evening, Gabin Villière, author of a hat-trick against the Jaunards. “I have the same point of view as Baptiste. Personally, I am quite proud of the club’s decision. Even if it’s complicated to live, because it’s a competition that we wanted to play fully, I am proud of the club, insists the winger of the XV of France. We were returning to our families this week, so the club felt there was a risk. It could have been, we do not know what could have happened if we had played this match. There is nothing to regret. At least everyone is healthy after this week off. “
“Now we focus on the Top 14 …“
Regrets, there are still some, this 28 to 0 on the green carpet strongly compromising the chances of qualification of the RCT for the quarter-finals. For Baptiste Serin, the verdict has in any case already fallen. “Now we are focusing on the Top 14 …” Obviously, the Toulonnais have given up on the Champions Cup.