By Le Figaro with AFP
Delighted with the “defensive investment” of Racing 92, Stuart Lancaster praised his young scrum half, who was decisive in the victory in the derby against Stade Français.
“I felt a great defensive investment” players in the last 20 minutes of the match, welcomed Racing 92 coach Stuart Lancaster after victory on the Stade Français pitch (13-9).
In a match where Stade Français chased the score for a long time, the Racingmen were very solid in defense in the last 20 minutes, notably contesting several balls into touch.
“It was nice to see that the players expressed some sort of pion for the defensive act tonight”declared Stuart Lancaster after his first Ile-de-France derby.
At the end of the meeting, “we showed our character and the resilience of our forwards who were able to recover important balls in the final minutes”added scrum-half Nolann Le Garrec, whose performance Stuart Lancaster praised “international level”.
“This is the best match I’ve seen from Nolann. His ability to lead the game in difficult conditions is excellent, his kicking game too and he also made very good decisions with the ball in hand.he added.