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Thursday, October 22, 2009

Toulouse fightback against Harlequins at the Stoop

Toulouse fightback against Harlequins at the Stoop

In another exciting Heineken Cup round 2 game, the visiting Toulouse came back from being 14-0 down, to beat Harlequins 23-19 at the Twickenham Stoop on Saturday.

Ugo Monye scored two great tries as he showed how lethal he can be when put in space. It was not enough though, as Toulouse fought back in the second half to beat the home side and claim top spot in Pool 5.

"We have a lot of belief at this club and it showed during that first half when we played ourselves into a really strong position," said Monye.

"But then we didn't look after the ball well enough and we left the door ajar. Lesser teams might not have squeezed through, but Toulouse are a different proposition.

"You cannot give them the openings we allowed. They were given two soft tries and we did ourselves damage more than any inflicted by our opponents.

"Even then, we regained the lead and could have won it at the end, but failed to take two decent chances."

Harlequins head coach John Kingston was naturally disappointed with the result.

"That was far and away the finest rugby we've played this season, so we are frustrated. You can go away and analyse things, but if you drop a high ball, then you fail to spot a three-on-one overlap, then a player trips over as he is heading for the line, you don't need to do much analysing.

"There's no question our situation in the Heineken Cup now is very difficult. But if we can do the business home and away to Sale, beat Cardiff Blues here, then who can tell what will happen with the other results," he said.


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Posted at 6:54 pm | 17 comments

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Anonymous October 22, 2009 5:45 pm

England next World champions!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!thats a promise

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Anonymous October 22, 2009 7:01 pm

England got spanked by France four times this weekend. That's not a promise that's a fact

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Oli October 22, 2009 7:07 pm

fast, powerful, Monye has it all.

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WelshOsprey October 22, 2009 7:21 pm

Another great game. Toulouse look pretty good this year.

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Enstad October 22, 2009 7:28 pm

Good game from both sides but Harlequins lacked in defence but it could of gone their way if care had not done that stupid kick!

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T October 22, 2009 7:37 pm

Stupid kick by Care. Monye is a machine.

But about Donguy's try, is it not illegal to kick the ball out of an oppositions hands?

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Jon October 23, 2009 3:21 am

He never had control, try stands.
The ball carrier's gotta protect the ball.

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Anonymous October 23, 2009 8:01 am

sorry where i can download this game???

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Anonymous October 23, 2009 8:24 am

Cheats never prosper!

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Flooz October 23, 2009 8:52 am

Toulouse!

as usual Toulouse will be one of the favourites for h-cup.
harlequins try to forget their "bloody" deamons, playing attractive rugby, better to watch..

i would say toulouse, leinster, ospreys, stade franais for semifinals

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jay October 23, 2009 10:15 am

Monye is fast but defensively not very smart... at least in this game (I'm not talking about Donguy's try)

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Anonymous October 23, 2009 10:37 am

dont expect that from evans under the high ball. great first try from ugo

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Anonymous October 23, 2009 11:06 am

i think that's a bit harsh on ugo's defence. some of his tackling over the last year has been amazing

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Force October 23, 2009 10:50 pm

Monye's defense is incredible. Its come on ten fold in the last 2 years. If he improved his kicking game he would be the total package, a winger fit for any country XV. Some people, jay, obviously havnt seen Monye outside of the Lions/England set up. If you went to a Quins game and saw his positioning for defence you'd probably realise.

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Canadian Content October 24, 2009 2:32 am

I don't "Care" what people think but the Harlequins number 9 should have been on the Lions tour.

Allez Toulouse, a world class club!

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Hackney Griffin October 26, 2009 2:35 pm

Jon you're wrong... didn't have control? He had it in two hands and it was kicked out, I can't imagine many players would keep hold of the ball if it were kicked. In fact that is beside the point... you're not allowed to kick a ball from a players hands. No try.

T spot on.

Still, Quins could and should have won this one, what was Care thinking with that chip? Such a shame, as I can imagine that will count heavily against him in Johnson's mind.

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Hackney Griffin October 26, 2009 2:35 pm

Jon you're wrong... didn't have control? He had it in two hands and it was kicked out, I can't imagine many players would keep hold of the ball if it were kicked. In fact that is beside the point... you're not allowed to kick a ball from a players hands. No try.

T spot on.

Still, Quins could and should have won this one, what was Care thinking with that chip? Such a shame, as I can imagine that will count heavily against him in Johnson's mind.

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