Bet: Agen -2
17th day of TOP 14
Agen is penultimate with one point less than Brive. This match is decisive for the SUA because Brive also has a home game. Just before the truce, Agen lost very surprisingly on the lawn of LOU (71-17). We could explain that heavy loss by the fact that Nakosi and Miquel, two of the best players on the team, were missing.
Agen is efficient at home. The SUA remains on four consecutive successes on its ground.
06.01.18 T14 SU Agen Olympic Castres 30: 3
23.12.17 T14 SU Agen CA Brive 27: 13
25.11.17 T14 SU Agen French Stage 29: 13
04.11.17 T14 SU Agen RC Toulon 26: 24
Agen is solid in front. The back line is fast and plays very well.
Toulouse is very disappointing this season. Stade Toulousain is only 6th in the TOP 14 and plays very bad. On the road, The Stadium remains on two losses with bonuses to Pau (11-10) and Racing 23-19). These two teams don’t play as well as Agen. They have a game that is better suited to Mola’s men.
For this match, Toulouse is weakened. Scrum halves Dupont and Bézy are out. So, Kolbe takes place on the bench. He will cover the position of 9. The left props Baille, Pointud, Castets, Duprat are injured. So, it is the young Rodrigue Neti who will start in this position. Richie Gray is injured while Maestri is suspended.
Agen can’t loose this one. Against a Toulouse team that will start without 2 key players (Kolbe and Dupont) and who struggles in the game, I see the SUA to win.
Right handicap: -3.5.