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Top 14: 3 things to know before Lyon-Racing 92

It is with great confidence that Racing 92 moves in the Rhône. The Ile-de-France club (5th) remains in effect on five victories in the Top 14 before facing this Sunday (12:30 pm) LOU, another candidate for the title which points to 2nd place in the ranking.

Racing “gained experience”

Author of a start to the season with only two victories in the first eight games, Racing 92 knew how to go up the hill. He is undefeated in the Top 14 since his defeat against Bordeaux-Bègles on November 30, 2019. A reversal of the situation which delights hooker Teddy Baubigny: “At the start of the season, we always lost our games by a few points, due to details. It starts to smile at us, like the match against Toulouse, where we won at the very end of the match (30-27). We gained experience ”.

Reverse the trend against Lyon

Racing has lost five times in the last six confrontations against Lyon. The last defeat dates back to September, the LOU having won (20-31) at Paris La Défense Arena. A result that still remains across the gorge of Ciel et Blanc. “We are all playing against Lyon, we were told by winger Juan Imhoff at a press conference. We are very excited to be playing this match. ”

Head shock

In the event of a victory, Lyon could pick up with the Basque leaders Bordeaux-Bègles, winner in Clermont (22-31). Racing 92 could go up on the podium if it offered the scalp of the Lyon team. ” We believe in. We don’t travel for nothing. We come to Lyon with the desire to obtain a result ”, announces Teddy Baubigny. Even if the Ile-de-France manager expects a “very difficult” meeting.

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