Thomas Ramos scored 24 of the 39 points for Stade Toulousain's victory over La Rochelle on Saturday in Top 14. -
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Author of 24 points on Saturday against La Rochelle (39-23), Thomas Ramos again recalled why he was the number 1 scorer at Stade Toulousain.
The 25-year-old international full-back played 80 minutes, against just over a quarter of an hour six days earlier in Clermont (33-30).
This had not prevented him from splashing the Marcel-Michelin stadium of his class, by hand this time.
A failure to start then a faultless, with six penalties and three conversions which make 24 points.
Thomas Ramos's right foot greatly contributed to Stade Toulousain's victory over La Rochelle (39-23) on Saturday for the second day of the Top 14. "The first attempt is badly typed, after I correct it well", comments soberly the international rear (25 years old, 11 caps), holder this weekend.
It should start again next Sunday against the Irish Ulster, in the quarter-final of the European Cup.
Because, as Clément Poitrenaud, coach of the three-quarter stadists, indicates it, "all the teams, if they want to exist at the highest level, need a striker who holds the road".
Since the start of his career, loan to Colomiers included (best Pro D2 director in 2016-2017, with 345 points), Ramos has proven that he does not often slip against the posts.
Author of a good performance and 24 points scored against the @staderochelais, the rear l'arrière @ ThomRamos15 confides after the great victory of his team!
🎙 https://t.co/eD2YKu2nKn pic.twitter.com/72Qkl1ICAq
- Stade Toulousain (@StadeToulousain) September 12, 2020
"You have to know how to resist pressure and he has shown that he was able to do it," agrees Poitrenaud, who also emphasizes that Romain Ntamack can slip into the skin of a scorer, as he does in Blue.
The opener prodigy was thus in charge of the tee in Clermont.
"When I'm in the field, it's me who stumbles"
But that was because Ramos had started as a substitute.
“When I'm on the field, it's me who stumbles, strikes the native of Mazamet.
If not, it's Romain.
And when neither he nor I are playing, it's Zack [Holmes], and so on… ”
But we must of course not reduce the Tarn to a simple machine for typing the penalties, to a lookout who would watch the rest of the time Cheslin Kolbe, author of a double on Saturday, and company ensure the show.
Just think back to his incredible inspiration in Clermont, shortly after coming into play fifteen minutes from the end of the match: a pass between the legs five meters from his goal for Ntamack, and at the very end of the match. 'a high class action, an essay by Antoine Dupont.
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Focus on the incredible gesture of @ ThomRamos15 which leads to the 100 meters test of @StadeToulousain 🔎
A superb pass between the legs to get out of a delicate situation!
Hat the artist 🎩👏 pic.twitter.com/AjzRm9DtIz
- TOP 14 Rugby (@ top14rugby) September 9, 2020
"At the time, we are side by side, I say to him" tap, tap! "
then I see him do that, ”laughs the Sofiane Guitoune center again a week later.
If he connects blows of brilliance and regularity of metronome in front of the poles, Ramos will inevitably find in November the XV of France.
The Toulousain has not (yet?) Established himself as an essential element of the Blues, with whom his story is currently upset, like his package during the Japanese World Cup, almost a year ago.
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