No panic for Dusautoir

Mon, 17 Dec 2012 10:40
Large thierrydusautoirball

Thierry Dusautoir believes Toulouse have no cause to panic - despite losing their unbeaten record against the Ospreys.

Thierry Dusautoir believes Toulouse have no cause to panic - despite losing their unbeaten record against the Ospreys.

The French captain returned to action at the Liberty Stadium after an eight week injury lay-off and found himself on the end of a 17-6 defeat that opened up Pool Two.

Toulouse have to host Benetton Treviso and then travel to Welford Road to face Leicester Tigers in January and have lost top spot to the Tigers, trailing their English rivals by a point after their last gasp win in Italy.

Victory for the Ospreys also threw them a European lifeline. They host Tigers in one of the top fixtures in Round Four and then have to travel to Italy for their return leg against Benetton Treviso.

"There are two games left and we are still able to qualify. We haven't lost our qualification chances, we've just lost a game," said Dusautoir.

"Last year we lost to Harlequins and Gloucester and we still qualified for the quarterfinals, so it is not over yet. Maybe if we'd shown the same spirit as the Ospreys we would have done better.

"We knew it was going to be a really hard game, but we never expected we were going to play so badly. We are really disappointed by our game.

"The Ospreys played fast rugby and had a good strategy. Of course the Ospreys can beat Leicester and they can still qualify for the quarterfinals," he added.

The New Year will also give Dusautoir the chance to re-establish himself in the French side in the Six Nations after missing all the year-end Tests.

"I played 50 minutes and I am happy. I am just thinking about recovering and playing some good rugby," added Dusautoir.

"This was my first game for eight weeks and it was quite strange to play a Heineken Cup game straight away after such a long lay-off. I was happy overall with my game, but disappointed at our defeat," he said.

There are currently no matches being played
FIXTURE GMT VENUE
Fri, 06 May 2016
Crusaders v Reds 07h35 Christchurch
Brumbies v Bulls 09h40 Canberra
Griffons v Eagles 15h00 Welkom
EP Kings v Blue Bulls 16h00 Port Elizabeth
Sat, 07 May 2016
Sunwolves v Force 05h15 Tokyo
Chiefs v Highlanders 07h35 Hamilton
Waratahs v Cheetahs 09h40 Sydney
Leopards v Boland 12h30 Potchefstroom
Griquas v Border 13h00 Kimberley
Sharks v Hurricanes 13h00 Durban
Pumas v Namibia 13h00 Mpumalanga
Golden Lions v Free State Cheetahs 13h00 Randburg
Wasps v London Irish 14h30 Ricoh Arena
Worcester Warriors v Saracens 14h30 Sixways
Bath v Leicester Tigers 14h30 Recreation Ground
Gloucester v Northampton Saints 14h30 Kingsholm
Harlequins v Exeter Chiefs 14h30 Twickenham
Newcastle Falcons v Sale Sharks 14h30 Kingston Park
Zebre v Dragons 15h00 Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi
Munster v Scarlets 15h00 Thomond Park
Ospreys v Ulster 15h00 Liberty Stadium
Connacht v Glasgow Warriors 15h00 Sportsground
Edinburgh v Cardiff Blues 15h00 BT Murrayfield
Leinster v Treviso 15h00 RDS
Kings v Blues 15h05 Port Elizabeth
Sharks v Western Province 15h30 Durban
EUROPEAN CUP
MORE LOGS
Pool 1
Team P W D L Pts
Saracens 6 6 0 0 28
Ulster 6 4 0 2 18
Oyonnax 6 1 0 5 7
Toulouse 6 1 0 5 5
Pool 2
Team P W D L Pts
Exeter Chiefs 6 3 0 3 16
Bordeaux 6 3 0 3 16
Ospreys 6 3 0 3 16
Clermont Auvergne 6 3 0 3 15
Pool 3
Team P W D L Pts
Racing Metro 6 4 1 1 22
Northampton Saints 6 4 1 1 19
Glasgow Warriors 6 3 0 3 14
Scarlets 6 0 0 6 2
Pool 4
Team P W D L Pts
Leicester Tigers 6 5 0 1 23
Stade Francais 6 4 0 2 19
Munster 6 3 0 3 15
Treviso 6 0 0 6 0
Pool 5
Team P W D L Pts
Wasps 6 4 0 2 20
Toulon 6 5 0 1 20
Bath 6 2 0 4 10
Leinster 6 1 0 5 6
RELATED ARTICLES