Mola: ‘Toulouse yet to get going’

Date published: November 22 2015

Toulouse boss Ugo Mola wasn't satisfied with his side's win over Oyonnax in the Champions Cup, describing the match as "unworthy of the competition".

Tries from Timoci Matanavou, Maxime Médard and Gaël Fickou secured a 24-18 win over their Top 14 rivals.

Mola, in his first season taking over from Guy Novès, however felt his side were disjointed.

"It wasn't a match worthy of the competition. We never managed to all do the same thing at the same time and tonight we watched a Toulouse side that was a little too ordinary for my taste," Mola told Rugbyrama.

"I can't question our effort levels, but we missed too many things strategically and technically. 

"It wasn't a great afternoon of rugby, but we know how to win these kind of games.

"We now have a mixed record and our plan isn't quite on track, as we'd have liked to have come back from London [against Saracens] with a point and maybe we should have had a bonus point today. I feel like we haven't really got going yet in this competition.

"If we fail to go to Ulster and win then our European campaign will become very compilcated and no longer totally within our control."

Try-scoring centre Fickou was upbeat about Toulouse's prospects of making the last eight, even if the side didn't quite perform as hoped against Oyonnax.

"There are four games left for us and 20 points on offer, and I think with 24 points you have a good chance of qualifying," he said.

"Saracens won their first two games? Good for them. We must keep on believing."