Racing 92 player ratings: Poor performances throughout as Siya Kolisi’s injury adds to their woes

Colin Newboult
Racing 92 flanker Siya Kolisi.

Racing 92 flanker Siya Kolisi.

Following a 31-7 defeat to Toulouse in their Champions Cup clash at the Stade Ernest-Wallon on Sunday, here are the player ratings for Racing 92.

15 Max Spring: Tried his best on counter-attack but was often snuffed out. Just didn’t get the platform to show his quality. 6

14 Henry Arundell: Would have scored had the ball not gone dead but that was about it for his involvement. It might be Racing’s tactic to keep him out wide but, if not, then Arundell needs to come off his wing more. Completely ineffective today. 4

Best of a bad bunch

13 Gael Fickou: Tried everything. Was easily Racing’s most effective back. Although the defence was stretched by Toulouse’s brilliant attack, he generally kept them organised. It was just the sheer pressure from the hosts which meant the dam broke. 7

12 Henry Chavancy (c): Like Fickou, you couldn’t doubt his work ethic, but Chavancy tended to run into brick walls. Generally ended in credit, though, in what was a tough day for the visitors. 6

11 Wame Naituvi: Looked dangerous in the first half but unfortunately had to go off injured, depriving Racing of a key attacking weapon. 6

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10 Tristan Tedder: Struggled as the away side did not get a grip on the Champions Cup clash. Made errors and could not spark his side’s attack. 4

9 Clovis le Bail: Failed to get tempo into the game as Toulouse controlled the breakdown battle. There was also some bizarre decision-making against the wind in the second period. 4

Competed physically

8 Jordan Joseph: Did well considering his front five was overwhelmed. Made ground in contact at close quarters and also did plenty of work in defence. 7

7 Siya Kolisi: Only lasted the first quarter before he was taken off with a concerning injury. The Springboks’ World Cup-winning captain did a couple of nice things with ball in hand, but could not really influence the game defensively during his time on the field. 5

6 Cameron Woki: Certainly not playing the type of rugby he did when he broke onto the international scene. Woki has dropped down the France pecking order and this performance will not help his cause. 5

Overpowered

5 Will Rowlands: Lineout wobbled early on but stabilised after that. Rowlands also put in a big shift defensively, but the Welshman was physically bested. 5

4 Baptiste Chouzenoux: See Rowlands. Took a big hit in the opening exchanges and that rather set the tone. 5

3 Cedate Gomes Sa: Cyril Baille consistently ripped through him in the first half as Racing’s front five failed to set a platform. 4

2 Peniami Narisia: Had issues at the set-piece, but there was some reasonable work in the loose. 5

1 Hassane Kolingar: Struggled at the scrum but he did at least put himself about in the loose. However, it is in the nuts and bolts where he is judged. 5

Replacements: The new front-row had much more success but, other than that, they failed to alter the momentum as Toulouse secured a comfortable victory by ending the match in style. 5

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