Monday 9 December 2019

Toulouse coach Guy Noves: We lost to a great Munster team

Legendary Toulouse coach Guy Noves has admitted that his side were taught a lesson in their 47-23 defeat to Munster today at Thomond Park.

Munster ran in six tries for a superb 47-23 victory over the French giants, with Dave Kilcoyne, man-of-the-match CJ Stander, Casey Laulala, Simon Zebo and Paul O'Connell adding to a lone first-half effort from Keith Earls.

After the demoralising loss, Toulouse boss Noves said that Munster were worthy winners, praising their display in the second 40 minutes in particular.

"Munster taught us a lesson. They were outstanding. We tried to play all the ball but we exposed ourselves," he said.

"We gave it our all, we put everything into the game. They deserved the score, but my job is about helping the team to learn the lessons and bounce back for the Top 14.

"I hope we will be able to react as a squad who are proud of their jersey, who have won five (pool) games out of six and have been defeated by a great Munster team."

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