Heading into the last date of the regular Top 14 stage, in France there is talk of the great level that Facundo Isa is showing, key in the last matches for Toulon’s comeback that he aspires to qualify for the playoffs and for that he must win the weekend and that a series of results be given. In this context, consulted by the media of that country, Midi Olympic, was Eben Etzebeth who not only praised the Argentine but also remembered the first time he faced him in a match between Springboks and Los Pumas.
“Facundo Isa? He’s a different player, “began the giant second line. “I remember playing against him in 2014 or 2015, with Los Pumas,” recalls Eben Etzebeth, referring to their first international match in October 2015. “I didn’t know him. Not really, especially because he was on the bench. And so soon as he came in, we kicked off. So we decided to hit him to put a lot of pressure on this young number 8, who would be 22 years old. “
“He took the ball, crushed two guys and went through our first defensive curtain. We thought this guy wasn’t funny. Honestly, chen he uses the ball, he can really hurt. Being able to play with him is comfortable. He is strong, and on the court he strips naked for the team, “said the South African.
Next Saturday, Toulon visits Castres for the last date of the regular phase and will seek his place in the playoffs.