Tovell-and-White have fared well

Sport 23 August, 2017

Photo: Chris Young The canadian Press
The linebacker Alouettes Dominique Tovell

The Montreal Alouettes may have suffered an embarrassing defeat and have lost exclusivity in the first rank of the eastern section of the canadian football League, there were still positive elements to emphasize during training on Tuesday.


Although the attack, defensive and special units have been completely dominated on Saturday, in a stinging defeat of 38-6 in the hands of the Toronto Argonauts, linebacker Dominique Tovell, and the versatile Jean-Samuel Blanc have been able to differentiate.


Tovell, a rookie 25 years, has managed the only hit of the Alouettes when he intercepted a pass from quarterback Ricky Ray player before returning the ball over a distance of 61 yards. Who had set the table for this theft by diverting the pass from Ray ? It was, of course, White, who also took the opportunity to make a success of a first bag in the CFL.


“Defensively, Dominique played very well and Jean-Samuel has applied a great pressure,” said the head coach of the Alouettes, Jacques Chapdelaine. These are two young players that bring a lot of energy in their actions, and we are very satisfied with their performance. “


Since the beginning of the season, Chapdelaine and co-defensive Noel Thorpe use Tovell in all the sauces, and the latter has responded well by completing 43 tackles on the defensive in 8 games, which places him in second place in this chapter with the Larks, and on the seventh rung of the CFL.


The course of White is more particular, he who began the camp as a centre back before being moved into defence, but Montreal’s 26-year-old is very happy to get a little more responsibility within the club.


“Two weeks ago, I had rehearsals in defensively and with players of experience, so I felt more comfortable on Saturday,” he expressed. To be alongside players such as John Bowman, Chip Cox, Kyries Hebert, it gives you the taste to show them what you’re capable of. In my career, I have often alternated between the attack and the defensive. At this moment, I give all I can in the defensive, and I’m glad to be here. “


The key


Unfortunately for Tovell, his beautiful performance in Toronto will not on Thursday, when the Winnipeg Blue Bombers will be visiting the stade Percival-Molson. Absent from training on Monday because of a knee injury, Tovell has also had to go through the protocol for concussions. Even if it feels good, Anthony Sarao will take its place in the defensive.


“Dominique feels good, but we are in a short week, so we decided to be cautious in his case, said Chapdelaine. Anthony has participated in all the repetitions in the training, so we should see it Thursday. “


The state of health of the half offensive Tyrell Sutton has also raised questions. Then he had a right to leave the day before, Sutton was not at training on Tuesday, sowing, therefore, the doubt of an injury. Brandon Rutley took part in all the sequences offensives in the last two days.