Big names missing for Toulon

Date published: March 24 2015

Toulon will have to make do without a number of key players when they face Toulouse in the Top 14 this weekend in Marseille.

Leigh Halfpenny's concussion has ruled him out as expected but other back three absentees for the French champions include Delon Armitage and Bryan Habana, with Michael Claassens also out.

Bakkies Botha and Juan Smith are also absent but there is better news for Frédéric Michalak, who returns to the squad after some time.

Toulon currently lead the Top 14 on points difference ahead of Clermont Auvergne, with Toulouse trailing them by 12 points down in 5th after 20 games.