Laporte enjoys record victory

Date published: January 18 2015

Bernard Laporte admits he enjoyed himself watching Toulon hammer Ulster to book their place in the last eight of the Champions Cup.

The defending champions were the first team to reach the quarter-finals, sealing top spot in Pool 3 with a bonus-point 60-22 win, running in eight tries in total.

That leaves them on course for a home quarter-final, although they will need to beat the Scarlets in Wales next week to do so.

“The bonus point was important in terms of a home quarter-final,” said Laporte.

“We’re not there yet but we’re well-placed. As I told the players, now they should enjoy this win and then start preparing for Llanelli.

“On Saturday we did some good things and some less good, as in all games.

“Over the last few games we’ve been aggressive in defence, we’ve come up quickly and got people to ground, that had pleased me.

“We saw less of that here, especially between the 15th and the 35th minute.

“Over the rest of the game there was a desire to keep the ball, to move and that’s good.

“Overall we really enjoyed ourselves. I got messages from a lot of friends who said they really enjoyed watching the game.”