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Laporte proud of Toulon reaction

14th December 2013 21:08

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Jonny Wilkinson Toulon v Exeter

Scored a try: Jonny Wilkinson

Toulon head coach Bernard Laporte praised his team for biding their time against a resolute Exeter outfit in Saturday's bonus-point victory.

Jonny Wilkinson claimed the fourth try for what could be a crucial bonus point when he scored the European Cup holders' fourth try in a 32-20 win.

The 34-year-old former England fly-half came on with just over 20 minutes remaining and the match evenly-balanced at 18-13 in Toulon's favour, but took the game away from his countrymen creating a try and then scoring one himself.

"We took more than an hour to get the better of an Exeter side that was dangerous and came to play expansive rugby," said Laporte.

"I am proud of how my team reacted to the tough challenge and of its effectiveness. We were clinical when we got into their half in the second period."

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