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Wilkinson's boot sees off Bayonne

23rd February 2014 18:05

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Jonny Wilkinson lining up a kick for Toulon

15 points: Jonny WIlkinson

Toulon battled to a 15-9 victory over Bayonne at Stade Jean-Dauger on Sunday for a result that moves them up to fourth in the Top 14 standings.

Despite being down to fourteen men for a total of 20 minutes following yellow cards to Juan Martin Fernandez Lobbe and Craig Burden, Toulon managed to secure a priceless win that sees them leapfrog Montpellier, who lost on Saturday.

No tries were scored in the contest as home side Bayonne took an early 0-9 advantage thanks to penalties from Stephen Brett by 19 minutes.

But the reigning Heineken Cup champions then turned the screw and ground out a victory, with Wilkinson landing four penalties and a drop-goal.

Toulon will host Oyonnax next weekend while Bayonne travel to Biarritz for the Basque derby.

The scorers:

For Bayonne:
Pen: Brett 3

For Toulon:
Pen: Wilkinson 4
Drop: Wilkinson
Yellow: Lobbe (19 mins), Burden (50 mins)

Bayonne: 15 Scott Spedding, 14 Bastien Fuster, 13 Joe Rokocoko, 12 Santiago Fernandez, 11 Marvin O'Connor, 10 Stephen Brett, 9 Guillaume Rouet, 8 Dwayne Haare, 7 Jean Joseph Marmouyet, 6 Mark Chisholm, 5 Lisiate Faaoso, 4 Dewald Senekal, 3 Nemiah Tialata, 2 David Roumieu, 1 JC Janse van Rensburg.
Replacements 16 Anthony Etrillard, 17 Aretz Iguiniz, 18 Opeti Fonua, 19 Jean Monribot, 20 Mathieu Belie, 21 Manu Ahotaeiloa, 22 Martin Bustos Moyano, 23 Gert Muller.

Toulon: 15 Delon Armitage, 14 Drew Mitchell, 13 Maxime Mermoz, 12 Matt Giteau, 11 Rudi Wulf, 10 Jonny Wilkinson, 9 Michael Claassens, 8 Steffon Armitage, 7 Juan Martin Fernandez Lobbe, 6 Juan Smith, 5 Ali Williams, 4 Jocelino Suta, 3 Carl Hayman, 2 Craig Burden, 1 Xavier Chiocci.
Replacements 16 Benjamin Noirot, 17 Florian Fresia, 18 Danie Rossouw, 19 Virgile Bruni, 20 David Smith, 21 Josua Tuisova, 22 Frederic Michalak, 23 Emmanuel Felsina.

  • Top 14 Fixtures
Forthcoming Fixtures
FixtureDetails
All times are local
Top 14
Friday , September 5
Montpellier vs Castres20:45
Saturday , September 6
Brive vs Toulouse14:45
Clermont Auvergne vs Racing Metro Paris17:00
Grenoble vs La Rochelle18:30
Stade Francais vs Bayonne18:30
Lyon vs Oyonnax18:30
Toulon vs Bordeaux-Begles20:45
Saturday , September 13
Toulon vs Stade Francais18:00
Racing Metro Paris vs Lyon18:00
La Rochelle vs Castres18:00
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  • Top 14 Results
Recent Results
FixtureDetails
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Saturday , August 30
La Rochelle 37 - 25 ToulouseLa Rochelle vs Toulouse Report
Oyonnax 33 - 6 Stade Francais
Grenoble 37 - 23 Bordeaux-Begles
Racing Metro Paris 17 - 10 ToulonRacing Metro Paris vs Toulon Report
Castres 30 - 6 BayonneCastres vs Bayonne Report
Lyon 24 - 6 Brive
Friday , August 29
Clermont Auvergne 20 - 21 MontpellierClermont Auvergne vs Montpellier Report
Saturday , August 23
Brive 6 - 21 Clermont AuvergneBrive vs Clermont Auvergne Report
Bayonne 38 - 12 Oyonnax
Bordeaux-Begles 30 - 21 Racing Metro Paris
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  • Top 14 Table
Overall 2014
Top 14 Table
PosTeamPPts
1Toulon39
2Toulouse39
3Montpellier39
4Clermont Auvergne39
5Bordeaux-Begles38