Toulouse stars outshine Stade Français

24th Mar 2013, 22:42

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Try for Toulouse: Vincent Clerc

Try for Toulouse: Vincent Clerc

Toulouse's returning French internationals helped the defending Top 14 champions to a 43-16 victory over Stade Français on Sunday.

Toulouse's returning French internationals helped the defending Top 14 champions to a 43-16 victory over traditional rivals Stade Français at Stade Ernest Wallon on Sunday.

Yoann Huget touched down twice while his fellow Six Nations Bleus Vincent Clerc, Thierry Dusautoir and Maxime Medard also all scored as Toulouse claimed a precious bonus point in their mission to secure a home play-off berth.

Georgian hooker Jaba Bregvadze added a sixth try for good measure to see Toulouse moved clear in the final quarter of what had been a close game.

Stade Français had in fact been16-15 ahead at the 53-minute mark but a rampaging last 25 minutes from the hosts left the Parisians empty handed.

Toulouse led 10-9 at the break thanks to Huget's first try while Jerome Porical kept the visitors in touch with his boot.

The result nevertheless leaves Toulouse eight points behind leaders Toulon and six short of second-placed Clermont.

The scorers:

For Toulouse:
Tries: Huget 2, Clerc, Dusautoir, Bregvadze, Medard
Cons: Beauxis 2, McAlister 3
Pen: Beauxis

For Stade Français:
Try: Fainifo
Con: Porical
Pens: Porical 3

Toulouse: 15 Clement Poitrenaud, 14 Vincent Clerc, 13 Gael Fickou, 12 Luke McAlister, 11 Yoann Huget, 10 Lionel Beauxis, 9 Luke Burgess, 8 Gillian Galan, 7 Yannick Nyanga, 6 Jean Bouilhou, 5 Patricio Albacete, 4 Yoann Maestri, 3 Census Johnston, 2 Jaba Bregvadze, 1 Gurthro Steenkamp.
Replacements: 16 Christopher eric Tolofua, 17 Vasil Kakovin, 18 Gregory Lamboley, 19 Louis Picamoles, 20 Thierry Dusautoir, 21 Jean marc Doussain, 22 Maxime Medard, 23 Yohan Montes.

Stade Français: 15 Jerome Porical, 14 Julien Arias, 13 Morgan Turinui, 12 Gavin Williams, 11 Francis Fainifo, 10 Paul Warwick, 9 Jerome Fillol, 8 Pierre Rabadan, 7 Antoine Burban 6 Scott Lavalla, 5 Alexandre Flanquart, 4 Anton Van Zyl, 3 Rabah Slimani, 2 Laurent Sempere, 1 Romain Frou .
Replacements: 16 Remi Bonfils, 17 Zurabi Zhvania, 18 Gerhard Mostert, 19 Olivier Missoup, 20 Nicolas Bezy, 21 Waisea Vuidravuwalu, 22 Geoffrey Doumayrou, 23 Stanley Wright