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Wilko kicks Toulon past Montpellier

03rd December 2010 21:33

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Jonny Wilkinson held against Montpellier

A good night: Jonny Wilkinson

Nineteen points via the boot of Jonny Wilkinson saw Toulon overcome Montpellier 29-13 on Friday, a victory that takes them third in the table.

The four points moves Philippe Saint-Andre's men just six points behind league leaders Toulouse, who go to Clermont on Saturday.

Toulon were always in control of this fixture, as Wilkinson opened up an early 6-0 lead with two penalties inside fifteen minutes. A third penalty four minutes before the break was quickly cancelled out by opposing kicker Martin Bustos-Moyano, but the hosts went in 12-3 to the good after the mercurial number ten struck again.

Stade Felix Mayol was then treated to its first try of the cold night soon after the restart when the home side crossed thanks to centre Geoffroy Messina going over. Wilkinson added the extras.

Then came a score for forgotten England wing Paul Sackey, who went over before the hour, two minutes after Bustos-Moyano added another three points to the Montpol total.

Surprise package in 2010/11 Montpellier did eventually cross close to the finish when replacement Benoit Paillaugue got over the whitewash but it was all in vein for the visitors.

The scorers:

For Toulon:
Tries: Messina, Sackey
Con: Wilkinson 2
Pen: Wilkinson 5

For Montpellier:
Try: Paillaugue
Con: Bustos-Moyano
Pen: Bustos-Moyano 2

Toulon: 15 Rudi Wulf, 14 Paul Sackey, 13 Geoffroy Messina, 12 Mafileo Kefu, 11 Jérémy Sinzelle, 10 Jonny Wilkinson, 9 Pierre Mignoni, 8 Joe van Niekerk, 7 George Smith, 6 Jocelino Suta, 5 Kris Chesney, 4 Christophe Samson, 3 Carl Hayman, 2 Sébastien Bruno, 1 Laurent Emmanuelli.
Replacements: 16 Mickaël Ivaldi, 17 Benjamin Basteres, 18 Dean Schofield, 19 Joe El Abd, 20 Felipe Contepomi, 21 Benjamin Lapeyre, 22 Matt Henjak, 23 Davit Kubriashvili.

Montpellier: 15 Benjamin Thiery, 14 Martin Bustos-Moyano, 13 Sylvain Mirande, 12 Grant Rees, 11 Dimitri Pelo, 10 Santiago Fernandez, 9 Julien Tomas, 8 Mamuka Gorgodze, 7 Vasili Bost, 6 Fulgence Ouedraogo, 5 Aliki Fakate, 4 Drikus Hancke, 3 Juan Figallo, 2 Mickael Ladhuie, 1 Sebastien Chobet.
Replacements: 16 Joan Caudullo, 17 Na'ama Leleimalefaga, 18 Marc Giraud, 19 Sakiusa Matadigo, 20 Benoit Paillaugue, 21 Seta Tuilevuka, 22 Adrien Pratmarty, 23 George Jgneti.

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