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Toulon grind past Montpellier

02nd March 2012 21:38

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Jon van niekerk Toulon Montpellier 2012

Big hits: Joe van Niekerk is tackled by Fulgence Ouedraogo

Jonny Wilkinson kicked 14 points as Toulon recorded a 19-6 win over Montpellier in fiercely-fought Top 14 battle at Stade Felix Mayol on Friday.

An error-strewn first half ended with the scores locked at 3-3. A penalty try in the second half secured a deserved victory for the hosts at the end of game low on points but high intensity.

The result sees Toulon consolidate third place in the standings and represents a significant step towards a home play-off.

Wilkinson opened the scoring for the hosts before his Montpellier scrum-half Benoit Paillaugue levelled matters just before half time.

Wilko put Toulon further ahead after the break despite RCT starting the second half with 14 men following Christophe Samson's sin-binning.

French international wing Alexis Palisson was controversially refused a try by the TMO but it would not matter much in the end as the home scrum was awarded a penalty try with ten minutes left on the clock.

A late Martin Bustos Moyano penalty was note enough for a losing bonus point for Montpellier, who will finish the weekend in fifth place.

The scorers:

For Toulon:
Try: Penalty try
Con: Wilkinson
Pens: Wilkinson 4

For Montpellier:
Pens: Paillaugue, Bustos

Yellow cards: Samson (Toulon - 40th min - tackle in air); Bustos (Montpellier - 68th min)

Toulon: 15 Benjamin Lapeyre1, 14 Alexis Palisson, 13 Mathieu Bastareaud, 12 Matt Giteau, 11 David Smith, 10 Jonny Wilkinson, 9 Sebastien Tillous-Borde, 8 Joe van Niekerk, 7 Steffon Armitage, 6 Olivier Missoup, 5 Bakkies Botha, 4 Christophe Samson, 3 Carl Hayman, 2 Sebastien Bruno, 1 Eifion Roberts.
Replacements: 16 Mickael Ivaldi 17 Laurent Emmanuelli 18 Simon Shaw 19 Joe El Abd 20 Geoffroy Messina 21 Luke Rooney 22 Fabien Cibray, 23 Davit Kubriashvili

Montpellier: 15 Lucas Gonzalez Amorosino, 14 Timoci Nagusa, 13 Geoffrey Doumayrou, 12 Thomas Combezou, 11 Yoan Audrin, 10 Santiago Fernandez, 9 Benoit Paillaugue, 8 Mamuka Gorgodze, 7 Remy Martin, 6 Fulgence Ouedraogo, 5 Thibault Privat, 4 Aliki Fakate, 3 Giorgi Jgenti, 2 Erasmus Van Vuuren, 1 Na'ama Leleimalefaga.
Replacements: 16 Agustin Creevy, 17 Juan Figallo, 18 Drikus Hancke, 19 Masi Matadigo, 20 Julien Tomas, 21 Paul Bosch, 22 Martin Bustos Moyano, 23 Maximiliano Bustos.

Referee: Romain Poite

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