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Top 14 wrap: Toulon smash Grenoble

01st December 2012 20:08

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Toulon: Power past Grenoble

Toulon cemented their place at the top of the Top 14 standings thanks to a 39-3 win over Grenoble on Saturday.

Earlier, defending champions Toulouse banked a 30-22 win over Clermont which provided a morale boost ahead of next week's Heineken Cup clash with the Ospreys.

Yann David, Australian star Luke Burgess and Yoann Huget all scored tries for the 19-time champions with Luke McAlister kicking 15 points.

Results:
Toulouse 30-22 Clermont
Montpellier 29-22 Bayonne
Toulon 39-3 Grenoble
Mont-de-Marsan 15-31 Castres
Biarritz 25-22 Bordeaux-Begles
Racing Metro 23-15 Stade Francais


Montpellier 29-22 Bayonne
Stade Yves du Manoir

A try three minutes from full-time by Montpellier number eight John Beattie helped his team to a 29-22 win over Bayonne.

Having trailed 11-16 at the break, the hosts added two more tries to their first-half five-pointer with Beattie's late touchdown proving to be the match-winner.

Bayonne, however, didn't leave empty-handed and salvaged a losing bonus point at the death courtesy of a last-gasp penalty.

The scorers:

For Montpellier:
Tries: Creevy, Bias, Beattie
Cons: Moyano
Pens: Moyano 4

For Bayonne:
Try: Puricelli
Cons: Boyet
Pens: Boyet 4, Potgeiter


Toulon 39-3 Grenoble
Stade Mayol

Toulon kept Grenoble tryless in their 39-3 win on Saturday at the Stade Mayol, where the hosts ran in five tries.

Winger David Smith bagged a brace of tries as the former Western Force speedster opened the scoring with a 50m effort, and then hammered the final nail in Grenoble's coffin in the 70th minute with another long-range touchdown.

The scorers:

For Toulon:
Tries: Smith 2, Fernández Lobbe, Orioli, Armitage
Cons: Wilkinson 4
Pens: Wilkinson 2

For Grenoble:
Pen: Pelissie


Mont-de-Marsan 15-31 Castres
Stade Guy Boniface

Castres clawed their way back from 6-15 down at half-time to beat last-placed Mont-de-Marsan 31-15.

Second-half tries by Rory Kockott - who supplied 21 of his team's points - as well as Remy Tales and Yannick Caballero saved the visitors from a potential upset with the result taking Castres into fourth spot.

The scorers:

For Mont-de-Marsan:
Pens: Tuquet 5

For Castres:
Tries: Kockott, Tales, Caballero
Cons: Kockott 2
Pens: Kockott 4


Biarritz 25-22 Bordeaux-Bčgles
Parc Des Sports D'Aguilera

Biarritz scrum-half Dimitri Yachvili gave Bordeaux-Begles the boot after the former France international kicked 20 points to guide his team to a close 25-22 win.

The hosts could only manage one try through the returning Imanol Harinordoquy, while Bordeaux managed to cross the whitewash three times with Metuisela Talebulamaijaina grabbing a brace alongside Camille Lopez's score.

The scorers:

For Biarritz:
Try: Harinordoquy
Con: Yachvili
Pens: Yachvili 6

For Bordeaux-Begles:
Tries: Talebulamaijaina 2, Lopez
Cons: Sanchez
Pen: Sanchez


Racing Metro 23-15 Stade Francais
Stade Yves du Manoir

Fabrice Estebanez was the hero for Racing Metro after scoring the match-winning try four minutes from full-time.

Stade Francais looked set for an away win thanks to five penaly goals from scrum-half Julien Dupuy, before Estebanez struck for the home side in this tense Paris derby.

And to rub further salt into Stade's wounds, number nine Maxime Machenaud then slotted over a 79th-minute penalty to deny their visitors a losing bonus point.

The scorers:

For Racing Metro:
Tries: Szarzewski, Estebanez
Cons: Barkley, Machenaud
Pens: Barkley 2, Machenaud

For Stade:
Pens: Dupuy 5

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