Sale Sharks 6 - 17 Toulon

Match info: Heineken Cup at Salford City Stadium

Date: 08/12/2012 KO: 15:40 Att: 9,154

Home team/scorers Scores Away team/scorers

Sale

PenaltiesCipriani (7, 33)

6
vs
17

Toulon

TriesSmith (29)PenaltiesWilkinson (16, 36, 51, 75)

FT (ht: 6-11)

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  • Sale 6 Toulon 17

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  • From a scrum inside Sale's half Toulon attack and Sébastien Tillous-Borde is in the clear! He sails over the try-line but Rob Miller does brilliantly to get his arm under the ball! After checking with the Televison Match Official the try is disallowed. That's the final act of the match as the final whistle goes to close proceedings. Toulon will be happy with the result as it extends their lead at the top of Pool Six. Sale gave a good account of themselves and are unlucky to not get a bonus-point at least from this clash.

    80
  • Matt Giteau puts his team on the attack with a grubber kick which rolls into touch on the edge of Sale's 22-metre mark.

    79
  • James Gaskell takes the ball into contact just outside Toulon's 22 but is soon penalised for holding onto the ball on the ground.

    77
  • PENALTY, TOULON, WILKINSON! 6-17. Wilkinson pushes his side further ahead after Vadim Cobilas is pinned for dropping his bind at a scrum.

    76
  • Juan Fernandez Lobbe does well when he wins possession for his team off a loose throw-in from Jean-Charles Orioli at a line-out.

    73
  • Toulon set up a couple of phases before Wilkinson tries a drop goal from about 30 metres out. It's low and well off target and the hosts gain a reprieve.

    71
  • Toulon attack close to Sale's try-line again but at a critical moment Smith knocks on when he tries to clear a ruck.

    69
  • Toulon take the ball through 11 phases and are stopped just short of the hosts' try-line when Andy Powell manages to hold Simon Shaw up as he barges over.

    67
  • Steffon Armitage wins valuable ground with a strong run. Toulon are stringing some phases together now and are takinf control of proceedings now.

    64
  • Michalak launches a high hanging box kick which Cueto gathers despite great pressure from Rudi Wulf.

    61
  • Sale are penalised for illegal scrummaging on the edge of Toulon's 22. Wilkinson puts the ball into touch midway between the halfway line and his opponents' 22.

    59
  • Rob Miller sets off on an attacking run and beats a couple of defenders before being stopped in his tracks by a text-book tackle from Michalak.

    56
  • Delon Armitage takes a high ball inside his 22 and return it with a kick of his own which sails into touch just outside Sale's 22-metre line.

    54
  • PENALTY, TOULON, WILKINSON! 6-14. Wilkinson adds the extras after Richie Vernon plays the ball on the ground at a ruck.

    52
  • Sale attack inside Toulon's 22 but lose momentum when Masoe intercepts a pass from Cipriani and races upfield. He is eventually brought to ground just outside Sale's 22 by Jennings.

    51
  • Toulon attack at a ruck but are penalised when Chris Masoe goes off his feet.

    49
  • Sale try to get their drive going from a line-out but Toulon do well with a counter-shove and when the maul becomes static it's the visitors who are awarded the put-in at the scrum.

    47
  • Wilkinson launches an up-and-under but Mark Cueto shows his experience when he deals with it with great aplomb despite the attentions of several Touon chasers.

    44
  • Cipriani puts his team on the attack with a superb kick which rolls into touch inside Toulon's 22.

    42

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