Montpellier 23 - 3 Toulon

Match info: Rugby Champions Cup at

Date: 19/01/2013 KO: 15:40 Att: 7,000

Home team/scorers Scores Away team/scorers

Montpellier

TriesCombezou (9) Paillaugue (48)ConversionsPaillaugue (9, 49)PenaltiesPaillaugue (16, 20, 23)

23
vs
3

Toulon

PenaltiesWilkinson (5)

FT (ht: 16-3)

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  • Montpellier 23-3 Toulon

    Full-time
  • Toulon scrum leads to a burst from Bastareaud. Forward from Michalak and that's the game. Brilliant performance from the hosts who have done their former coach Eric Béchu proud. Woeful from Toulon. Montpellier secure a place in the knockout stages.

    80
  • The wind takes Armitage's kick sideways into touch. Toulon look dispirited but will bounce back. Montpellier's day.

    78
  • Controlled pressure from Montpellier forcing Toulon back, but they go off their feet at the breakdown. Toulon lineout 25 metres out - long drop-goal attempt from Wilkinson falls wide.

    76
  • Bastareaud with a steal in the tackle as Wilkinson prods for territory.

    75
  • Lineout to Montpellier in the Toulon half. Wind making high kicks go nowhere and Toulon knock on as time ticks away. The results has been certain for a while - rarely have Toulon looked so beatable.

    73
  • Wilkinson uncharacteristically misses his kick to touch but Toulon then win a penalty and the former England fly-half will go for goal. Odd decision and then he misses anyway.

    71
  • Ball spruts out of the scrum tunnel so resets. Gorgodze sprints back onto the field - Wilkinson kicks down the middle, Nagusa goes high but Paillauge collects. Penalty to Toulon at the breakdown and they will go for the corner.

    68
  • High kick brilliantly taken by Fernandez in Toulon's 22, but it's a great turnover and Wilkinson clears.

    66
  • Box kick from Michalak goes straight into touch. Big drive from Montpellier once more, Gorgodze holds off Wilkinson but the ball goes loose. Toulon scrum, Gorgodze off for blood.

    64
  • Superb scrum from Montpellier - winning the penalty metres out... or so we thought. Hand in the scrum from Bias means a penalty to Toulon.

    62
  • Trinh-Duc goes for the corner, Montpellier maul goes straight to ground. Wide to Creevy but the ball goes forward.

    60
  • Penalty to Toulon who kick to the corner. Masoe carries again as Toulon search for a score but lose the ball in contact, Paillauge kicking on as Wilkinson is wrapped up. Penalty to the hosts.

    58
  • Masoe charges down the right touchline but puts a foot in touch. Montpellier clear but Toulon use the width, Giteau's kick bouncing just too far.

    55
  • Gorgodze clutches his elbow and receives some treatment. Back on his feet, Wilkinson puts it high but it's well taken by Nagusa.

    53
  • All the momentum with Montpellier - an astonishing performance from the hosts. Toulon throw on Carl Hayman and Juan Martín Fernández-Lobbe.

    50
  • TRY, MONTPELLIER, PAILLAUGE! 23-3 Poor pass causes chaos in the Toulon defence - loose ball bounces off a handful of players and Paillauge scores in the corner! Great conversion from the scurm-half to add to the scoreline.

    47
  • Rain pouring down as Masoe bursts from the scrum - ball comes wide to Steffon Armitage but Montpellier clear, good defence from the hosts.

    45
  • Ball comes loose after multiple phases, scrum to Toulon as Delon Armitage returns to the field.

    44
  • Banana kick from Trinh-Duc goes dead and Toulon have a scrum in the opposition's half. Montpellier lineout on their own five metre line goes horribly wrong and Toulon attack.

    41

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