Toulon fail to bag Biarritz bonus

Toulon hammered Biarritz 30-5 in their Top 14 opener at Stade Mayol, but fell short of the bonus point victory they needed to take top spot in the table ahead of Stade Francais.


The absence of Jonny Wilkinson - away on international duty - was no problem for Toulon as George Smith (pictured), Steffon Armitage and Olivier Missoup ran in three tries, with Julien Dumora converting all three and adding three further penalties.

England sevens star Dan Caprice scored a consolation effort for the visitors, but the away side did at least have the satisfaction of denying Toulon a fourth try which would have put them at the top of the table after the opening round of matches.

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