The Scarlets, Clermont and Leinster secured home quarter-finals in the European Champions Cup, while Toulon also booked their place in the playoffs on Saturday. In a straight shootout for top spot in Pool 5, the Scarlets held on desperately to clinch a riveting 30-27 win over Toulon. The result sees the Scarlets secure a first home quarter-final and makes them… Read more →
All Blacks loose forward Liam Messam is set to replace Duane Vermeulen at Toulon after reportedly signing a two-year contract with the French club. The 33-year-old Messam will head to France at the end of the Chiefs’ 2018 Super Rugby campaign to bolster Toulon’s loose forward stocks following the news of Vermeulen’s exit. Messam played 43 Tests for the All… Read more →
Toulon president Mourad Boudjellal says Duane Vermeulen will leave the French club at the end of the season. The Bok No 8 is set to rejoin the Stormers in Cape Town. ‘Vermeulen is leaving, he will be replaced by an international level player that we will announce in the next 48 hours,’ said Boudjellal. Vermeulen’s replacement is reportedly All Blacks… Read more →
JP Pietersen dived over to score during Toulon’s 49-25 win against Oyonnax in the French Top 14.
Oyonnax couldn’t stop Marcel van der Merwe from close range during Toulon’s 49-25 win.
JP Pietersen and Marcel van der Merwe starred as Toulon beat Oyonnax 49-25, while Racing 92, Agen, Bordeaux, Montpellier, Pau and Castres also picked up wins in the French Top 14. Before kick-off, Toulon were languishing in seventh position on the log following a set of poor results. But this comfortable win sees captain Duane Vermeulen’s side climb up to… Read more →
Francois Louw was named Man of the Match after Bath’s 26-21 win against Toulon, while there were also European Champions Cup victories for Ulster, Montpellier, the Scarlets, Racing 92 and Leinster. Bath outscored their opponents by three tries to two at The Rec on Saturday, with loosehead prop Beno Obano and Anthony Watson (two) crossing the line. But it was flanker Louw… Read more →
Bath scored three tries in their 26-21 win against Toulon at The Rec.
JP Pietersen scored two tries and Pat Lambie 20 points during this Top 14 match.
A flawless performance from Pat Lambie guided Racing 92 to a 40-29 victory over Toulon, while there were also wins for Clermont, Bordeaux, Pau, Castres, Montpellier and Stade Français in the Top 14.