Toulon too good for Ulster

Bryan Habana scored a try as Toulon beat Ulster 23-13 in their European Champions Cup match on Saturday.

Despite losing flyhalf Matt Giteau to injury after 27 minutes, Toulon were simply too strong up front for the hosts, with Steffon Armitage, Juan Smith and Chris Masoe dominant at the breakdown and in the loose.

Toulon's tries were scored by Habana and Delon Armitage, while Leigh Halfpenny kicked both conversions and three penalties.

In other results, Munster battled to a 14-3 win over Saracens in a dour encounter at Thomond Park, Toulouse claimed a hard-fought 21-19 win at Bath, four tries from George North helped Northampton record a much-needed 34-6 home victory over the Neath-Swansea Ospreys, the Llanelli Scarlets overcame a mountain of injuries to defeat Leicester 15-3 at Parc y Scarlets, and the Glasgow Warriors ground their way to an impressive 15-13 victory in Montpellier.

Results (Friday and Saturday):

Munster 14 Saracens 3
Ulster 13 Toulon 23
Scarlets 15 Leicester 3
Bath 21 Toulouse 19
Montpellier 13 Glasgow 15
Northampton 34 Ospreys 6

Fixtures (Sunday):

Clermont Auvergne vs Sale Sharks
Castres vs Leinster
Wasps vs Harlequins
Benetton Treviso vs Racing Métro

Photo: Bertrand Langlois/AFP Photo

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