Toulon move clear after Sale Sharks victory

Toulon moved clear at the top of Pool 6 in the Heineken Cup when they beat hosts Sale Sharks 6-17 at the Salford City Stadium.

Sale Sharks showed signs of improvement under new coach John Mitchell but Toulon’s class shone through and the visitors almost finished with a try but they were denied by the TMO.

More to follow.

Final Score Sale Sharks 6 (6) Toulon 17 (11)


Sale Sharks
Penalties: Cipriani 2

Tries: Smith
Penalties: Wilkinson 4

Match Officials
: Leighton Hodges (Wal),
Assistant ref: Gwynn Morris (Wal),
Assistant ref: Wayne Davies (Wal),
TMO: Nigel Whitehouse (Wal),
Citing Commisioner: Maurizio Vancini (Ita)


Sale Sharks: Cameron Shepherd; Mark Jennings, Corne Uys, Johnny Leota, Mark Cueto; Rob Miller, Will Cliff; Ross Harrison, Tommy Taylor, Tony Buckley, Richie Gray, Fraser McKenzie, James Gaskell, David Seymour (c), Richie Vernon.

Replacements: Tom Cruse, Eifion Roberts, Vadim Cobilas, Kearnan Myall, Andrew Powell, Nathan Fowles, Daniel Cipriani, Charlie Amesbury.

Toulon: Delon Armitage; Rudi Wulf, Mathieu Bastareaud, Matt Giteau, David Smith; Jonny Wilkinson (c), Frederic Michalak; Andrew Sheridan, Sebastien Bruno, Carl Hayman, Bakkies Botha, Jocelino Suta, Juan Martin Fernandez Lobbe, Steffon Armitage, Chris Masoe.

Replacements: Jean Charles Orioli, Xavier Chiocci, Davit Kubriashvili, Pierrick Gunther, Nick Kennedy, Maxime Mermoz, Sebastien Tillous-Borde, Simon Shaw.

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