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Toulon stay in charge of ACC Pool 2


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Article Published: Sunday 15 January 2012


Toulon scored two late tries in the final minutes for a 29-10 bonus point Amlin Challenge Cup victory over Lyon to keep them in control of Poo 2.

Matteus du Bruyn kicked Lyon into the lead with a third minute penalty but Toulon captain Jonny Wilkinson's deft inside pass led to Leonardo Senatore crossing for the game's first try ten minutes later.

Wilkinson converted and kicked a further three points before the break to give his side a 10-3 advantage at the interval.

Wing Benjamin Lapeyre pushed Toulon further ahead with his score after 53 minutes but the next score belonged to Lyon with number eight Nicolas Bontinck diving over with six minutes to go. Toulon's frantic two minutes began with Pierrick Gunther scoring with a minute to play.

Jonny Wilkinson drop kicked the conversion and Toulon went immediately back on the attack from the resulting re-start. And the hosts got the score they craved with full-back Luke Rooney touching down.

More to follow.

Final Score Toulon 29 (10) Lyon Rugby 10 (3)

Scorers

Toulon
Try - B Lapeyre, L Rooney, P Gunther, L Senatore
Conversion - J Wilkinson (3)
Penalty - J Wilkinson

Lyon
Try - N Bontinck
Conversion - R Lespinas
Penalty - M du Bruyn
Yellow Card - J Leguizamon (69)

Attendance: 14,121

Referee: James Jones (Wales)

Toulon: L Rooney; B Lapeyre, M Bastareaud, G Lovobalavu, A Palisson; J Wilkinson [capt], L Magnaval (F Cibray 48); E Lewis-Roberts (L Emmanuelli 66), M Ivaldi (J Orioli 59), D Kubriashvili (C Hayman 57), C Samson (D Schofield 32), K Chesney, P Gunther, J El Abd (S Armitage 73), L Senatore

Lyon Rugby: R Lespinas; J Bailey (E Tomamichel 41), W Sukanaveita, N Raffault, M Ratuvou (T Regard 66); L Tranier, M du Bruyn (R Veniat 53); A Tchougong Kamga (S Petit 53), A Testa (S Miro 66), A Roux (G Kavtidze 49), C Short (C Njewel 54), A Marchois [capt], E Nzi, A Dorier (J Leguizamon 49), N Bontinck.

With thanks to ERCRugby

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