TOULOUSE CONTINUED THEIR resurgence from their early season woes with a third straight Champions Cup win, comfortably seeing off Glasgow 19-11 at the Stade Ernest Wallon.
It wasn’t the pretty, free-flowing Toulouse that the neutrals love, but with a back row of Louis Picamoles, Imanol Harinordoquy and Yannick Nyanga, you can’t blame Guy Noves for devising a forward-orientated game plan for big European occasions.
It was a tryless first half with Toulouse leading 9-3 after three Sebastian Bezy penalties. Finn Russell replied for Glasgow.
Right after the break came the decisive moment of the match, with Maxime Medard getting on the end of a Jean-Marc Doussain kick to score the first try of the match. Bezy’s conversion gave Toulouse a 13-point lead.
Russell and Bezy then swapped penalties before Glasgow’s sub scrum-half Niko Matawalu scored a late consolation try but Duncan Weir’s missed conversion meant the visitors couldn’t even leave with a losing bonus point.
The win leaves Toulouse on top of pool four with 12 points, Glasgow in second with nine points and Bath in third with five points.
The ending of Skerries vs Banbridge needs to be made into a rugby movieIt’s slightly frightening how speedy Charlie Hodgson looked skinning defenders yesterday
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