Fiji Times Logo

Fiji Time: 5:57 PM on Saturday 20 September

/ Front page / Sport

Castres shocks Toulon

Afp
Sunday, February 24, 2013

CASTRES, France - French Top 14 rugby leaders Toulon slumped to a 25-20 defeat at a freezing Castres on yesterday, their sole consolation being 15 points from Jonny Wilkinson's boot salvaging a defensive bonus point.

Missing international stars such as Jocelino Suta, Mathieu Bastareaud and Frederic Michalak, who remain on Six Nations duty, Toulon also suffered for their indiscipline with prop Andrew Sheridan and hooker Sebastien Bruno both yellow-carded in the first half.

"Castres made the most of their opportunities and Rory Kockott (17 points) was great with the kicking," Coach Azam said.

Castres were 19-9 ahead by the interval thanks to a 14th-minute try from winger Romain Martial and 14 points kicked by South African scrum-half Kockott.

Australian centre Matt Giteau grabbed a 68th-minute try for Toulon but, by that stage, Castres were already out of sight.


Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Fiji First in strong lead: Fiji Elections
  2. ENDORSED
  3. General Election results: Round 14
  4. Pre-poll ballot count completed: Fiji Elections
  5. General Election results: Round 15
  6. 1st sitting of Parliament soon
  7. Fiji elections a welcome turning point: Commonwealth
  8. Fans stabbed
  9. General Election results: Round 13
  10. General Election results: Round 12

Top Stories this Week

  1. FijiFirst claims 60 per cent Thursday (18 Sep)
  2. Searching for answers Monday (15 Sep)
  3. Girl, 12, murdered Monday (15 Sep)
  4. Parties reject result Friday (19 Sep)
  5. Leader of the pack Thursday (18 Sep)
  6. Shocked and disgusted Monday (15 Sep)
  7. No stop Friday (19 Sep)
  8. FijiFirst leads Thursday (18 Sep)
  9. No $20m ransom Tuesday (16 Sep)
  10. Elections supervisor to announce final results Friday (19 Sep)