Toulon notch first win of euro campaign
December 14, 2008
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Toulon notched their first success in this season's European Challenge Cup with a 30-9 victory over Montpellier in their Pool 2 clash at Stade Felix Mayol.
Fly-half Ramiro Pez opened the scoring for the hosts with a drop goal after just five minutes but Montpellier fullback Olivier Sarraméa responded with two penalties to give the visitors the edge. However Pez levelled the scores before the break with his first penalty of the game.
Pez extended the home side's lead with another penalty soon after the re-start and Sisaro Koyamaibole added the first try of the game just three minutes later with Pez adding the extras.
Sarramea managed to reduce the arrears with his third penalty but that was as close as the visitors got as Toulon turned the screw. First Jerry Collins then Mafileo Kefu crossed for the tries with Pez taking his personal tally to 15 points with the conversions.
Toulon: O Grimaud; C Imbert, M Kefu [capt], T Pisi, L Rooney; R Pez, N Jordaan; B Basteres, G Ribes, D Kubriashvili, Y Maestri, J Suta, �Sourice, O Missoup, S Koyamaibole
Replacements: A Muleta, A Galasso, C Delarue, J Collins, D Vidal, M Andreu, M Henjak
Montpellier: O Sarraméa; J Boussuge, R Lubbe, G Rees, S Kuzbik; F Trinh-Duc, A Tomas, E Van Staden, F Rofes, C Baïocco, G Uva, B Goze, V Bost, D Chouchan, M Gorgodze
Replacements: J Caudullo, P Van Niekerk, D Hancke, F Ouedraogo, J Tomas, F Welsh, J Alcalde
Referee: Andrew Small (England)
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