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Saturday, December 11, 2010

Toulouse dominate Glasgow at frosty Firhill Park

Toulouse dominate Glasgow at frosty Firhill Park

It's been a challenging few days as travel and one or two technical probems have meant that RD hasn't been updated as often as what you're all used to. Thanks for the patience. For now, lets get things back on track with short highlights from last nights pool 6 Heineken Cup game that produced some excellent tries.

Toulouse beat hosts Glasgow Warriors 28-16 in what was ultimately a comfortable win for the defending champions on a freezing night in Glasgow. They missed out on a bonus point though after failing to capitlise on their 25-16 halftime lead.

"We had a very good first half, but the second half was all about frustration," said Toulouse scrumhalf Byron Kelleher.

"We put a lot of pressure on ourselves to perform to the maximum."

In the first half Glasgow produced a fantastic piece of play as wing Dth Van De Merwe chipped and regathered before offloading for Max Evans to put a deft kick through which Federico Aramburu claimed to go over.

Toulouse weren't to be outdone though as Kelleher snatched a ball off the back of a scrum and darted downfield before linking with the backs who eventually set up Cedric Heymans for a superb counter attacking try.

The win is the third out of three for Toulouse in this years Heineken Cup campaign.

Time: 03:32

Posted by Rugbydump at 8:15 pm | View Comments (18)

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Anonymous December 11, 2010 7:46 pm

is this the end of R.D?

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Knstler December 11, 2010 8:19 pm

I'm so pissed off Toulouse lost the bonus point. The 1st half was good, but the 2nd was terrible. Great collective try concluded by Heymans.

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Anonymous December 11, 2010 9:16 pm

Glasgow played very poor - the ref had a shocker too.

We (Glasgow) totally lack the required agression to be really competitive - they stood off the contact rather than smashing everything that moved - very frustrating.

In saying that John Barclay was again showed he is the best openside in the NH - and Richie Gray is fast becoming one of the best 2nd rows too, some positives at least?!

At times it was men v boys, but hopefully we can man up next week and make us proud.

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bergemasco December 11, 2010 9:22 pm

should have picked up the bonus point there... still wont stop them getting out of the group though

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Phil December 11, 2010 9:25 pm

What does the first poster mean?

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Flooz December 12, 2010 12:19 am

Toulouse, so toulouse..
their reaction at the end of the match summarize a lot Guy Noves philosophy. 4 H cup won but he still want more from his players.

that said, lievremont should install the black&red backs for the next 6 nations and RWC

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creggs08 December 12, 2010 12:36 am

toulouse's third try...could possibly be one of the tries of the HC season. great piece of play.

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Believer December 12, 2010 12:37 am

Glasgow just didn't turn up defensively in the first half! 2nd half was much better, and they created several chances themselves, but again poor finishing let them down.

Agree the ref had a shocker, but in the end that would only have made a difference if Glasgow were capable of converting their chances and therefore could havewon with a different ref, which i doubt they would have!

Still, at least it was more than respectable score against te best team in Europe. Considering the players who have left and are injured, i reckon a few seasons back we'd have lost this by 50, so some credit is perhaps deserved.

Also, what is it about Max Evan's boot v Toulouse???

Last time we played them (in Toulouse 2009 when we won 26-33) he put boot to ball 3 times and we scored 3 tries! Once again here, our only try came from a Max Evans kick. Yet normally when he kicks it against anyone else it's usualy aimless and pointless! lol!

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felipe December 12, 2010 2:46 am

Those are some big numbers 12 and 13...France are kind of like NZ in that way - they have some of the biggest backs around. But as Flooz said, that's usually the Toulouse backs who are that way (Heymans, Medard, Jauzion, etc.).

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Alexander December 12, 2010 3:15 am

Wonderful last try there!!

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Bokke_2007 December 12, 2010 4:36 am

Go Bokkie!!!!!!!

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Anonymous December 12, 2010 3:17 pm

did caucau play?

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Maximus December 12, 2010 7:05 pm

I think Caucau can't play HCup.
Go Toulouse, Go!

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Anonymous December 12, 2010 10:45 pm


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Jack December 12, 2010 11:46 pm

Do you reckon Stuart Barnes pays people to interview him in his spare time? He loves nothing more than the sound of his own voice, once he starts he never fucking stops. Most of it is utter bullshit as well

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AkaRed December 13, 2010 10:07 am

Medard must have been a mile off side for the third try, the 14 was about a meter off side when the ball was kicked and he looked further back than Medard and Heymans.

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Anonymous December 13, 2010 12:24 pm

Caucau can't play HCup until spring 2011 or somethin

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mat December 13, 2010 11:09 pm

ref just gave in to the scrum half at the begining at the scrum. slap and player begging for a decision this ain't football we dont want referees being mobbed.

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