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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Toulon grab bonus point try with time up against Lyon

While the Heineken Cup is the biggest thing going on in the rugby world at the moment, the Amlin Challenge Cup chugs along with a few fascinating match-ups of it's own. In Toulon we saw a fantastic finish to a game which kept the hosts in a strong position.

Firstly, no, Rugbydump is not turning French. It just happens that right now we're getting a lot of timely contributions that come in that language. The majority of the time if the game is played there, it's usually a good idea to post the host language anyway. Other times, it's simply convenience and the fact that we'd rather post something than nothing at all.

To reiterate, if you feel like you can help out with contributions in the way of highlights or short clips of incidents, please do get in touch and become a part of what we consider to be the RD community of rugby fans worldwide.

This year we'll be rolling out new sections on the site to include more videos and news from a greater range of teams, so if you'd like to get involved by helping out with only the club or country you're passionate about, that's fine too, as fairly soon we'll have specific sections for each.

For now though, here's a short clip of Toulon's fantastic try at the end of their match against Lyon, where they actually scored two tries at the death to earn themselves a valuable bonus point.

Pierrick Gunther scored with a minute to play, Jonny Wikinson drop-kicked the conversion and then they launched their attack from deep, ending with a nice long pass from Wilkinson to Luke Rooney following some great passages of play.

The 29-10 effectively knocked Lyon out of the running but puts Toulon in the driving seat as they head towards qualification for the next round of play. 

Posted at 11:20 am | 16 comments

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Pretzel January 18, 2012 1:09 pm

OFFTOPIC:

Sad news about Selorm Kuadey (former England under 20's and Sale Sharks player) who committed suicide recently.

I won't jump on the bandwagon as such due to the fact I don't tend to follow that much European club rugby or much club rugby at all for that matter, so I can't say I have heard of the guy, but still deserves a mention whether he was a top class player or even if he had been an amateur player.

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Guy January 18, 2012 10:05 pm

Sad news indeed. Agree with you completely: off topic but certainly deserves to be mentioned.

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Wanasport ! January 18, 2012 1:54 pm

Great finish !

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Guy January 18, 2012 10:08 pm

@RD
Don't understand anything of what the commentators are saying but imho you can post everything in French. Those commentators are competely into it, love it!

Nice piece of play by the way!

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Mive59 January 18, 2012 11:42 pm

Guy,

One of the commentators is Olivier Magne.

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Canadian content January 19, 2012 12:59 am

post in french, english, spanish, swahili i dont care as long as its rugby

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jeppy89 January 19, 2012 10:44 am

wilko where the hell was that pass in the quarter final? Mug!

great play, i love the committment to the bp.

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Fettsack January 19, 2012 1:13 pm

The commentators also said that Wilkinson's drop kick conversion went too fast for the line refs so they had to check the video.
Good speed by Alexis Palisson and great team effort to keep the ball in play after a few mistakes.

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rugby08 January 19, 2012 2:00 pm

Gotta admire the ambition of Toulon to go for the bonus point. Most teams would just kick it into touch to prevent the other side from getting the losing bonus point. Ospreys, take note

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Greg January 20, 2012 6:49 pm

TOU-LON! TOU-LON!

great to see this mix of culture, languages and good rugby!

keep up!

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jejeww January 20, 2012 6:52 pm

C'est un truc de folie des présentateurs qui avantage tant une équipe... Toulon est une équipe de mercenaire aucun francais si ce n'est le 3eme ligne Gunter issu du centre de formation. Une équipe comme ça devrait meme pas existé en championnat de france. Boudjelal un moment donné faut que tu arrete de croire que ton argent fera ton club. Tu es nul tu seras jamais champion de FRANCE tu toucheras jamais le Boublier de Brenus... ça il faut que tu te le mette dans la TETE. Tu es président car tu as de l'argent mais tu es une HONTE pour le rugby FRANCAIS.

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4LC4TR4Z January 21, 2012 4:20 pm

T'en a pas marre de raconter des conneries ?

Tu vois pas que tu passe pour un gros con avec ce genre de commentaire de demeuré ?

Sur ce match : Lapeyre, Bastareaud, Palisson, Magnaval, Gunther, Samson, Ivaldi, Orioli, Emmanuelli, Messina, Cibray, et même Armitage qui est Jiff...

Quant à Boudjellal, si tu as un minimum de connaissance et de culture du rugby , tu sais que sur le fond il a raison, ou alors t'es juste un gros con de mauvaise foi.

C'est les gens comme toi qui sont irrespectueux et qui sont une honte dans le rugby.

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jejeww January 23, 2012 4:45 pm

D'un je n'ai insulté personne donc tes insultes tu peux les ravalés, et deuxièmement armitage il est nait à trinidad et tobage. Enfin bref si ta envie de répondre de cette manière c'est toi qui vois.

Pour boudjelal il a rien compris dire l'année ou on monte en top 14 qu'on vise le bouclier c'est juste prétentieux, mettre en cause l'arbitre quand tu perd contre Clermont et dire que TOULON s'est fait sodomisé ... Ca me fais juste rire.

Je peux comprendre que tu rage vis à vis de mon commentaire. Tu sais les équipes de mercenaire c'est bien individuellement mais collectivement sa vaut rien.

Sur ce je vais admirer la fin de saison de ce top 14 en appréciant les défaites de Toulon.

A+ ALCATRAZ ;)

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fab8305 January 23, 2012 10:29 pm

putain je suis deg
je pensais pas voir un de ces frustré ,aigris, jaloux bref incompetent de la vie sur ce site
mais bon faut faire avec
ta rien d'autre a faire jejeww que de venir casser les couilles meme au antipodes
va supporter ton equipe de francais bien de chez toi et oubli nous......
et a part des insultes tu merites rien.....
a+

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4LC4TR4Z January 26, 2012 9:46 am

@ Greiffel : jejeww 's a troll.

Thanx for taking care.

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