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Friday Sep 2, 2011

David Smith scores off rebound, and Olivier Missoup big hit then try

David Smith scores off rebound, and Olivier Missoup big hit then try

While the French Top 14 season kicked off last weekend in the shadow of the upcoming World Cup, Toulon got things off to a good start. They beat Biarritz 30-5, scoring some nice tries. Here’s two of the better efforts.

While the Top 14 started last weekend, this weekend it’s the turn of the Aviva Premiership and Magners League to start, with the latter now being called the RaboDirect PRO12 .

They’ll all continue during the World Cup, so we’ll keen an eye on things and make sure the updates keep ticking over, especially when their is such talent on show, and a whole bunch of new imports from all over the globe.

David Smith is one such import that is sure to make an impact. The former Hurricanes and Western Force flyer scored his first try for his new club Toulon, with yet another one of these ‘chase the penalty in case of a rebound’ tries. We’ve seen a few of late, and this one yet again showed how valuable it is to keep that high work-rate up.

The second try featured here was one that looked pretty awesome, simply because of the big hit then great sprint for the tryline. Hefty flanker Olivier Missoup, who admittedly doesn’t look extremely agile, showed great wheels after flattening Biarritz’s hapless number nine.

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