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Steffon Armitage massive fend on George Ford as Toulon beat Bath

Steffon Armitage massive fend on George Ford as Toulon beat Bath
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Toulon secured their place in the Champions Cup quarter final with victory over Bath on Sunday, ending in second place in Pool 5 after Wasps snuck ahead to top the group. Steffon Armitage finished off a well deserved try with a huge fend on Bath number ten George Ford as he went over.

Bryan Habana crossed for trademark poacher’s try in the second half, as Ford was again the recipient of a big hand off. You can see that try and all the other highlights in the video below.

Ford found himself on the wrong end of a big carry a few weeks back too. On that occasion it was Wasps number eight Nathan Hughes who bumped him off.

Wasps and Toulon both finished on the same number of points in Pool 5, but because Wasps beat the three-times champions in round 2, they top the group and get the home quarter final, against Exeter Chiefs. Toulon will have to travel to French rivals Racing 92 for their knockout game.

Two years ago Armitage had another big fend on the way to crossing for a try, that time to score against Perpignan and with a little more work to do.

See more great fends and handoff’s in our related posts below this.

We’ll have more clips and highlights from the round in due course. As ever, feel free to get in touch with requests or submissions via Twitter, Facebook or email

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  • kalaghan
    3:47 PM 29/01/2016

    Since a year,Tuisova is really awesome when he got some speed...

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  • stroudos
    2:20 PM 25/01/2016

    I think the rule is bullshit and SA should have 20+ caps under his belt by now.

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  • stroudos
    2:20 PM 25/01/2016

    Big Bully!! ;) That is a beautiful fend, but hard luck for Ford here, who was on a hiding to nothing. At least he gave it a go. The only way you're going to slow Steffon Armitage down from there is to shackle both legs, but he'd still score from that range anyway. I suppose the only other option was to half-heartedly jog over in SA's general direction and try to make out you're preventing him from dotting down under the posts. I'm not used to seeing Kyle Eastmond mown down so much as he has been of late either. I used to campaign quite vociferously for his inclusion in England teams but seeing a lot more evidence recently if the defensive weakness that I used to insist was misattributed to him.

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  • ollie
    1:59 PM 25/01/2016

    While I agree with the overseas player rules for England, I'm pretty sure there's an "exceptional cases" clause in there... Come on Eddie - you know what to do!

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