Wallabies to clash in France

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by Beth Newman

A handful of World Cup Wallabies are set to clash on Monday morning (AEDT) as Bordeaux hosts Toulon in a rescheduled Top 14 match.

Quade Cooper is back at flyhalf for Toulon after returning from Sydney, while James O’Connor will start at fullback.

Wallabies winger Drew Mitchell will come off the bench for Toulon, while Matt Giteau is still injured.

On the other side, Wallabies centurion Adam Ashley-Cooper and prop Sekope Kepu will start for Bordeaux.

Ashley-Cooper will line up at outside centre, while Kepu will be at tight head. 


Capped Wallabies winger Cooper Vuna nabbed a try in a two-point loss to Bath.

Vuna scored in the 13th minute for the Warriors and Worcester kept their lead until the 67th minute, when a Tom Homer goal stole the win for Bath.

Peter Betham played for Leicester as they went down to a resurgent Newcastle Falcons side, 26-14 on Saturday morning (AEDT).

Former Wallabies captain James Horwill played another full match for the Harlequins, as the London side lost to Gloucester 28-6.

The loss leaves the Harlequins in sixth place after 12 rounds, with six wins, five losses and a draw.

Wallabies veteran George Smith will start at openside flanker for Wasps against ladder-leading Saracens on Monday morning (AEDT).


Luke Burgess played the full 80 minutes at halfback in a tough day for Zebre, as the Italian lost to Leinster 52-0.

Mark Chisholm is likely to feature for Munster against Ospreys on Monday morning (AEDT).