Wallabies abroad: Wallabies head home while Genia strikes for Stade

by Montanna Clare

Will Genia notched his first French try, playing for Stade Francais in the Top 14 after being ruled out of the Wallabies' final Spring Tour Test.

Genia was brilliant for Stade in their eight-try romp, helping guide the club to its sixth win of the year, defeating Bayonne 51-3 on Sunday morning.

In one of the most-highly anticipated matches of the round, Drew Mitchell, Liam Gill and James O'Connor took the bragging rights over former Test teammate Adam Ashley-Cooper, as Toulon dominated the Bordeaux Begles 37-10 to move back into third place in the Top 14.

Ashley-Cooper scored the only try for Bordeaux in their loss, with O’Connor and Gill crossing the line in Toulon's win.

Winger Drew Mitchell started for Toulon on the right wing, looking to finally put his 2016 injury troubles behind him in a solid performance.

Joe Tomane and Jesse Mogg made the scoring sheet in Montpellier's 51-37 win over Peter Kimlin's Grenoble.

Tomane scored in the 26th minute for Montpelier while Mogg came off the bench to cross for the side in the 78th minute. Kimlin notched a try for Grenoble as well, scoring in the 21st minute.

Top 14 leaders Clermont lost to Ben Mowen’s Pau 40-35, with Clermont lock, and brother of Wallabies no.8 Lopeti TImani, Sitaleki scoring in the 46th minute of the nailbiter.

Top League

Robbie Deans’ Panasonic Wild Knights chalked up a win over Kubota at 34-25 in their clash on Sunday, with Berrick Barnes coming off the bench late in the game.

Aviva Premiership

Matt Toomua still remains on the injured list for the Tigers, with Peter Betham carrying the Wallabies honours in their eight-point win over the Northampton Saints, while Ben Tapuai’s Bath defeated Saracens 14-11.

Copper Vuna started for Worcester but was left winless against the Wasps, who moved into second place on the Aviva ladder with a 26-12 win.

Former Wallabies captain and Harlequins skipper James Horwill couldn’t quite secure a win over hosts Newcastle Falcons, going down 38-32,. despite making a strong second half comeback.