Wallabies abroad: Harris' Lyon spring upset in France

Super Rugby
by AAP

While his former side was eking out a win over the Brumbies, Mike Harris’ Lyon have pulled off one of the Top 14 upsets of the season beating ladder leaders La Rochelle.

Harris came off the bench in the 29-25 win, playing the last four minutes after Argentinian Facundo Isa crossed twice in the final 10 minutes to snatch the unlikely victory.

A Joe Tomane hat-trick sealed a huge 61-22 win for Montpellier over Bayonne on Monday morning.

Former Brumbies scrumhalf Nic White played just over half the match, starting at No.9, with his involvement interrupted by a concussion test.

Liam Gill played all of Toulon’s crucial 23-14 win over Castres on the weekend, with outside back Drew Mitchell replacing Bryan Habana in the 59th minute.

The win entrenches Toulon in the top four with the finals looming.

Will Genia missed Stade’s 51-16 demolition of Pau, though former Rebels Paul Alo-Emile and Hugh Pyle played 49 minutes and the full clash respectively.


James Horwill's Harlequins went down to the Chiefs. Photo: Getty ImagesIt was Greg Holmes who took the bragging rights against his former provincial skipper James Horwill as Exeter beat Harlequins 39-26.

Another former Red, Lachie Turner, clinched the match-sealing try in the 75th minute for the Chiefs, while former NSW skipper Dave Dennis went head-to-head with Horwill in the second row.

Ben Tapuai played out a midfield battle with ex-NRL star Ben Te’o, who is reportedly in the mix for the British & Irish Lions squad to be announced this week, as Bath went down to Worcester, 25-19.

Kurtley Beale was back at No.12 for Wasps as they beat Bristol 36-21.