Wallabies abroad: Tomane crosses in Montpellier win

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by Beth Newman

Former Wallabies winger Joe Tomane scored a late try as Montpellier thrashed Toulon 43-20.

Tomane came off the bench to replace fullback Benjamin Fall in the 66th minute, crossing 10 minutes later.

Capped Wallabies lock Luke Jones scored Bordeaux’s only try as they suffered a big 49-14 loss to Lyon in the Top 14, with Liam Gill at openside for Lyon and Jones’s former Rebels teammate Mike Harris coming off the bench in the 71st minute.

It was a battle of two Aussie flyhalves when Agen met La Rochelle, with former Reds 10 Jake McIntyre contributing nine points for Agen and Brock James slotting 10 for the victorious La Rochelle.


Toulouse 53 - Stade Francais 17

Lyon 49 - Bordeaux 14

Pau 28 - Castres 13

Agen 15 - La Rochelle 20

Clermont 62 - Brive 6

Racing 92 25 - Oyonnax 13

Montpellier 43 - Toulon 20


Nick Malouf scored in Leicester's first 2017-18 win. Photo: Getty ImagesAussie Sevens Olympian Nick Malouf found the line in his third game for Leicester, as they had their first win of the 2017-18 season.

Malouf played alongside former Wallabies centre Matt Toomua, with Toomua playing just 32 minutes in the clash before copping an accidental boot to the head.

Rob Horne played a full game at outside centre for Northampton, as they won their second straight match, 24-6, over Ben Tapuai’s Bath.

Tapuai started at 12 for Bath in the clash, replaced in the 57th minute.

Capped Wallabies scrumhalf Nic White started at scrumhalf for the second week in a row as Exeter romped to a 41-10 win over Worcester, while Dave Dennis played 62 minutes at six and fullback Lachie Turner came on after half-time.


Great away win today! Awesome to have family from back home there to watch. Big week ahead #WeGoAgain #COYQ

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James Horwill’s Harlequins scraped home against Wasps, ending the Coventry side’s dominant run of 20 straight Premiership home wins.

James O’Connor is on the comeback trail but is yet to don the Sale Sharks jersey, mising the side’s 36-7 win over London Irish.


Northampton 24 - Bath 6

Worcester 10 - Exeter 41

Sale 36 - London Irish 7

Leicester 24 - Gloucester 10

Newcastle 7 - Saracens 29

Wasps 24 - Harlequin 27

Pro 14

Brumbies co-captain Christian Lealiifano played a pivotal role as Ulster snatched a last-minute victory over Scarlets, 27-20, with the playmaker making 80 metres off three carries.

Lealiifano slotted the score-evening penalty before converting teammate John Andrew’s try in the 77th minute to seal their dramatic win.

Scott Fardy sat out Leinster’s first South African tour, which kicked off with a dismal 3011 crowd in Port Elizabeth, as he awaits the birth of his first child with wife Penelope Austin.

While the Kings were dusted up, the Cheetahs claimed their first win in a new competition, beating Italian side Zebre.


Cardiff 19 - Glasgow 20

Cheetahs 54 - Zebre 39

Ospreys 16 - Munster 21

Edinburgh 17 - Benetton 20

Ulster 27 - Scarlets 20

Dragons 21 - Connacht 8

Top League

There was a week off across the Top League last weekend, with games to return this week for round five.