Wallabies abroad: Injury cloud for Toomua

by Sam Phillips

Round two of European Champions Cup action saw several Aussies in action across the continent.

Here's who featured where across Europe.


Matt Toomua's bad run of injuries continued for Leicester, the former Wallaby playmaker forced off with a knee injury in the Tigers' big 54-29 win against Castres Olympique.

Tigers coach Matt O'Connor said Toomua would be sent for the scans and the severity of his injury is not yet known but he was able to walk off field before being subbed at half time.

There was some positive news for an Australian in that match, as former Aussie Sevens star Nick Malouf scored in the big Tigers win.Nick Malouf starred for the Tigers. Photo: Getty ImagesMalouf racked up 67 metres in five carries which also featured three line breaks and tackle busts.

Scott Fardy started at lock in Leinster's 34-18 win at Glasgow, recording a try assist, four carries and six tackles in a typically industrious performance.

Clermont's Sitaleki Timani also started at lock in their 24-7 win over Northampton, racking up 10 tackles, six carries and a tackle bust.

Peter Betham was named for Clermont but watched on from the pine.

Former Parramatta Eels star Semi Radradra starred for Toulon in their thrilling 30-29 win over Benneton, scoring in the opening minute before racking up eight carries for 88 metres, five tackle busts, two clean breaks and an offload.Semi Radradra was at his destructive best for Toulon. Photo: AFPWill Skelton watched from the bench as Saracens beat Ospreys 36-34 but there were four Australians in action in Exeter's win over Montpellier, with Nic White and Lachie Turner getting the better of Jesse Mogg and Joe Tomane.

Mogg was shown a yellow card but Tomane scored with one of his five carries, Turner providing some impact with his six carries in breaking a pair of tackles and making a line break.

Christian Lealiifano's Ulster were no match for La Rochelle, falling 41-17, but Lealiifano did cross the line early in the loss.

James Horwill's skippered Harlequins in their clash with Wasps but they were no match, falling 41-10.


David Pocock and Berrick Barnes started for Panasonic Wild Knights in their win over Suntory Sungoliath, with Barnes slotting an early penalty goal in the 21-10 result.

Former Red Hendrik Tui and current Red George Smith started for Suntory, with Digby Ioane watching on from the bench for the Wild Knights.