Wallabies abroad: Aussies fire in Top 14

by Sam Phillips

The November Tests were the headline act but there was still plenty of club rugby across Europe and Japan at the weekend.

Here's how each of the Aussies in action fared.


There were Aussies everywhere you looked in Clermont's clash with Lyon, as Sitaleki Timani and Peter Betham faced Liam Gill and Mike Harris.

The Queenslanders were no match for Timani and Betham, as the second rower dotted down after the final siren to put the icing on the cake in a big 39-18 Clermont win.

Brock James steered La Rochelle around the park but his side was no match for Castres, who claimed a 31-15 victory.

Ed Fidow made his Bordeaux debut alongside Luke Jones and Leroy Houston and they were too good for Agen, recording a 33-23 win.Joe Tomane crossed for Montpellier. Photo: Getty ImagesJesse Mogg and Joe Tomane made their impact known for Montpellier, both crossing in a 32-22 win over Zack Holmes' Toulouse.

Hugh Pyle did likewise for Stade Francais, scoring a try in their thrilling 39-35 win over Mitch Inman's Oyonnax.

Semi Radradra continued to impress for Toulon but his side were beaten 40-29 by a fast finishing Racing 92.


James Hanson and Will Skelton squared off when Gloucester hosted Saracens, the former getting the better of the latter with a 23-17 win.

Nathan Charles' Wasps hardly got out of first gear in a big 40-10 win over Newcastle, while Jono Lance continued his hot form with Worcester in their 30-15 win over Rob Horne's Northampton.Jono Lance has been in hot form for Worcester. Photo: Getty ImagesLachie Turner crossed for another try in Exeter's 31-17 win over James Horwill, Ian Prior and Harlequins, with Nic White and Greg Holmes also lining up for the Chiefs.

Nick Malouf's return to Leicester's right wing was a successful one, scoring a try in their 35-27 win over a James O'Connor-led Sale outfit.

Ben Meehan got the start at halfback for London Irish but they were unable to overcome a five point half time deficit, falling to Bath 22-18.