Wallabies abroad: Toomua stars for Tigers

by Sam Phillips

With the first fortnight of Six Nations fixtures in the books, all eyes turned back to European club rugby at the weekend.

Here's where each of the Aussies abroad featured.


Matt Toomua was named man-of-the-match after his stellar performance for Leicester, scoring 23 points in his team's 33-18 win over Harlequins.

Toomua scored a brilliant show-and-go try and had the radar fine tuned off the kicking tee, too, slotting three conversions and four penalties in the win.

Tatafu Polota-Nau also came off the bench for the Tigers, who squared off with a Quins outfit missing Aussies James Horwill and Ian Prior.

Ben Tapuai, Nathan Charles and Bath couldn't get past Newcastle, who turned a 21-0 half time lead into a 29-10 win.

Rob Horne and Northampton came from behind to roll Luke McLean, Oli Hoskins and London Irish.


Paul Alo-Emile, Hugh Pyle and Stade Francais squared off with Semi Radradra's Toulon, the latter claiming bragging rights with a big 43-5 win.

Montpellier felled Curtis Browning's Oyonnax outfit 43-30, while Ben Mowen and Pau returned fresh from the Brisbane Tens in style, claiming a 21-16 win over Brive.Liam Gill packed down at No. 8 for Lyon. Photo Getty ImagesAgen's clash with Toulouse featured a battle of Australian playmakers, Zack Holmes getting the upper hand on Jake McIntyre in his side's 52-25 win.

Liam Gill packed down at No. 8 and Mike Harris started at flyhalf as Lyon took care of business against Clermont with a 36-10 win.

Bordeaux almost had as many Australians as they did points scored, falling 7-6 to Castres with Luke Jones, Leroy Houston, Nick Frisby, Blair Connor and Ben Volavola in their 23.


Cruze Ah-Nau's Zebre notched a rare win, scraping home 19-11 against Connacht.

Scott Fardy's Leinster followed suit, recording a 20-13 win over Scarlets.