Wallabies abroad: Toomua takes control for Tigers

by Sam Phillips

Heavy sow wreaked havoc across Europe at the weekend but the English Premiership and French Top 14 rolled on without a hitch.

Here's how each of the Aussies abroad fared.

TOP 14

Mike Harris kicked Lyon to a 15-6 victory over Semi Radradra's Toulon in an encounter which featured no tries from either side.

Liam Gill also featured for Lyon at openside flanker.Mike Harris kicked Lyon to a win at the weekend. Photo: AFPJesse Mogg returned to fullback and lined up alongside Joe Tomane for Montpellier but they couldn't get past Jake McIntyre and Agen, the former Reds flyhalf scoring a try and slotting 11 additional points off the kicking tee in the 31-29 win.

Mogg and Tomane weren't denied, either, both crossing for a five pointer of their own.

There wasn't a similar tale of success to tell from an Australian perspective when Bordeaux met Toulouse, as Luke Jones, Leroy Houston, Nick Frisby, Blair Connor, Ed Fidow and Ben Volavola all lined up in the 25-19 loss.

Zack Holmes was the sole Australian on the winning side of the ledger, slotting two penalties for Toulouse.

Curtis Browning and Mitch Inman squared off with Paul Alo-Emile and Hugh Pyle, Oyonnax getting the upper hand with a 33-27 win.

Peter Betham started at outside centre and Sitaleki Timani made a late cameo off the bench for Clermont, as they beat La Rochelle 21-17.


Matt Toomua moved into flyhalf to run the show for Leicester and he did so with command, carving up in his side's 34-5 win over Worcester.

Nick Malouf and Tatafu Polota-Nau also featured from the bench for the Tigers.

Rob Horne crossed for a try but a blowout first half was too much for Northampton to overcome, as they fell 34-25 to Sale.

Nic White controlled proceedings from halfback and Greg Holmes made his mark off the bench for Exeter, as they cruised to a 24-12 win over Saracens.

James Horwill's Harlequins returned to the winners circle, with Ian Prior also featuring in the 20-5 win over Ben Tapuai's Bath.

Oli Hoskins and Jake Schatz both featured for London Irish but they couldn't get past Wasps, falling 24-16.