Wallabies abroad: Aussies finding tries overseas

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Beth Newman Profile
by Beth Newman in Japan

Ex-Wallabies skipper James Horwill crossed the try line, though it wasn’t enough for the south London side to beat fierce rivals Saracens.

Former Wallabies hooker Nathan Charles played 49 minutes for Bath, putting in an impressive defensive effort, with 15 tackles in a tight loss.

Halfback Nic White put in a solid performance for Exeter, playing 60 minutes, with fellow Aussie Lachie Turner on the wing and Greg Holmes coming off the bench at tighthead and Dave Dennis injected in the last half hour.

James Hanson played 60 minutes at starting hooker for Gloucester in a four-point win over London Irish.

James O’Connor scored a try as Sale romped home over Worcester, sealing the result for the Sharks.

Former Wallabies centre Rob Horne notched a five-pointer for Northampton as the struggling Saints were edged out by Newcastle.

Wallabies hooker Tatafu Polota-Nau played the final half hour for Leicester as they escaped with a win over Wasps.

Speaking to the club’s website after the match, Polota-Nau said he was happy with the dynamic building between he and starter Tom Youngs.

Polota-Nau’s former Wallabies teammate Matt Toomua was solid in defence for the Tigers, making 14 tackles in the grind.

RESULTS

Bath 18 - Exeter 20

London Irish 29 - Gloucester 33

Sale 58 - Worcester 25

Saracens 24 - Harlequins 11

Newcastle 25 - Northampton 22

Leicester 16 - Wasps 15 

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Leroy Houston in action for Bordeaux. Photo: AFPOne-cap Wallabies backrower Leroy Houston was at no. 8 for Bordeaux, while Nick Frisby played the last five minutes of their loss to La Rochelle. 

Former Wallabies skipper Ben Mowen played at six for Pau in a big win over Oyonnax, whose first try came through Aussie Mitch Inman.

Aussie speedster Joe Tomane scored a last-gasp try for Montpellier in a huge 45-7 win over Castres, while fullback Jesse Mogg played 65 minutes at fullback.

Sitaleki Timani came off the bench in a tough day for Clermont, who were routed by Toulon, unable to get onto the scoreboard.

Liam Gill played 65 minutes for Lyon at no. 8 in an agonising two-point loss to Racing.

RESULTS

La Rochelle 31 - Bordeaux 20

Stade Francais 33 - Toulouse 37

Brive 15 - Agen 12

Pau 33 - Oyonnax 12

Montpellier 45 - Castres 7

Toulon 49 - Clermont 0

Lyon 22 - Racing 92 24

PRO14

Scott Fardy played in the second row for Leinster, playing the full game in a tough outing against Ospreys, with the Irish side going down 32-18.

RESULTS

Connacht 22 - Edinburgh 29

Dragons 17 - Cheetahs 29

Glasgow 68 - Zebre 7

Kings 35 - Benetton 36

Cardiff 35 - Ulster 17

Munster 19 - Scarlets 7

Ospreys 32 - Leinster 18