Wallabies abroad: Harris, Gill star for Lyon

by Sam Phillips

While Super Rugby and the Commonwealth Games took centre stage at the weekend, all eyes were back on club rugby in Europe.

Here's how each of the Aussies abroad fared.

TOP 14

Joe Tomane's Montpellier squared off with Semi Radradra and Toulon, the latter scoring a try in his side's 32-17 win.

Zack Holmes crossed for a try of his own in Toulouse's 42-27 win over Racing 92.Ben Mowen's Pau fell short at the weekend. Photo: QRU Media/Brendan HertelBen Mowen's Pau fell to Agen but there was better news for Curtis Browning, Mitch Inman and Oyonnax, who claimed a 40-17 win with Brive.

Peter Betham's Clermont proved far too good for a Bordeaux side stacked with Aussies - Leroy Houston, Ben Volavola, Blair Connor, Ed Fidow and Nick Frisby all featuring in the 33-3 loss.

Mike Harris, Liam Gill and Lyon had a similarly dominant result, claiming a 44-3 win over Paul Alo Emile's Stade Francais.


Toulon 32 - Montpellier 17

Pau 22 - Agen 33

Oyonnax 40 - Brive 17

Clermont 33 - Bordeaux 3

Lyon 44 -  Stade Francais 3

La Rochelle 18 - Castres 26

Toulouse 42 - Racing 92 27


Rob Horne was taken to hospital after a collision playing for the Saints. Photo ;Getty ImagesFormer Wallabies centre Rob Horne spent the night in hospital, after a head clash in Northampton's win over Leicester. 

Horne was stretchered off the field in a neck brace, after a collision with Leicester no. 8 Sione Kalamafoni in their matchup.

The 28-year-old  required specialist treatment to his right arm in hospital, though the extent of the injury is not yet determined.

Matt Toomua, Tatafu Polota-Nau and Leicester couldn't get past Horne's side, Toomua crossing for a five pointer in the 27-21 result.

James Horwill's Harlequins couldn't go with James Hanson's Gloucester as they claimed a 37-9 win.

Lachie Turner, Nic White and Exeter smashed Oli Hoskins, Jake Schatz and London Irish and there was more bad news for Ben Tapuai's Bath, who fell to Saracens 41-6.


Newcastle 35 - Sale 30

Gloucester 37 - Harlequins 9

Leicester 21 - Northampton 27

Wasps 30 - Worcester 15

London Irish 5 - Exeter 45

Saracens 41 - Bath 6