Tuesday, November 04, 2008
A week after their surprise 30-25 victory away at Clermont, Montauban once again showed that theyre one of the more exciting teams in the Top 14 as they ran in six tries on their way to crushing the struggling Toulon 42-20 at Sapiac.
Star Fijian wing Vilimoni Delasau once again showed that hes one to watch as he himself crossed the tryline three times as his side romped to a 42-3 lead with twenty minutes left in the match.
Dominated up front and torn to pieces out wide, the big spending Toulon looked in disarray, but didnt manage to score three late consolation tries.
One of the more bizarre moments in the match came shortly before halftime as a snap Montauban dropgoal hit the post, then bounced down before hitting the crossbar and popping over for the three points. It perhaps summed up Toulons night.
With so much controversy surrounding coaching positions at the club, one wonders what kind of affect this is having on the players in the camp, who at the end of the day, just want to play rugby. Surely all the off field distractions dont help any, as shown by this result.