Monday, October 25, 2010
Stade Francais scored a later try through Ollie Phillips to take a 22-15 win over Toulon in Paris on the weekend in what was a typically eventful Top 14 clash. Youll see a few clips from the game this week, but were starting with this huge hit from Mathieu Bastereaud.
The hosts led 12-6 at halftime after three penalties from Julien Dupuy and one from Lionel Beauxis, but Jonny Wilkinson kicked four penalties and a drop to keep his side in the game.
It looked as though theyd done enough but the late try from Phillips proved the difference, as well as a late drop by Beauxis which sealed the deal.
Center Bastareaud, who looks as though hes bigger now than ever before, put in this crunching hit on Rory Lamont as the Scotsman looked to clear the ball. It was allowed by the officials, but they did have a word with him as he looked overly pumped up.
Later in the game he saw yellow though, for an off the ball tackle/shove that was picked up by the touchjudge. Well have more from the game soon, including a headbutt and a rather interesting prematch show that included a leopard in a cage, some scantily clad men, and a blonde missing half her top.