Friday, September 28, 2012

Top 14 Round Six - Best of the weekend wrap-up

As we head into another weekend of rugby, here is a quick catch-up on some of the better games in the Top 14 in round six, including a few really good tries, namely from Richard Haughton at Perpignan, and hooker Jean-Charles Orioli for Toulon. 

We've also archived the Best Tries in the Top 14 from Round 5. You can view those here

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GDM September 28, 2012 1:27 pm

Toulon really flying, anybody else think its interesting Mischalak at 9 and Wilkinson at 10. When you think back to the 2003 RWC game in the rain when JW outplayed him...

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Philgood September 28, 2012 2:05 pm

Toulon are indeed looking fantastic this year, the michalak wilko combination is deadly.
They both have amazing game vision but they dont have the same style of play at all, i think they complement eachother very well.

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TechnoMouse September 28, 2012 2:22 pm

The 9-10-12 axis of Michalak, Wilkinson and Giteau is outrageous. Also, that Toulon hooker, another great front row try.

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Colombes September 28, 2012 5:31 pm

Toulon really looks to be the "big boys" for the top14 and maybe the H-cup
They aren't this supposed mercenaries team as they have kept the same group since 3 years, and recruit some game leaders with giteau and michalak.

if they haven't major injuries, if they approach the hcup with humility and if boudjellal can keep his mouth shut ;) they can go far

clermont & toulouse will watch behind their ass

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Reality September 29, 2012 1:26 pm

I don't think that people consider Toulon a team of mercenaries because the club isn't loyal to the players. They're considered a team of mercenaries because they've almost all been bought from abroad. So it's a team that's been bought, rather than a team that has developed, hence the 'mercenary' name.

And anyway, have they kept the same group for 3 years? Correct me if I'm wrong, but I thought that were loads of players that have come and gone in that time.

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Pretzel September 29, 2012 2:17 pm

They've had a few players come and go, like most teams, and perhaps a few more than most teams, but they have kept quite a few players on and form quite a nice structure... Thats about the extent of my vague knowledge on Toulon though...

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