Toulouse produced a stunning try during their narrow 20-16 defeat away to Toulon on Sunday.
After Toulouse lost possession near Toulon’s 10m line, Toulouse flanker Semi Kunatani offloaded the ball to centre Yann David, who popped it off to hooker David Roumieu. Roumieu then beautifully slipped it out to winger Yohann Huget on the 10m line. An excellent counter-attacker, Huget handed-off the first defender before throwing a nice dummy and outpacing one defender then stepping another.
Into the 22 and with Chris Ashton about to collar him and the retreating Toulon defence closing in, Huget showed great awareness to find the supporting Dupont with a beautiful scissors; Toulouse’s new signing stepped a desperate defender to sprint over the whitewash underneath the posts.
The try brought back memories of past French flair; a superb effort that would have got French coach Guy Noves purring.
Unfortunately the try was in vain as Toulouse went down to the hosts in a tight affair at Stade Mayol.
With tries from Anthony Etrillard and Josua Tuisova as well as ten points from the boot of fly-half Anthony Belleau, moving Fabien Galthie’s men up to fourth place in the Top 14 table, five points adrift of leaders Montpellier.
While outside-half Jean-Marc Doussain contributed eleven points with the boot for the away side as they remain in eighth place on seven points.
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