RC Toulon come from behind to seal semi-final spot

RC Toulon come from behind to seal semi-final spot

An inspired second-half performance from Louis Carbonel gave Toulon the comeback win 11-6 against Scarlets – and a place in the Challenge Cup semi-finals against Leicester Tigers.

The result also means that Toulon maintain their 100 per cent record against Scarlets in this competition.


The boot of Leigh Halfpenny had given Scarlets the half-time lead courtesy of two penalties, with Toulon left to rue their missed chances. The hosts had thought they had crossed the line courtesy of Sergio Parisse, but television replays confirmed a forward pass in the build-up.

And although Baptiste Serin had an opportunity to halve the lead before the break, he missed his penalty from 22 yards.

But Toulon turned things around in the second half. Carbonel replaced Serin three minutes in, and his kicking made inroads into the deficit before his pace launched the move that resulted in Parisse finally getting the ball over.


Scarlets continued to push hard in the closing stages, with Steff Evans making a wonderful run through the centre before a last-ditch tackle prevented his progress.

And debutant Tyler Morgan had a fine chance, but spilt the ball just as he got over the line.


via epcrugby.com

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