Toulon may have ended Saturday's opening TOP14 game on the wrong end of the scoreline as they went down 31-18 to a rampant Bordeaux side but the clash did provide a moment of magic featuring two former All Blacks.
With Toulon trailing 20-6 at half time, Toulon started the second half strongly as they attacked the short side from a scrum with Baptiste Serin and Bryce Heem linking up.
A few phases later, Louis Carbonel spun an excellent pass out to Ma'a Nonu and the 38-year-old shrugged off the first tackle before handing off another defender before producing an offload to Isaia Toeava.
Toeava, 34, sped into the gap and raced between Romain Buros and Alexandre Roumat to score.
Just two over 30 former All Blacks 🔥
Ma'a Nonu + Isaia Toeava pic.twitter.com/1s7mrEmqZU
— Jared Wright (@jaredwright17) January 4, 2021
Buros hit back to reinstate Bordeaux's 14 point advantage with Jalibert extending the lead to 17 points with a penalty before the hour mark.
Bryce Heem dotted down soon after but the game was out of Toulon's reach by that stage with Jalibert adding another penalty to seal the 13 point victory.