RECAP: Toulon v Sale Sharks
READERS’ FORUM: Welcome to our coverage of the European Cup Round One match between Toulon and the Sale Sharks at Stade Felix-Mayol.
Sale Sharks travel to the Stade Félix Mayol in the Heineken Champions Cup on Saturday to take on three-time champions RC Toulon – a side that has come out on top in all four of their previous encounters in the competition.
Sale will need to end a run of 13 away defeats in the Heineken Champions Cup if they are to taste victory over the French team.
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RC Toulon: 15 Duncan Paia’aua, 14 Ramiro Moyano Joya, 13 Isaiah Toeava, 12 Ma’a Nonu, 11 Gabin Villière, 10 Louis Carbonel, 9 Baptiste Serin, 8 Sergio Parisse (captain), 7 Raphael Lakafia, 6 Swan Rebbadj, 5 Brian Alainu’uese, 4 Eben Etzebeth, 3 Emerick Setiano, 2 Anthony Etrillard, 1 Jean Baptiste Gros.
Replacements: 16 Christopher Tolofua, 17 Bruce Devaux, 18 Luka Tchelidze, 19 Romain Taofifenua, 20 Facundo Isa, 21 Simon Moretti, 22 Anthony Meric, 23 Masivesi Dakuwaqa.
Sale Sharks: 15 Luke James, 14 Marland Yarde, 13 Robert du Preez, 12 Sam Hill, 11 Simon Hammersley, 10 AJ MacGinty, 9 Will Cliff, 8 Jean-Luc du Preez, 7 Jono Ross (captain), 6 Jacobus Wiese, 5 James Phillips, 4 Matthew Postlethwaite, 3 Willgriff John, 2 Armand van der Merwe, 1 Bevan Rodd.
Replacements: 16 Curtis Langdon, 17 Ross Harrison, 18 Jake Cooper-Woolley, 19 Sam Dugdale, 20 Ewan Ashman, 21 Faf de Klerk, 22 Sam James, 23 Denny Solomona.
Referee: Frank Murphy (Ireland)
Assistant referees: Thomas Charabas (France), Vincent Blasco Baqué (France)
TMO: Pierre Brousset (France)