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TRF_Hulkster
08-05-11, 10:23 AM
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Jonny Wilkinson's Toulon missed out on the Top 14 play-offs after slumping to a dismal 20-3 defeat to Montpellier at the Stade Yves-du-Manoir on Saturday afternoon.

http://www.espnscrum.com/francetop14-2010-11/rugby/story/139398.html

cyRil
08-05-11, 10:38 AM
It were 27-3 so as it were!!

TRF_Olyy
08-05-11, 11:21 AM
I blame Gavin Henson

TRF_Hulkster
08-05-11, 11:32 AM
I blame Wilkinson, Henjak and van Niekerk.

TVH11
08-05-11, 12:04 PM
I blame Wilkinson, Henjak and van Niekerk.

hahahaha i like it ;)

If Gav had started, they would have won ;) ;) Just shows that money can't buy you a winning team :P (yes pot calling the kettle black being an ospreys supporter, but still i Know we've been ****! :D ) Gav for welsh 12 :D

King_D'Arcy
08-05-11, 12:08 PM
"Jonny Wilkinson's Toulon"... Journalists need to stop writing that

Charles
08-05-11, 12:09 PM
Nah, montpellier were just better, wanted it more. The Toulon pack just got steamrolled... The captain Oueadraogo was back from injury, all the players were pumped up and the staduim was full...Great game. I think we're gonna lose in Castres though, not sure we've got another game in the tank.

Succesful season though, fist play offs ever and first H Cup qualification for the club...A great season all in all. Galthie and Bechu have really turned this side up...

Amobokoboko
08-05-11, 12:11 PM
Why is there a picture of Bobo at the start of the topic. An upcoming transfer :-)

TRF_Olyy
08-05-11, 12:14 PM
That's the image that's in the article (as the article talks about all of the matches from this round, including Racing Metro vs Stade Francais)

TRF_Hulkster
08-05-11, 12:39 PM
Nah, montpellier were just better, wanted it more. The Toulon pack just got steamrolled... The captain Oueadraogo was back from injury, all the players were pumped up and the staduim was full...Great game. I think we're gonna lose in Castres though, not sure we've got another game in the tank.

Succesful season though, fist play offs ever and first H Cup qualification for the club...A great season all in all. Galthie and Bechu have really turned this side up...

Got to agree, from the clips I have seen of the game, Toulon were very poor and Montpellier very good.

dullonien
08-05-11, 12:49 PM
"Jonny Wilkinson's Toulon"... Journalists need to stop writing that

Yeh I agree. It's used in just about every article I read about Toulon, and it's bloody annoying.

Feicarsinn
08-05-11, 12:51 PM
This. Is. Hilarious.

While I do owe Toulon a debt of gratitude for dispatching the Turnips, it's good for rugby to see them fall on their faces. Shows that money still isn't everything. The contrast between the two clubs is huge in that respect. Fair play Montpellier.

cyRil
08-05-11, 12:53 PM
Toulon*, bud.

TRF_Draggs
08-05-11, 03:43 PM
Nah, montpellier were just better, wanted it more. The Toulon pack just got steamrolled... The captain Oueadraogo was back from injury, all the players were pumped up and the staduim was full...Great game. I think we're gonna lose in Castres though, not sure we've got another game in the tank.

Succesful season though, fist play offs ever and first H Cup qualification for the club...A great season all in all. Galthie and Bechu have really turned this side up...

Yeah, Montpellier dominated at the breakdown and Ouadraogo played excellently. Never thought much of him until that match honestly.

Toulon should walk the Amlin next season.

Charles
08-05-11, 03:47 PM
Yeah, Montpellier dominated at the breakdown and Ouadraogo played excellently. Never thought much of him until that match honestly.

Toulon should walk the Amlin next season.

Ouedraogo is very, very good. He's the true successor to Olivier Magne. He's only effective behind a massive tight 5 though...

People don't rate him in France because he's not 110 kg and doesn't punch holes in the defense but he's a superb support runner, has a phenomenal work rate, and is quite good defensively as well.

Groundhog
08-05-11, 03:53 PM
happy to see such a huge money team like toulon get a wake up call. just goes to show you cant buy success

TRF_Draggs
08-05-11, 04:01 PM
Ouedraogo is very, very good. He's the true successor to Olivier Magne. He's only effective behind a massive tight 5 though...

People don't rate him in France because he's not 110 kg and doesn't punch holes in the defense but he's a superb support runner, has a phenomenal work rate, and is quite good defensively as well.

The last I saw of him until this match was v Australia, where the French backrow was nonexistent. I'd love/hate to see a backrow of Ouedraogo, Dusautoir and Harinodroquy.
Very impressive display.

As far as Toulon goes, I think of them as almost a Barbarians team; great players but almost thrown together with no real cohesion.

M Two One
08-05-11, 09:15 PM
I hope this isn't surprising to anyone because the league is incredibly tough. Montpellier have proven so much this season and they deserve to be in the playoffs more than Toulon. They proved that on the pitch as well. I'm also happy to see Biarritz there of course, but they have a tough match against Clermont coming up. I would love to see Biarritz v Toulouse and Montpellier v Racing in the next round.

Logorrhea
09-05-11, 09:55 AM
Its right up there with Man City missing out on the Champions League last year. Very funny. Fantastic achievement from Montpellier.

Charles
14-05-11, 05:15 PM
Montpellier beat Castres away in a 1 point victory and progress to the Semis where they will face racing metro in Marseille...WOOOOHOOOOO!!!!!!

Melhor Time
14-05-11, 09:15 PM
Montpellier beat Castres away in a 1 point victory and progress to the Semis where they will face racing metro in Marseille...WOOOOHOOOOO!!!!!!

Was great to see it for sure. So many great young players on show from both teams. Montpellier deserved the win but tries... please.

Probably the last time a play-off´s match takes place at a stadium of that size. Castres.... to be in the second division in less than 5 years.

psychic duck
15-05-11, 02:33 PM
Allez Montpellier!!!

Must have half the budget of some of the other teams, just brought players through such as

Ouedraogo, Tomas, Doumayrou and Trinh-Duc

and sign unknown quality such as

Thiéry, Fernández, Bustos Moyano, Fakate, Matadigo, Gorgodze, Jgenti and Nagusa

monkeypigeon
15-05-11, 02:59 PM
Allez Montpellier!!!

Must have half the budget of some of the other teams, just brought players through such as

Ouedraogo, Tomas, Doumayrou and Trinh-Duc

and sign unknown quality such as

Thiéry, Fernández, Bustos Moyano, Fakate, Matadigo, Gorgodze, Jgenti and Nagusa

Timoci Nagusa...has he been good at Montpellier? I've neever seen them play, but Nagusa was a pile of rubbish for Ulster. He ended up in their A team before long,

Charles
15-05-11, 03:00 PM
Fernandez and Bustos Moyano were (high-level) amateurs in Argentina, Fakate Matadigo and Jgenti were in Pro D2...Very clever signings.

The signings for next year are very good too:

Thibaul Privat (Clermont), Amorosino (Leicester), JB Peyras, Remy Martin (Bayonne) etc...

Charles
15-05-11, 03:13 PM
Timoci Nagusa...has he been good at Montpellier? I've neever seen them play, but Nagusa was a pile of rubbish for Ulster. He ended up in their A team before long,

Yeah he's been good, very clinical. 10 tries in 18 games...Nothing flash but scores the tries and takes his chances well...To his credit, the Montpellier gameplan and weather make it maybe easier to play well than in Ulster...

psychic duck
15-05-11, 03:25 PM
don't forget Gorgodze, L'Equipe named him in one their top 6 players of the season

how much cheaper do you think his wages are compared to Hayman (who has been sitting on the bench all season), or Sackey and Erinle (rumoured to be signing for Worcester btw) who I have seen have been slaughtered in the French press