TOUL
No.Name
15Leigh Halfpenny, FB
2
3
14Josua Tuisova Ratulevu, W
13Matt Carraro, C
12Ma'a Nonu, C
11Bryan Habana, W
T
10Francois Trinh-Duc, FH
9Sebastien Tillous-Borde, SH
1Florian Fresia, P
2Guilhem Guirado, H
3Levan Chilachava, P
T
4Samu Manoa, L
5Mamuka Gorgodze, L
6Charles Ollivon, FL
7Juan Martin Fernandez Lobbe, FL
8Duane Vermeulen, N8
Replacements
16Jean Charles Orioli, R
17Xavier Chiocci, R
18Manasa Saulo Romumu, R
19Liam Gill, R
20Mathieu Bastareaud, R
21Pierre Bernard, R
22Eric Escande, R
23Romain Taofifenua, R

*Players currently on the pitch are shown in bold

Game Info

Venue: Stade Mayol
10:15 AM, October 15, 2016

Match Commentary

81'23-31 End of second half
80'Saracens hold Toulon out to deny them a losing bonus point. In the context of this pool, that could be crucial. Huge performance from the defending champions.
79'Alex Goode kicks it out on the full, gifting Toulon one final chance of a losing bonus point.
79'Owen Farrell is awarded man of the match.
79'Substitute on - Jim Hamilton , Saracens
79'Player substituted - Maro Itoje , Saracens
79'23-31 Penalty goal - Owen Farrell , Saracens
78'Penalty Saracens right in front of the posts and inside the 22. Farrell slots it to give Saracens an 8 point lead and deny Toulon a losing bonus point as it stands.
78'Player substituted - Brad Barritt , Saracens
78'Substitute on - Alex Lozowski , Saracens
77'Player substituted - Sebastien Tillous-Borde , Toulon
77'Substitute on - Eric Escande , Toulon
77'Player substituted - Juan Martin Fernandez Lobbe , Toulon
77'Substitute on - Liam Gill , Toulon
75'Sean Maitland knocks on as he dives attempts to touch down a brilliant grubber kick from Brad Barritt. That was almost the match.
74'This will be a test of Saracens mettle now as they look to hold on to a narrow 5 point lead, with 6 minutes to go and only 14 men.
72'Saracens turn the ball over and Nonu breaks out to turn defense into attack. Schalk Burger receives a yellow card for slowing the ball down with Toulon on the attack.
72'Yellow card - Schalk Burger , Saracens
70'Player substituted - Ben Spencer , Saracens
70'Substitute on - Richard Wigglesworth , Saracens
69'Tremendous kick to the corner from Owen Farrell gives Saracens an attacking lineout 5 metres out.
68'Substitute on - Bryan Habana , Toulon
68'Player substituted - Eric Escande , Toulon
68'Substitute on - Manasa Saulo Romumu , Toulon
68'Player substituted - Levan Chilachava , Toulon
68'Player substituted - Guilhem Guirado , Toulon
68'Substitute on - Jean Charles Orioli , Toulon
67'Momentum is well and truly with Toulon as they earn another penalty and kick to the Saracens 22. Huge finish in store at the Stade Mayol.
65'Substitute on - Eric Escande , Toulon
65'Player substituted - Bryan Habana , Toulon
65'Player substituted - Josua Tuisova Ratulevu , Toulon
65'Substitute on - Pierre Bernard , Toulon
65'Player substituted - Richard Wigglesworth , Saracens
65'Substitute on - Ben Spencer , Saracens
65'23-28 Conversion - Leigh Halfpenny , Toulon
63'Bryan Habana gets over wide on the left after Toulon stretched the Saracens defense to breaking point. Injured players scatter the pitch following a breathless passage of play. Halfpenny slots the conversion - of course.
63'21-28 Try - Bryan Habana , Toulon
61'Toulon are getting their offloading game going and causing Saracens problems. End to end action at the moment.
58'Momentum has swung in the home sides favor. They'll need to capitalise on the man advantage if they're to salvage anything from this game.
57'Substitute on - Michael Rhodes , Saracens
57'Player substituted - Jackson Wray , Saracens
56'Substitute on - Mathieu Bastareaud , Toulon
56'Player substituted - Matt Carraro , Toulon
56'16-28 Conversion - Leigh Halfpenny , Toulon
55'Saracens finally succumb to the pressure as Toulon's tight head Levan Chilachava burrows his way over the line. Halfpenny converts to narrow the margin to 12.
55'14-28 Try - Levan Chilachava , Toulon
54'Yellow card - Maro Itoje , Saracens
53'Immense pressure on Saracens line as the Toulon pack looks to hammer their way over. Maro Itoje shown yellow for coming in at the side.
52'Penalty given against Brad Barritt for a high tackle on Matt Carraro. The crowd have let their opinion on the matter be heard. Toulon kick to the corner.
52'Player substituted - Samu Manoa , Toulon
52'Substitute on - Romain Taofifenua , Toulon
52'Player substituted - Florian Fresia , Toulon
52'Substitute on - Xavier Chiocci , Toulon
51'Player substituted - Juan Figallo , Saracens
51'Substitute on - Petrus Du Plessis , Saracens
51'Substitute on - Schalk Brits , Saracens
51'Player substituted - Jamie George , Saracens
49'Sloppy start to the second half from both sides. Handling errors and turnovers have really disrupted the flow of the game.
46'Ma'a Nonu yellow carded for a reckless tackle on Brad Barritt. Easy three points for Saracens to restore a 19 point lead.
46'9-28 Penalty goal - Owen Farrell , Saracens
46'Yellow card - Ma'a Nonu , Toulon
44'Early shot at goal for Toulon after Saracens are penalised for slowing the ball down illegally. Halfpenny slots it over from half way.
44'9-25 Penalty goal - Leigh Halfpenny , Toulon
41'Back underway in the second half and Saracens have started strongly.
41'6-25 End of first half
40'6-25 Start of second half
40'6-25 Conversion - Owen Farrell , Saracens
39'Try Time Saracens just before half time. Mako Vunipola breaks through the Toulon defense and offloads to Farrell before Bosch takes play inside the 22. Quick ball is spun wide to Itoje, who draws the final defender and sends Chris Wyles over for the try. A near perfect first half from the defending champions.
38'6-23 Try - Chris Wyles , Saracens
36'Scrum penalty for Saracens but Marcelo Bosch pushes the resulting shot at goal wide. It remains 6-18 with 4 minutes to go until half time.
34'The match is starting to heat up with the home crowd willing their side on. Toulon butcher an overlap with a forward pass. Saracens defensive pressure has so far managed to contain Toulon.
29'6-18 Penalty goal - Leigh Halfpenny , Toulon
28'Story of the match so far. Toulon string together several phases but Saracens turn them over and clear some 50 meters down field. The assistant referee brings play back for a penalty against Itoje for a supposed high tackle which Halfpenny slots over for three.
25'Ma'a Nonu with what feels like Toulon's first gain line success in the game with a big carry up the middle. Sloppy play in the resulting phase as Toulon pass into touch.
22'Scrum penalty for Toulon and they kick to the corner. Lineout deep inside Saracens 22. Big moment in the game this but Saracens turn it over and clear their lines.
20'Farrell nudges the penalty over to extend the lead with 20 minutes gone. The defending champions seldom surrender leads this big.
20'Player substituted - Michael Rhodes , Saracens
20'Substitute on - Jackson Wray , Saracens
20'Substitute on - Florian Fresia , Toulon
20'Player substituted - Xavier Chiocci , Toulon
20'3-18 Penalty goal - Owen Farrell , Saracens
16'Substitute on - Michael Rhodes , Saracens
16'Player substituted - Jackson Wray , Saracens
16'Substitute on - Xavier Chiocci , Toulon
16'Player substituted - Florian Fresia , Toulon
15'3-15 Conversion - Owen Farrell , Saracens
14'3-13 Try - Richard Wigglesworth , Saracens
11'A drop goal effort by Trinh-Duc is charged down before Saracens force a turnover and pin Toulon back inside their own half.
11'Drop goal-missed
9'Sean Maitland put into space wide on the right and looks to have touched it down in the corner. The try is given after a TMO review. Farrell pushes the conversion wide.
9'3-8 Try - Sean Maitland , Saracens
8'Saracens using their big ball carriers to fix defenders before distributing it out the back and to good effect.
6'A rare sloppy lineout from from Saracens earns Toulon a penalty 40 metres out. Halfpenny slots it to level the score.
6'3-3 Penalty goal - Leigh Halfpenny , Toulon
3'Straight through the sticks and Saracens take the lead. That's exactly the start they'll have wanted.
3'Early pressure from Saracens, deep inside the Toulon 22 and they win a penalty. Farrell goes for goal.
3'0-3 Penalty goal - Owen Farrell , Saracens
1'The teams are out and the pilou pilou rings out around the ground. What an atmosphere
1'Owen Farrell starts at fly half for the first time this season. While Leigh Halfpenny returns to the 15 jersey for Toulon.
1'just over five minutes to go until kick off. The sun is shining and both sides look on the money in the warm ups.
1'0-0 Start of first half

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