Bath top Champions Cup pool after beating Toulon
|European Champions Cup Pool 5|
|Bath (23) 26|
|Tries: Obano, Watson 2 Cons: Priestland Pens: Priestland 3|
|Toulon (13) 21|
|Tries: Mathewson, Manoa Cons: Trinh-Duc Pens: Trinh-Duc 3|
Bath avenged last weekend’s agonising defeat in France with victory over Toulon at the Recreation Ground to move top of their Champions Cup pool.
The hosts scored after 44 seconds through Beno Obano, but Alby Mathewson crossed for Toulon before two tries from Anthony Watson saw the hosts take a 10-point half-time lead.
Samu Manoa scored two minutes after the break but Bath held on.
Toulon picked up a losing bonus point but fall to second place in Pool 5.
More to follow.
Bath: Watson; Brew, Joseph, Tapuai; Banahan; Priestland, Cook; Obano, Dunn, Lahiff, Stooke, Ewels, Garvey, Louw, Grant
Replacements: Van Vuuren, Auterac, Thomas, Douglas, Mercer, Fotuali’i, Burns, Wilson
Toulonnaise: Bonneval; Tuisova, Bastareaud, Nonu, Ashton; Trinh-Duc, Mathewson; Fresia, Guirado, Van Der Merwe, Manoa, Taofifenua, Lobbe, Isa, Vermeulen
Replacements: Etrillard, Delboulbes, Setiano, Lakafia, Pietersen, Rebbadj, Escande, Kruger
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