Wilkinson Helps Toulon Beat ACT Brumbies Wearing New Puma Toulon Home Shirt
Toulon beat former Super 14 champions The ACT Brumbies last night which completed their four-match French tour with a 20-6 loss to at the Stade Mayol on Thursday.
Toulon stood out wearing their new Puma home rugby shirts for the upcomming season. This will be available exclusively to Lovell Rugby on the 15th of August along with their away rugby shirt and Biaritz home, away and European rugby shirts.
England Fly Half Jonny Wilkinson played an hour and kicked four penalties in a pleasing performance gearing up for the start of the French season, due to Begin with an all star Opening league game of Stade Francais vs Toulon.
Wilkinson, who was without team-mate Sonny Bill Williams for the match, took little time to impose himself, pushing a drop goal attempt wide in the opening minute of the match before landing a penalty three minutes later when Brumbies scrum-half Nic White was sin-binned for a ruck infringement.
Wilkinson (Wearing His Adidas Predator powerswerve rugby boots FG) added three further penalties in the ninth, 52nd and 58th minutes before leaving the field midway through the second term.
In response the Brumbies could only manage a 37th minute drop-goal through Christian Lealiifano with his side’s malfunctioning scrum and line-out starving themselves of possession and field position throughout the match.
Despite the significant set piece woes, the visitors had an opportunity to level the half-time scores at 6-6 with fly-half Matt Toomua pushing the penalty attempt wide from 35 metres out and in front as the half-time siren sounded.
Lealliifano, who covered fly-half, centre and full-back during the match and was among the Brumbies best, added a penalty goal of his own in the 54th minute after a 40-metre bust by replacement full-back Pat McCabe.
Toulon landed another penalty goal in the 66th minute before pushing over for a try from a line-out to close out the match with five minutes remaining.
The Brumbies Who fly home on Sunday finish the tour with one win over Top 14 champions, USA Perpignan (17-0) alongside losses to Bourgoin (20-12), Bayonne (37-21) and Thursday’s result against Toulon.