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- European Rugby Champions Cup
- Pool 2
- 8th Dec 2012
- KO 13:35
- Ground: Stade Ernest Wallon
- Att: 16,000
Toulouse v Ospreys - Live
full-time Toulouse 30 Ospreys 14
80 PENALTY, TOULOUSE, DOUSSAIN! 30-14. Jean-Marc Doussain adds the final nail into the Ospreys' coffin and the final whistle goes immediately after the kick. Toulouse will be happy with their showing as they manged to secure a bonus-point as well. The Ospreys can take heart from their effort as they certainly didn't disgrace themselves.
78 CONVERSION, OSPREYS, MORGAN! 27-14. Matthew Morgan adds the extras to narrow the gap.
77 TRY, OSPREYS, BEVINGTON! 27-12. Ryan Bevington barges over the try-line after exchanging passes with Tipuric.
74 TRY, TOULOUSE, HUGET! 27-7. Yoann Huget dots down, to the delight of the home side's supporters, after taking a pass from Medard close to the try-line.
72 Jean Bouilhou takes a big hit from Trussell after running onto a pass from Gael Fickou. Justin Tipuric then secures a turnover but when he goes to ground he is pinned for holding on too long.
70 Tom Isaacs tries to cross the advantage line but is knocked back by a big hit from Tolofua!
68 Yann David goes on a powerful run in midfield. He does well to hold onto the ball and shows powerful leg drive despite the attentions of two defenders.
65 Biggar makes a break close to the halfway line but once his through the gap loses the ball when he tries to offload to Walker on his outside.
63 TRY, TOULOUSE, JOHNSTON! 22-7. Census Johnston rounds off in the right-hand corner after Picamoles manages to get a pass out to him after taking out two defenders.
61 Toulouse are on the attack just outside the Ospreys' 22 but lose momentum when Cencus Johnston knocks on.
59 Maxime Medard does well when he beasts two defenders before being stopped just in front of the Ospreys' posts! He looks for support but there's no one to offload to.
57 TRY, TOULOUSE, CLERC! 17-7. Clerc gets in at the right-hand corner after taking a pass from Burgess close to the Ospreys' try-line.
55 Toulouse ar awarded a penalty when Fotuali'i goes offside at a scrum on the Ospreys' try-line. Nyanga indicates that the hosts will take another scrum.
52 McAlister puts a chip kick over the heads of the Ospreys' defence and Nyanga gives chase. He's in the clear if he catches it but the bounce of the ball beats him and the visitors gain a reprieve!
49 Toulouse are putting huge pressure on the Ospreys in the scrums. Picamoles picks up and has a go off a set-piece deep inside the Ospreys' 22 but the visitors' defence is well organised. Nyanga and Albacete also has a crack at the line but make little headway. Toulouse are eventually penalised when Christopher-Eric Tolofua holds onto the ball on the ground.
46 Campbell Johnstone is penalised for illegal scrummaging inside his 22. McAlister puts the ball into touch and Toulouse are on the attack at a line-out on the five-metre line.
44 Vincent Clerc puts his team on the attack with a kick which goes into touch deep inside the Osprey's 22. Eli Walker does well when he passes to Richard Fussell who kicks for touch.
42 McAlister launches a bomb which Fotuali'i gathers under great pressure close to his try-line. The Ospreys captain and scrum-half has called a mark and puts the ball into touch 10 metres outside his 22.
40 McAlister gets the second half started with a deep kick which Ross Jones gathers. He passes to Biggar who puts the ball out just outside his 22.
Half-time Toulouse 12 Ospreys 7
40 The Ospreys attack deep inside Toulouse's half but the hosts do well by putting their bodies on the line in defence. When the ball eventually goes to ground at a ruck the referee calls a halt to the first half's proceedings. After dominating the early stages, Toulouse have gone of the boil during the latter stages of the half and the Welsh region have been dominating during the latter stages. It will be interesting to see how the second half pans out.
39 The Ospreys attack close to Toulouse's try-line and Beck goes close to scoring. He is only denied by a brilliant effort from Huget who grasps the ball from his hand.
37 Touluose are pinned inside their 22 and when Burgess sees there's little chance of them getting out of trouble he puts in a clearance kick which goes into touch 40 metres from their try-line.
34 CONVERSION, OSPREYS, BIGGAR! 12-7. Biggar adds the extras to narrow the gap to five points!
33 TRY, OSPREYS, FOTUALI'I! 12-5. Kahn Fotuali'i takes a tap penalty and bursts through two weak tackles from Patricio Albacete and Romain Millo-Chluski before scoring under the posts!
31 Fotuali'i attacks the blindside at a ruck close to the home side's try-line but referee Alain Rolland rules that Doussain is offside. Biggar puts the ball into touch on Toulouse's five-metre line.
29 Biggar and Beck exchange passes inside Toulouse's 22 until Biggar boots the ball forward but Huget has little to worry about and dots down behind his try-line.
26 The Ospreys get a rare chance to launch an attack. Kahn Fotuali'i spins the ball out wide to Richard Fussell who offloads to Eli Walker. The speedster is eventually bundled into touch five metres from the hosts' try-line.
25 The Ospreys are awarded a penalty inside their half when Gurthro Steenkamp drops his bind at a scrum. Biggar puts the ball into touch just outside Toulouse's 22.
22 Fritz goes off the field after hurting his ankle after a challenge from Ashley Beck. He is replaced by Jean-Marc Doussain.
21 Picamoles is proving to be a handful for the Ospreys defence. Once again he goes on a bullocking run and it takes two defenders to bring him to ground.
18 Toulouse are on the attack inside the Ospreys' half but Duncan Jones does well on the ground and wins a valuable turnover for the visitors.
16 TRY, TOULOUSE, NYANGA! 12-0. Yannick Nyanga gets a lucky bounce at a line-out and races away before scoring in the right-hand corner!
14 Toulouse put huge pressure on their opponents at a scrum but Bearman does well when he controls the ball brilliantly despite being on the back-foot.
12 Touluose are doing well at taking the ball through the phases. They are once again camped on the edge of the Ospreys' 22 until Vincent Clerc stuffs up a pass to Yoann Huget.
9 CONVERSION, TOULOUSE, MCALISTER! 7-0. Luke McAlister adds the extras to extend the hosts' lead.
8 TRY, TOULOUSE, FRITZ! 5-0. Florian Fritz gathers a loose ball just inside the Ospreys' 22 and sets off on an attacking run. He beats three defenders before scoring under the posts!
7 The Ospreys are under the cosh at a scrum close to their try-line. Joe Bearman does well when he wins valuable ground after breaking away off the base of the set-piece.
5 Luke McAlister gets a chance to open the scoring from the kicking tee after James King infringes at a ruck but his effort is just wide of the uprights.
4 Picamoles runs onto a pass from Luke Burgess but is knocked back by a huge tackle from Ian Gough.
2 The Ospreys attack off the back of a scrum just inside Toulouse's half. The ball comes out to Richard Fussell who puts a chip kick through which goes directly into touch.
Kick-off Dan Biggar gets us underway! His kick is gathered by Louis Picamoles who takes the ball into contact just outside his 22.
Team News Former Biarritz prop Campbell Johnstone makes his Ospreys debut while Ross Jones, Scott Baldwin and James King make their Heineken Cup debuts. Matthew Dwyer, Dmitri Arhip and Lloyd Peers will make their European debuts if they come off the bench. The Ospreys' assignment task looks even more difficult as a host of Welsh internationals, like skipper Alun Wyn Jones, props Adam Jones and Aaron Jarvis, are all ruled out with injury.
Team News Toulouse welcome back Argentina lock Patricio Albacete from injury. Gary Botha is also back at hooker while Christopher-Eric Tolofua returns from suspension meaning that there is no need for forwards coach William Servat to lace up his boots.
Welcome Hello and welcome to Stade Ernest Wallon for this Heineken Cup Pool Two clash between our hosts Toulouse and the Ospreys. We'll be back soon with team news!
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