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- European Rugby Champions Cup
- Pool 3
- 18th Oct 2013
- KO 19:45
- Ground: Wembley
- Att: 61,428
Saracens v Toulouse - Live
SARACENS 16-17 TOULOUSE
80 ...Brown up to the 22! Saracens brilliant in these final moments as they reach 20 phases! Farrell back in the pocket... but it's short! Huge drama as Farrell's attempt falls short and Toulouse win! What a finish at Wembley Stadium as the England fly-half comes up short. The French side move top of their pool as Saracens are left with a difficult mountain to climb now. A thrilling finish.
80 Tension rising in Wembley as the scrum is reset multiple times. De Kock breaks and Tomkins is cut down on the right. Farrell searches for that inside ball and finds Goode as Toulouse flood into the ruck. Wembley holds it's breath as Saracens reach the 10-metre line...
80 Desperate measures from Saracens now, but they have a scrum just on their side of halfway. Into injury time.
80 Rumbling maul from Saracens shoving Toulouse back into the 22. Ball lost though! Toulouse hack clear!
78 Toulouse penalised for not releasing... Farrell kicks into touch. Two minutes left now.
76 Huge effort from Farrell but it drops under the sticks, Medard running around the 22 to waste more seconds. Saracens desperate now.
74 High kick clasped by Huget as the kicking game for Toulouse causes further damage. Once again over ten phases but Saracens win a key penalty. Ill-discipline marches Toulouse another ten metres, and Farrell has a 60-metre penalty kick...
72 Excellent touchfinder from Medard pins Saracens back into their 22. Poitrenaud off as Fickou enters the fray. The hosts clear but not far as Ralepelle throws in from 30 metres out.
70 TRY, TOULOUSE, PICAMOLES! 16-17: It pays off! The monstrous Picamoles burrows his way over and Toulouse are in the lead!
69 Pressure from Saracens now outside the Toulouse 22, but the ball is turned! Huget kicks long after Dusautoir's good work and Goode is forced to carry over his own line. Five-metre scrum to Toulouse...
67 PENALTY, TOULOUSE, DOUSSAIN! 16-10: The scrum-half adds an easy three points as Toulouse draw within seven.
65 Hand in the scrum undetected as Toulouse retrieve possession. Phases into double figures once again but that Saracens defence is holding firm. Picamoles bashes his way through and that's a penalty on the edge of the 22.
63 Frantic play now from the visitors but their brilliance is compounded by basic errors. Scrum to Saracens in midfield inside the Toulouse half.
60 Beautiful break from Tekori and Vermaak have Toulouse racing into the Saracens half. Yet once again after 12 phases, Saracens turn the ball over.
57 More territory and possession for Toulouse as they up the aggression in the French quarter. Over ten phases now for the four-time champions, can they take a try? It's not to be - a brilliant defensive effort from Farrell to make the turnover.
54 Tekori makes hay for Toulouse with a lineout five metres out. Huge turnover though by Brown at the breakdown to halt a promising attack for the French visitors. Visitor cannot afford to miss those chances.
52 PENALTY, SARACENS, FARRELL! 16-7: England fly-half Farrell adds a further three as the hosts build a comfortable advantage.
49 Johnston looking for the early edge on Vunipola, but he's too early. Saracens' free-kick and then it earns a penalty.
47 Multiple phases from Saracens as they search for the space down the flanks, but against Dusautoir is there to thwart Saracens once again. Frustration for the home side.
45 Joubert down the outside for the hosts as they pile on the pressure, but Toulouse clear the scraps and find touch by halfway.
43 Brits produces a brilliant offload to keep Saracens on the ball as they attack the halfway line. Goode prods the ball deep into the Toulouse 22.
41 Tolofua penalised at the lineout so Farrell clears deep into the Toulouse half. Saracens building phases in the opposition half, Ashton and Goode and Wyles on the ball. Toulouse though turnover and clear long.
40 Changes for Toulouse as Steenkamp replaces for Ferriera as Toulouse kick off. Wigglesworth counters to find halfway.
SARACENS 13-7 TOULOUSE
40 Galan with a thunderous carry off the scrum but Saracens again steal the ball, a pass onto B.Vunipola bouncing into touch and that's the interval. Farrell's boot proving decisive thus far but Toulouse have shown enough power and drive to take a result. Second half coming up.
39 Loose passage from Toulouse ends in a simple knock-on by Galan, as the French side struggle to find their rhythm. B.Vunipola carries strongly but Nyanga wins the turnover, only for Sarries to snatch the ball back. Forward off Taylor, Toulouse scrum in their 22.
37 PENALTY, SARACENS, FARRELL! 13-7: Blow for Toulouse as McAlister is replaced by Vermaak, as Farrell stretches the lead to six points.
35 Steady scrum from Toulouse and McAlister clears long to Goode. Half-gap for Ashton who is brought down inside the French side's half. Saracens building phases inside the 22. Farrell attempts a drop goal with advantage played, so will have another shot at goal.
33 Toulouse pinned back in their 22 and the lineout disrupts, Vunipola stealing the ball for Saracens who spread the ball wide. Taylor looks for the offloads but the ball is lost and Toulouse will have the scrum.
30 PENALTY, SARACENS, FARRELL! 10-7 - Saracens retake the lead through Farrell's kick as Strettle returns from the bin.
28 Farrell misses a shot you would normally expect him to land, but a surge upfield lead by Borthwick creates another opportunity for the England 10 on the edge of the 22...
26 Galan breaks off the back of the scrum and puts Nyanga clear. The flank bolts 15m upfield but then chucks a forward pass...to the relief of the Saracens fans.
25 The ball is chipped forward. McAlister has a regulation clearance but makes a hash of it - it's not his night. Saracens don't do much better at the line-out, which is knocked on. Scrum to Toulouse just outside their 22.
23 Sarries look to use the rolling maul themselves and do so to good effect, rumbling 10m forward. Brits has a dart but gets smashed by Census Johnston.
21 CONVERSION, DOUSSAIN. 7-7. Toulouse change their kicker and we're all square!
20 TRY, TOULOUSE, TOLOFUA. 7-5. Unreal! What a rolling maul from Toulouse as they rumbles over from a good 20m out.
19 YELLOW CARD, SARACENS, STRETTLE. Too many penalties from the hosts and David Strettle pays the price for a late tackle on Yannick Nyanga.
18 McAlister MISSES AGAIN!! Shocker...that should have been three points.
17 Nigel Owens has a long chat with Steve Borthwick about the number of penalties at the breakdown as Sarries get pinged again. McAlister lines up another shot, this should be easy.
15 Toulouse are a bit scrappy but they win a penalty as Ferreira traps Jacques Burger on the deck. McAlister has another crack at goal from the halfway line...but MISSES again.
12 WHAT is Maxime Medard doing? The full-back tries to force the issue from inside his own half but only manages to give possession away. Toulouse are lucky not to concede a penalty as Doussain pulls Ashton back as they chase for a chip ahead. Dusautoir cleans up and Toulouse are off the hook.
10 CONVERSION, FARRELL. 7-0. Easy extras for Farrell.
9 TRY, SARACENS, WYLES! 5-0. Great try from the Sarries centre! Poitrenaud spills a poor pass from McAlister and Sarries attack from the turn over, Wyles beats Galan and turns on the pace. Ashton is up in support and feeds it back to Wyles, who cruises over. The TMO gives the green light after there was some doubt over the final pass.
7 McAlister MISSES a penalty from almost 50m out. Sarries pinged at the ruck but the Kiwi fly-half sends his effort just wide.
5 Clean break from Yoann Huget gets Toulouse behind the Saracens defensive line, but the kick ahead bounces favourably for Alex Goode. Saracens to drop out.
3 Loose offload from Ferriera forces Toulouse into touch and hands Saracens a lineout on the far side of the pitch.
1 Knock on from the French side hands Saracens a scrum, but that's an early win for the Toulouse front-row of Ferreria, Tolofua and Johnston.
Kick off Owen Farrell gets us underway!
0 A dry night at Wembley as both teams enter the field.
0 Jacques Burger returns to the back-row with Alistair Hargreaves, Richard Wigglesworth and Duncan Taylor all coming back into the starting line-up. Bosch is named amongst the replacements.
0 Maxime Medard switches to full-back with Clement Poitrenaud at inside centre, whilst Luke McAlister and Jean-Marc Doussain come in at half-back. Thierry Dusautoir returns the starting XV at openside flanker, whilst Yoann Maestri is in at lock and Schalk Ferreira and Census Johnston are the new props.
0 Hello and welcome to Wembley Stadium as Saracens host Toulouse in spectacular setting.
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