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Losing Toulon debut for Rossouw

 Mar 24,2013
Written by: SARugby.com Editor
 

Former Springbok forward Danie Rossouw made his debut for Toulon in Saturday's Top 14 loss to Bayonne.

In other news from France, Springbok prop Gurthro Steenkamp has signed a contract extension with defending champions Toulouse that will keep him in the south of France until 2016.

Top 14 leaders Toulon suffered just their sixth defeat of the season on Saturday, going down 33-28 to Bayonne at the Estadio de Anoeta in Saint Sebastian.

Bayonne, who started the weekend in eleventh place in the standings and were thrashed 59-0 in Toulon earlier this season, led 20-11 at the break.

The below-full-strength visiting side, that featured ex-Springbok Rossouw making his debut in the back row, fought back in the second half but had to settle for a losing bonus point.

Toulon, mindful of their Heineken Cup quarter-final against Leicester in a fortnight, left out the likes of Jonny Wilkinson and Matt Giteau while Frederic Michalak was sidelined with a shoulder injury suffered in the Six Nations.

Despite the defeat, long-time leaders Toulon still managed to carve out a losing bonus point, scoring three tries through Jean-Charles Orioli, Joe van Niekerk and Sebastien Tillous-Borde.

Scott Spedding, Marvin O'Connor and South African Sam Gerber, a 10th-minute replacement for winger Bastien Fuster who was taken off after a nasty clash with Toulon full-back Delon Armitage, scored tries for Bayonne.

The scorers:

For Bayonne:
Tries:
Spedding, O'Connor, Gerber
Cons: Potgeiter 3
Pens: Potgeiter 4
Yellow card: Spedding

For Toulon:
Tries: Orioli, Van Niekerk,Tillous-Borde
Cons: Palisson 2
Pens: Armitage 2, Palisson

Bayonne
: 15 Scott Spedding, 14 Bastien Fuster, 13 Joe Rokocoko, 12 Thibault Lacroix, 11 Marvin O'Connor, 10 Jacques louis Potgeiter, 9 Guillaume Rouet, 8 Dwayne Haare, 7 Julien Puricelli, 6 Mark david Chisholm, 5 Dewald Senekal, 4 Abdellatif Boutaty, 3 Renaud Boyoud, 2 David Roumieu, 1 Aretz Iguiniz,
Replacements: 16 Gregory Arganese, 17 Pierre Lafond, 18 Marc Baget rabarou, 19 Guillaume Bernad, 20 William michael Phillips, 21 Matthieu Ugalde, 22 Sam Gerber, 23 Vitolio Manukula.

Toulon: 15 Delon Armitage, 14 David Smith, 13 Geoffroy Messina, 12 Maxime Mermoz, 11 Vincent Martin, 10 Benjamin Lapeyre, 9 Sebastien Tillous borde, 8 Danie Rossouw, 7 Pierrick Gunther, 6 Joe van niekerk, 5 Jocelino Suta, 4 Simon Shaw, 3 Levan Chilachava, 2 Jean Charles Orioli, 1 Gethin Jenkins,
Replacements: 16 Mickael Ivaldi, 17 Xavier Chiocci, 18 Konstantine Mikautadze, 19 Virgile Bruni, 20 Alexis Palisson, 21 Ivan Roux, 22 Nicolas Durand, 23 Davit Kubriashvili,

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