Toulon continue unbeaten start

Toulon maintained their unbeaten start to the Top 14 season with a 35-25 win over Monpellier at Stade Yves du Manoir.

Tries from Pierrick Gunther and Joe van Niewkirk either side of the interval, along with 22 points from the boot of Frederic Michalak ensured the tourists were in complete control throughout despite a second half comeback from Montpellier.

Rassie van Vuuren scored back-to-back tries for the hosts in the 49th and 55th minutes to put some pressure on Toulon but Van Niewkirk’s try restored some breathing space for his side before Michalak converted.

Francois Trinh-Duc scored in the closing stages for Monpellier but it was only a consolation score by that stage with Toulon already having secured their fifth win of the campaign, and their fourth away from home.