Stunning victory for the RCT on Parisian soil.
The first for the Varois at Jean-Bouin since 2017. Trailing 9-0 at the break, Franck Azéma's men turned the tide on their return from the locker room to finally win 17-12.
Schedule and Top 14 results
Ranking Top 14
A stunning scenario but a very unexciting game, especially in the first period.
The first 40 minutes are marked by the incessant whistles of Mr. Cayre, forced to sanction indiscipline on both sides.
Particularly that of the Varois, regularly penalized in the scrum and on the ruck phases.
Clumsy Toulonnais also like Gabin Villière, very discreet for his return or Aymeric Luc, in difficulty on high balls.
What to offer several penalties to Ile-de-France residents who are not asked to punish the approximations of the men of Franck Azéma.
Joris Segonds is responsible for executing the sentences and quickly offers a nine-point lead to the Parisians.
Nothing else to report in this first act which will certainly not remain in the history of the Top 14.
Paris grabs the defensive bonus in extremis
The start of the second period is not much more pleasing and the faults continue to abound on the lawn of the Stade Jean-Bouin.
And it is necessary to wait for the 55th minute to witness a clearing in this meeting.
A spark ignited by Beka Gigashvili, the Toulon prop who first pierced the Stade Français defense before concluding a powerful phase of play near the in-goal.
A first try which will really launch red and black which gradually increases in power as the Parisians find themselves at 14 after the yellow card of Giorgi Melikitze.
The visitors take advantage of this and Facundo Isa scores the second Toulon try after a long streak.
Harmless, the Parisians will not leave the lawn empty-handed, however, since a final penalty from Joris Segonds will allow them to grab the defensive bonus in extremis.
Small consolation for the men of Gonzalo Quesada who misses the opportunity to climb on the podium.
The Toulonnais return them to a point of the Parisians in 5th place.