Home > European Champions Cup > Match Report: Scarlets 22-21 Toulon – Scarlets hold on for historic victory


Match Report: Scarlets 22-21 Toulon – Scarlets hold on for historic victory

  • Scarlets held out for a famous 22-21 victory against Toulon in the Champions Cup on Sunday
  • The Welsh region had led 16-9 at the break thanks to Scott Williams try combined with Rhys Patchell’s boot
  • Leigh Halfpenny kicked seven penalties but missed two chances to win it for the visitors late on
Scarlets held on for a historic first European Champions Cup win over Toulon, whose Wales international full-back Leigh Halfpenny missed a last-minute penalty to win the game.

Centre Scott Williams went over for the only try in the opening period and the hosts led 16-9 at the break.

Home fly-half Rhys Patchell was deadly for the hosts from the tee, kicking 17 points.

Halfpenny had kept the visitors in touch with seven penalties, but his late, long-range miss was one of his four failed shots at goal during the tight and tense contest.

MANOFTHEMATCH

Scarlets: Scott Williams

LINE UPS

Scarlets: 15 Liam Williams, 14 DTH van der Merwe, 13 Hadleigh Parkes, 12 Scott Williams, 11 Steff Evans, 10 Rhys Patchell, 9 Gareth Davies, 8 John Barclay, 7 Will Boyde, 6 Aaron Shingler, 5 Tadhg Beirne, 4 Jake Ball, 3 Samson Lee, 2 Ken Owens (c), 1 Rob Evans,
Replacements: 16 Ryan Elias, 17 Wyn Jones, 18 Werner Kruger, 19 Lewis Rawlins, 20 Josh Macleod, 21 Jonathan Evans, 22 Aled Thomas, 23 Jonathan Davies
Toulon: 15 Leigh Halfpenny, 14 James O’Connor, 13 Mathieu Bastareaud, 12 Ma’a Nonu, 11 Bryan Habana, 10 Pierre Bernard, 9 Jonathan Pelissie, 8 Duane Vermeulen, 7 Juandre Kruger, 6 Charles Ollivon, 5 Romain Taofifenua, 4 Mamuka Gorgodze, 3 Levan Chilachava, 2 Guilhem Guirado, 1 Xavier Chiocci
Replacements: 16 Jean-Charles Orioli, 17 Florian Fresia, 18 Marcel Van Der Merwe, 19 Juan Fernandez Lobbe, 20 Jocelino Suta, 21 Maxime Mermoz, 22 Eric Escande, 23 Samu Manoa
Date: Sunday, December 18
Venue: Parc y Scarlets
Kick-off: 13:00 GMT
Referee: Matthew Carley (England)
Assistant Referees: JP Doyle (England), Andrew Jackson (England)
TMO: David Grashoff (England)