Toulon’s Delon Armitage attacks against Brive. Photo: Skysports
Toulon crushed 14-man Brive 53-13 running in eight tries after Peet Marais’ red card in the first half.
Brive had come into the game as the least disciplined side in the Top 14, and they continued that trend when Marais received his marching orders for throwing an elbow to the head of Romain Taofifenua in a ruck after 25 minutes.
Fiji winger Benito Masilevu has extended his contract with Top 14 side Brive for two seasons, the club confirmed on Tuesday.
The 24-year-old, who scored the outstanding try which allowed Brive to win 26-17 against Toulouse on Saturday, will remain at the club until 2017.
Masilevu joined Brive last June on a two-year deal. He played Sevens before arriving at the French club.
He was the second highest try scorer on last season’s IRB Sevens World Series, scoring 27 tries over the nine-leg tournament.
Brive halfback Jean Baptiste Pejoine attacks against Toulouse. Photo: Skysports
A sublime piece of skill from Fijian Benito Masilevu allowed Brive to escape with a 26-19 win over Toulouse.
The former Sevens star stunned the visitors with seven minutes remaining after they had fought back from a ten-point deficit to draw level.
Clermont lock Julien Pierre prepares for their match on Saturday. Photo:
Two of the Clermont trio attacked last month, Benjamin Kayser and Julien Pierre, have been passed fit to play in the Top 14 this weekend.
Kayser and Pierre, who were both hospitalised following an attack by a gang in Millau while away on their training camp ahead of the new season.
Benedito Masilevu has been included in the Brive squad for the 2014 Top 14 competition.
As always, the French transfer market has been making headlines all year. With the new Top 14 season on the horizon we list the major comings and goings.
Arrivals: Stewart (Grenoble), Pointud (Tarbes), Jgenti (Perpignan), Taele (Biarritz), Foketi (Melbourne Rebels, AUS), Noriega (coach, Stade Français),
Departures: Bélie (Perpignan), Bernad (Oyonnax), Brett (LOU), Puricelli (LOU), Manukula (Béziers), Boutaty (Pau), Tialata (Toulouse), Lafond, Arganèse, Gerber (retired), Ahotaeiloa (Lille), Lanta (coach)
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Benedito Masilevu (R) leads an attack for Fiji. Photo: News Limited
Brive have announced the signing of Sevens international finisher Benito Masilevu, who has become the latest Fijian player to arrive in French rugby.
The 24-year-old flyer was the second highest try-scorer on this season’s IRB Sevens World Series, scoring 27 tries over the nine-leg tournament.
Masilevu joins fellow Fijians Sisaro Koyamaibole, Dominiko Waqaniburotu and Malakai Radikadike in their ranks ahead of the 2014/15 campaign.