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Toulon too strong for Montpellier

Toulon winger James O'Connor touches down against Montpellier. Photo: Skysports

Toulon winger James O’Connor touches down against Montpellier. Photo: Skysports

Toulon laid down a marker as they cruised to a 40-17 bonus-point win over Montpellier to move temporarily to the top of the table.

Up against a weakened Montpellier side, they did not have everything their own way in the first half, leading 17-14 at the break.

But they proved too powerful in the second 40, and ran in 5 tries, with James O’Connor scoring a brace to seal a second straight victory.

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Welcome home prodigal, O’Connor

O'Connor waiting in the wings for a chance at redemption. Photo: Patrick Hamilton, AFP

O’Connor waiting in the wings for a chance at redemption. Photo: Patrick Hamilton, AFP

Yes, I know that James O’Connor has been a prat. An official at the ARU who had to deal with him all the time told me that O’Connor was the worst of the Three Amigos – O’Connor, Kurtley Beale and Quade Cooper.

He would encourage and lead his mates into trouble and then, somehow, slide away unscathed, while the other two copped the blame and the punishments.

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