A few moments of madness led to Toulouse throwing structure out the window and scoring a spectacular opportunists’ try to extend their lead during their recent Champions Cup victory over Bath.
Ten minutes before the break Toulouse halfback Antoine Dupont wriggled through a half-gap on his hands and knees before slipping and offload away to Cheslin Kolbe.
Quickly getting back to his feet, Dupont shifted the ball to midfielder Romain Ntamack who lofted a ball wide to his midfield partner Sofiane Guitoune.
Offloads, grubbers, chaos…
Antoine Dupont with what must be the cheekiest finish of the weekend as Toulouse increase their lead vs Bath. pic.twitter.com/09UiltmWu2
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Quick hands from winger Yoann Huget and a lucky bounce off Bath midfielder Jonathan Joseph let the winger get a quick stab away and Dupont was there to toe it a little further and finish the job after a mad flurry of action.
The exhibition of pure unadulterated champagne rugby extended Toulouse’s lead and tightened their grip on a Champions Cup playoff berth.
A Zack Holmes conversion after Dupont’s try gave Toulouse a commanding 17-3 lead heading into the break, and the side were able to hold off a Bath fightback to eventually win the fixture 20-17.
The win saw Toulouse finish the pool stage with a 5-1 record, earning a quarterfinal spot after finishing second in their pool behind Irish powerhouse Leinster.
When Champions Cup play resumes in March Toulouse will meet fellow French side Racing 92 in what is sure to be an explosive clash.
Bath’s loss saw them slump to a record of 1-1-4, putting an official end to their Champions Cup campaign.
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