Wednesday 18 September 2019

Flood sinks Zebre in stroll for rampant Toulouse

Toby Flood scored a try and kicked 14 points as Toulouse overpowered European Champions Cup opponents Zebre 54-15 and romped to their second win in Pool Two.

Italian side Zebre made a flying start when hooker Tommaso Apice's third-minute try was converted by Carlo Canna, but the Frenchmen hit back with six first-half tries to secure their bonus point and effectively wrap up the contest before the interval.

Number eight Gillian Galan, Samoan wing Paul Perez, fullback Yohan Huget, centre Arthur Bonneval, fly-half Flood and South African prop Gurthro Steenkamp all went over, while Zebre's only riposte in the first period came via a Canna penalty.

Zebre mustered their second try shortly after the break through Johannes Meyer, but Perez touched down for a second time and substitute Yann David also went over, with Flood booting his seventh conversion, as Toulouse cruised to victory.

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