Commentary Box Sports brings you a wrap of last week’s action involving Aussies and Kiwis playing over in Europe.
Top-flight Premiership action is on a break in both the UK and France, as Champions Cup fixtures took place around the continent last week.
Toulon got past Sale Sharks 27-12 to keep their title hopes alive, with former All Blacks superstar Ma’a Nonu getting over for a try on the way to the victory.
— Stuff.co.nz News (@NZStuff) January 15, 2017
Staying in France, Dan Carter clocked nine points off the boot for Racing as they eased past Leicester 34-3.
In more positive news for Leicester, they last week announced the re-signing of former Waratahs and Wallabies winger Peter Betham, who has started in all 13 of the club’s Aviva Premiership matches this season.
— RUGBYcomau (@rugbycomau) January 13, 2017
Kiwi fullback Charles Piutau scored a double for Ulster, but that wasn’t enough to prevent the Irish outfit going down 31-19 to the Exeter Chiefs.
One-time Crusaders midfielder Robbie Fruean was one of eight try-scorers for Bath when they romped past West Country rivals Bristol 57-22, while in Coventry, ex-Hurricanes and Blues flyhalf Jimmy Gopperth’s boot made all the difference for Wasps in a 17-14 win over Stade Toulousain.
— Allez Wasps (@AllezWasps) January 9, 2017