Saturday 17 March 2018 / 09:37 PM


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.

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.

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.

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