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Four Toulon tries not enough to beat Jackman's Grenoble

The European champions had Mamuka Gorgodze, Steffon Armitage, Juan Smith and Mathieu Bastareaud in their ranks.

BERNARD JACKMAN MASTERMINDED another win over the European champions today as his Grenoble side ran out 33 – 29 winners over Toulon.

Chris Farrell 20/8/2013 Chris Farrell started opposite Mathieu Bastareaud today Source: Darren Kidd/

Former Ulster centre Chris Farrell and Dubliner James Hart played a role in the win at either end of the 80 minutes. But it was out-half Jonathan Wisniewski who brought about the win, kicking four penalties and converting early tries from Gio Aplon and Steven Setephano before a 52nd minute penalty try made an uphill struggle all the steeper for the star-studded south coast side.

Grenoble's Head Coach Bernard Jackman

Jackman’s opposite number, Bernard la Porte can take a few obvious consolations despite falling behind Grenoble in the Top14 table. The European champs picked up two bonus points in the defeat thanks to Steffon Armitage’s hat-trick, completed in the 79th minute to take Toulon back within four points. World Cup star Mamuka Gorgodze grounded Toulon’s second try of the day.

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