Edinburgh outplay Toulon as they complete 40-14 win at Murrayfield

Henry Pyrgos was one of the try-scorer for Edinburgh
Henry Pyrgos was one of the try-scorer for Edinburgh
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Edinburgh 40-14 Toulon, Murrayfield Stadium
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Edinburgh got their first win in the ongoing Heineken Champions Cup as they defeated Toulon 40-14 at Murrayfield Stadium on Saturday.

The Scottish side now have temporarily occupied the first position in Pool 5 with six points with Newcastle Falcons and Montpellier set to take on each other on Sunday in the other game of the group.

Jaco van der Walt kick started the proceedings for Edinburgh with a fourth minute penalty goal to get them off the mark and 12 minutes later Stuart McInally was instrumental in setting up Ben Toolis over the line. Van der Walt kicked the conversion to take the home side to a 10-0 lead.

The response from the visitors came when Romain Taofifenua powered over the line in the 21st minute and Anthony Belleau improved it to reduce the deficit to three points.

Edinburgh soon took control of the game when Bill Mata started the build up that gathered momentum through Blair Kinghorn and Matt Scott, who eventually offloaded to Henry Pyrgos for their second try. The fly-half kicked the conversion and followed it with three more penalties to end the first half with a 26-7 lead.

McInally further extended Edinburgh's momentum as McInally dotted down in the 44th minute and van der Walt was once again spot on with the conversion.

Even though replacement Daniel Ikpefan dotted down in the 72nd minute for Toulon, Edinburgh went on to complete a 40-14 bonus point victory with their fourth try coming from Chris Dean in the 75th minute. Van der Walt also had a memorable game with 18 points.

 

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