Toulouse too slick for Quins

HARLEQUINS’ record 14-match unbeaten run came to a halt at The Stoop last night after they were overpowered by four-time Heineken Cup champions Toulouse.

Conor O’Shea’s men briefly threatened a second-half comeback with a try from Mike Brown but Toulouse had too much power and panache.

The French giants created a try in each half for Timoci Matanavou while Luke McAlister had three penalties and a conversion.

Scorers for Toulouse: Tries: Matanavou 2. Cons: McAllister. Pens: McAllister 3.

Harlequins: Tries: Brown. Cons: Evans. Pens: Evans.

HARLEQUINS: Brown, Stegman, Hooper, Urdapilleta, S. Smith, Evans, Care, Marler, Brooker, Johnston, Vallejos, Robson, Fa’asavalu, Robshaw, Easter.

Replacements: Monye for S. Smith (41), Lambert for Marler (65), Gray for Brooker (49), Wallace for Fa’asavalu (69). TOULOUSE: Medard, Clerc, Fritz, Jauzion, Matanavou, McAllister, Burgess, Poux, Botha, Johnston, Lamboley, Maestri, Nyanga, Dustautoir, Picamoles.

Replacements: David for Fritz (54), Donguy for Matanavou (76), Doussain for Burgess (63), Servat for Botha (52), Boutemane for Johnston (78), Millo-Chluski for Maestri (56), Sowerby for Picamoles (71).

Referee: George Clancey (RFU).

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