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Toulon too strong for Blues

Toulon demolished Cardiff 45-25 to march into the Heineken Cup knock-out stages.

The Blues made a bright start at Stade Felix Mayol and surged into an 8-0 lead thanks to Leigh Halfpenny's early try, but Toulon fought back and ran in seven tries through Rudi Wulf, Xavier Chiocci, Jean-Charles Orioli, Maxi Mermoz, Alexis Palisson, Mathieu Bastareaud and Florian Fresia.

The Blues responded with tries from Alex Cuthbert, Dafydd Hewitt and another from Halfpenny, but Toulon were already out of sight.

The bonus-point victory sees Toulon restore their five-point lead at the top of Pool Six, and they can secure a home quarter-final during next week's trip to Montpellier.

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