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Toulouse survive scare to see off Oyonnax

Published 21/11/2015

Luke McAlister helped Toulouse to a hard-fought victory
Luke McAlister helped Toulouse to a hard-fought victory

Toulouse earned a hard-fought 24-18 win over Oyonnax in their European Champions Cup clash at Stade Ernest Wallon.

The four-time champions fell behind to a couple of Regis Lespinas penalties as the underdogs started brightly, but they responded through Luke McAlister's penalty and a Timoci Matanavou try, which McAlister converted.

Maxime Medard crossed to give Toulouse some breathing space, with McAlister adding the extra points once more, but Oyonnax would not go away and Vincent Martin went over for a try.

Gael Ficou's superb 50-metre sprint to touch down looked to have won it, but there was still time for Fabien Cibray to bring the visitors back into it again and set up a tense finale.

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