Michalak aids Toulouse triumph

Freddie Michalak kicked five penalties as Toulouse decimated second-placed Bayonne 32-11.

Michalak hasn’t enjoyed the best of returns to France after his stint with the Sharks, but his temperament came to the fore as he coolly landed 15 points. The defending champs were helped by the sin-binning of former Stormers lock Rob Linde in the 26th minute, as fullback Clement Poitrenaud scored the first of three tries in this period.

Byron Kelleher and Cedric Heymans added further scores, while the win puts Toulouse seven points ahead of Bayonne on the Top 14 table.