RugbyU: Six-try Toulouse cement play-off push

French champions Toulouse consolidated their push for a Top 14 play-off spot with a bonus point 43-16 rout of Stade Francais on Sunday with three of their six tries arriving in a five-minute, second-half burst.

Yoann Huget (2), Vincent Clerc, Yannick Jauzion, Georgian hooker Jaba Bregvadze and Maxime Medard all grabbed tries as Stade, having hung on at just 10-9 down at the interval, wilted in the second period.

Toulouse, buoyed by the return of their Six Nations internationals, stay third in the table with 69 points, six behind Clermont and eight off pace-setters Toulon.

Toulon were beaten 33-28 by Bayonne on Saturday while Clermont also slumped to defeat in the Basque country, slipping to a 32-28 loss at Biarritz.