Scarlets progress over tight win against Toulon

Welsh side Scarlets have qualifed for the European Rugby Champions Cup quarter-final after a 30-27 victory over Toulon.

The French side are also through to the quarter-final as one of the three best group runners-up.

Scarlets needed to beat Toulon to claim top spot in Group 5, with just two bonus points separating the teams at the end of the match.

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Tries from Tom Prydie, Hadleigh Parkes and Dan Jones led Scarlets to a 27-21 lead at half time, with Toulon scoring through Duane Vermeulen and Chris Ashton.

Toulon could only pull three points back in the second half with Francois Trinh-Duc scoring two penalties after Rhys Patchell had added three more points to Scarlets total.

Scarlets will need to wait until Sunday’s Champions Cup results to find out whether they will play the quarter-final at home.

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