Dec 7, 2013 at 1.35pm UK at ​Sandy Park
Exeter Chiefs
Fresia (3')

Bernard Laporte: 'Jonny Wilkinson is not a robot'

Jonny Wilkinson of Toulon kicks a penalty during the Heineken Cup pool 2 match between Cardiff Blues and Toulon at Cardiff Arms Park on October 19, 2013
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Toulon director of rugby Bernard Laporte says that he is not concerned by Jonny Wilkinson's missed kicks during the team's Heineken Cup clash with Exeter Chiefs.

Bernard Laporte has insisted that Toulon are not worried by Jonny Wilkinson's missed kicks during this afternoon's Heineken Cup win over Exeter Chiefs.

The defending champions had to come from behind in the second half, but the former England international handed kicking duties over to Matt Giteau after missing three penalties and a conversion.

The club's director of rugby told Sky Sports News: "It was only Jonny's decision because he is the captain. Three of the kicks he missed were from long range.

"Jonny is not a robot, he is a human being like everyone else. We knew before the start that Exeter can play well but we also played well and the difference was good enough.

"It was important for us to win one game outside of France but the competition is not over yet. We have a number of injuries after this game with Bakkies Botha, Bryan Habana and Craig Burden but that is the way with rugby."

The result has left Toulon at the top of pool two.

Toulon's Florian Fresia scores a try against Exeter Chiefs during their Heineken Cup match on December 7, 2013
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