Dec 8, 2013 at 3pm UK
ToulouseToulouse
14-16
ConnachtConnacht
Pascal Barraque (39'), Dusautoir (64')
FT
Marmion (47')

Result: Connacht inflict first defeat on Toulouse

Toulouse lose for the first time in the Heineken Cup this season, going down 16-14 to Connacht.

Toulouse have been beaten in the Heineken Cup for the first time this season, losing 16-14 to Connacht.

Dan Parks put the visitors ahead early on through a penalty and a drop goal as both sides struggled to create try-scoring opportunities.

However, Jean-Pascal Barraque gave the French team a narrow lead just before the break when he smashed his way through for the opening try of the match.

Connacht regained the lead shortly after the restart as Kieran Marmion forced his way over following a blistering run from Robbie Henshaw.

Toulouse's Jean Pascal Barraque scores a try against Connacht during their Heineken Cup match on December 8, 2013© AFP

The home side pressed hard to get back into the match and were rewarded when captain Thierry Dusautoir was able to ground the ball following a rolling Toulouse maul, leaving his team two points behind.

However, the visitors defended well for the final 15 minutes to make sure that Toulouse could not add to their score further, ending their unbeaten start to the competition in the process.

Connacht's scrum-half Kieran Marmion is tackled by Biarritz's french number eight Imanol Harinordoquy during the European Cup rugby union match Biarritz Olympique versus Connacht at the Aguilera stadium in Biarritz, southwestern France on December 14, 201
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