DUBLIN, May 18 - Toulon delighted in dismissing detractors who have accused them of buying success on Saturday when they were crowned European champions in a victory flyhalf Jonny Wilkinson said was as good as winning the World Cup.
BLOEMFONTEIN, May 18 - Cheetahs scrum half Piet van Zyl scored two tries in the opening 20 minutes to lay the platform for a 27-13 win over Queensland Reds in their Super Rugby match on Saturday.
May 18 - Collated results and standings after Round 14 of Super Rugby matches: Wellington Hurricanes 12 Waikato Chiefs 17 Melbourne Rebels 30 Stormers 21 Western Force 13 Sharks 23 Canterbury Crusaders 23 Auckland Blues 3 NSW Waratahs 28 ACT Brumbies 22 Bulls 35 Otago Highlanders 18 Cheetahs 27 Queensland Reds 13 Bye: Southern Kings - - Overall standings
BLOEMFONTEIN, South Africa, May 18 - The Cheetahs (South Africa) beat Queensland Reds (Australia) 27-13 (halftime 18-6) in a Super Rugby match at the Free State Stadium on Saturday.
* Clermont beaten in 16-15 thriller (Adds quotes, detail, byline)
DUBLIN, May 18 - Toulon were crowned champions of Europe for the first time on Saturday when, aided by the boot of Jonny Wilkinson, they came from behind to beat Clermont Auvergne 16-15 in an all-French final at Dublin's Aviva Stadium.
PRETORIA, May 18 - South Africa's Bulls remain on course for the Super Rugby semi-finals after a 35-18 victory over New Zealand's Highlanders at Loftus Versfeld on Saturday.
DUBLIN, May 18 - Toulon beat Clermont Auvergne 16-15 (halftime 3-3) in the Heineken Cup final at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday.
PRETORIA, May 18 - The Bulls (South Africa) beat the Highlanders (New Zealand) 35-18 (halftime 23-6) in a Super Rugby match at Loftus Versfeld on Saturday.
SYDNEY, May 18 - Wallabies coach Robbie Deans has accepted that incumbent hooker Tatafu Polota-Nau will not play a part in the British and Irish Lion series but is hoping flanker George Smith will still be available after both were injured on Saturday.