The Road Safety Western Force have wrapped up Day One of the Brisbane Global Rugby Tens with a narrow 7-5 victory over French glamour club Toulon at Suncorp Stadium.
In a fast and physical first five minutes the Western Force were able to control possession and territory to build massive pressure on the French heavyweights.
The men from the West made it count when Fijian young gun Isi Naisarani showed pace and power to burst through the line before offloading to Chance Peni who cruised in under the posts. Lance converted to put the Force ahead 7-0 after as six minutes of play.
The physical work continued as the scores stayed locked at 7-0 at the half time interval.
Toulon struck back just minutes into the second half with Josua Tuisova charging down a kick and recollecting before storming over for his side’s first score of the contest.
With fatigue impacting both sides in the final five minutes of the Force’s third game of the day the Western Australians defended with vigor holding Toulon out after a series of phases inside the 22.
As the siren sounded Toulon fed a scrum 60-metres from home needing any score to win but the Force put on a massive shove to secure the turn over and boot the ball over the line to secure a two point victory, 7-5.