Wilkinson misses out on title

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In a poor advertisement for French rugby on Saturday night, Toulouse won the domestic title for a record 19th time, beating Jonny Wilkinson's Toulon 18-12 in a dour but ferociously-contested match at Stade de France in Paris.

The last 240 minutes of the season did not produce a try, as both Top 14 semi-finals were also decided entirely by kicks at goal. On Saturday Wilkinson landed Toulon's four penalties but was unsuccessful with two drop-goal attempts and a 50-yard penalty. Luke McAlister, a former All Black three-quarter, kicked six penalties for Toulouse.

In the Pacific, Scotland have called up the Glasgow prop Moray Low. He has set his sights on a spot in the team to face Fiji in Lautoka this weekend.

Low said: "I have to admit that having travelled three quarters of the way round the world in the last few days, I'm a bit spaced out. But if I can get a good night's sleep, my aim is to compete for a place in the team for Saturday."

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