21 Feb 2009

Umaga fails to spark Toulon

1:49 pm on 21 February 2009

The return of All Blacks great Tana Umaga hasn't prevented his rugby club Toulon's slide towards relegation from the French top flight.

Stade Francais, featuring former Australian rugby league star Mark Gasnier, beat Umaga's struggling big-spenders 22-12.

Toulon manager Umaga, who is 35, was playing his first match in 18 months,but he struggled to impose himself and was replaced after 50 minutes with his side trailing 16-0.