- Richard Cockerill emerged with a 33-23 win from his first match in charge of crisis-hit Toulon compounding the misery of Top 14 arch-rivals Toulouse. Cockerill took over after fellow Englishman Mike Ford quit as head coach this week after Toulon were beaten by Clermont in the European Champions Cup quarter-finals. "This win is very positive for us," said Cockerill. "The team's spirit was not broken. Our fate is now in our hands." Toulon are well positioned to qualify for the elite six-team play-offs as they sit fourth with 57 points after overtaking Castres, beaten 17-16 at home by Lyon. But record 19-time French champions Toulouse slipped to 12th -- six points off the first play-off spot -- and are set to miss the final phase for the first time since 1976.