Challenge Cup Wrap: Friday

Date published: December 16 2016

A brace from Takudzwa Ngwenya saw Brive beat Enisei-STM 38-18, while there were also victories for Bristol and Dragons on Friday.

Brive 38-18 Enisei-STM

Three tries in the first half from Benito Masilevu, Johan Snyman and Sisa Koyamaibole saw Brive race to a 21-0 lead going into the second half. 

Enisei got on the scoreboard in the second half through the first of two tries from Shamil Magomendov. Brive hit back immediately with a try from Takudzwa Ngwenya, who completed his brace nine minutes later.

Julien Le Devedec added a sixth try two minutes from time before Magomendov added his second after the whistle for a consolation try.

The scorers:

For Brive:
Masilevu, Snyman, Koyamaibole, Ngwenya 2, Le Devedec
Cons: Laranjeira 4

For Enisei-STM:
Try: Magomendov 2
Con: Kushnarev
Pens: Kushnarev 2

Brive: 15 Benjamin Lapeyre, 14 Takudzwa Ngwenya, 13 Christopher Tuatara, 12 Seremaia Burotu, 11 Benito Masilevu, 10 Thomas Laranjeira, 9 Vasil Lobzhanidze, 8 Sisa Koyamaibole, 7 Said Hireche, 6 William Whetton, 5 Johan Snyman, 4 Wilhelm Steenkamp, 3 Kevin Buys, 2 Guillaume Ribes, 1 Damien Lavergne
Replacements: 16 Thomas Acquier, 17 Vivien Devisme, 18 Soso Bekoshvili, 19 Arnaud Mela, 20 Julien Le Devedec, 21 Jean-Baptiste Pejoine, 22 Sevanaia Galala, 23 David Delarue

Enisei-STM: 15 Ramil Gaisin, 14 Thomas Halse, 13 Jurijs Baranovs, 12 Dmitrii Gerasimov, 11 Denis Simplikevich, 10 Iurii Kushnarev, 9 Alexey Shcherban, 8 Anton Rudoi, 7 Maxim Gargalic, 6 Mikheil Gachechiladze, 5 Viacheslav Krasylnyk, 4 Uldis Saulite, 3 Innokentiy Zykov, 2 Stanislav Selskii, 1 Andrei Polivalov
Replacements: 16 Shamil Magomendov, 17 Vlery Morozov, 18 Jake Grey, 19 Evgeny Elgin, 20 Igor Kurashov, 21 Konstantin Uzunov, 22 Aleksei Mikhaltsov, 23 Andrey Temnov

Referee: Tom Foley (England)
Assistant Referees: Christophe Ridley (England), Sara Cox (England)

Pau 18-28 Bristol

Two tries in three minutes from Thibault Daubagna and Jale Vatubua gave Pau a 15-3 lead after Jason Woodward slotted a penalty from Bristol. Jack Wallace Tom Varndell added tries for Bristol.

Pau took a narrow 18-14 lead into the second half, but they failed to add any points in the second half as Bristol took control of the game as Varndell completed his hat-trick in the second half. Adrian Jarvis converted both tries.

The scorers:

For Pau:
Tries: Daubagna, Vatubua, 
Con: Daubagna
Pens: Daubagna 2
Yellow Card: Buros

For Bristol:
Tries: Wallace, Varndell 3
Cons: Woodward 2, Jarvis 2
Yellow Card: Hawkins

Pau: 15 Charly Malie, 14 Marvin Lestremeau, 13 Julien Fumat, 12 Jale Vatubua, 11 Bastien Pourailly, 10 Brandon Fajardo, 9 Thibault Daubagna, 8 Paddy Butler, 7 Sean Dougall, 6 Ben Mowen, 5 Daniel Ramsay, 4 Masalosalo Tutaia, 3 Sylvain Charlet, 2 Lucas Rey, 1 Julien Jacquot
Replacements: 16 Quentin Lespiaucq Brettes, 17 Geoffrey Moise, 18 Matthew Tierney, 19 Fabrice Metz, 20 Giovanni Habel Kuffner, 21 Julien Tomas, 22 Pierre Dupouy, 23 Romain Buros

Bristol: 15 Jason Woodward, 14 Tom Varndell, 13 Thretton Palamo, 12 Will Hurrell, 11 Jack Wallace, 10 Billy Searle, 9 Will Cliff, 8 Jordan Crane, 7 Jonathan Fisher, 6 Mitch Eadie, 5 Ben Glynn, 4 James Phillips, 3 Gaston Cortes, 2 Rob Hawkins, 1 Ryan Bevington
Replacements: 16 Max Crumpton, 17 Jack O'Connell, 18 Jamal Ford-Robinson, 19 Giorgi Nemsadze, 20 Olly Robinson, 21 Rhodri Williams, 22 Adrian Jarvis, 23 Jack Tovey

Referee: Lloyd Linton (Scotland)
Assistant Referees: Mike Adamson (Scotland), Bob Nevins (Scotland)

Dragons 22-7 Worcester Warriors

Conor Braid gave Worcester an early 7-0 lead with a converted try of his own, before Tavis Knoyle got one back for Dragons which Angus O'Brien converted.

Sam Betty's red card in the 15th minute changed the complexion of the game. Tyler Morgan and Sam Hobbs added tries for Dragons in the second half to clinch a comfortable win.

The scorers:

For Dragons:
Tries: Knoyle, Morgan, Hobbs
Con: O'Brien
Pens: O'Brien 2

For Worcester Warriors:
Try: Braid
Con: Braid
Red Card: Betty

Dragons: 15 Rhys Jones, 14 Tom Prydie, 13 Sam Beard, 12 Adam Warren, 11 Ashton Hewitt, 10 Angus O'Brien, 9 Tavis Knoyle, 8 Lewis Evans 7 Ollie Griffiths, 6 Nick Crosswell, 5 Rynard Landman, 4 Matthew Screech, 3 Lloyd Fairbrother, 2 T Rhys Thomas, 1 Sam Hobbs
Replacements: 16 Elliot Dee, 17 Phil Price, 18 Brok Harris, 19 Cory Hill, 20 Harrison Keddie, 21 Sarel Pretorius, 22 Tyler Morgan, 23 Jack Dixon

Worcester Warriors: 15 Josh Adams, 14 Ben Howard, 13 Max Stelling, 12 Ryan Mills, 11 Dean Hammond, 10 Connor Braid, 9 George DeCothi, 8 Matt Cox, 7 Marco Mama, 6 Sam Betty, 5 Christian Scotland-Williamson, 4 Will Spencer, 3 Mike Daniels, 2 Jack Singleton, 1 Ryan Bower
Replacements: 16 Matti Williams, 17 Derrick Appiah, 18 Nick Schonert, 19 Andrew Kitchener , 20 Huw Taylor, 21 Charlie Hewitt, 22 Sam Ripper Smith, 23 Jamie Shillcock

Referee: David Wilkinson (Ireland)
Assistant Referees: Kieran Barry (Ireland), Oisin Quinn (Ireland)