LV= Cup Wrap: Saturday

Date published: November 1 2014

Get all the scorers and results from around England, as the LV= Cup kicked off with five matches taking place on Saturday.

Get all the scorers and results from around England, as the LV= Cup kicked off with five matches taking place on Saturday.

Sale Sharks 32-29 Wasps
AJ Bell Stadium

Nick Macleod’s 75th-minute penalty was the difference as Sale narrowly defeated Wasps at home.

Will Helu scored two tries for the visitors as both teams racked up try bonus points.

Wasps had outmatched their hosts physically in the opening 40 minutes, but Sale roused themselves after the break inspired by skipper Dan Braid in his first game of the season.

From 29-19 down Wasps through the kitchen sink at Sale to draw level, before Macleod’s strike settled the result.

The scorers:

For Sale:
Tries: de Marchi, Beaumont, Fihaki, Ingall
Cons: Ford 2, Macleod
Pens: Ford, Macleod

For Wasps:
Tries: Rowlands, Helu 2, Jackson
Cons: Lozowski 3
Pens: Lozowski

Sale: 15 Luke McLean, 14 Phil MacKenzie, 13 Andrew Forsyth, 12 Sammy Tuitupou, 11 Charlie Ingall, 10 Joe Ford, 9 Will Cliff, 8 Viliami Fihaki, 7 Dan Braid (c), 6 Mark Easter, 5 Josh Beaumont, 4 Andrei Ostrikov, 3 Ross Harrison, 2 Marc Jones, 1 Alberto de Marchi
Replacements: 16 Shalva Mamukashvili, 17 Eifion Lewis Roberts, 18 James Flynn, 19 Jonathan Mills, 20 Andrew Hughes, 21 Nathan Fowles, 22 Nick Macleod, 23 Will Addison

Wasps: 15 Piers O’Conor, 14 Tom Howe, 13 Will Helu, 12 Ben Jacobs (c), 11 Josh Bassett, 10 Alex Lozowski, 9 Charlie Davies, 8 Ed Jackson, 7 Thomas Young, 6 Buster Lawrence, 5 Will Rowlands, 4 James Cannon, 3 Phil Swainston, 2 Tom Lindsay, 1 Simon McIntyre
Replacements: 16 Ed Shervington, 17 Alex Lundberg, 18 Jake Cooper-Woolley, 19 Tom Baldwin, 20 Sam Jones, 21 Tom Bliss, 22 George Eastwell, 23 Connor Dolan

Referee: Greg Macdonald
Assistant Referees: Paul Dix, Gordon Goodliffe

Bath 47-7 London Welsh
The Recreation Ground

Bath furthered London Welsh’s misery as a largely youthful side thrashed the Exiles at The Rec for the second time this season.

Academy blindside flanker Max Northcote-Green scored two of Bath’s seven tries as one of a number of young stars who impressed.

Gavin Henson was at fly-half with George Ford away with England, contributing 12 points from the boot in the heavy win watched on by new star signing Sam Burgess.

Nick Scott grabbed a consolation for Welsh to at least get them some points on the board, but they have bigger problems than this competition to worry about.

The scorers:

For Bath:
Tries: Northcote-Green 2, Woodburn, Penalty Try, Banahan, Lane, Garratt
Cons: Henson 3
Pen: Henson

For Welsh:
Try: Scott
Con: Robinson

Bath: 15 Luke Arscott, 14 Olly Woodburn, 13 Matt Banahan, 12 Ollie Devoto, 11 Horacio Agulla, 10 Gavin Henson, 9 Chris Cook, 8 David Sisi, 7 Guy Mercer, 6 Max Northcote-Green, 5 Charlie Ewels (c), 4 Tom Ellis, 3 Kane Palma-Newport, 2 Ross Batty, 1 Nick Auterac
Replacements: 16 Tom Dunn, 17 Nathan Catt, 18 Juan Pablo Orlandi, 19 Marcus Garratt, 20 Tom Woolstencroft, 21 Micky Young, 22 Max Clark, 23 Richard Lane

Welsh: 15 Chris Elder, 14 Rhys Crane, 13 Nic Reynolds, 12 Tom May (c), 11 Nick Scott, 10 Tristan Roberts, 9 Rob Lewis, 8 Ben Pienaar, 7 Nathan Vella, 6 Damian Browne, 5 James Down, 4 Ben West, 3 Eddie Aholelei, 2 Nathan Morris, 1 Pablo Henn
Replacements: 16 Koree Britton, 17 Taione Vea, 18 Ben Cooper, 19 Josh McNally, 20 Peter Browne, 21 Paul Rowley, 22 Will Robinson, 23 Adam Field.

Referee: David Procter
Assistant Referees: Peter Huckle, Stuart Terheege

Exeter Chiefs 28-27 Gloucester
Sandy Park

Exeter snatched victory right at the death at Sandy Park from visiting Gloucester, with a penalty try in the 78th-minute swinging the lead back their way.

Collapsed scrums near the Gloucester line left referee Simon Harding with no choice but to go under the sticks, but the drama wasn’t over.

Aled Thomas had a chance to give Gloucester the win, but his penalty just scraped the right post as Exeter snuck home.

Neither team was able to score four tries for a bonus point as both teams fired shots back and forth at each other, with Gloucester at one point leading 27-18 before Exeter rallied.

The scorers:

For Exeter:
Tries: Hughes, Vainikolo, Penalty Try
Cons: Sweeney, Stanley
Pens: Sweeney 3
Yellow Card: Sturgess

For Gloucester:
Tries: Evans, Meakes, YPT Thomas
Cons: A Thomas 3
Pens: A Thomas 2

Exeter: 15 Jack Arnott, 14 Fetu’u Vainikolo, 13 Max Bodilly, 12 Adam Hughes, 11 Tom James, 10 Ceri Sweeney, 9 Dave Lewis, 8 Sam Skinner, 7 Sam Simmonds, 6 James Scaysbrook, 5 Jerry Sexton, 4 Dean Mumm (c), 3 Alex Brown, 2 Luke Cowan-Dickie, 1 Brett Sturgess
Replacements: 16 Greg Bateman, 17 Carl Rimmer, 18 Jack Stanley, 19 Will Carrick-Smith, 20 Joel Conlon, 21 Stuart Townsend, 22 Laurence May, 23 Tom Hendrickson

Gloucester: 15 Steve McColl, 14 Shane Monahan, 13 Billy Meakes, 12 Mark Atkinson, 11 Tom Isaacs, 10 Aled Thomas, 9 Dan Robson, 8 Gareth Evans, 7 Dan Thomas, 6 Ross Moriarty, 5 James Hudson (c), 4 Elliot Stooke, 3 Shaun Knight, 2 Darren Dawidiuk, 1 Yann Thomas
Replacements: 16 Aleki Lutui, 17 James Gibbons, 18 Sila Puafisi, 19 Tom Hicks, 20 Joe Batley, 21 Callum Braley, 22 Billy Burns, 23 Henry Purdy

Referee: Simon Harding
Assistant Referees: Andrew Pearce, Ross Campbell

London Irish 16-17 Leicester
Madejski Stadium

Irish left it too little too late against Leicester Tigers, with Guy Armitage’s converted try ensuring they at least took a losing bonus point away from the contest.

Leicester’s defence was excellent throughout as Irish dominated possession, with a wobbly Tigers’ scrum not enough to derail their efforts on the road.

Miles Benjamin opened the scoring with his 25th minute try and despite Myles Dorrian kicking three penalties for the Exiles, at 17-9 the Tigers looked to have the win secured after Robert Barbieri’s score.

Armitage though struck back to set up a tense finish, with Leicester clinging on as they had done earlier in the match when twice down to 14 men.

The scorers:

For Irish:
Try: Armitage
Con: Dorrian
Pens: Dorrian 3

For Leicester:
Tries: Benjamin, Barbieri
Cons: Bell 2
Pen: Bell
Yellow Cards: Thompstone, Bristow

Irish: 15 Topsy Ojo (c), 14 Guy Armitage, 13 Eamonn Sheridan, 12 Eoin Griffin, 11 Cameron Cowell, 10 Myles Dorrian, 9 Darren Allinson, 8 Jebb Sinclair, 7 Conor Gilsenan, 6 Luke Narraway, 5 Kieran Low, 4 Dave Lyons, 3 Leo Halavatau, 2 Jimmy Stevens, 1 Jamie Hagan