Wasps made it two wins from the two in this season's Amlin Challenge Cup after breezing past Rovigo 38-7 at Adams Park on Sunday.
Wasps made it two wins from the two in this season's Amlin Challenge Cup after breezing past Pool 3 strugglers Rovigo 38-7 at Adams Park on Sunday.
It was the former champions' second bonus-point win in as many games as Scotland international Hugo Southwell starred with a hat-trick of tries. Prop Zak Taulafo and pacey right wing Richard Haughton got the other two for the English.
However, the Aviva Premiership outfit did not have it all their own way in Wycombe as it was their visitors who had an early 3-7 lead when wing Ricardo Pavan went in after six minutes. Davide Duca added the extras before Wasps woke up.
Southwell crossed for two converted tries in a twelve-minute spell and then with just seven minutes gone in the second-half, the former Stade Francais man completed his treble before Taulafo and Haughton rounded off matters.
Tries: Southwell 3, Taulafo, Haughton
Con: Robinson 4, Davies
London Wasps: 15 Hugo Southwell, 14 Richard Haughton, 13 Dom Waldouck, 12 Chris Bell, 11 Chris Mayor, 10 Nicky Robinson, 9 Nic Berry, 8 John Hart, 7 Matt Everard, 6 Richard Birkett, 5 Marco Wentzel, 4 Ross Filipo, 3 Bob Baker, 2 Tom Lindsay, 1 Zak Taulafo.
Replacements: 16 Rob Webber, 17 Tim Payne, 18 Ben Broster, 19 Joe Burton, 20 Sam Jones, 21 Charlie Davies, 22 Ryan Davis, 23 Elliott daly.
Rovigo 15 Stefan Basson, 14 Riccardo Pavan, 13 Roberto Pedrazzi, 12 Joe Van Niekerk, 11 Andrea Bacchetti, 10 Davide Duca, 9 Michele Zanirato, 8 Jean-FranÃ§ois Montauriol, 7 Edoardo Lubian, 6 Aaron Persico, 5 Tomasso Reato, 4 Daniele Tumiati, 3 Massimiliano Ravalle, 2 Davide Giazzon, 1 Lawrence Marsh.
Replacements: 16 Luke Mahoney, 17 Otis Lombardi, 18 Nicola Quaglio, 19 Filippo Cristiano, 20 Mickey Wilson, 21 Andrea De Marchi, 22 German Bustos, 23 Lorenzo Lubian.
Referee: Neil Hennessy
Agen 8-29 Brive
Brive backed up their opening round win over Sale Sharks by recording a 29-8 win on the road at Agen, dominating the side sitting two spots above them in the Top 14 on Sunday.
Their three five-pointers came via wing Mathias Atayi, hooker Louis Acosta and a penalty try while Mathieu Belie added four penalties. Benjamin Caminati kicked the late conversion.
Brive's four points pushes them three points clear of the Sharks at the Pool 5 summit. They will face a double-header against Rugby Club La Vila when action resumes in December.
Tries: Atayi, Acosta, Penalty
Pen: Belie 4
Agen: 15 Belisario Agulla, 14 Manu Ahotaeiloa, 13 Miguel Avramovic, 12 Jamie Robinson, 11 Kevin Swiryn, 10 Valentin Courrent, 9 Alexi Bales, 8 Andrew Springgay, 7 Antoine Erbani, 6 Jean Monribot, 5 Damien Lagrange, 4 Pat O'Connor, 3 Beka Sheklashvili, 2 Julien Janaudy, 1 Laurent Cabarry.
Replacements: 16 Jalil Narjissi, 17 John Schwalger, 18 Martin Scelzo, 19 Jerome Mondoulet, 20 OpÃ©ti Fonua, 21 Mathieu Lamoulie, 22 Junior Pelesasa, 23 Saimoni Vaka.
Brive: 15 Julien Caminati, 14 Mathias Atayi, 13 Guillaume Namy, 12 Arnaud Mignardi, 11 Clement Marienval, 10 Riaan Swanepoel, 9 Augustin Figuerola, 8 Antoine Claassen, 7 Vincent Forgues, 6 Poutasi Luafutu, 5 Olivier Caisso, 4 Retief Uys, 3 Alexandre Barozzi, 2 Louis Acosta, 1 Pablo Henn.
Replacements: 16 Iuri Natriashvili, 17 Davit Kinchagishvili, 18 Pat Barnard, 19 Arnaud Mela, 20 Simon Azoulai, 21 Petrus Hauman, 22 Benjamin Caminati, 23 Mathieu Belie.
Referee: Leighton Hodges