A rampant London Irish got their European Rugby Challenge Cup season off to an ideal start on Sunday as they thumped Rovigo 70-14.
London Irish opened their European Rugby Challenge Cup charge with an ideal result on Sunday as they beat Rovigo 70-14 at Madejski Stadium.
Topsy Ojo bagged a first-half hat-trick as Irish outscored the their Italian visitors ten tries to two.
The bonus point was secured before half time as the home side went into the break leading 28-0, with Myles Dorrian also touching down. Fly-half Dorrian went on to convert all ten tries.
Luke Mahoney provided some respite early in the second half when he scored Rovigo’s first try of the one-sided contest, while Andrea de Marchi also scored a consolation try at the death.
For London Irish:
Tries: Ojo 3, Dorrian, Griffin, Halavatau, Low, Guest, Leo, Short
Con: Dorrian 10
Yellow card: Short
Tries: O’Mahoney, De Marchi
Con: Basson, Farolini
Yellow card: Zanini
London Irish: 15 Topsy Ojo, 14 Alex Lewington, 13 Eamonn Sheridan, 12 Eoin Griffin, 11 Tom Fowlie, 10 Myles Dorrian, 9 Tom