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Amlin Challenge Cup wrap: Saturday

17th December 2011 18:27

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Worcester v Bucharest Marcel Garvey

Two tries: Marcel Garvey

Worcester Warriors kept the pressure on Pool One leaders Stade Francais after hammering Bucharest Wolves 57-13 at Sixways Stadium on Saturday.

Results:

Cavalieri Prato 13-30 Perpignan
Worcester 57-13 Bucuresti
Petrarca 3-43 Lyon Olympique
Toulon 36-10 Newcastle

Worcester Warriors 57-13 Bucharest Wolves
Sixways Stadium

Marcel Garvey crossed for a brace of tries in the first half as Worcester dominated their Romanian visitors, who played half the game with 14 men.

The Wolves had four players yellow carded during the game as their hosts' win pushes them back to within four points of the Paris side at the summit.

Worcester meet Stade Francais in France in their last game of the Challenge Cup league stage.


Toulon 36-10 Newcastle
Stade Félix Mayol

Toulon made light work of the Falcons in the late fixture on Saturday, leap-frogging their rival English visitors to now lead Pool 2 by two points with two rounds remaining in Europe.

It was a dominant performance by a Top 14 line-up that included Jonny Wilkinson, Alexis Palisson, Mathieu Bastareaud, Carl Hayman and Steffon Armitage, but the five-pointers came via different sources as Geoffroy Messina, Christian Loamanu (2), Eifion Lewis-Roberts and David Smith crossed. Newcastle's only try came from centre Corne Uys.


In the other fixtures taking place on Saturday, Perpignan moved above Exeter at the Pool 4 summit after edging Cavalieri Prato 30-13. Lyon salvaged some pride in the tournament as they backed up their 31-16 success of last weekend with a 43-3 victory over Petrarca in Italy.

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Thursday , December 4
La Rochelle vs Exeter19:45
Friday , December 5
Brive vs Oyonnax18:30
Grenoble vs Rovigo18:30
Newcastle vs Stade Francais20:00
Saturday , December 6
Bucuresti vs Dragons11:00
Cardiff Blues vs London Irish15:15
Connacht vs Bayonne17:00
Bordeaux-Begles vs LOU Rugby19:45
Sunday , December 7
Edinburgh vs London Welsh14:00
Gloucester vs Zebre15:15
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Saturday , October 25
Rovigo 18 - 33 Cardiff Blues
Exeter 33 - 13 Connacht
Bucuresti 9 - 13 Stade Francais
Oyonnax 15 - 25 Gloucester
Friday , October 24
Grenoble 15 - 25 London Irish
Newport Gwent D'gons 26 - 30 Newcastle
La Rochelle 25 - 13 Bayonne
Brive 21 - 26 Zebre
Edinburgh 25 - 17 LOU Rugby
Thursday , October 23
London Welsh 20 - 52 Bordeaux-Begles
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Pool 1
European Rugby Challenge Cup Table
PosTeamPPts
1London Irish210
2Cardiff Blues210
3Rovigo20
4Grenoble20
Pool 2
European Rugby Challenge Cup Table
PosTeamPPts
1Exeter26
2Connacht25
3La Rochelle24
4Bayonne24
Pool 3
European Rugby Challenge Cup Table
PosTeamPPts
1Newcastle Falcons29
2Dragons26
3Stade Francais24
4Bucuresti21
Pool 4
European Rugby Challenge Cup Table
PosTeamPPts
1Edinburgh28
2Bordeaux-Begles26
3LOU Rugby25
4London Welsh20
Pool 5
European Rugby Challenge Cup Table
PosTeamPPts
1Gloucester29
2Oyonnax24
3Zebre24
4Brive21