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Challenge Cup wrap: Saturday

20th October 2012 18:47

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Worcester Warriors were the biggest winners in the Amlin Challenge Cup on Saturday after they demolished Pool 2 minnows Rovigo 90-3 at Sixways.

Samoan wing David Lemi helped himself to four tries as the Warriors backed up their 85-5 victory over Bizkaia Gernika in Week 1 with another win.

Fly-half Joe Carlisle beat Shane Drahm's club European record of 21 points in a match against Montauban four years ago as he ended with 30.

Other try scorers were Andy Short (3), Matt Kvesic, Carlisle (2), Sam Betty, Errie Claassens and Craig Gillies in a one-sided romp for the English.

In other scores on Saturday, London Irish claimed a winning bonus-point for the second straight week with a 69-26 home victory over Mont-de-Marsan, London Welsh managed to escape from Italy with a 32-31 victory over Cavalieri Prato and Bucuresti defeated Calvisano 42-27 in Pool 4.

French giants Perpignan smashed Bizkaia Gernika 90-12 with Adrien Plante crossing five times in an emphatic victory that puts them level on points with Worcester at the top of Pool 2.

Stade Francais won their top-of-Pool 5 clash with Grenoble but were made to sweat for the four points in a 28-25 scoreline. Up 19-9 at the break, the Paris side that thumped London Welsh last week were pushed right to the wire by their Top 14 rivals at Stade Océane.

The final game of the day saw the Dragons lose 22-19 at home to Bayonne in a result that's the region's second straight loss in Pool 3 and all but ends their hopes of progression.

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FixtureDetails
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European Rugby Challenge Cup
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 Newport Gwent D'gonsTBC
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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FixtureDetails
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European Rugby Challenge Cup
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