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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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Thursday , October 23
London Welsh vs Bordeaux-Begles19:45
Friday , October 24
Brive vs Zebre18:30
La Rochelle vs Bayonne18:30
Grenoble vs London Irish18:30
Newport Gwent D'gons vs Newcastle19:30
Edinburgh vs LOU Rugby19:45
Saturday , October 25
Bucuresti vs Stade Francais14:00
Rovigo vs Cardiff Blues14:00
Exeter vs Connacht15:00
Oyonnax vs Gloucester19:45
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FixtureDetails
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Sunday , October 19
London Irish 70 - 14 RovigoLondon Irish vs Rovigo Report
Saturday , October 18
Cardiff Blues 37 - 14 Grenoble
Connacht 48 - 12 La Rochelle
Stade Francais 22 - 38 Newport Gwent D'gons
LOU Rugby 28 - 18 London WelshLOU Rugby vs London Welsh Report
Zebre 24 - 33 Oyonnax
Bayonne 30 - 24 Exeter
Friday , October 17
Newcastle 43 - 19 Bucuresti
Bordeaux-Begles 13 - 15 EdinburghBordeaux-Begles vs Edinburgh Report
Thursday , October 16
Gloucester 55 - 0 BriveGloucester vs Brive Report
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Pool 1
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PosTeamPPts
1London Irish15
2Cardiff Blues15
3Rovigo10
4Grenoble10
Pool 2
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PosTeamPPts
1Connacht15
2Bayonne14
3Exeter11
4La Rochelle10
Pool 3
European Rugby Challenge Cup Table
PosTeamPPts
1Newcastle Falcons15
2Dragons15
3Bucuresti10
4Stade Francais10
Pool 4
European Rugby Challenge Cup Table
PosTeamPPts
1LOU Rugby15
2Edinburgh14
3Bordeaux-Begles11
4London Welsh10
Pool 5
European Rugby Challenge Cup Table
PosTeamPPts
1Gloucester15
2Oyonnax14
3Zebre10
4Brive10