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Challenge Cup wrap: Thursday

10th January 2013 20:21

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Jack Moates Anthony Watson

Win for Exiles: Jack Moates is congratulated by Anthony Watson

Victory over Mont de Marsan on Thursday kept London Irish alive in the Challenge Cup before Bayonne all but ended the Dragons' hopes.

Results:
Mont de Marsan 14-20 London Irish
Bayonne 25-22 Dragons

Mont de Marsan 14-20 London Irish

A narrow victory in France on Thursday kept London Irish's slim hopes of qualifying for the quarter-finals alive.

The result sees Exiles closed the gap on Pool One leaders Gloucester - who play Bordeaux - to three points

Scrum-half Jack Moates crossed once in either half at the Stade Guy Boniface, to secure victory for the English club.

It is still possible for Irish to reach the quarter-finals, but for that to happen, the Gloucester must lose both of their remaining matches, away at Bordeaux on Friday and at home to Mont de Marsan next week.

The Scorers:

For Mont de Marsan:
Tries: Lucu 2
Cons: Duvallet, Claverie

For London Irish:
Tries: Moates 2
Cons: Shingler 2
Pens: Shingler 2


Bayonne 25-22 Dragons

A late Mike Phillips try secured a come-from-behind victory for Bayonne that leaves Dragons with little hope of emerging from Pool 3.

The result means the Welsh club are four point behind Wasps, who are expected to wrap up top spot by beating Mogliano on Saturday.

Dragon led 16-6 at half but the hosts scored three tries in the second half to snatch victory and move into second place in the group.

The scorers:

For Bayonne:
Tries: Roumieu, Gerber, Phillips
Cons: Potgieter, Ugalde
Pens: Potgieter 2
Yellow card: Gerber

For Dragons:
Try: L Evans
Con: Prydie
Pens: Prydie 5

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Thursday , December 4
La Rochelle vs Exeter19:45
Friday , December 5
Brive vs Oyonnax18:30
Grenoble vs Rovigo18:30
Newcastle Falcons 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
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PosTeamPPts
1London Irish210
2Cardiff Blues210
3Rovigo20
4Grenoble20
Pool 2
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1Exeter26
2Connacht25
3La Rochelle24
4Bayonne24
Pool 3
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1Newcastle Falcons29
2Dragons26
3Stade Francais24
4Bucuresti21
Pool 4
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1Edinburgh28
2Bordeaux-Begles26
3LOU Rugby25
4London Welsh20
Pool 5
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PosTeamPPts
1Gloucester29
2Oyonnax24
3Zebre24
4Brive21