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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 , October 23
London Welsh vs Bordeaux-Begles19:45
Friday , October 24
La Rochelle vs Bayonne18:30
Grenoble vs London Irish18:30
Brive vs Zebre19:30
Newport Gwent D'gons vs Newcastle19:30
Edinburgh vs LOU Rugby19:45
Saturday , October 25
Bucuresti vs Stade FrancaisTBC
Rovigo vs Cardiff Blues14:00
Exeter vs Connacht15:00
Oyonnax vs Gloucester19:45
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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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1London Irish15
2Cardiff Blues15
3Rovigo10
4Grenoble10
Pool 2
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1Connacht15
2Bayonne14
3Exeter11
4La Rochelle10
Pool 3
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1Newcastle Falcons15
2Dragons15
3Bucuresti10
4Stade Francais10
Pool 4
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1LOU Rugby15
2Edinburgh14
3Bordeaux-Begles11
4London Welsh10
Pool 5
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1Gloucester15
2Oyonnax14
3Zebre10
4Brive10