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Challenge Cup Wrap: Dragons fire

06th December 2013 21:03

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The Dragons moved provisionally top of Pool 2 of the Challenge Cup after easing past Bordeaux-Bègles while Bayonne thumped Viadana on Friday.

Dragons 40-24 Bordeaux-Bègles

The Welsh region claimed an impressive bonus-point win over the French as tries from Patrick Leach, Matthew Pewtner, Hallam Amos, Toby Faletau and Ashley Smith saw them prevail.

Jefferson Poirot and a penalty try was the visitors response at Rodney Parade as they stay third.

The scorers:

For Dragons:
Tries: Leach, Pewtner, Amos, Faletau, Smith
Con: Tovey 3
Pen: Tovey 3

For Bordeaux-Bègles:
Tries: Poirot, Penalty, Lamotte
Con: Saubusse 2, Lonca
Pen: Saubusse

Dragons: 15 Daniel Evans, 14 Matthew Pewtner, 13 Patrick Leach, 12 Ashley Smith, 11 Hallam Amos, 10 Jason Tovey, 9 Wayne Evans, 8 Toby Faletau, 7 Nic Cudd, 6 Lewis Evans, 5 Matthew Screech, 4 Andrew Coombs (capt), 3 Dan Way, 2 Sam Parry, 1 Hugh Gustafson.
Replacements: 16 Elliot Dee, 17 Owen Evans, 18 Nathan Buck, 19 Robert Sidoli, 20 Ieuan Jones, 21 Richie Rees, 22 Kris Burton, 23 Ross Wardle.

Bordeaux-Bègles: 15 Joaquim Tuculet, 14 Robert Lilomaiava, 13 Charles Brousse, 12 Thibault Lacroix, 11 Rafael Carballo, 10 Romain Lonca, 9 Manu Saubusse, 8 Poutasi Luafutu, 7 Matthew Graham, 6 Gauthier Gibouin (capt), 5 Aliki Fakate, 4 Cameron Treloar, 3 Benjamin Sa, 2 Benat Auzqui, 1 Jefferson Poirot.
Replacements: 16 Jean-Charles Fidinde, 17 Laurent DelBoulbes, 18 Patrick Toetu, 19 Adam Jaulhac, 20 Jean-Blaise Lespinasse, 21 Baptiste Serin, 22 Gilem Queheille, 23 Jean-Baptiste Lamotte.

Referee: Andrew McMenemy (Scotland)


Bayonne 63-7 Viadana

Bayonne moved provisionally top of Pool 4 ahead of Saturday's Grenoble versus Wasps clash after they demolished Italian side Viadana in an impressive ten-try performance.

Guillaume Bernad got their first before Guillaume Rouet (2), Sam Gerber (2), Manu Ahotaeiloa (2), Martin Bustos Moyano and Bastien Fuster also crossed for the hosts.

Viadana's only five-pointer was through a penalty try awarded by Romanian referee Vlad Iordescu as they now look to improve when these two meet again next week in Italy.

The scorers:

For Bayonne:
Tries: Bernad, Rouet 2, Gerber 2, Ahotaeiloa 2, Bustos Moyano, Fuster
Con: Brett 9

For Viadana:
Try: Penalty
Con: Fenner

Bayonne: 15 Martin Bustos Moyano, 14 Bastien Fuster, 13 Manu Ahotaeiloa, 12 Sam Gerber, 11 Marvin O'Connor, 10 Stephen Brett, 9 Guillaume Rouet, 8 Dwayne Haare, 7 Jean Monribot, 6 Guillaume Bernad, 5 Dewald Senekal (capt), 4 Abdellatif Boutaty, 3 Gert Muller, 2 Anthony Etrillard, 1 Aretz Iguiniz.
Replacements: 16 Gregory Arganese, 17 Pierre Philippe Lafond, 18 Nemiah Tialata, 19 Mark Chisholm, 20 Mathieu Belie, 21 Jean-Jo Marmouyet, 22 Julien Puricelli, 23 Matthieu Ugalde.

Viadana: 15 Riccardo Pavan, 14 Nicola Sintich, 13 Gilberto Pavan, 12 Gabriel Pizarro (capt), 11 Anthony Michael Fenner, 10 Keanu John Apperley-Iti, 9 Pietro Travagli, 8 Marco Pelizzari, 7 Andrea Denti, 6 Pietro Moreschi, 5 Matteo Minari, 4 Ruahan Van Jaarsveld, 3 Riccardo Cagna, 2 Luca Bigi, 1 Marco Coletti.
Replacements: 16 Antonio Denti, 17 Daniele Greco, 18 Giulio Cenedese, 19 Joubert Prinsloo Horn, 20 Andrea Barbieri, 21 Khyam Steven Apperley-Iti, 22 Kaine Robertson, 23 Juan Pablo Sanchez.

Referee: Vlad Iordescu (Romania)

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