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ACC Pool 5: Top spot for La Rochelle

16th October 2010 17:06

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Jonny May

Jonny May: Three tries

Gloucester ran fourteen tries past Rovigo on Saturday to win 90-7 for their first victory of their Amlin Challenge Cup Campaign.

But the hosts came up agonisingly short of their highest ever score in Europe - a 106-point winning margin against Bucharest in 2005.

Andy Hazell opened the scoring after just one minute and from there the floodgates opened with James Simpson-Daniel, Freddie Burns, Olly Morgan, Lesley Vainikolo and Jonny May all touching down along with a penalty try.

The try-fest continued after the interval with Henry Trinder and Charlie Sharples, while Morgan and Vainikolo both scored again, but it was May that stole the show with two more to seal a hat-trick.

But in a worrying sight for the Shed faithful, fly-half Freddie Burns hobbled off with 15 minutes to go after contributing a 23-point haul.

In the Pool's other fixture, La Rochelle managed to overcome fellow French side Agen by a 30-23 margin that moves them top of the standings.

The scorers:

For Gloucester:
Tries: Hazell, Simpson-Daniel 2, Burns, penalty, May 3, Morgan 2, Vainikolo 2, Trinder, Sharples
Cons: Burns 9, Robinson

For Rovigo:
Try: Bustos
Con: Bustos

Gloucester: 15 Olly Morgan, 14 James Simpson-Daniel, 13 Henry Trinder, 12 Jonny May, 11 Lesley Vainikolo, 10 Freddie Burns, 9 Dave Lewis, 8 Luke Narraway 7 Andy Hazell, 6 Alasdair Strokosch, 5 Alex Brown, 4 Jim Hamilton, 3 Paul Doran-Jones, 2 Scott Lawson, 1 Alasdair Dickinson,
Replacements:16 Darren Dawiduik, 17 Nick Wood, 18 Pierre Capdevielle, 19 Peter Buxton, 20 Brett Deacon, 21 Jordi Pasqualin, 22 Nicky Robinson, 23 Charlie Sharples

Rovigo: 15 Stefan Basson, 14 Andrea Bacchetti, 13 Alberto Lunardon, 12 Francesco Zarattini, 11 Marko Stanojevic, 10 Davide Duca, 9 Michele Zanirato, 8 Agustin Guzman, 7. Jean-François Montauriol, 6. Younes Anouer, 5. Daniele Tumiati, 4. Tomasso Reato, 3. Vittorio Golfetti, 2. Flavio Damiano, 1. Nicola Quaglio
Replacements:16 Luke Mahoney, 17 Rik Dolcetto, 18 Giovanni Boccalon, 19 Marco Barion, 20 Aaron Persico, 21 German Bustos, 22 Marcello De Gasperi, 23 Alberto Zorzi,

Referee: Mathieu Raynal

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