Challenge Cup: Irish top Pool 1

Date published: January 24 2015

There were bonus-point wins for London Irish and Cardiff Blues over Rovigo and Grenoble on Saturday, as the Exiles topped Pool 1 of the Challenge Cup.

Grenoble 3-28 Cardiff Blues

Cardiff Blues booked their place in the European Rugby Challenge Cup quarter-finals after they beat Grenoble with a try bonus-point on Saturday.

A first-half try from scrum-half Lloyd Williams set the visitors on their way before two second-half penalty tries and a late effort from Josh Navidi sealed the five.

Gareth Anscombe kicked three conversion while Gareth Davies added another.

The scorers:

For Grenoble:
Pen: Hart

For Cardiff Blues:
Tries: Williams, Penalty try 2, Navidi
Con: Anscombe 3, Davies

The teams:

Grenoble: 15 Fabien Gengenbacher (c), 14 Ratu Alipate Ratini, 13 Jackson Willison, 12 Louis Marrou, 11 Daniel Kilioni, 10 Jordan Michallet, 9 James Hart, 8 Florian Faure, 7 Mahamadou Diaby, 6 Henry Vanderglas, 5 Ross Skeate, 4 Ben Hand, 3 Dayna Edwards, 2 Loick Jammes, 1 R