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EPCR Round 2

POOL 1Champions Cup Round 2 Pool 1

La RochelleLA ROCHELLE 41 - 17 ULSTER RUGBYUlster Rugby

Stade Marcel-Deflandre - Sunday 22 October 2017
KO: 16:15 HT: 13-10 Att: 16,000

LA ROCHELLE: Vincent Rattez, Gabriel Lacroix, Geoffrey Doumayrou, Pierre Aguillon, Jérémy Sinzelle, Ryan Lamb, Alexi Bales, Dany Priso, Hikairo Forbes, Uini Atonio, JASON EATON (C), Jone Qovu Nailiko, Botia Veivuke, Kevin Gourdon, Victor Vito  BENCH: Pierre Bourgarit, Mike Corbel, Vincent Pelo, William Demotte, Romain Sazy, Jean-Victor Goillot, Paul Jordaan, Elliot Roudil

SCORERS T: Sinzelle, Vito, Gourdon, Aguillon, Eaton C: Lamb, Bales (2), Goillot (2) P: Bales (2)

ULSTER: Charles Piutau, Andrew Trimble, Darren Cave, Stuart McCloskey, Tommy Bowe, Christian Leali'ifano, Paul Marshall, Callum Black, Rob Herring, Wiehahn Herbst, Kieran Treadwell, Alan O'Connor, IAIN HENDERSON (C), Chris Henry, Sean Reidy  BENCH: Rory Best, Kyle McCall, Rodney Ah You, Robbie Diack, Matt Rea, John Cooney, Luke Marshall, Jacob Stockdale

SCORERS T: Leali'ifano, Bowe C: Leali'ifano, Cooney P: Leali'ifano

Man of the Match: Victor Vito

Referee: Nigel Owens Asst Referees: Simon Rees, Jon Hardy TMO: Sean Brickell

 

WaspsWASPS 41 - 10 HARLEQUINSHarlequins

Ricoh Arena - Sunday 22 October 2017
KO: 17:30 HT: 21-3 Att: 1,806

WASPS: Willie Le Roux, Christian Wade, Elliot Daly, Juan De Jongh, Josh Bassett, Jimmy Gopperth, Dan Robson, Matt Mullan, Ashley Johnson, Jake Cooper-Woolley, JOE LAUNCHBURY (C), Will Rowlands, James Haskell, Thomas Young, Nathan Hughes  BENCH: TJ Harris, Simon McIntyre, Marty Moore, James Gaskell, Jack Willis, Guy Thompson, Joe Simpson, Rob Miller

SCORERS T: Robson, Wade (2), Johnson, Bassett C: Gopperth (4), Miller P: Gopperth (2)

HARLEQUINS: Mike Brown, Marland Yarde, Joe Marchant, Jamie Roberts, Tim Visser, Marcus Smith, Danny Care, Joe Marler, Joe Gray, Will Collier, Charlie Matthews, JAMES HORWILL (C), Chris Robshaw, Dave Ward, Mat Luamanu  BENCH: Elia Elia, Mark Lambert, Phil Swainston, George Merrick, Ben Glynn, Dave Lewis, Tim Swiel, Francis Saili

SCORERS T: Saili C: Smith Yellow Card Brown, Marler

Man of the Match: Nathan Hughes

Referee: Mathieu Raynal Asst Referees: Laurent Cardona, Mathieu Noirot TMO: Eric Briquet-Campin

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POOL 2Champions Cup Round 2 Pool 2

ASM Clermont Auvergne CLERMONT 24 - 7 NORTHAMPTON SAINTSNorthampton Saints

Stade Marcel-Michelin - Saturday 21 October 2017
KO: 16:15 HT: 14-0 Att: 18,444

CLERMONT: Isaiah Toeava, David Strettle, Damian Penaud, Rémi Lamerat, Alivereti Raka, Camille Lopez, MORGAN PARRA (C), Raphael Chaume, Benjamin Kayser, Rabah Slimani, Flip Van Der Merwe, Sitaleki Timani, Judicaël Cancoriet, Alexandre Lapandry, Fritz Lee  BENCH: John Ulugia, Etienne Falgoux, Aaron Jarvis, Paul Jedrasiak, Camille Gerondeau, Charlie Cassang, Peter Betham, Nick Abendanon

SCORERS T: Lee, Cassang (2), Falgoux C: Parra (2) Yellow Card Slimani

SAINTS: Harry Mallinder, Ben Foden, Nafi Tuitavake, Luther Burrell, Tom Collins, Piers Francis, Nic Groom, Alex Waller, DYLAN HARTLEY (C), Jamal Ford-Robinson, Api Ratuniyarawa, Christian Day, Courtney Lawes, Tom Wood, Teimana Harrison  BENCH: Mikey Haywood, Francois van Wyk, Kieran Brookes, Michael Paterson, Jamie Gibson, Cobus Reinach, Tom Stephenson, Ken Pisi

SCORERS T: Day C: Mallinder Yellow Card Hartley

Man of the Match: Charlie Cassang

Referee: Ben Whitehouse Asst Referees: Gwyn Morris, Wayne Davies TMO: Jonathan Mason

 

SaracensSARACENS 36 - 34 OSPREYSOspreys

Allianz Park - Saturday 21 October 2017
KO: 19:45 HT: 17-17 Att: 9,045

SARACENS: Alex Goode, Liam Williams, Duncan Taylor, BRAD BARRITT (C), Chris Wyles, Owen Farrell, Richard Wigglesworth, Mako Vunipola, Schalk Brits, Juan Figallo, Nick Isiekwe, George Kruis, Maro Itoje, Calum Clark, Jackson Wray  BENCH: Jamie George, Richard Barrington, Vincent Koch, Will Skelton, Schalk Burger, Ben Spencer, Alex Lozowski, Nick Tompkins

SCORERS T: Wyles, Brits, PT, Williams, Tompkins C: Farrell (3) P: Farrell

OSPREYS: Daniel Evans, Jeff Hassler, Kieron Fonotia, Owen Watkin, Cory Allen, Dan Biggar, Thomas Habberfield, Nicky Smith, Sam Parry, Dmitri Arhip, Adam Beard, ALUN WYN JONES (C), Dan Lydiate, Justin Tipuric, James King  BENCH: Scott Baldwin, Paul James, Ma'afu Fia , Lloyd Ashley, Guy Mercer, Brendon Leonard, Sam Davies , James Hook

SCORERS T: Evans (2), Watkin, Cross C: Biggar (4) P: Biggar (2) Yellow Card Evans

Man of the Match: Nick Tompkins

Referee: Marius Mitrea Asst Referees: Manuel Bottino, Matteo Liperini TMO: Stefano Penne

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POOL 3Champions Cup Round 2 Pool 3

Glasgow WarriorsGLASGOW WARRIORS 18 - 34 LEINSTER Leinster Rugby

Scotstoun Stadium - Saturday 21 October 2017
KO: 13:00 HT: 10-17 Att: 7,351

WARRIORS: Stuart Hogg, Tommy Seymour, Samuel Johnson, Peter Horne, Leonardo Sarto, Finn Russell, Ali Price, Jamie Bhatti, George Turner, Zander Fagerson, Tim Swinson, Jonny Gray, RYAN WILSON (C), Callum Gibbins, Adam Ashe  BENCH: Pat MacArthur, Alex Allan, D'Arcy Rae, Scott Cummings, Robert Harley, Henry Pyrgos, Nick Grigg, Lee Jones

SCORERS T: Hogg, Seymour C: Russell P: Russell (2)

LEINSTER: Joey Carbery, Fergus McFadden, Robbie Henshaw, Noel Reid, Barry Daly, JOHNNY SEXTON (C), Luke McGrath, Cian Healy, Sean Cronin, Tadhg Furlong, Devin Toner, Scott Fardy, Rhys Ruddock, Josh van der Flier, Jack Conan  BENCH: James Tracy, Jack McGrath, Michael Bent, James Ryan, Dan Leavy, Jamison Gibson-Park, Ross Byrne, Dave Kearney

SCORERS T: Healy (2), Sexton, Reid C: Sexton (3), Byrne P: Sexton (2)

Man of the Match:  Rhys Ruddock

Referee: Jérôme Garcès Asst Referees: Ludovic Cayre, Jonathan Dufort TMO: Philippe Bonhoure

 

MontpellierMONTPELLIER 24 - 27 EXETER CHIEFSExeter Chiefs

Altrad Stadium - Sunday 22 October 2017
KO: 14:00 HT: 17-10 Att: 9,541

MONTPELLIER: Jesse Mogg, Benjamin Fall, Joe Tomane, Frans Steyn, Nemani Nadolo, Benoit Paillaugue, Ruan Pienaar, Mikheil Nariashvili, Romain Ruffenach, Antoine Guillamon, Jacques Du Plessis, Nicolaas Janse van Rensburg, Kelian Galletier, Yacouba Camara, LOUIS PICAMOLES (C)  BENCH: Charles Geli, Grégory Fichten, Davit Kubriashvili, Julien Delannoy, Wiaan Liebenberg, Enzo Sanga, Timoci Nagusa, Joffrey Michel

SCORERS T: Tomane, Paillaugue, Nadolo (2) C: Paillaugue (2) Yellow Card Mogg

CHIEFS: Phil Dollman, Lachlan Turner, Henry Slade, Ian Whitten, Olly Woodburn, Gareth Steenson, Nic White, Ben Moon, JACK YEANDLE (C), Tom Francis, Mitch Lees, Jonny Hill, Don Armand, Julian Salvi, Tom Waldrom  BENCH: Elvis Taione, Alec Hepburn, Harry Williams, Ollie Atkins, Sam Simmonds, Will Chudley, Tom Gilbert-Hendrickson, James Short

SCORERS T: Armand (2), Whitten C: Steenson (3) P: Steenson (2)

Man of the Match: Don Armand

Referee: John Lacey Asst Referees: Andrew Brace, Joy Neville TMO: Simon McDowell

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POOL 4Champions Cup Round 2 Pool 4

Leicester TigersLEICESTER TIGERS 54 - 29 CASTRES Castres Olympique

Welford Road - Saturday 21 October 2017
KO: 17:30 HT: 35-3 Att: 18,304

TIGERS: Telusa Veainu, Nick Malouf, Gareth Owen, Matt Toomua, Jonny May, George Ford, Ben Youngs, Ellis Genge, TOM YOUNGS (C), Dan Cole, Dom Barrow, Graham Kitchener, Tino Mapapalangi, Luke Hamilton, Sione Kalamafoni  BENCH: George McGuigan, Greg Bateman, Pat Cilliers, Dan Tuohy, Brendon O'Connor, Sam Harrison, Joe Ford, Matthew Tait

SCORERS T: May (2), Ben Youngs, Veainu (3), Malouf C: George Ford (4), Joe Ford P: George Ford (3) Yellow Card Mapapalangi

CASTRES: Armand Batlle, Taylor Paris, Thomas Combezou, Afusipa Taumoepeau, David Smith, Yohan Le Bourhis, Rory Kockott, Mihaïta  Lazar, Marc-Antoine Rallier, Damien Tussac, Steve Mafi, RODRIGO CAPO ORTEGA (C), Yannick Caballero, Anthony Jelonch, Alex Tulou  BENCH: Jody Jenneker, Tudor Stroe, Eric Sione, Christophe Samson, Baptiste Delaporte, Florian Vialelle, Kylian Jaminet, Ludovic Radosavljevic

SCORERS T: Tulou, Smith (3) C: Kockott (3) P: Kockott

Man of the Match: Telusa Veainu

Referee: George Clancy Asst Referees: Sean Gallagher, Mark Patton TMO: Brian MacNeice

 

Munster RugbyMUNSTER RUGBY 14 - 7 RACING 92Racing 92

Thomond Park - Saturday 21 October 2017
KO: 17:30 HT: 0-0 Att: 22,054

MUNSTER: Simon Zebo, Darren Sweetnam, Chris Farrell, Rory Scannell, Keith Earls, Ian Keatley, Conor Murray, Dave Kilcoyne, Rhys Marshall, Stephen Archer, Jean Kleyn, Billy Holland, PETER O'MAHONY (C), Tommy O'Donnell, CJ Stander  BENCH: Kevin O'Byrne, Liam O'Connor, John Ryan, Mark Flanagan, Jack O'Donoghue, Duncan Williams, JJ Hanrahan, Andrew Conway

SCORERS T: Murray, Conway C: Keatley (2)

RACING: Pat Lambie, Joe Rokocoko, Henry Chavancy, Anthony Tuitavke, Louis Dupichot, Dan Carter, MAXIME MACHENAUD (C), Eddy Ben Arous, Camille Chat, Ben Tameifuna, Bernard Le Roux, Leone Nakarawa, Wenceslas Lauret, Yannick Nyanga, Antonie Claassen  BENCH: Dimitri Szarzewski, Viliamu Afatia, Census Johnston, Baptiste Chouzenoux, Edwin Maka, Teddy Iribaren, Rémi Tales, Albert Vulivuli

SCORERS T: Nakarawa C: Iribaren

Man of the Match: Dave Kilcoyne

Referee: JP Doyle Asst Referees: Luke Pearce, Simon McConnell TMO: Rowan Kitt

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POOL 5Champions Cup Round 2 Pool 5

ScarletsSCARLETS 13 - 18 BATH RUGBYBath Rugby

Parc y Scarlets - Friday 20 October 2017
KO: 19:45 HT: 10-12 Att: 11,479

SCARLETS: Leigh Halfpenny, Johnny McNicholl, Jonathan Davies, Hadleigh Parkes, Steff Evans, Rhys Patchell, Gareth Davies, Wyn Jones, KEN OWENS (C), Samson Lee, Jake Ball, Lewis Rawlins, Aaron Shingler, Will Boyde, Tadhg Beirne BENCH: Ryan Elias, Dylan Evans, Werner Kruger, David Bulbring, Joshua Macleod, Jonathan Evans, Paul Asquith, Scott Williams

SCORERS T: Steffan Evans C: Halfpenny P: Halfpenny (2)

BATH: Anthony Watson, Semesa Rokoduguni, Jonathan Joseph, Max Clark, Aled Brew, Rhys Priestland, Kahn Fotuali'i, Beno Obano, Tom Dunn, Anthony Perenise, CHARLIE EWELS (C), Luke Charteris, Zach Mercer, Sam Underhill, Taulupe Faletau BENCH: Jack Walker, Nathan Catt, Scott Andrews, Elliott Stooke, Paul Grant, Darren Allinson, Josh Lewis, Matt Banahan

SCORERS P: Priestland (6)

Man of the Match: Rhys Priestland

Referee: Romain Poite Asst Referees: Pierre Brousset, Stéphane Boyer TMO: Eric Gauzins

 

Benetton TrevisoBENETTON RUGBY 29 - 30 RC TOULONToulon

Stadio Comunale di Monigo - Saturday 21 October 2017
KO: 16:15 HT: 14-13 Att: 5,000

BENETTON: Jayden Hayward, Angelo Esposito, Nacho Brex, Alberto Sgarbi, Luca Sperandio, Ian McKinley, Edoardo Gori, Federico Zani, Luca Bigi , Simone Ferrari, Marco Lazzaroni, DEAN BUDD (C), Nasi Manu, Braam Steyn, Robert Barbieri  BENCH: Tomas Baravalle, Cherif Traore, Tiziano Pasquali, Marco Fuser, Sebastian Negri, Tito Tebaldi, Francesco Minto, Tommaso Benvenuti

SCORERS T: Ignacio Brex, Gori C: McKinley (2) P: McKinley (5)

TOULON: Chris Ashton, Josua Tuisova, MATHIEU BASTAREAUD (C), Ma'a Nonu, Semi Radradra, Francois Trinh-Duc, Anthony Meric, Florian Fresia, Guilhem Guirado, Marcel Van Der Merwe, Swan Rebbadj, Juandré  Kruger, Juan Fernandez Lobbe, Rudy Gahetau, Facundo Isa  BENCH: Anthony Etrillard, Xavier Chiocci, Levan Chilachava, Mamuka Gorgodze, Anthony Belleau, Hugo Bonneval, Vincent Clerc, Jocelino Suta

SCORERS T: Radradra, Tuisova C: Trinh-Duc P: Trinh-Duc (6)

Man of the Match:  Braam Steyn

Referee: Matt Carley Asst Referees: Greg Macdonald, Roy Maybank TMO: David Grashoff

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EPCR Round 1

THERE were two crucial away wins in Round 1 as La Rochelle marked their debut in the competition with a spectacular bonus-point success over Harlequins at The Stoop, while holders Saracens sent out a warning by crushing Northampton Saints 57-13 at Franklin’s Gardens. Three clubs – La Rochelle, Saracens and Leinster Rugby – each have a maximum five points after Round 1. Four clubs have yet to register a point going into Round 2 – Wasps, Northampton Saints, Glasgow Warriors and Benetton Rugby.

"It was massive for us. Though we didn't play exceptionally well we showed toughness and were able to move the momentum of the game through smarter decisions in the second half. To get the win was nice," said Les Kiss, Ulster Director of Rugby following their 19-9 win over Dai Youngs’ Wasps.

Harlequins Director of Rugby, John Kingston rued his team’s 27-34 loss on home ground against La Rochelle who take pole position in Pool 1: "We've got to go up to the Ricoh now to play Wasps again and we'll be at it, don't you worry. La Rochelle took their chances, we didn't take our chances. Our effort and commitment was outstanding, but if you don't quite take those chances you'll come up short."

In Pool 2, Saracens secured the top position after smashing the Northampton Saints 57-13 in their heaviest home defeat in the European Cup. "That was definitely our best performance of the year. The group challenged themselves at half-time to maintain the intensity we had in the first half. You could see the evidence of that. None of us thought it was going to end up the way it did. I think when we play like that and we win the collisions like we did then your attack is made a lot easier," beamed Mark McCall, Saracens Director of Rugby post-match. Owen Farrell’s 17-point haul from seven conversions and a penalty against the Saints took him past 600 points for the competition; the 2017 EPCR European Player of the Year is now on 613 and in fifth place on the all-time scoring list. Saracens’ Liam Williams bagged two tries in the big win over Northampton and also topped the statistics charts in Round 1 for Metres (125) and Clean Breaks (6).

Also in Pool 2, Dan Biggar’s three conversions for the Ospreys at the Liberty Stadium moved him up to 503 European Cup points and to eighth place on the all-time scoring list. However, it was the visitors who took the winning 4 points with a 26-21 win over the Welsh in front of a home crowd, and Alivereti Raka’s opening try in ASM Clermont’s victory over the Ospreys was the club’s 300th in the European Cup.

"We gifted Clermont some early points with a lacklustre 10 minutes. After that we were positive and had numerous opportunities against a top-end team. But ultimately it has ended in disappointment for us, it is fine margins. We lost to Scarlets by a point. The rub of the green doesn't seem to be going our way, there are some big moments we've been on the wrong side of," claimed Steve Tandy, Ospreys Head Coach.

Pool 3 saw Leinster’s first try by Joey Carbery in the 24-17 bonus point win against Montpellier was the club’s 400th in the European Cup, while Nemani Nadolo was Round 1’s top carrier with 21. Leinster Head Coach, Leo Cullen was relieved with his side’s performance.

“Exhausted. It was pretty stressful watching at times, but we’re reasonably pleased with the overall outcome. It wasn’t pretty at times, but we knew it was going to be a huge challenge. For a lot of young guys to step in today, I thought they showed a lot of bravery, courage against some very big, physical individuals. They have a lot of power and quality throughout their team. We got a win and we can move on now.”

Exeter Chiefs deftly put away Glasgow Warriors 24-15 at Sixways, and the winning team’s Director of Rugby, Rob Baxter was pleased with the outcome:

“We put the boys under a fair bit of pressure all week, saying we wanted to be ourselves and we wanted to show our true qualities in this first round at home, which is something we have not always managed to do. We then went points down early on, and it was impressive we didn’t get dented by that, and were able to move through it, and I have got to give the players great credit for doing exactly what we asked them to do, which was stick at it and be Exeter. We have come away with four very important points and we have denied Glasgow anything, which is almost doubly important.”

Leone Nakarawa made a sensational 10 offloads during Racing 92’s 22-18 home win over Leicester Tigers in Pool 4. Leicester Tigers Head Coach Matt O'Connor was pleased his team di not come away entirely bereft of points.

"Leone Nakarawa got behind us and that was the difference. There's a lot of disappointment in the dressing room. But if we had come away empty-handed then it would have been a waste of an afternoon. Thankfully we got a game point out of it, you stay alive in the group, and we come back to Welford Road next week against Castres. We have got to put out another big performance then."

Simon Zebo’s try in Munster Rugby’s 17-17 draw at Castres was his 20th in the competition. Zebo is now second in the province’s try scoring charts behind the late Anthony Foley on 23.

In Pool 5, Bath nilled Benetton Rugby at The Rec, 23 points to the good, while former European champions, RC Toulon just kept a step ahead of the Scarlets with a very narrow 21020 win at the Stade Félix Mayol. Scarlets centre, Scott Williams regretted his team’s lack of fire in the early stages:

"We knew we were good enough to come out here and win, and we spoke all week about that first 20 minutes. They were going to come out at us hard like they did last year and we just can't give them a 15-point head start. We did well to come back in the second half and go into the lead but we were disappointed at the end not to see the game out."

RESULTS

POOL 1Champions Cup Round 1 Pool 1

Ulster RugbyULSTER RUGBY 19 - 9 WASPSWasps

Kingspan Stadium - Friday 13 October 2017
KO: 19:45 HT: 3-6 Att: 15,291

 

ULSTER: Charles Piutau, Louis Ludik, Luke Marshall, Stuart McCloskey, Jacob Stockdale, Christian Leali'ifano, John Cooney, Kyle McCall, Rob Herring, Wiehahn Herbst, Kieran Treadwell, IAIN HENDERSON (C), Robbie Diack, Sean Reidy, Jean Deysel BENCH: John Andrew, Callum Black, Rodney Ah You, Matt Rea, Clive Ross, Paul Marshall, Peter Nelson, Tommy Bowe

SCORERS T: Stockdale, McCloskey P: Cooney, Leali'ifano (2)

WASPS: Willie Le Roux, Christian Wade, Elliot Daly, Brendan Macken, Josh Bassett, Jimmy Gopperth, Dan Robson, Matt Mullan, Tom Cruse, Jake Cooper-Woolley, JOE LAUNCHBURY (C), Will Rowlands, James Haskell, Thomas Young, Nathan Hughes BENCH: Ashley Johnson, Simon McIntyre, Marty Moore, James Gaskell, Jack Willis, Joe Simpson, Rob Miller, Marcus Watson

SCORERS P: Daly, Gopperth (2) Yellow Card Bassett

Referee: Ben Whitehouse Asst Referees: Rhys Thomas, Wayne Davies TMO: Jonathan Mason

 

HarlequinsHARLEQUINS 27 - 34 LA ROCHELLELa Rochelle

The Twickenham Stoop - Saturday 14 October 2017
KO: 17:30 HT: 17-24 Att: 11,705

 

HARLEQUINS: Mike Brown, Marland Yarde, Joe Marchant, Jamie Roberts, Tim Visser, Marcus Smith, Danny Care, Joe Marler, Dave Ward, Will Collier, Charlie Matthews, JAMES HORWILL (C), Ben Glynn, Chris Robshaw, Mat Luamanu BENCH: Elia Elia, Mark Lambert, Phil Swainston, George Merrick, Archie White, Dave Lewis, Tim Swiel, Francis Saili

SCORERS T: Matthews, Marchant, Collier C: Smith (3) P: Smith (2)

LA ROCHELLE: Kini Murimurivalu, Vincent Rattez, Paul Jordaan, Geoffrey Doumayrou, Jérémy Sinzelle, Ryan Lamb, Alexi Bales, Dany Priso, Hikairo Forbes, Uini Atonio, JASON EATON (C), Jone Qovu Nailiko, Kevin Gourdon, Zeno Kieft, Victor Vito BENCH: Pierre Bourgarit, Mike Corbel, Vincent Pelo, Gregory Lamboley, Afa Amosa, Jean-Victor Goillot, Pierre Aguillon, Gabriel Lacroix

SCORERS T: Forbes, Doumayrou (2), Priso C: Lamb (4) P: Lamb (2) Yellow Card Gourdon

Referee: Marius Mitrea Asst Referees: Andrea Piardi Asst Referees: Simone Boaretto TMO: Stefano Penne

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POOL 2Champions Cup Round 1 Pool 2

Northampton SaintsNORTHAMPTON SAINTS 13 - 57 SARACENSSaracens

Franklin's Gardens - Sunday 15 October 2017
KO: 17:30 HT: 6-29 Att: 13,320

 

SAINTS: Ahsee Tuala, George North, Luther Burrell, Piers Francis, Ben Foden, Steve Myler, Cobus Reinach, Alex Waller, DYLAN HARTLEY (C), Kieran Brookes, Michael Paterson, David Ribbans, Courtney Lawes, Jamie Gibson, Teimana Harrison BENCH: Mikey Haywood, Francois van Wyk, Jamal Ford-Robinson, Api Ratuniyarawa, Tom Wood, Nic Groom, Harry Mallinder, Tom Collins

SCORERS T: Haywood C: Mallinder P: Myler (2) Yellow Card Ribbans

SARACENS: Alex Goode, Liam Williams, Marcelo Bosch, BRAD BARRITT (C), Chris Wyles, Owen Farrell, Richard Wigglesworth, Mako Vunipola, Jamie George, Vincent Koch, Nick Isiekwe, George Kruis, Maro Itoje, Calum Clark, Jackson Wray BENCH: Schalk Brits, Richard Barrington, Juan Figallo, Dom Day, Schalk Burger, Ben Spencer, Alex Lozowski, Duncan Taylor

SCORERS T: Williams (2), Barritt, Clark, Koch, Vunipola, Lozowski, Spencer C: Farrell (7) P: Farrell

Referee: Pascal Gaüzère Asst Referees: Cyril Lafon, Jean-Luc Rebollal TMO: Eric Gauzins

 

OspreysOSPREYS 21 - 26 ASM CLERMONT AUVERGNEASM Clermont Auvergne

Liberty Stadium - Sunday 15 October 2017
KO: 17:30 HT: 7-20 Att: 7,458

OSPREYS: Daniel Evans, Keelan Giles, Kieron Fonotia, Owen Watkin, Cory Allen, Dan Biggar, Rhys Webb, Nicky Smith, Scott Otten, Dmitri Arhip, Bradley Davies, ALUN WYN JONES (C), Dan Lydiate, Justin Tipuric, Dan Baker BENCH: Sam Parry, Paul James, Ma'afu Fia, Lloyd Ashley, Olly Cracknell, Thomas Habberfield, Sam Davies, James Hook

SCORERS T: Webb, Evans (2) C: Biggar (3)

CLERMONT: Scott Spedding, David Strettle, Damian Penaud, Remi Lamerat, Alivereti Raka, Camille Lopez, MORGAN PARRA (C), Raphael Chaume, Benjamin Kayser, Rabah Slimani, Paul Jedrasiak, Sébastien Vahaamahina, Judicaël Cancoriet, Alexandre Lapandry, Fritz Lee BENCH: Yohan Beheregaray, Etienne Falgoux, Aaron Jarvis, Sitaleki Timani, Peceli Yato, Greig Laidlaw, Pato Fernandez, Peter Betham

SCORERS T: Raka, Spedding C: Parra (2) P: Parra (3), Spedding Yellow Card Strettle

Referee: Andrew Brace, Asst Referees: Nigel Correll, Mark Patton TMO: Simon McDowell

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POOL 3Champions Cup Round 1 Pool 3

Leinster RugbyLEINSTER RUGBY 24 - 17 MONTPELLIERMontpellier

RDS Arena - Saturday 14 October 2017
KO: 13:00 HT: 12-7 Att: 15,995

 

LEINSTER: Joey Carbery, Adam Byrne, Robbie Henshaw, ISA NACEWA (C), Barry Daly, Ross Byrne, Luke McGrath, Jack McGrath, James Tracy, Tadhg Furlong, Devin Toner, Scott Fardy, Rhys Ruddock, Josh van der Flier, Jack Conan BENCH: Sean Cronin, Cian Healy, Michael Bent, Ross Molony, Jordi Murphy, Jamison Gibson-Park, Noel Reid, Fergus McFadden

SCORERS T: Carbery, van der Flier, Henshaw, Daly C: Nacewa, Ross Byrne Yellow Card Adam Byrne

MONTPELLIER: Jesse Mogg, Benjamin Fall, Joseph Tomane, Frans Steyn, Nemani Nadolo, Thomas Darmon, Ruan Pienaar, Mikheil Nariashvili, Bismarck Du Plessis, Antoine Guillamon, Jacques Du Plessis, Nico Janse van Rensburg, Kelian Galletier, Yacouba Camara, LOUIS PICAMOLES (C) BENCH: Romain Ruffenach, Yvan Watremez, Davit Kubriashvili, Julien Delannoy, Wiaan Liebenberg, Benoit Paillaugue, Timoci Nagusa, Joffrey Michel

SCORERS T: Nadolo (2) C: Pienaar (2) P: Pienaar

Referee: Wayne Barnes Asst Referees: JP Doyle, Paul Dix TMO: Graham Hughes

 

Exeter ChiefsEXETER CHIEFS 24 - 15 GLASGOW Glasgow Warriors

Sandy Park - Saturday 14 October 2017
KO: 19:45 HT: 14-10 Att: 10,672

 

CHIEFS: Phil Dollman, Lachlan Turner, Henry Slade, Ian Whitten, Olly Woodburn, Gareth Steenson, Nic White, Ben Moon, JACK YEANDLE (C), Harry Williams, Mitch Lees, Jonny Hill, Don Armand, Julian Salvi, Sam Simmonds BENCH: Elvis Taione, Carl Rimmer, Tom Francis, Ollie Atkins, Tom Waldrom, Stu Townsend, Tom Gilbert-Hendrickson, James Short

SCORERS T: Williams, Hill, Simmonds C: Steenson (3)

WARRIORS: Ruaridh Jackson, Tommy Seymour, Nick Grigg, Peter Horne, Lee Jones, Finn Russell, Ali Price, Jamie Bhatti, Fraser Brown, Zander Fagerson, Tim Swinson, Jonny Gray, RYAN WILSON (C), Callum Gibbins, Adam Ashe BENCH: George Turner, Alex Allan, D'Arcy Rae, Scott Cummings, Robert Harley, Henry Pyrgos, Samuel Johnson, Niko Matawalu

SCORERS T: Seymour, Jones C: Russell P: Russell

Referee: Alexandre Ruiz Asst Referees: Thomas Charabas, Laurent Cardona TMO: Philippe Bonhoure

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POOL 4Champions Cup Round 1 Pool 4

Racing 92RACING 92 22 - 18 LEICESTER TIGERSLeicester Tigers

Stade Yves-Du-Manoir - Saturday 14 October 2017
KO: 16:15 HT: 19-15 Att: 9,333

 

RACING: Juan Imhoff, Teddy Thomas, Virimi Vakatawa, Henry Chavancy, Joe Rokocoko, Remi Tales, Teddy Iribaren, Viliamu Afatia, DIMITRI SZARZEWSKI (C), Census Johnston, Bernard Le Roux, Leone Nakarawa, Wenceslas Lauret, Baptiste Chouzenoux, Yannick Nyanga BENCH: Camille Chat, Eddy Ben Arous, Cedate Gomes Sa, Manuel Carizza, Edwin Maka, Maxime Machenaud, Patrick LAMBIE, Anthony Tuitavke

SCORERS T: Nakarawa, le Roux, Thomas C: Iribaren (2) P: Machenaud Yellow Card Vakatawa

TIGERS: Telusa Veainu, Nick Malouf, Matt Smith, Matt Toomua, Jonny May, George Ford, Ben Youngs, Ellis Genge, TOM YOUNGS (C), Dan Cole, Dom Barrow, Graham Kitchener, Mike Williams, Luke Hamilton, Sione Kalamafoni BENCH: George McGuigan, Greg Bateman, Pat Cilliers, Dan Tuohy, Brendon O'Connor, Benjamin White, Joe Ford, Matthew Tait

SCORERS T: Hamilton, May C: George Ford P: George Ford (2)

Referee: John Lacey Asst Referees: Stuart Gaffikin, Paul Haycock, TMO: Peter Fitzgibbon

 

Castres OlympiqueCASTRES OLYMPIQUE 17 - 17 MUNSTER RUGBYMunster Rugby

Stade Pierre Antoine - Sunday 15 October 2017
KO: 14:00 HT: 14-10 Att: 9,577

 

CASTRES: Julien Dumora, Taylor Paris, Afusipa Taumoepeau, Robert Ebersohn, David Smith, Benjamin Urdapilleta, Rory Kockott, Antoine Tichit, Jody Jenneker, Daniel Kotze, Loic Jacquet, RODRIGO CAPO ORTEGA (C), Yannick Caballero, Steve Mafi, Maama Vaipulu BENCH: Marc-Antoine Rallier, Mihaïta Lazar, Damien Tussac, Christophe Samson, Anthony Jelonch, Ludovic Radosavljevic, Florian Vialelle, Armand Batlle

SCORERS T: Ebersohn, Dumora C: Urdapilleta (2) P: Urdapilleta Yellow Card Ebersohn

MUNSTER: Simon Zebo, Darren Sweetnam, Chris Farrell, Rory Scannell, Keith Earls, Tyler Bleyendaal, Conor Murray, Dave Kilcoyne, Niall Scannell, Stephen Archer, Mark Flanagan, Billy Holland, PETER O'MAHONY (C), Tommy O'Donnell, CJ Stander BENCH: Rhys Marshall, Liam O'Connor, John Ryan, Robin Copeland, Jack O'Donoghue, Duncan Williams, Ian Keatley, Andrew Conway

SCORERS T: Zebo, Kilcoyne C: Bleyendaal (2) P: Bleyendaal Yellow Card Murray

Referee: Matt Carley Asst Referees: Tim Wigglesworth, Steve Lee TMO: Sean Davey

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POOL 5Champions Cup Round 1 Pool 5

Bath RugbyBATH RUGBY 23 - 0 BENETTON RUGBYBenetton Treviso

The Recreation Ground - Saturday 14 October 2017
KO: 17:30 HT: 13-0 Att: 13,160

 

BATH: Anthony Watson, Semesa Rokoduguni, Jonathan Joseph, Max Clark, Aled Brew, Josh Lewis, Chris Cook, Nick Auterac, Tom Dunn, Anthony Perenise, CHARLIE EWELS (C), Luke Charteris, Zach Mercer, Sam Underhill, Taulupe Faletau BENCH: Nathan Charles, Beno Obano, Scott Andrews, James Phillips, Francois Louw, Kahn Fotuali'i, Jack Wilson, Darren Allinson

SCORERS T: Mercer, Brew C: Lewis (2) P: Lewis (3) Yellow Card Auterac, Dunn

TREVISO: Luca Sperandio, Angelo Esposito, Nacho Brex, ALBERTO SGARBI (C), Tommaso Benvenuti, Ian McKinley, Giorgio Bronzini, Federico Zani, Luca Bigi, Simone Ferrari, Marco Fuser, Federico Ruzza, Seb Negri Da Oleggio, Francesco Minto, Robert Barbieri BENCH: Tomas Baravalle, Cherif Traore, Tiziano Pasquali, Marco Lazzaroni, Nasi Manu, Edoardo Gori, Tito Tebaldi, Andrea Bronzini

SCORERS Yellow Card Fuser

Referee: Mike Adamson Asst Referees: Nigel Owens, Sam Grove-White TMO: Neil Hennessy

 

ToulonRC TOULON 21 - 20 SCARLETSScarlets

Stade Félix Mayol - Sunday 15 October 2017
KO: 16:15 HT: 18-3 Att: 13,882

 

TOULON: Hugo Bonneval, Josua Tuisova, MATHIEU BASTAREAUD (C), Ma'a Nonu, Chris Ashton, Anthony Belleau, Eric Escande, Florian Fresia, Guilhem Guirado, Marcel Van Der Merwe, Swan Rebbadj, Mamuka Gorgodze, Juan Fernandez Lobbe, Facundo Isa, Raphael Lakafia BENCH: Anthony Etrillard, Xavier Chiocci, Levan Chilachava, Rudy Gahetau, Semi Radradra, Francois Trinh-Duc, Sebastien Tillous-Borde, Juandré Kruger

SCORERS T: Escande, Guirado C: Belleau P: Belleau (2), Trinh-Duc Yellow Card Bonneval

SCARLETS: Leigh Halfpenny, Johnny McNicholl, Jonathan Davies, SCOTT WILLIAMS (C), Steff Evans, Rhys Patchell, Aled Davies, Wyn Jones, Ryan Elias, Samson Lee, Jake Ball, Lewis Rawlins, Aaron Shingler, Will Boyde, Tadhg Beirne BENCH: Ken Owens, Dylan Evans, Werner Kruger, David Bulbring, Joshua Macleod, Gareth Davies, Paul Asquith, Hadleigh Parkes

SCORERS T: McNicholl, Halfpenny C: Halfpenny (2) P: Halfpenny (2) Yellow Card Beirne

Referee: Luke Pearce Asst Referees: Jack Makepeace, Nigel Carrick TMO: Rowan Kitt

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Pools

ER Champions Cup Pool Draw 2017 18

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Launch

PREMIERSHIP LAUNCH - COVENTRY

PRO12 LAUNCH - DUBLIN

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Schedule

POOL STAGE DATES
Round 1: 12/13/14/15 October
Round 2: 19/20/21/22 October
Round 3: 7/8/9/10 December
Round 4: 14/15/16/17 December
Round 5: 11/12/13/14 January 2018
Round 6: 18/19/20/21 January 2018

QUARTER-FINALS
29/30/31 March - 1 April 2018

SEMI-FINALS
20/21/22 April 2018

CHALLENGE CUP FINAL
Friday 11 May 2018 San Mamés Stadium, Bilbao

CHAMPIONS CUP FINAL
Saturday 12 May 2018 San Mamés Stadium, Bilbao

European Rugby Finals Bilbao 2018

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