Exiles in nine-try romp
Sat, 12 Oct 2013 07:30
All Friday's scores and scorers
London Irish ran in nine tries to get their Challenge Cup Pool Five campaign off to a runaway start, beating I Cavalieri Prato 60-11.
They had the bonus point in the bag before half-time and will look to build on this big win in Portugal next weekend when they travel to face Lusitanos XV.
Hooker Jimmy Stevens started the rout with the first try and he inspired new flyhalf Myles Dorrian to show what he can do with a wonderful solo effort for the second.
By the end of a highly successful match, Dorrian had collected 18 points.
Another of the Exiles' off-season recruits, this time former Scarlets wing Andrew Fenby, was the third try scorer and Samoan international Sailosi Tagicakibau picked up the bonus point score two minutes from the interval.
There were five more tries in the second half as the crowd got their money's worth. A debut try from centre Fergus Mulchrone's kick-started the second half scoring and two more tries flowed shortly after Prato's lock Filippo Gerosa was sent to the sin-bin.
Alex Lewington and a second from Mulchrone ensured Irish took full advantage of their superior numbers and then scrum half Darren Allison got in on the act.
Prato at least had a late consolation try to celebrate from replacement prop Nicolas De Gregori, but the home side had the last laugh when tight head prop Leo Halavatau completed the scoring with a close range try.
* In the other Friday game Newport Gwent Dragons had the try bonus-point wrapped up after half an hour despite not playing to the best of their ability against their lowly Italian visitors.
The Dragons recorded a 50-8 rout of Mogliano.
Home tries were scored by Ross Wardle, Nahuel Chaparro, Jonathan Evans, Will Harries (2), Ieuan Jones and Adam Hughes while Kris Burton kicked fifteen points against his countrymen.
All Friday's scores and scorers
Newport Gwent Dragons 50-8 Mogliano
For Newport Gwent Dragons:
Tries: Wardle, Chaparro, J Evans, Harries 2, I Jones, Hughes
Cons: Burton 6
Yellow cards: Nic Cudd (Newport Gwent Dragons, 42), Enrico Endrizzi (Mogliano, 46), Adam Jones (Newport Gwent Dragons, 69)
Newport Gwent Dragons: 15 Hallam Amos, 14 Will Harries, 13 Adam Hughes, 12 Ross Wardle, 11 Tom Prydie, 10 Kristopher Burton, 9 Jonathan Evans, 8 Toby Faletau, 7 Nic Cudd, 6 Ieuan Jones, 5 Robert Sidoli (captain), 4 Matthew Screech, 3 Nahuel Chaparro, 2 Sam Parry, 1 Owen Evans.
Replacements: 16 Elliot Dee, 17 Phil Price, 18 Dan Way, 19 Netani Talei, 20 Adam Jones, 21 Wayne Evans, 22 Jason Tovey, 23 Lewis Robling.
Mogliano: 15 Nicolo Fadalti, 14 Alberto Zorzi, 13 Giovanni Benvenuti, 12 Tommaso Boni, 11 Filippo Guarducci, 10 Edoardo Padovani, 9 Enrico Endrizzi, 8 Thorleif Halvorsen, 7 Andrea Ceccato (captain), 6 Meyer Swanepoel, 5 Jacopo Bocchi, 4 Federico Maso, 3 Alessio Ceglie, 2 Ornel Gega, 1 Agustin Costa Repetto.
Replacements: 16 Ivan Gianesini, 17 Simone Ferrari, 18 Massimiliano Ravalle, 19 Marco Lazzaroni, 20 Andrea Trotta, 21 Antonio Giabardo, 22 Matt Cornwell, 23 Enrico Ceccato.
Referee: David Wilkinson (Ireland)
Assistant referees: Michael Black (Ireland), Dave O'Flynn (Ireland)
London Irish 60-11 I Cavalieri Prato
For London Irish:
Tries: Stevens, Dorrian, Fenby, Tagicakibau, Mulchrone 2, Lewington, Allinson, Halavatau
Cons: Dorrian 5, Allinson
For I Cavalieri Prato:
Try: De Gregori
Pens: Browne 2
Yellow cards: Filippo Gerosa (I Cavalieri Prato, 54), Leo Halavatau (London Irish, 62)
London Irish: 15 Alex Lewington, 14 Tom Fowlie, 13 Fergus Mulchrone, 12 Sailosi Tagicakibau, 11 Andrew Fenby, 10 Myles Dorrian, 9 Darren Allinson, 8 Blair Cowan, 7 Jebb Sinclair, 6 Declan Danaher (captain), 5 Bryn Evans, 4 Nick Rouse, 3 Jamie Hagan, 2 Jimmy Stevens, 1 John Yapp.
Replacements: 16 Richard Palframan, 17 Johnny Harris, 18 Leo Halavatau, 19 George Skivington, 20 Ofisa Treviranus, 21 Topsy Ojo, 22 Shane Geraghty, 23 Tomas O'Leary.
I Cavalieri Prato: 15 Toby Browne, 14 Matte Falsaperla, 13 Denis Majstorovic, 12 Gabriele Manganiello, 11 Abou Souare, 10 Jacopo Zucconi, 9 Pino Patelli (captain), 8 Gabriele Cicchinelli, 7 Diego Delnevo, 6 Alfonso Damiani, 5 Filippo Gerosa, 4 Alessandro Boscolo, 3 Rudy Biancotti, 2 Andrea Lupetti, 1 Robi Tenga.
Replacements: 16 Lorenzo Giovanchelli, 17 Cherif Traore, 18 Nicolas De Gregori, 19 Alberto Saccardo, 20 Leonardo Della Ratta, 21 Alessandro Lunardi, 22 Ivan Crestini, 23 Ale Devodier.
Referee: Vlad Iordescu (Romania)
Assistant referees: Cristian Raduta (Romania), Radu Petrescu (Romania)
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