Gloucester, Cardiff put down big markers

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 22:11
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EURO CHALLENGE CUP WRAP: Cardiff Blues and Gloucester were among the big winners as Round Two got underway.

Gloucester smashed Agen 61-16, while Cardiff squeezed past Toulouse 17-15.

Gloucester scored nine tries as they got back to winning ways in blustery conditions at Kingsholm Stadium.

The home side scored their first try, after four minutes - when Ben Vellacott weaved his way past two Agen defenders to score in the corner.

The hosts then added three further tries before the break through Henry Trinder, Ben Morgan and Tom Savage to put themselves in front by 19 at the interval.

Henry Purdy and Owen Williams scored early in the second half before Vellacott got his second.

Richard Hibbard and Jake Polledri made it tries eight and nine for Gloucester, but not before Branden Holder went over for Agen to give the score a more respectable look.

Cardiff Blues claimed a famous victory at the home of four-time European champions Toulouse - as tries from Nick Williams and Macauley Cook gave them a dramatic 17-15 success.

In the process Wales' capital region made it back-to-back wins in the Challenge Cup, but this individual result must go down as one of the best in the Blues' recent history.

Scores and scorers:

Lyon (FRA) 27 Sale (ENG) 24

The scorers:

For Lyon:
Tries:
Armitage, Gill, Belan
Cons: Beauxis, Michalak 2
Pens: Beauxis, Michalak

For Sale:
Tries:
Solomona, James
Cons: De Klerk 3
Pen: De Klerk

Teams:

Lyon: 15 Delon Armitage, 14 Jone Tuva, 13 Theo Belan, 12 Adrien Seguret, 11 Alexis Palisson, 10 Lionel Beauxis, 9 Jonathan Pelissie, 8 Tai Tuifua, 7 Liam Gill, 6 Julien Puricelli, 5 Etienne Oosthuizen, 4 Felix Lambey, 3 Guram Papidze, 2 Virgile Lacombe, 1 Alexandre Menini.
Replacements: 16 Deon Fourie, 17 Tornike Mataradze, 18 Hamza Kaabèche, 19 Hendrik Roodt, 20 Virgile Bruni, 21 Thibaut Regard, 22 Rudi Wulf, 23 Frederic Michalak.

Sale Sharks: 15 Mike Haley, 14 Denny Solomona, 13 Sam James, 12 Mark Jennings, 11 Josh Charnley, 10 James O’Connor, 9 Francois de Klerk (captain), 8 Sam Moore, 7 Ben Curry, 6 Cameron Neild, 5 Andrei Ostrikov, 4 Bryn Evans, 3 Willgriff John, 2 Rob Webber, 1 Ross Harrison.
Replacements: 16 Marc Jones, 17 James Flynn, 18 Alex Tarus, 19 George Nott, 20 Laurence Pearce, 21 David Seymour, 22 Will Cliff, 23 Arron Reed.

Referee: Mike Adamson (Scotland)
Assistant referees: Lloyd Linton (Scotland), David Sutherland (Scotland)

Toulouse (FRA) 15 Cardiff Blues (WAL) 17

The scorers:

For Toulouse:
Tries:
Ntamack, Dupont
Con: Ntamack
Pen: Ntamack

For Cardiff:
Tries:
Williams, Cook
Cons: Evans 2
Pen: Evans

Teams:

Toulouse: 15 Maxime Médard, 14 Wandile Mjekevu, 13 Jarrod Poi, 12 Gael Fickou, 11 Sofiane Guitoune, 10 Jean-Marc Doussain, 9 Antoine Dupont, 8 Gillian Galan, 7 Francois Cros, 6 Semi Kunatani, 5 Yoann Maestri, 4 Piula Faasalele, 3 Dorian Aldegheri, 2 Leonardo Ghiraldini, 1 Rodrigue Neti.
Replacements: 16 David Roumieu, 17 Clément Castets, 18 Maks Van Dyk, 19 Florian Verhaeghe, 20 Rynhardt Elstadt, 21 Sébastien Bézy, 22 Romain Ntamack, 23 Lucas Tauzin.

Cardiff Blues: 15 Matthew Morgan, 14 Alex Cuthbert, 13 Rey Lee-Lo, 12 Garyn Smith, 11 Blaine Scully, 10 Jarrod Evans, 9 Tomos Williams, 8 Nick Williams, 7 Josh Navidi, 6 Macauley Cook, 5 Damian Welch, 4 James Down, 3 Taufa’ao Filise, 2 Kristian Dacey (captain), 1 Corey Domachowski.
Replacements: 16 Ethan Lewis, 17 Brad Thyer, 18 Dillon Lewis, 19 Seb Davies, 20 Olly Robinson, 21 Lloyd Williams, 22 Steve Shingler, 23 Willis Halaholo.

Referee: Tom Foley (England)
Assistant referees: Christophe Ridley (England), Dean Richards (England)

Brive (FRA) 38 Oyonnax (FRA) 13

The scorers:

For Brive:
Tries:
Hauman, Jourdain, Laranjeira, Mignardi
Cons: Germain 4, Laranjeira
Pen: Germain

For Oyonnax:
Tries:
Fuertes, Seuteni
Pen: Audy

Teams:

Brive: 15 Gaetan Germain, 14 Benito Masilevu, 13 Felix Le Bourhis, 12 Benjamin Petre, 11 Franck Romanet, 10 Thomas Laranjeira, 9 Florian Cazenave, 8 Petrus Hauman, 7 Fabien Sanconnie, 6 Péniami Narisia, 5 Jan Uys, 4 Julien Le Devedec, 3 Damien Jourdain, 2 Thomas Acquier, 1 Na'ama Leleimalefaga.
Replacements: 16 Mike Tadjer, 17 Julien Brugnaut, 18 Soso Bekoshvili, 19 James Johnston, 20 Dominiko Waqaniborutu, 21 Samuel Marques, 22 Arnaud Mignardi, 23 Benjamin Lapeyre.

Oyonnax: 15 Silvere Tian, 14 Daniel Ikpefan, 13 Ulupano Seuteni, 12 Roimata Hansell-Pune, 11 Axel Muller, 10 Anthony Fuertes, 9 Julien Audy, 8 Maurie Fa'asavalu, 7 Shay Kerry, 6 Luc Barba, 5 Simon Christian Njewel, 4 Manuel Leindekar Virginio, 3 Kevin Buys, 2 Hika Elliot, 1 Khatchik Vartanov.
Replacements: 16 Benjamin Geledan, 17 Giorgi Vepkhvadze, 18 Pietro Ceccarelli, 19 Geoffrey Fabbri, 20 James Hall, 21 Jose Lima, 22 Bilel Taieb, 23 Kilian Bendjaballah.

Referee: David Wilkinson (Ireland)
Assistant referees: Stuart Gaffikin (Ireland), Dermot Blake (Ireland)

Gloucester (ENG) 61 Agen (FRA) 16

The scorers:

For Gloucester:
Tries:
Vellacott 2, Trinder, Morgan, Savage, Purdy, Williams, Hibbard, Polledri
Cons: Burns 6, Williams 2

For Agen:
Try:
Holder
Con: Russell
Pens: Verdu 3

Teans:

Gloucester: 15 Jason Woodward, 14 Henry Purdy, 13 Henry Trinder, 12 Owen Williams, 11 David Halaifonua, 10 Billy Burns, 9 Ben Vellacott, 8 Ben Morgan, 7 Lewis Ludlow, 6 Jake Polledri, 5 Charlie Beckett, 4 Tom Savage (captain), 3 Gareth Denman, 2 James Hanson, 1 Josh Hohneck.
Replacements: 16 Richard Hibbard, 17 Cameron Orr, 18 John Afoa, 19 Freddie Clarke, 20 Jacob Rowan, 21 Willi Heinz, 22 Billy Twelvetrees, 23 Callum Braley.

Agen: 15 Loris Tolot, 14 Lucas Tolot, 13 Alban Conduche, 12 Ryan Dubois, 11 Branden Holder, 10 Jérémy Russell, 9 Hugo Verdu, 8 Léo Ghirard, 7 Yoan Tanga, 6 Jessy Jegerlhener, 5 Corentin Braendlin, 4 Christiaan Van der Merwe, 3 Kamaliele Tufele, 2 Clément Martinez, 1 Meddih Ahaouche.
Replacements: 16 Jordan Peyri, 17 Oliver Butler, 18 Corentin Chabeaudie, 19 Cédric Touchkaieff, 20 Pierre Fouyssac, 21 Florian Lanave, 22 Clément Farah, 23 Valentin Saurs.

Referee: Dan Jones (Wales)
Assistant referees: Gareth John (Wales) Kelvin Shorte (Wales)
TMO: Jon Mason (Wales)

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