Sunday, October 14, 2018


European Professional Club Rugby – Champions Cup: Round 1, BtN

8             groundings for Leinster as they opened their EPCR Champions Cup title defense at Royal Dublin Society on Lansdowne Road with a hiding of Wasps; 14-3 at the midpoint but thereon the onslaught occurred and 52-3 the      record; double for 9, Liam McGrath and James Lowe, the flying Kiwi, while Ireland 10, Johnny Sexton, got 10 on 5 conversions;

15           for home 10, Freddie Burns on 1 try, 2 conversions and 2 penalties in a losing Bath effort at the Rec, 20-22 for traveling Toulouse; double for visitors 13, Sofi Guitoune;

6             only the measure of difference at the end of 80 in Montpellier as home team held off a determined Edinburgh, 21-15 at the Altrad;

10           for everyone at the end of the bruiser in Sandy Park; Chiefs had the lead after 40, 10-3, but a CJ Stander grounding converted by 10, Joey Carberry, and Munster left town with an important road deuce;

14           the gap at Ravenhill end of day and Ulster turned back Leicester, 24-10;

14           also for Gloucester 10, Danny Cipriani, on 4-and-1 from his toe, and Cherry-and-Whites got their EPCR campaign off in the right direction with the 19-14 win over Castres at Kingsholm;

1             the difference ‘tween Racing 92 and Scarlets at Parc y Scarlets and visitors claimed victory by virtue of a second stanza penalty try, 14-13;

1             too, the margin twixt Toulon and New Castle Falcons in the Felix Mayol as visitors recorded a most famous win, 26-25, benefitting from 14 off the foot of flyhalf Joel Hodgson on 4 ps a 1 c;

20          points the haul for traveling Blues 15, Gareth Steenson, an NZ native who has waved an impressive arm regards selection for the Welsh pool, and Lyon fell to 21-30 defeat at Matmut;

8             for Saracens 10, Owen Farrell, on 2 ps and the conversion of flanker Mike Rhodes’ 12th minute grounding and Sarries got 4 points at Scotstoun, 13-3, past Glasgow

upcomes next weekend
Friday, October 19:
   Leicester Tigers (0) v (1) Scarlets at Welford Road: battle up!

Saturday, October 20:
   Castres (1) v (2) Exeter at Stade Pierre Fabre: one cracker with all the trimmings!
   Munster (2) v (4) Gloucester at Thomond Park: Cherries leading group just now...
   Wasps (0) v (1) Bath at Ricoh: each yet trying to figure what happened on the weekend; looking to redress those deficits, they'll be working the blinder today;
   Edinburgh (1) v (1) Toulon at Murrayfield: homeboys could very well be the favorite now;
   Racing (4) v (4) Ulster at Paris La Defense Arena: for 1st place in the group;
   Saracens (4) v (0) Lyon in Allianz Park at Barnet Copthall: homeys want 5 here;

Sunday, October 21:
   Newcastle Falcons (4) v (4) Montpellier at Kingston Park: wotcher, wotcher for headboy in the pool;
   Toulouse (4) v (5) Leinster at Ernest Wallon: Match of Weekend
   Cardiff (4) v (0) Glasgow  at the Arms Park: visitors could very well see their campaign unravel here, early; resurgent Blues impress

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