Tuesday, April 2, 2019

European Professional Club Rugby - Champions Cup Quarterfinals


European Professional Club Rugby Champions Cup
Quarterfinals By the Numbers

3              point second stanza insufficient to hold a 3-point advantage and Edinburgh the only home team to lose on the weekend at Murrayfield, 13-17, to Munster;

7              try Saracens reduced Glasgow at Barnet Copthall, 56-27, sans starting 10, Owen Farrell, who was ably stood-in for by Alex Lozowski, who drove 21 true the sticks on 6-and-3 off the tee; doubles for Sarries flyer, David Strettle, and also the Corsairs 15, Liam Williams; Barnet Copthall gets another shot at hosting in a semifinal basher v Munster on Saturday, 4.20;

3              the measure of separation after ’80 in Dublin as the unrelated Byrnes Boys, Adam and Ross, related all Leinster points as Sexton stand-in/standoff, Ross, got the triple on 1 conversion, 3 penalties and 1 try, including the winning three-pointer at ’71, while non-brother, the flying Adam, got the other grounding and 21 for the home team against 18 for a valiant Ulster was the record and Leinster will host a semifinal cracker v Toulouse on Sunday 4.21;

1              the difference after ’80 in Paris as Toulouse made 15 points on 2 trys 1 penalty and 1 conversion while Racing 92 suffered 2, 10-minute seats, but Racing could count no more than 11 in the 58 minutes of one-upmanship due le carton rouge awarded visitors 10, Zach Holmes, in the 28th minute; thus a 22-21 result for the Top14 topboys; number 2, Camille chat got the grounding at ’73 to draw within 1, but the conversion attempt fell incomplete and guerriers de la route move on the their next form.



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