This Saturday the first date of the Champions Cup with three games that featured two Argentines. Sergio parisse put together a great play and Ramiro Moyano scored the try for Toulon who beat Comes out by 26 to 14. Clermont surprised and thrashed Bristol board visitor and Scarlets won a valuable triumph on his excursion to Bath. On Friday, with a try of Santiago Lamb and with Guido petti as holder, Bordeaux he won as a visitor to Northampton, while Toulouse did the same before Ulster.
BRISTOL 38-51 CLERMONT (Saturday)
It flourished in someone else’s rodeo and with seven tries he brought a great victory against the Bears who returned to the big rugby scene after 12 years but could not make their footing in the match. The Ashton Gate witnessed a sovereign performance of the yellow submarine filled the ingoal with tries with Kotaro Matsushima at the head of 3 conquests. They were followed by Apisai Naqalevu, Damian Penaud (2) and Fritz Lee. Camile López was in charge of 5 conversions and 2 penalties. For the locals, Max Malins, Bryan Byrne, Harry Randall, Ioan Lloyd and Siale Piutau arrived.
TOULON 26-14 SALE (Saturday)
He won it from end to end, he relaxed in the last minutes and only then Sale was able to accommodate and decorate the result a little more in a triumph that for the French was never in doubt. In the first half he armed himself with patience to break the tough English defense, however, an inspiration from the opening Louis Carbonel who broke lines with a hat, paved the way for Gabin Villiere to the ingoal. In the complement Ramiro Moyano (starter) made his return with a try. Sergio Parisse gave him a basketball assist and the man from Tucumán scored his team’s second try. Carbonel’s two conversions and four penalties rounded off the result. With the wide difference against the English they managed to discount with the conquests of Marland Yarde and James Philips and the two conversions of AJ MacGinty.
BATH 19–23 SCARLETS (Saturday)
There was excitement to see everyone together after their engagements with those selected in Bath: Anthony Watson, Jonathan Joseph, Will Stuart and Sam Underhill, and the Welshman Taulupe Faletau. However, the smile remained for the Welsh who had better aim and tries from Gareth Davies and Kieran Hardy and the two conversions and three penalties from the historic Leigh Halfpenny took a great victory from the Recreation Ground. For the locals came the Ingoal Ruarid McConnochie and Will Stuart. Ben Spencer blew both conversions and hit three penalties.
NORTHAMPTON 12- BORDEAUX 16 (Friday)
A game full of emotions was experienced in the meeting that inaugurated a new edition of the Champions Cup. From the beginning of it, everything was an even match, so much so that Dan Biggar, on the Northampton side, and Ben Botica, by Bordeaux, were fundamental with the use of the foot. Both scored four penalties between the first stage and the beginning of the second. At the close of the game, Santiago Cordero, at 73 minutes, he scored the only try in a clever way, since he took advantage of the penalty hitting the posts to be more attentive than everyone else and to support the rival ingoal to give the victory to Bordeaux. Then, Matthieu Jalibert noted the corresponding conversion.
ULSTER 22- TOULOUSE 29 (Friday)
Toulouse started in the best way by defeating Ulster from 29 to 22, away from home. The local began ahead on the scoreboard at 13 minutes with a try from Rob herring, and then increased the advantage thanks to the conquest of Ian Madigan at 16 minutes, which was nominated for one of the best tries of the year. But in front was Cheslin kolbe, who supported in the first place at 19 ‘, and then did the same at 64’. Dupont (38 ‘) and Arnold (52 ‘) scored the remaining tries for the French team. At the same time, Thomas ramos he added three conversions (20 ‘, 39’ and 53 ‘) and a penalty (76’).