Challenge Cup: Lavanini’s Leicester beat Bayonne de Galarza

Challenge Cup: Lavanini's Leicester beat Bayonne de Galarza

Began the date 2 of the Challenge Cup and Friday was a great day for visitors. Is that Newcastle brought a great triumph from their visit to Castres and Zebre won it in the last on his excursion to Brive. Also I know confirmed suspension of the match they had to play Agen and Benetton in Treviso for positive cases of COVID-19 in Italians. On Saturday, Mariano Galarza’s Bayonne failed against Tomás Lavanini’s and Joaquín Díaz Bonilla’s Leicester and Ospreys beat Worcester as a visitor.

On Sunday they close the date from 12 noon on London irish of Augustine Creevy before Pau and to Wales will travel the Stade Français of Gonzalo Quesada to be measured with Cardiff blues, from 2:30 p.m.

BAYONNE 20-28 LEICESTER (Saturday)

In a meeting that featured Mariano Galarza in the French team and Tomás Lavanini in the English team (Joaquín Díaz Bonilla did not enter), Leicester was able to take it forward with Zack Henry as a figure. The opening scored 13 points for the British team (all from penalty and conversion) and was decisive along with tries from Tommy Reffell, Dan Kelly and Kini Murimurivalu. For the French team Hugo Zabalza and Andrei Gorin scored with two tries and Gaetan Germain thanks to two penalties and two conversions. With this result, Bayonne is still without a win while Leicester got their second win in a row.

WORCESTER 29-38 OSPREYS (Saturday)

In one of the big games of the day, the Ospreys managed to turn a difficult game against Worcester to achieve their second victory in the tournament. The scoring was opened by Stephen Myler for the Welsh team with two penalties within minutes of the start of the match. Later thanks to the tries of Ollie Lawrence (with conversion) and Melani Nanai the English were able to overcome the match, which at the end of the first half had the Ospreys up on the scoreboard thanks to a penalty try and a Sam Parry try. In the second stage, it was Worcester who took the lead for a long stretch of the match thanks to a Jamie Shillcock penalty and two tries by Billy Searle and Edward Hill, both converting Shillcock. But in the last 14 minutes it was Ospreys who took the initiative and could take the game. With tries by Morgan Morris and George North (with conversions by Stephen Myler) and two penalties in the last four minutes scored by Myler himself.

BENETTON 0–28 AGEN (Saturday)

The match that was to be played this Saturday was suspended due to the cases of COVID-19 that occurred in the Italian team. It was decided that the match could not be played safely and Agen was deemed the winner, awarded all five points with a score of 28-0.


The Falcons reacted in the second half, turned it around and achieved a great victory on the road. The French won with the two tries of Antoine Bouzerand who in 3 minutes made a mistake in the English defense, while, in order not to get away on the scoreboard, the locals went to the good foot of Brett Connon who with three penalties left the set for a tight 10-9. However, in the complement everything changed and those led by Mauricio Reggiardo could not contain the visiting attacks that with tries by Tom Arscott, Sam Stuart and Josh Basham liquidated the match. Vilimoni Botitu added a conquest for the locals three minutes from the end but did not reach.

BRIVE 16-18 ZEBRE (Friday)

Victory that is celebrated because it was on French soil and on time. The Parma men won on the last play with a penalty from Carlo Canna. The story began with a smile for the locals who at 13 ‘took a 7-0 lead with a try by Guillaume Galletier, converted by Tedo Abzhandadze. The Italians reached the ingoal with Violi and another by Pierre Bruno who allowed him to go to rest 12-10. In the complement, the penalty shootout was equal in two per side but the pair of points difference of the first stage were key. Abzhandadze hit Brive’s and Canna became Zebre’s hero, scoring the three goals that gave the Italians the victory.

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