They began to play with the round of 16 of the Challenge Cup and they opened the day on Zebre from Eduardo Bello who received Bath. The English achieved a laborious 35-27 victory. Now, he will play against London irish who beat 41-35 to Cardiff blues. Montepellier did his thing and knocked out the Glasgow Warriors 26-21.
On Saturday the date will continue with an Argentine presence. Benetton will be measured with Agen and in the Italians they will be headlines in the first line Thomas Gallo and Tomas Baravalle, Sebastian Negri will carry the 6 and Ignacio Brex will be added in the center of the court. Iván Nemer will be on the substitute bench. For its part, Agen will have the presence of Colombian Andrés Zafra on the second line.
Ospreys receive Newcastle and the Falcons will again have Matias Orlando in the center of the court as a starter. The Welsh Dragons will be local against Northampton and in the local substitute bench he will wait his turn Gonzalo Bertranou. By last, Leicester will be the host before Connach and the Tigers will shine in the initial XV a Matías Moroni and Tomás Lavanini.
Sunday they complete the date Harlequins, with Santiago Garcia Botta of holder in the first line, before Ulster.
ZEBRE 27-35 BATH (Friday)
He had to work on it and defined it only in the epilogue. The visiting forwards made the difference and in the last meters were vital to define in the ingoal. Thus came the tries of Joe Cokanasiga (14 ‘) and Will Stuart (40’) in the first stage. The Italians showed their best in the first half with a Pierre Bruno who did everything well and dispatched with a triplet of tries that Carlo Canna was in charge of converting. In addition, Bath shone again with the forwards, took the lead with the tries Beno Obano (45 ‘) and Anthony Watson (61’) and finished him off in the epilogue with Jacques du Toit (78 ‘). In the premises there were only two penalties from Paolo Pescetto (67 ‘and 71’).
LONDON IRISH 41-35 CARDIFF BLUES (Friday)
With a number of tries, nine in total, Curtis Rona was the hero of the afternoon, having scored the winning try for the London Irish to take a place in the quarterfinals and now they will compete head-to-head for a place in the semi-finals against Bath. Krisitan Dacey was the one who supported for the first time in the game after 15 minutes. Then Josh Adams stretched the lead 3-12 in favor of Cardiff. Ben Loader was commissioned by the local team to discount and go to the locker room 13-17. At the beginning of the final stage, Will Goodrick-Clarke was sent off and Agustín Creevy’s team was left with one player less. Paddy Jackson was in charge of kicking the conversion to equalize the score after the conquest signed by Ollie Hassell-Collins, who then near the end would convert the second. However, Jason Harries and Jarrod Evans would put out Irish’s light of hope leaving the score 20-32. Terrence Hepetema turned on the light again and in less than ten minutes, they had scored three tries and the last one that gave them the agonizing victory and the possibility of fighting for a place in the semi-finals of the Challenge Cup. Agustín Creevy started for the team. winner.
MONTEPELLIER 26-21 GLASGOW WARRIORS (Friday)
Montepellier qualified for the quarterfinals and will wait for Benetton or Agen. Alex Lozowski was in charge of converting the four penalties of the match and the two conversions. It was difficult for the local team to reach the first conquest of the match that would only arrive two minutes after the end of the first half, Guilhem Guirado was the one who put an end to the drought of tries to the match. Anthony Bouthier was the author of the second and last try in the 80 minutes of play. The visiting team did not generate any conquests and only approached the scoreboard with the five penalties converted by Adam Hastings and the last two by Ross Thompson. In addition to being eliminated, TJ Ioane added with an expulsion in the middle of the second half.