Champions Cup: Exeter continues at a steady pace and qualified for the quarter-finals

Champions Cup: Exeter continues at a steady pace and qualified for the quarter-finals

East Saturday the round of 16 of the Championship Cup continued and in the first game Clermont achieved an agonizing victory against Wasps as a visitor. Toulouse took home victory against Munster and collide with Clermont. Exeter clearly beat Lyon and it will be measured with Leinster. On Sunday they will close the phase: Racing 92 against Edinburgh, Bordeaux against Bristol and Scarlets against Sale Sharks.

The Championship Cup started on Friday with the victory of La Rochelle of Facundo Bosch by 27 to 16 at Gloucester by Santiago Carreras, Matías Alemanno and Santiago Socino. While Leinster went on the fast track following a Covid-19 case in Toulon.

EXETER 47–25 LYON (Saturday)

The current champions are still in the competition and had no major problems to beat the French. There were 7 tries: Jonny Hill opened the account with 2 wins and followed by Tom O’Flaherty, Ollie Devoto, Dave Ewers, Olly Woodburn and a penalty try. Joe Simmonds added 4 conversions and Harvey Skinner another one. In the French, Francisco Gómez Kodela started and Baptiste Coilloud, Xavier Mignot and Dylan Cretin reached the Ingoal for his team. Jonathan Wisniewski hit 2 conversions and 2 penalties. They saw the yellow Vivien Devisme and Xavier Chiocce

MUNSTER 33-40 TOULOUSE (Saturday)

Toulouse intervened in the Munster territory for almost half of the first half. He always kept possession of the ball, generated penalties that Romain Ntamack knew how to take advantage of two of the three kicks. The visiting team had a solid defense, but Keith Earls scored the first victory of the match. Just three minutes later, the left wing converted the second try and put his team 13-9. In the second half, the French starter woke up early with a magic kick to the hands of Matthis Lebel that equalized the partial score at 16-16. However, Gavin Coombes quickly played a penalty at the five-meter line, fought back and reached the goal for the conquest of Munster. Despite this, the difference did not last long, because Julien Marchand equalized the result, 23-23. With almost ten minutes remaining, the formula Lebel and Antoine Dupont appeared and brought the team closer to the 26-30 classification. As if that were not enough, the French scrum half sealed the victory with a victory with two minutes to go. While Munster, discounted in the 80th minute and Toulouse finished 40-33 with the pass to the quarterfinals.


Exciting final and in the last play and after insisting several minutes the French achieved the tie try with Kotaron Matsushima and Camille Lopez, with the conversion, he gave the passage to the quarterfinals. Sebastian Bezy and Ravai Kovekalou scored the other two yellow tries. Lopez also added another conversion and two penalties. Nani Williams added the other conversion. For the English came the Ingoal Paolo Odogwu, Josh Bassett, and Ben Harris. Jacob Umaga put his foot to two conversions and two penalties.


Dillyn Leyds started with a conquest before the opening ten minutes to put the visiting team ahead. Then, Arthur Retière stretched that advantage that the fullback had provided to put them 6-15. For his part, Ruan Ackermann discounted within minutes of the end of the initial stage and left the score 11-15. In the second half, penalties were the protagonists of the match with a total of four for the locals and one for those eliminated. La Rochelle will wait for Scarlets or Sale. Facundo Bosch, Santiago Carreras, Santiago Socino and Matías Alemanno were the Argentine protagonists in the match for the round of 16.


After a case of Coronavirus was known in a member of the Toulon team, Leinster was left with the victory and went to the quarterfinals. He will wait for Exter Chiefs or Lyon.

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