The Championship Cup began on Friday with the victory of La Rochelle of Facundo Bosch by 27 to 16 to the Gloucester of Santiago Carreras, Matías Alemanno and Santiago Socino. While Leinster went on the fast track following a Covid-19 case in Toulon. On Saturday the second round 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. Sunday closed the phase with the triumphs of Racing 92 against Edinburgh 56-3, Bordeaux 36-17 against Bristol and Sale Sharks against Scarlets 57-14.
BORDEAUX 36-17 BRISTOL BEARS
Henry Purdy was the only player who made the try in the opening stage. Then, it was a penalty shootout competition between Matthieu Jalibert and Callum Sheedy. The French starter beat the Welshman and finished 15-14. In the final phase, Jalibert was the author of one of the three tries for Bordeaux. The remainder were converted by: Joseph Dweba and Nans Ducuing, who scored in the 80th minute, the last try of the match to seal the match.
SALE SHARKS 57-14 SCARLETS (Sunday)
Sale entered the field of play and gave a monologist with a double conquest by Akker van der Merwe and with the efficiency of AJ MacGinty they went to the locker room 23-0. In the final 40 minutes, the opening was the protagonist of a conquest. Then came the first Scarlets try by Ken Owens. Jac Morgan would discount for the home team near the end. While: Marland Yarde, Josh Beaumont and Raffi Quirke sentenced the Sharks victory.
RACING 92 56-3 EDINBURGH (Sunday)
The French team asphyxiated Edinburgh with the ingoal intact. Blair Kinghorn was the author of the only three points of the rival team. On the other hand, Camille Chat was the one who started the try bombing. Maxime Machenaud was the second to score the victory for Ravcing 92 to go at halftime 20-3. In the complementary stage, Teddy Thomas billed for two tries and the remaining three were signed by: Jordan Joseph, Guram Gogichashvili and François Trinh-Duc. Now it will be his turn to face Guido Petti’s Bordeaux.
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 was headline and they reached the ingoal for their team Baptiste Coilloud, Xavier Mignot and Dylan Cretin. 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.
LONDON WASPS 25–27 CLERMONT (Saturday)
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.
GLOUCESTER 16 LA ROCHELLE 27 (Friday)
Dillyn Leyds started with a conquest before the initial 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 Sale. Facundo Bosch, Santiago Carreras, Santiago Socino and Matías Alemanno they were the Argentine protagonists in the match for the round of 16.
LEINSTER (F) – TOULON (Friday) SUSPENDED
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.