The Challenge Cup kicked off his 2021/22 season. In one of the highlights matches of the day, Edinburgh, with Emiliano Boffelli as figure and a try of Ramiro Moyano, defeated Saracens by 21-18. In addition, Biarritz won as a local against Zebre, who had the presence of Eduardo Bello.
Perpignan- Dragons will continue the day, they will be in the premises from the start Martin Landajo and Patricio Fernández, and in the last turn they face PAU – London Irish, with Facundo Gigena, Juan Martin González and Lucio Cinti as headlines and Agustín Creevy as alternate..
LYON 19-13 GLOUCESTER (Friday)
The French team was present from the opening whistle, annoying Gloucester, who took a long time to find cohesion among his team on the field. Despite the fact that Lyon set the pace of play, both teams loaned the ball, without major dangerous situations near the alien ingoal. The scoreboard swelled thanks to penalties and the first try came from the hand of Taufua, a situation that further emboldened the locals to end up taking a narrow victory. Santiago Socino and Santiago Carreras were starters in the English team and the Argentine wing had to be substituted in the complement by concussion protocol.
NEWCASTLE 31-26 WORCESTER (Friday)
The locals shook the score with a Wright try less than a minute into the game, but the opponent managed to recover shortly after with a visit to the rival ingoal. The sequence of one try per side was repeated again in the complement, but the key to define the victory was in the effectiveness of the kickers: Haydon Wood, of Newcastle, added four times while Searle, of Worcester, in only two.
ZEBRE 13-26 BIARRITZ (Saturday)
A duel that began for either of the two, there was parity in the loose game and in the fixed formations. Antonio Rizzi converted two penalties for Zebre, Biarritz began to grow in confidence due to Antoine Erbani’s try, Baptiste Erdocio quickly arrived with his contribution, Gilles Bosch made effective his contribution in the conversions. However, at the end of the first half, Jacopo Trulla appeared, the wing shortened the difference to go to rest by the minimum. In the complement Biarritz was superior, Zebre could not contain the intensity of the pack and the fowards used the mental clean and jerk to score, the tries of Ushangi Tcheishvili and Billy Scannell to extend the advantage and win their Challenge Cup presentation.
SARACENS 18-21 EDINBURGH (Saturday)
A tough clash between an English and Scottish team. Starting Edinburgh knew that it had to contain the individual and collective hierarchy of Saracens, which included a large part of its figures. Emiliano Boffelli and Ramiro Moyano were the architects of a great first half capitalizing on points, on the side of the Fullback with the kicks to the posts and the wing with a try to put him in the frame. On the visit side they did not want to lose footprint and in the loose game they made two tries. Then in the second half the chances of adding were reduced by the few spaces, the fixed formations stopped much of the dynamics. The victory try was made by the Scottish front row Willem Petrus Nel, after a maul that they knew how to take advantage of.