By first date of the group stage of the Champions Cup, Racing 92 thrashed Northampton 45-14. Saturday started with a spectacular triumph of Toulouse against Cardiff 39-7 with Juan Cruz Mallía who entered at 53 minutes. What’s more, Leinster gave no truce before Bath and the defeated 45-20. Sunday began with the Sale Sharks victory over the Ospreys 21-13. On the other hand, the Stade Français of Marcos Kremer and Nicolás Sánchez failed to defeat Connacht 36-9. It should be noted that the match Bristol-Scarlets It was given a 28-0 win for the Bears due to the inability to appear on the visit.
NORTHAMPTON 14-45 RACING 92 (Friday)
The Parisian team retaliated early with a Lauret try seven minutes into the game. Juan Imhoff added five before the Saints do the same; However, the Argentine again supported the rival ingoal, reaching the try double. What’s more, Lauret became the player of the match upon reaching the hat-trick, while Machenaud He had no problems in his aim and added four penalties and four conversions for his team to end up taking the away victory.
BORDEUX 13-16 LEICESTER (Saturday)
The match between the leaders of the Top 14 and of the Premiership delivered a very close contest and little played. Between a constant gain ground and limited dangerous actions, the meeting maintained a parity throughout its course. Just the last twenty minutes of the first half, in which both teams played with one less, saw action within the Ingoals. Then from the yellow to Douglas in 17 of the initial part, Leicester took possession and, with a great hand play, scored the first try from the hand of Guy porter. Response from Bordeux would come more about halftime when, taking advantage of the sin bin of Saumaki, came to the try through a wide angle Dubie. The second half kept a script similar to that of the first, with a lot of game winning ground and penalties for both teams. The defining factor was precisely in this aspect, since Lucu he missed what would have been his third penalty at 60 minutes and Ford he converted from midfield to win it with five from the end.
CLERMONT 23-29 ULSTER (Saturday)
Ulster He was clearly dominating and took a great away game. The Irish team stomped from the start and managed to get a 16-point lead in half an hour of play. By Clermont, the local managed to recover after the try of McCloasky and shortened differences with the try of Penaud and the criminal of Hanrahan to go 10-19 at halftime. To complement this, the French team managed to maintain their intensity and 20 from the end they were able to get up on the scoreboard with another try by Penaud. However, Ulster ended up taking over the encounter again with the conquest of Timoney. At the end, Hanrahan converted his penalty at the last minute to get the bonus point for the hosts.
LEINSTER 45-20 BATH (Saturday)
The irish they knew how to take the helm of the meeting at all times. The locality weighed on Bath that with many flaws in his game, he failed to find the first win of the season. Jacques du Toit and Gabriel Hamer-Webb, on the end, they discounted for the English. However, only in the initial stage, Leinster scored five tries and two more In the second half. The authors were: Jamison Gibson-Park (two), Tadhg Furlong, James Lowe, Hugo Keenan, Ronan Kelleher and Josh van der Flier. The home side was able to defend solidly in the few attacks they received, but the visitors had major problems keeping the defense line stable after the persistent arrivals of Leinster’s backs.
CARDIFF 7-39 TOULOUSE (Saturday)
In the beginning, the Welsh maintained control of the game and took advantage of the errors of the defense of Toulouse, for what Josh adams support the first conquest of the encounter. However, Adams’ action was the fuel the French team needed to be a total machine and dominate the game towards the end. With a Antoine Dupont intractable: a try and an assist, the scrum half knew how to defend his award received days ago. For their part, the remaining authors for the victory of the visit were: Anthony Jelonch, Arthur Bonneval and Joe Tekori. By last, Juan Cruz Mallía entered in the 53rd minute.
OSPREYS 13-21 SALE SHARKS (Sunday)
CONNACHT 36-9 STADE FRANÇAIS (Sunday)
Connacht did not let Stade play In Ireland. Despite the fact that it was a game with continuous penalties, the Irish knew how to take advantage of the opportunities. Set French lacked from Arrivals clear to the local ingoal and Nicolas Sanchez He was the one who discounted the team with the pink shirt with nine units. However, the winning team had: Caolin Blade, John Porch, Alex Wootton, Eoghan Masterson, Diarmuid Kilgallen and Cian Prendergast as the protagonists of the tries in the first round of the contest. Marcos Kremer played 62 minutes.