Champions Cup: Harlequins, Glasgow and Munster wins

This weekend the second date of the Champions Cup, in a day that had several games suspended or canceled. In the only duel on Friday, Ulster defeated by 27-22 Northampton. Saturday, Santiago García-Botta’s Harlequins defeated Cardiff Blues 43-17. For its part, Glasgow warriors beat as a local Exeter Chiefs 22 to 7. To close the day, Munster beat him to the Castres de Benjamín Urdapilleta by 19 to 13. Finally, on Sunday the wheel ofl Leicester by Julián Montoya, who will go to the bank, before Connacht.


The local team came out ready to dominate, proof of this is the try at the minute of the kick off that Herring supported; Although Ulster managed to score another try in the first half, Northampton bet on Furbank’s successful use of the foot to avoid being relegated on the scoreboard. Despite this, and the two tries that added in the complement, Ulster came back and stayed with the disputed match.

With the Argentine Santiago García Botta as the starter, Quins had a complex encounter. In the first half with a Cardfiff who planted a flag with an enormous level. The English attacks were well neutralized by the visiting defense. In the first half, Cam Winnett, James Botham and Theo Cabango supported for the Welsh cast. For their part, Danny Care and Marcus Smith did the same for Harlequins. In the complementary stage, the local team monopolized the match at Twickenham with four conquests that were marked by: Alex Dombradnt (two), Joe Marchant and Andre Esterhuizen who gave them the victory in the Champions Cup.

GLASGOW 22- 7 EXETER (Saturday)

In a match played under heavy fog at the Scotstoun in Glasgow, the first half saw the two teams in a very short match. In such a way that at halftime the locals went up 3-0 with a penalty converted by Ross Thompson. In the second stage a game with longer sequences was seen, but with Exeter scoring many infractions which took advantage of the Glasgow opening to stretch the difference. Finally both teams closed the game scoring one try per side, Sam Simmonds for the visit and Johnny Matthews to close the victory 22 to 7 in favor of the Warriors.

MUNSTER 19 – 13 CASTRES (Saturday)

With Argentine Benjamin Urdapilleta as the starter, Castres visited Irish soil in search of a victory. In the first half they did not manage to get many advantages and in an even process, they distributed penalties for each and Munster went to rest by 9 to 3. Already in the second stage, both teams tried to play more. The locals quickly found the advantage thanks to eighth Jack O’Donoghue and then with a penalty they stretched the difference. Finally Castres was able to reach the rival ingoal to close the score 19 to 13 and take a point for France.

Notably postponed: Bath Rugby v Stade Rochelais, Sale Sharks v ASM Clermont Auvergne, Scarlets v Union Bordeaux-Bègles, Stade Toulousain v Wasps and Stade Francais Paris v Bristol Bears; while Montepellier and Racing 92 won their matches 28-0 due to the impossibility of Leinster and Ospreys, respectively, to appear.