Bristol, La Rochelle take residence wins in R16 European Cup

Bristol, La Rochelle take home wins in R16 European Cup

Champions Cup Spherical of 16 – Friday: Connacht 21-26 Leinster; Saturday: cuts 9-10 Bristol, Bordeaux-Bigles 13-31 La Rochelle, Toulouse vs Ulster, Exeter vs Munster, Stade Francais vs Racing 92; Sunday: Montpellier – Harlequins (1 pm), Clermont – Leicester Tiger (3.15 pm).

Final replace: 09/22/09 4:03 PM

Semi Radradra made the only attempt as Bristol grabbed a narrow win in the Champions Cup Round of 16 first leg in Sale

Semi Radradra made the one try as Bristol grabbed a slim win within the Champions Cup Spherical of 16 first leg in Sale

The Bristol Bears secured victory within the UEFA Champions Cup Spherical of 16 first leg on the Salé Sharks, whereas La Rochelle achieved victory on the Bordeaux Bagels.

Promoting sharks 9-10 Bristol Bears

Bristol took its first step into the Heineken Cup quarter-finals after Simi Radradra’s late try earned him a slim 10-9 victory over Sale within the first leg of the Spherical of 16.

The Fiji participant’s coming off the bench sparked his facet to life after a poor first half – neither facet dominated – and his very good penetration by midfield scored the decisive objective.

Calum Sheedy scored a penalty kick and a flip from a tee, whereas Rob De Prez scored the entire Sharks’ factors with three penalty kicks.

Alex Sanderson gave Manu Tuilagi a primary begin since February, with the middle persevering with to return again from a hamstring drawback.

Outgoing Sharks additionally kicked off South African duo Fav de Klerk and Lod de Jäger, with the membership confirming that each will go away the Premier League on the finish of the season.

Bristol made 10 adjustments from final week’s defeat to Northampton, together with the return of Nathan Hughes after a mortgage spell in Bathtub.

Nevertheless, Pat Lamm opted to depart co-stars Radradra and Charles Piutau on the bench, with the duo introducing after the break.

Successful two matches will see the winners face both Racing 92 or Stade Francais within the quarter-finals.

Bordeaux Bagels 13-31 La Rochelle

The primary 14 encounters within the Heineken Champions Cup challenged the home stage as Ronan O’Jara’s La Rochelle’s participant triumphed 31-13 in Bordeaux.

He ignited 5 round-of-16 first leg makes an attempt on the Chaban-Delmas stadium, which noticed La Rochelle withdraw within the third quarter.

Raymond Roll and Jonathan Dante starred in entrance of the guests, who additionally obtained a penalty kick, whereas Ihiya West scored 4 penalties.

Cameron Woke and Federico Mori despatched a cross for Bordeaux, who’re larger than their opponents in Ligue 1.

Coach O’Gara was not current on the sidelines of the win as he’s serving a two-week ban for “lack of self-discipline, notably attributable to appeals in opposition to match officers’ choices”, which he incurred in opposition to Racing 92.

The end result places La Rochelle in a powerful place to qualify for the quarter-finals, with the return match to be held at Marcel Defleander Stadium subsequent Saturday.