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Sunday, 8 December, 2002, 17:56 GMT
Wasps set Parker Pen pace
Parker Pen Challenge Cup round-up

Sunday's games

Wasps effectively booked their place in the third round of the Parker Pen Challenge Cup with a six-try demolition of Bordeaux-Begles.

Alex King converted five of Wasps' six tries
Alex King was on target for Wasps
Warren Gatland's men rattled up a 43-6 win in the first leg of their second round tie at Adams Park.

Prop Craig Dowd scored Wasps' opening try in the 21st minute, before Lawrence Dallaglio, Simon Shaw, Mark van Gisbergen and Stuart Abbott also crossed.

The Londoners were awarded a penalty try for an illegal tackle on stand-off Alex King, who kicked five conversions and a penalty.

Saracens will also travel to France with high hopes after beating Colomiers 16-6 at Vicarage Road.

And it could have been even better for the Watford side, as they were 16-0 up at half-time.

But they failed to add to Darragh O'Mahony's try after the break and David Skrela threw Colomiers a lifeline with two late penalties.

Saturday's games

Simon Mason collected 17 points to give former club Newcastle a mountain to climb in next week's second leg.

Newcastle Falcons' Liam Botham
Liam Botham scored all Newcastle's points
Italian club Treviso beat the Zurich Premiership's bottom side 27-8.

Mason, who played for the Falcons in the 1990s, scored a try and kicked three conversions and two penalties.

Newcastle, without the injured Jonny Wilkinson, looked to have limited their losses when a late try from Liam Botham made it 20-8.

However, they conceded a third try four minutes into injury time and Mason converted from wide out to give Rob Andrew's side a huge task at Kingston Park next week.

Harlequins have an even tougher struggle in the second leg of their tie against Stade Francais after being outclassed 26-0 at The Stoop.

Stade impressed me collectively and their line-out defence is the best we have played against this year

Quins coach Mark Evans

Arthur Gomes and South African Brian Liebenberg scored tries for Stade, both of which were converted by Diego Dominguez.

Borders lost 19-16 at Montauban after letting slip an 11-0 lead.

The visitors scored tries through backs Scott Paterson and Jono Stuart, but two dropped goals from outside-half Sebastien Fauque proved crucial in the final quarter.

Irish side Connacht crashed to a 42-27 defeat at Narbonne.

Home full-back Pascal Bazani picked up a hat-trick of tries, while outside-half Jerome Gendre added 14 points.

Connacht winger Wayne Munn went over twice and goal-kicker Eric Elwood added 12 points.


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