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Last Updated: Sunday, 12 December, 2004, 17:46 GMT
European Challenge Cup review
CHALLENGE CUP RESULTS
Saracens fly-half Nicky Little
Friday:
Grenoble 38-26 Beziers
Montpellier 19-14 Connacht
Sale 25-10 Narbonne
Saturday:
Viadana 22-17 Agen
Cetransa 23-45 Brive
Sunday:
Borders 23-34 Clermont-Auvergne
London Irish 19-16 Pau
Saracens 52-6 Parma

Saracens easily booked their place in the European Challenge Cup quarter-finals thanks to a 52-6 home thrashing of Parma on Sunday.

The Premiership side ran in eight tries with front-rowers Nick Lloyd, Kevin Yates and Matt Cairns all scoring while fly-half Nicky Little added six conversions.

Sarries will meet Brive in the two-legged quarters next month.

London Irish however are out despite beating Pau 19-16 at home.

The Exiles needed a six-point win to progress and despite Mark Mapletoft scoring 14 points, they came up just short.

The Borders had to overturn a 30-point first-leg deficit against Clermont-Auvergne but suffered a 23-34 home defeat at Netherdale.

The Scottish side conceded four tries while Hernon Senillosa added 14 points with the boot.

Sale Sharks advanced to the Challenge Cup quarter-finals after beating Narbonne 25-10 at Edgeley Park on Friday.

After a 33-15 win in France, the Sharks scored tries through centre Chris Mayor, wing Steve Hanley and French flanker Sebastien Chabal.

Connacht, who won their first leg 56-3 over Montpellier, also progressed despite losing 19-14 in France.

  • Meanwhile, in the European Shield, Worcester thrashed Rugby Rovigo for the second week in succession to cruise into the next round.

    Worcester scored 11 tries - including a hat-trick from debutant Uche O'Douza - in a 67-14 win to follow last week's 48-3 victory in Italy.

    Leeds are also through thanks to a comfortable 53-11 victory over Spanish side VRAC.

    Iain Balshaw was one of the eight try-scorers and the Tykes will now face Petrarca Rugby of Italy.




  • SEE ALSO
    European Challenge Cup round-up
    04 Dec 04 |  European Club
    European Challenge Cup round-up
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    European Challenge Cup round-up
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    European Challenge Cup & Shield 2004/5
    01 Jul 04 |  European Club


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