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Crociati 6-46 Leeds

Crociati (6) 6
Pens: Iannone 2
Leeds (15) 46
Tries: Penalty, Stephenson, Nilsen, Oakley Burrell, Fa'afili 2 Cons: Thomas 4 Pens: Thomas

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Leeds ran in five second-half tries to crush Crociati and keep in touch with Pool Four leaders Stade Francais.

An early penalty try saw the visitors get off to the perfect start in Italy before Mike Stevenson went over.

Tommaso Iannone clawed the deficit back with two penalties but Phil Nilsen and Rhys Oakley touched down to put Leeds back in command.

With the home side's resistance broken Luther Burell crossed before Henry Fa'afili added two more late tries.

The win left Leeds within five points of Stade Francais ahead of their trip to Paris in the new year.

Crociati: Trevisan, Fa'atau, Tobia, Damiani, Woodman, Iannone, Ireland, Singh, Saccomani, Scarparo, Kolo'ofai, Sigg, Delnevo, Orlandini, Mandelli.
Replacements: Giazzon, Balboni, Peploi, Minari, Frati, Anversa, Maestri, En Naour.

Leeds Carnegie: Hinton, Blackett, Fa'afili, S. Barrow, Stephenson, Thomas, Fury, MacDonald, Thompson, Swainston, T. Denton, Wentzel, Oakley, Fourie, Browne.
Replacements: Nilsen, Hardy, Denman, Paul, To'oala, Mathie, Burrell, Tadulala.

Ref: Cedric Marchat (France)

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