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Last Updated: Friday, 20 October 2006, 20:55 GMT 21:55 UK
Dragons 50-3 Bayonne
Richard Fussell
Richard Fussell dives over to score for the Dragons
Dragons (26) 50
Tries: Owen, Penalty, Cooper, Fussell, Fitisemanu, Hercus
Cons: Sweeney (4)
Pens: Sweeney (4)

Bayonne (3) 3
Drop-goal: Iturriria

Newport Gwent Dragons scored six unanswered tries against French club Bayonne in the European Challenge Cup.

The match was over at half-time as the Dragons went in 26-3 up after they were awarded a penalty try following Michael Owen's early opener.

Gareth Cooper, Richard Fussell, Nic Fitisemanu and Mike Hercus crossed after the break.

Bayonne, who had three players sent to the sin bin, could only manage a Jon Iturriria drop-goal.

Ceri Sweeney kicked 20 points after landing four penalties and four conversions.


Dragons: K Morgan (capt); N Brew, P Emerick, C Sweeney, A Brew; M Hercus, G Cooper; A Black, B Daly, L Harrison, I Gough, L Charteris, A Hall, C Charvis, M Owen.
Replacements: R Fussell for Brew (60), C Warlow for Emerick (66), N Fitisemanu for Owen (66), P Sidoli for Gough (66), J Ireland for Cooper (66), K Crawford for Daly (70), J Corsi for Harrison (72).

Bayonne: Clement Fromont; Simon Ternisien, Richard Dourthe, Sébastien Rouet, Yannick N'gog; Jon Iturriria, Vincent Inigo, Jean-Marie Usandisaga, Arnaud Heguy, Augustin Loprestti, Karl Rudzki, Cédric Bergez, Jean-Jo Marmouyet, Jacques Deen, Charlie Ternisien.
Replacements: Jorge Garcia for Loprestti (40), Aretz Iguiniz for Usandisaga (40), Marc Baget for C Ternisien (55), Sébastien Inigo for S Ternisien (64), Julen Galleco for Heguy (74), Damien Lagrange for Deen (70).
Not Used: Henri-pierre Vermis.

Referee: Rob Debney (England)

SEE ALSO
BBC Sport Wales coverage
01 May 06 |  Wales
European Challenge Cup 2006/7
16 Aug 06 |  Rugby Union
European rugby archive
09 Oct 02 |  European Club
Challenge draw consoles Dragons
22 Jun 06 |  European Club
Connacht 16-9 Dragons
13 Oct 06 |  Connacht


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